More Homes Set at West Villages


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, April 29, 2018 – The developers of West Villages now has the opportunity to increase its density to 16,400 homes from the current 16,000 approved for this burgeoning improvement district in North Port.

This option to have an additional 400 West Villages homes for sale follows the North Port City Commission approval this April of amendments to the zoning and comprehensive plan map of the master development. The rezoning involves the 20 acres the West Villages developers acquired from the Diocese of Venice last year which have been incorporated into the development and designated as its Village E.

Building Frenzy

The 20-acre parcel is located off south of U.S. 41, east of West Villages Parkway and west of River Road. The improvement district acquired it in a land swap-purchase in May 2017 which also gave to the diocese 46 acres off the River Road ‒ U.S. 41 southeastern intersection where a new church campus of the Diocese of Venice is now planned to be built.

Building activity in this West Villages area is already humming, particularly at the site of the future spring training facility of the Atlanta Braves. Construction workers in March began laying the foundation of the $100 million ballpark complex and have erected clubhouse walls and stadium columns.

Just northwest of this training complex, the West Villages developers are also girding for the construction of a 105,000-square-foot shopping center anchored on a Publix Super Market It would be one of the main features of a walkable town center at the southwest quadrant of U.S. 41 and West Villages Parkway that would also provide dining and entertainment facilities.

More Amenities at Grand Palm

Grand Palm West Villages

Meanwhile at Grand Palm, one of the five residential neighborhoods of West Villages, Neal Communities broke ground on a new amenity center recently. Designed at 7,227 square feet, this community hub called Grand Palm Social Club is rising along with plenty of first-class facilities for the exclusive use of this neighborhood’s residents.

These facilities include a 3,400-square-foot resort-style swimming pool with a separate spa and Jacuzzi area. It will likewise feature a game room and a spacious gathering room with an open kitchen.

One of the bestselling developments of Neal Communities, Grand Palm further steps up its enticements for buyers in its amenity center’s wraparound verandas, 2,300 square feet of outdoor space, large lanai, a covered tiki pavilion, shade structures, an island sand pit with hammocks and palm trees. The opening of the Grand Palm Social Club is expected in 2019.

Well-rounded Lifestyle Offerings

Grand Palm West Villages

Grand Palm further seeks to impress home buyers with its other perks, such as a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a pool with a water slide, and miles of trails for walking and biking. This community also boasts of two dog parks, a splash park and playing courts for basketball, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, foursquare and volleyball.

Neal Communities is also now offering more home choices at Grand Palm with the introduction of its Celebration Series in this community. These layouts range from 1,812 to 2,731 square feet and designed with up to five bedrooms.

Neal Communities’ home collections offered at Grand Palm come in several architectural styles. These design choices include French country, neo-classical, Mediterranean, island, and British West Indies.