New Bayfront Homes Set in Osprey


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, April 25th, 2016 – Expect more zip in market activity of homes for sale in central Sarasota, as construction is set in Osprey for two bayfront communities less than a mile apart from each other— the Edgewater at Hidden Bay and the Bayside community of national builder Taylor Morrison.

Edgewater is programmed for the remaining bayfront lots of the 14-acre Hidden Bay, a gated condominium enclave with residential units already existing just east of S Tamiami Trail. The new project will add three buildings and a total of 52 condo units to this prized site fronting Little Sarasota Bay.

Alluring bay views are the common selling point for all of Edgewater’s new residences which will have open-concept floor plans measuring from 1,937 to 2,166 square feet, featuring two to three bedrooms. Pre-construction units in this condominium are currently listed in the MLS of Sarasota condos for sale at asking prices in the $500s. In comparison, price points in the older Hidden Bay condos, which were built starting in the late 1990s, are typically quoted in the $400s.

Amenities on Parade

New Bayfront Homes Set in Osprey

Aside from its bayside feature, the Hidden Bay complex has an expansive lake which serves as a perfect setting for the community’s newly remodeled clubhouse. The facilities here include a grand salon, catering kitchen, a card room and a fitness center. Residents also enjoy other amenities such as a tennis court, three pickle ball courts and a heated pool and spa with a spacious brick-paver deck, barbecue area and tiki bar. In addition, the complex has a bayfront boardwalk, fishing pier and kayak launch.

Not to be outdone, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Taylor Morrison is putting a lot of pizzazz in its Bayside community in Osprey. Located a short distance west of the Tamiami Trail and south of Hidden Bay, this development should easily grab the attention of prospective buyers of Sarasota homes for sale who love an active outdoor lifestyle. Its planned features, in addition to a three-acre nature preserve and lake, include a waterfront boardwalk, paddle board launch, a private dock and gathering area with fire pit.

Options on Single Family Homes

Bayside is set as a gated and maintenance-included community with a total of just 49 home lots. Here, Taylor Morrison is offering a choice from among its most popular floor plans, all featuring an open concept with flexible options and designer touches throughout. The floor areas of these single family residences range from 1,856 to 3,144 square feet, designed with two to three bedrooms and price points in the $400s and the $500s.

The developer has a model already built on site. It is designed with three bedrooms and three baths and a half within 2,275 square feet of air-conditioned floor area. Besides a great room, it also flaunts a den with French door options and a pool area that overlooks the community’s nature preserve.

Two prime residential communities flank Bayside. South of it is The Villas at Bellagio featuring homes with floor plans in the 2,000-square-foot range priced from the $500s up to the $1 million level. Adjacent north of the Taylor Morrison community is the 25-unit Heron Bay Club where listings are villas typically with floor areas of nearly 1,400 square feet and priced in the $300s.