New Palmer Ranch Community Shaping Up in Sandhill Preserve


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, September, 23, 2013 – Palmer Ranch of Sarasota is set to be enriched with another new community which DiVosta Homes is breaking ground in the popular master-planned development in Southwest Florida, Sarasota Bay Real Estate reports. Set on the drawing boards is the Sandhill Preserve, an active adult community. It will showcase the consumer-inspired homes and neighborhoods thriving on casual, resort-style living that DiVosta, a member of national homebuilder PulteGroup, is noted for.

Sandhill Preserve will rise at the strategic junction of Central Sarasota Parkway and Honore Avenue wherein DiVosta has acquired 111 lots. This acquisition ushers in the first phase of a possible 350 lots on the 125 acres that the homebuilder purchased in Palmer Ranch. Land development starts this summer, and early 2014 is the expected opening for this new community.

Durable homes in amenity-rich enclave

DiVosta plans to offer choices from a number of single-story plans ranging in floor areas from about 1,500 to 2,400 square feet designed with two to four bedrooms and two to three baths. Envisioned as a gated community, Sandhill Preserve will feature several recreational amenities such as a resort-type pool, clubhouse and fitness center.

Enhanced durability, specifically more robust protection against hurricanes, likewise looms as strong selling points for these homes, Sarasota Bay Real Estate says. The PulteGroup, the full service realty firm notes, recently entered into a partnership with Venice-based PGT Industries, manufacturer of a line of impact-resistant windows and doors. Under this tie-up, the PulteGroup will underscore PGT’s WinGuard products in some of its subsidiaries homebuilding projects including those in Sarasota and Venice, which are primarily DiVosta territories.

Nearby DiVosta showcases

Even as Sandhill Preserve is still in its development stage, prospective home buyers can already have a look at samplings of builds by DiVosta in Palmer Ranch. It is after all also the builder behind the Isles on Palmer Ranch where the properties are almost sold out with only some 16 home sites remaining.

The Isles of Palmer Ranch

Located adjacent to the emerging Sandhill Preserve community, The Isles of Palmer Ranch features single-family homes with floor plans of between 1,641 and 2,488 square feet with two to three bedrooms.  Their base prices are in the $200s-$300s range. Homesite premiums of $10,000 up to $24,000 are also being offered. Among the community features in this neighborhood are a village center with a modern fitness facility, heated lagoon-type pool, a sports pavilion, four lighted tennis courts, two bocce ball courts, a basketball court, and a lakeside gazebo.

Some distance south of Palmer Ranch, DiVosta has another community at IslandWalk at the West Villages along Salinas St. in Venice. The residences here have floor areas of between 1,392 and 2,488 square feet and are designed with two to three bedrooms. With their starting prices set in the $100s and $200s, these homes can be ideal choices for first-time homeowners. Buyers can avail too of home site premiums here amounting to between $3,250 and $75,000.

Typical of DiVosta developments, IslandWalk is a gated community with a 14,000-square-foot resort center. The amenities available to residents include a state-of-the-art fitness center, eight tennis courts, a lap pool and a tropical resort pool, and miles of walkways.