New Watercrest Community Makes Waves in Venice


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, August 21, 2017 – Sales and marketing is in full swing at the new community of Watercrest in Venice, with this development’s clubhouse unveiled in late July and two spec homes completed this August ready for occupancy. Three new builds here were likewise sold recently, underscoring the resurgent buying interest on Sarasota homes for sale in Venice.

Sarasota-based Vanguard Land is developing Watercrest at the northeast corner of Jacaranda Boulevard and East Venice Avenue. The company has been selling to national builders the 423 home sites in this property, and it will likewise develop 187,000 square feet of commercial space in Watercrest.

Building Tandem at Work

Key Largo Design

National builder Lennar Corp. and its newly acquired unit WCI Communities are the current builders at Watercrest. Both offer a wide range of residential designs to prospective buyers of Venice homes for sale.

WCI has a move-in ready home in Watercrest: its Key Largo design showcased in the Manatee Sarasota Parade of Homes early this 2017. This model counts amongst this builder’s Grand Villas product line and features three bedrooms, three baths and a half-bath within a floor area of 2,389 square feet. These Watercrest homes for sale are currently offered with tag prices from the $300s up to the $500s.

WCI is likewise offering its Cottage Homes series in Watercress. One of this line’s model, the Areca G, was also featured in the recent annual home showcase. This design has a floor space of 1,557 square feet good for two bedrooms and two baths. Pricing of this model starts at the high $200s.

Villas and Executive Homes

As for Lennar, this builder’s bets at Watercrest are its executive homes with floor plans ranging from 1,677 to 3,357 square feet. A 1,677-square-foot Lennar build with three bedrooms and two baths is likewise ready for occupancy and listed amongst Venice homes for sale with an asking price in the low $300s.

Lennar is also making available its line of single-family Villas at Watercrest, which are designed with floor areas of 1,417 square feet and sales-listed starting from the low $200s.

Alluring Community Hub Opened

Fitness Facility

A maintenance-included and non-CDD community, Watercrest started its development in November 2016 with a resort-style theme which is evident in the community’s newly inaugurated clubhouse.

This community centerpiece was built in a British West Indies architectural design, with a floor area of 3,146 square feet. Its facilities include a well-equipped, 1,000-square-foot fitness center, a zero-entry swimming pool, bocce ball court, outdoor fireplace, restrooms and an outdoor living area.

Neighborhood’s Lures

As enticing to prospective buyers of Sarasota homes for sale, Watercrest is a gated development. Its home sites either back up to one of the property’s four lakes or are platted adjacent to a nature preserve.

Additionally, this development is located in a fine neighborhood. Adjacent east of Watercrest is the charming, well-established community of Blue Heron Pond. It features 100 homes with values at par with those in Watercrest.

Convenient for local residents, Jacaranda Commons is located southwest just across the East Venice Avenue–Jacaranda Boulevard roundabout. This commercial hub is anchored on a Publix Supermarket with a CVS Pharmacy also nearby to round out an amazing location for the new Watercrest neighborhood.