Rotonda West Flexes Muscle in Broadmoor Park


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, November 12th, 2015 – Major improvements are steadily moving forward at the Broadmoor Park of Rotonda West in Charlotte County, a development which could favorably compare with prime properties up north offering Sarasota homes for sale.

With graded walking paths nearly complete around the park’s centerpiece lagoons, preparations are underway to convert an old golf pro shop in the 26-acre Broadmoor Park into a new community center. The Rotonda West Association (RWA), which auspiciously marked its 25th anniversary this 2015, said that this new facility will do more besides serving as its headquarters and administrative/operations office.

Complete golf community trappings

Rotonda West Flexes Muscle in Broadmoor Park

Once renovated the pro shop, the association added, will likewise be the venue for craft and adult classes, banquets and large gatherings of the RWA, which notably has the bragging rights as the largest property owners association in the entire Florida. Other Broadmoor Park facilities on the drawing board include physical fitness facilities, restroom, an artist venue and gazebo, a bird and butterfly garden, areas for picnic and wildlife viewing, and nature and flower gardens.

All these are on top of the many wonderful amenities already set up at Rotonda West, which was developed starting 1969. This development now has six golf courses, 30 miles of picturesque ponds, lakes and canals, offering fishing and boating to its residents.

Currently, it is estimated that some 13,000 people reside in Rotonda West. It has a total of 8,000 home sites with over 5,000 houses already built.

A development worthy of a book

This development has a very colorful history, having been developed from a former ranch of the prominent Vanderbilt family. The property’s evolution is so interesting that an entire book, Rotonda West: Vision and Reality, has been written about it. The development also came to national prominence when it hosted the inaugural showing of the popular ABC TV sports celebrity series Superstars in 1973.

Rotonda West’s original developer was the Cavanagh Leasing Co. which bought the property from the Vanderbilts in 1969 and subdivided it in a unique circular pattern with canals dividing pie-like its original eight planned communities. Later, the eighth community was turned into a natural preserve, leaving seven subdivisions in the wheel-like layout that gave Rotonda West its name. Another seven communities have also been added around the property’s circular plat as its development changed hands a few times over the years, thereby further enriching the stock of Charlotte homes for sale.

Home price samplings

Rotonda West currently offers a good number of available properties whose marketability has been strengthened by RWA’s recent initiatives at Broadmoor Park. Significantly, some 60 pre-owned homes in this development were added in listings of Sarasota homes for sale around September up to mid-October, reflecting the vibrant Florida housing market.

The Pine Valley neighborhood of is one great destination to start a search for Charlotte homes for sale at Rotonda West. The price points of available residences here start at the high $100s and edge up toward the $300s, featuring floor plans from 1,600 up to about 2,250 square feet and either with three or four bedrooms.