Taylor Morrison Spreads Esplanade Brand’s Presence Further


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, April 19, 2019 – National homebuilder Taylor Morrison is again raising the banner of its signature Esplanade brand this 2019 in two new residential property developments—The Heights in Bradenton and Skye Ranch in Sarasota. These initiatives bring the active, resort lifestyle trademark of Esplanade to some seven communities in the Sarasota‒Manatee region.

The Scottsdale, Arizona-based Taylor Morrison broke ground in March at the Heights, a 200-acre parcel north of Honore Avenue and west of Evers Reservoir (a.k.a. Ward Lake). With a hill at the center of this acreage, its development theme was drawn from the elevated Celery Fields park-preserve south in Sarasota.

Twin Neighborhood

Taylor Morrison actually set two neighborhoods at the Heights’ Honore Avenue site, which is bordered south by the Sarasota homes for sale in the Palm Aire community in the University Parkway area.

One of the developer’s bet north of this area is the lifestyle-centric Esplanade at The Heights. It will consist of some 260 residences featuring Tuscan-inspired architecture. The resort-style amenities in its blueprint include a swimming pool and spa, a cabana, fitness center, and lighted courts for tennis, pickleball and bocce ball. The community will likewise feature a dog park, and an onsite lifestyle director will plan and manage social activities for the residents.

The second community planned on the site has been named as Grandview at The Heights, and it will accommodate about 170 homesites. Taylor Morrison skips the facilitated lifestyle in this neighborhood but would nonetheless provide such amenities as a splash park, basketball court, grill area, and a pool with cabana. The developer is building the market strength of this neighborhood on its overlooking views of Ward Lake as well as on its wide choices of floor plans with upgrade options and low HOA fees.

Skye Ranch’s Version

Early this year, groundbreaking was likewise marked at the Skye Ranch project of Taylor Morrison. Covering 850 acres, this project is located on the south flank of Clark road some three miles to the east of Interstate 75.

Two Taylor Morrison neighborhoods are set here too: Esplanade at Skye Ranch and Cassia at Skye Ranch. The residences on the drawing boards of Esplanade at Skye Ranch, a gated enclave, include single family homes and detached villas. Their planned designs will allow prospective buyers distinct choices of the regional Southwest Florida design and the Mediterranean architectural style.

Nature’s Template

Aside from resort amenities typical of Taylor Morrison’s Esplanade communities, the Skye Ranch iteration will feature a lifestyle revolving around its nearby natural environment. Its sister neighborhood, Cassia at Skye Ranch, will likewise integrate the same refreshing template of forested wetlands, lush palms, grand oaks, and pristine lakes. Besides single family homes, Cassia is set for condos and townhouses featuring floor plans with open living areas, luxurious master suites, and chef-inspired kitchens, plus options of designer upgrades.

Taylor Morrison’s Esplanade communities currently offering homes for sale in Sarasota and Manatee include the Legacy Estates in Palmer Ranch as well as the Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch. The Esplanade’s active lifestyle is likewise the theme of the Taylor Morrison community at the Artisan Lakes in Palmetto, Bellacina by Casey Key in Nokomis, and the Esplanade by Siesta Key in Sarasota.