The most exciting news coming out of Lakewood Ranch in 2018 involve the southwestern quadrant of this master-planned development, where three luxury home developers have started work on Waterside, a new concept in waterfront living.
Waterside at Lakewood Ranch is located south of University Parkway, just a few miles east of Nathan Benderson Park near I-75. This upscale residential and commercial district is nestled within half a dozen pristine lakes and a few nature preserves. At this time, Arthur Rutenberg, Lee Wetherington and Homes by Towne are the builders in charge of making the Lakehouse Cove neighborhood a reality. These three developers have selected their best home plans for prospective buyers interested in lots of living space, luxury and high quality of life.
There are more than 20 miles of shoreline at Waterside, which means that many of the homes have gorgeous views of the lakes. One of the most spectacular models completed in 2018 by Lee Wetherington is the Fairwater, a three-bedroom and three-bathroom luxury estate that offers nearly 3,900 square feet of living space. This is a property that earned quite a few Parade of Homes awards, and it features extras such as a sun deck, hot tub, balcony, garden path, cathedral ceilings, covered lanai, wet bar, and more. This leaseback is priced at $1.7 million; more affordable models are offered by Arthur Rutenberg and Homes by Towne.
In the Shoreview neighborhood, Pulte Homes offers floor plans that range between two and four bedrooms, starting at $490K for a 2,433 square feet home. All Waterside neighborhoods will feature their own community center complete with swimming pool, fitness center, clubhouse, and other amenities.
As development continues in Waterside, more builders will shape the future of this district, which is expected to feature luxury waterfront condos, shops, restaurants, parks, and family-friendly attractions by the lake. Waterside already boasts a great location in Manatee County: the Mall at University Town Center is just minutes away, and driving to the beach takes about 40 minutes.