If you are interested in golf, nature, quality of life, and great real estate, Misty Creek in Sarasota is a neighborhood you should visit. Located about six miles east of I-75 and south of Rothenbach Park, the Misty Creek Country Club is a large gated community built around one of the most eco-friendly golf courses in Florida.
Misty Creek occupies more than 700 acres of land, and quite of them have been turned into nature preserves; in fact, this is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary where quite a few native and migratory birds can be appreciated along with Florida wildlife such as bobcats and deer. There are quite a few lakes dotting the Misty Creek golf course, which is rated par 72 at the championship level, but it has alternate tee placement for beginners.
The single-family residences at Misty Creek are built in the Mediterranean revival style of architecture and offer plenty of interior space. In late 2018, a three-bedroom property with three full bathrooms built on 2,483 square feet of interior was listed for $395K. At Misty Creek, pricing will vary according to space, extras and views; many homes feature panoramic views of pristine lakes while others are located next to nature preserves. In recent years, many homeowners have renovated their swimming pools and Florida rooms in an effort to raise their property values.
The Misty Creek clubhouse, which features a bar, restaurant and lounge space, is the community's center of social activity; this is where golf players and nature lovers hold meetings. For even more outdoors action, Rothenbach Park is adjacent to the neighborhood, the magnificent Myakka River State Park is two miles away, and driving to the beaches of Siesta Key takes less than 25 minutes. The closest shopping center, Bee Ridge Plaza, features a Publix supermarket, restaurants and beauty salons.