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Coming Right Up

Lakewood Ranch is expecting another year of tremendous housing growth.

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  • | 10:40 a.m. February 17, 2022
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Several new residential developments are on their way to the area, ranging from single-family homes to town homes to much-needed rental housing. Here’s a quick glance at a few of the for sale and rental communities coming up.


1. Star Farms

The basics: A 700-acre multigenerational lifestyle community with 1,500 homes, villas and town homes.

What’s special: Amenities will include a club, fitness center, resort-style pool, dog park and event lawn and trails.

Where is it now: Phase one includes 300 single-family homes, town homes and paired villas ranging from 1,500 to more than 4,000 square feet. D.R. Horton has started construction and model homes are estimated to be open this spring.



2. Sweetwater

The basics: A 223-acre development featuring 500 single-family homes and maintenance-free paired villas.

What’s special: The community offers resort-style amenities, including a pool, clubhouse, playground, Sports Courts, a pump track, fitness studio and more.

Where is it now: Sales reservations and models will open in mid-March.



3. Nautique at Waterside

The basics: 164 town homes and 52 single-family homes, from 1,700 to 2,400 square feet and featuring rear-load garages and courtyards.

What’s special: Amenities include trails to Waterside Place, a community pool and cabana.

Where is it now: Sites are under development and will open in the fall.



4. Shoreview at Waterside

The basics: 54 water and preserve sites as part of its new Kingfisher phase. A total of 31 of the home sites will have long southerly views overlooking Kingfisher Lake, while the other 23 will have private wooded preserve views.

What’s special: Additional amenities will include a 10-foot-wide walking trail planned to give residents the ability to walk or bike to Waterside Place.

Where is it now: Currently selling; lots in the new phase will be released this spring.



5. Lakehouse Cove at Waterside

The basics: A new phase of 235 single-family homes surrounded by lakes and offering water or preserve views.

What’s special: Additional walking trails and pickleball courts that will complement the existing lakehouse, boathouse, fitness center and resort-style pool.

Where is it now: Currently selling; lots in the new phase are available as soon as March.



6. The Row at Waterside

The basics: 301 multistory apartments with views of Kingfisher Lake. One-, two-and three bedroom floorplans will be available.

What’s special: Resort-style pool, fitness center and social lounges.

Where is it now: Under construction with plans to open for leasing this summer.



7. Avalon Woods

The basics: 339 town homes and single-family homes for sale.

What’s special: Residents are the center of it all and will have access to a playground.

Where it is now: Scheduled to open in fall 2022.

Contact: Coming soon


8. Artesia

The basics: 215 horizontal one- and two-bedroom, single-story bungalow rentals with front porches and fenced-in backyards featuring built-in dog doors.

What’s special: Large windows let in more natural light than a typical apartment, and 10-foot interior ceilings. The community also features a heated saltwater pool, 24-hour fitness center, clubroom, barbecue stations and a large dog park. 

Where is it now: Now leasing and available to move in.



9. Vida

The basics: 304 rental units in two-story buildings. First-floor units will have private, fenced-in backyards, and all units have private entrances.

What’s special: Heated saltwater pool, 24-hour fitness center, clubroom with kitchenette and game tables, barbecue stations and a large pond.

Where is it now: Construction starts in February, with the first units available in the fall.

Contact: More information available soon


10. Antigua

The basics: 192 three- and four-bedroom, single-family detached rental homes with attached two-car garages.

What’s special: A resort-style pool and a dog park. Schools and The Green’s shopping and dining can be found nearby.

Where is it now: Currently under construction with leasing operations to begin in May.


11. Oasis on the Manatee River

The basics: 300 multistory apartments with one-, two-and three bedroom floor plans.

What’s special: Salt-water pool, game room and clubhouse.

Where is it now: Under construction with plans to open this summer.