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1,300 more age-restricted homes headed to Lakewood Ranch

Home construction company PulteGroup doubles down with another Del Webb community for buyers 55 and older.

This model home is located in Lakewood Ranch's first age-restricted community, Del Webb.
This model home is located in Lakewood Ranch's first age-restricted community, Del Webb.
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Homes in Del Webb Lakewood Ranch sold out earlier this year, so PulteGroup decided the need was apparent for another 55-and-older community in Lakewood Ranch.

On Nov. 13, the builder closed on 724 acres located to the east of Bourneside Boulevard, between 44th Avenue East and Rangeland Parkway. 

The new age-restricted community is for buyers 55 and older and will include 1,300 single-family homes and attached villas with a 15-acre amenity campus.

“We are pleased to introduce Del Webb Catalina to active Lakewood Ranch homebuyers who want a beautiful home in a setting emphasizing health, wellness and an engaging social lifestyle,” said Josh Graeve, the president of PulteGroup’s Southwest Florida Division, in a release.

“Del Webb is committed to providing our residents with unsurpassed resort-inspired amenities and a new way of living where there’s a true sense of community.” 

When Del Webb Lakewood Ranch first started selling homes in November 2015, the retirement community was selling at twice the rate of similar PulteGroup communities around the country that did not have age restrictions. The Catalina will “showcase the pioneering brand’s amenity-rich and robust lifestyle for active adults 55-plus,” according to the release. 

Most of the homesites will be concentrated around a 70-acre lake, but all will come with a view, whether it be waterfront or overlooking a preserve. Walking paths will wind throughout the property. 

The 15-acre amenity campus will feature a resort-style pool, clubhouse and pickleball, tennis and bocce courts. There are also plans for a community garden, an outdoor event space, a dog park and a “lifestyle house.”

“We’re excited to introduce a new “Lifestyle House” that will be available to new residents featuring amenities they can enjoy in advance of construction of the clubhouse,” HOA Manager Scott Brooks said in the release. “This will allow residents to experience the best yet to come.” 

The villas will be built in four-unit buildings, and the single-family homes will offer Del Webb’s exclusive GenYou floor plans, which include zero-entry showers and widened hallways with options for a gourmet kitchen, expanded garage, extra bedrooms and an extended lanai, open-air patio or sunroom. 

Marketer Angela Bell said it’s too early to release more information on the pool design, lifestyle house or floor plans.

“When we announce a big community, we’re still in the preliminary phase,” Bell said. 

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Lesley Dwyer

Lesley Dwyer is a staff writer for East County and a graduate of the University of South Florida. After earning a bachelor’s degree in professional and technical writing, she freelanced for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Lesley has lived in the Sarasota area for over 25 years.

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