Shine bright

Lakewood Ranch, Wellen Park Among 'Top 100 Planned Communities'

Based on outdoor recreation, climate and amenities, Ideal LIVING highlighted Lakewood Ranch and Wellen Park in its latest annual list.

06/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Growth spurt

A New Lakefront Restaurant Is Headed to Downtown Wellen

The Banyan House will have a bar, a lounge and outdoor dining.

04/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Gotta Run

Run One Of These Fun Races in Sarasota This March

From Mote Marine's Run for the Turtles to a Lucky Leprechaun Race at Nathan Benderson Park, these races are sure to keep you fit.

03/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Openings

Kind Vibes Outfitters to Open in Downtown Wellen Park

The store will offer kayak, paddleboard, bicycle and e-bike rentals.

03/07/2022 By Staff

For the Love of Our Arts

Wellen Park Welcomes Arts Lovers and New Residents

A cocktail reception at the community's new Welcome Center presented information about the arts scene.

10/19/2021 By Kay Kipling

Red-Hot Neighborhoods

Home Sales Are Sizzling in These Sarasota-Manatee Neighborhoods

With listings scarce and prices going through the roof, the Sarasota-Manatee real estate market has entered an unprecedented era.

10/11/2021 By Ilene Denton

Gaze into the future

Renderings Offer a Sneak Peek at What Downtown Wellen Will Look Like

The fast-growing community's downtown is slated to have a hammock grove, permanent food trucks, shops and more.

08/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Moving day

An Almost-100-Year-Old Oak Tree Gets Relocated to Downtown Wellen Park

It’s the first of 26 mature trees that are being relocated through a program funded by Wellen Park developers.

03/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rankings

Wellen Park Ranked No. 4 on 2020 List of Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities

The community retained its No. 4 ranking for the second year in a row.

01/08/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Wellen Park Continues to Grow with Neal Communities’ Avelina

The single-family neighborhood will offer 96 single-family homes at build-out.

12/07/2020 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in Wellen Park

The food scene hasn't quite caught up to the population explosion happening in Wellen Park. But locals have a few good options for a satisfying meal.

10/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Real Estate

West Villages Is Now Wellen Park

The fast-growing master-planned community in south Sarasota County rebrands with a new name and more future development.

10/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Wellen Park Neighborhood Guide

Nine Communities Comprise Fast-Growing Wellen Park

Slated for an eventual 33,000 homes, this south Sarasota County mega-development has begun to boom.

09/25/2020 By Ilene Denton

Out East

Lakewood Ranch Remains No. 1 Best-Selling Multi-Generational Community in the Nation

And Venice's Wellen Park ranks No. 3 nationally.

07/10/2020 By Staff

Construction

Mattamy Homes Names Rick Severance New President in West Villages

Severance will be responsible for all aspects of development and the phased sale of property at West Villages, a 9,650-acre property in south Sarasota County.

07/11/2019 By Staff

Real estate

West Villages Adds New Neighborhood

West Villages Florida recently added Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, its eighth neighborhood, to the West Villages Marketing Association.

03/22/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Five Neighborhoods Where Everything Is About to Change

Looking for a new home—or wondering where everyone else is headed? We found five great neighborhoods, as diverse as they are desirable.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Lakewood Ranch, West Villages High in New Ranking of Top-Selling Communities

Both were recently ranked among the top-selling master-planned communities in the nation by a real estate research company.

01/11/2019 By Staff

Hot 'Hoods

Wellen Park (Formerly West Villages) Mirrors the Way We Live Now

The houses are the result of years of learning what people want.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Nature

New Park Opens

West Villages Florida recently opened its first public park, Blue Heron Park.

12/21/2018 By Staff