This Manatee County gated community is a lush 800-acre site about midway between Tampa and Sarasota and half an hour from Gulf Coast beaches. Esplanade at Artisan Lakes is dotted with mature trees, small lakes and nature preserves, and provides quick access via Interstate 75 to the many southwest Florida attractions of Sarasota, Bradenton and the Tampa Bay Area.
Residents of Esplanade at Artisan Lakes enjoy a Resort Amenity Center designed to create the ultimate resort experience in the comfort of this exclusive community. Indoor facilities include a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, massage treatment room, full size catering kitchen, cards/billiards room and a multipurpose room for private gatherings. A resort-style pool headlines the outdoor amenities which also feature a Jacuzzi spa, tennis and pickleball courts, relaxing fire pits, plus a pet park and events lawn. A full-time Lifestyle Manager coordinates special events, outings and activities for residents to enjoy. Shops, restaurants, banking and other retail services are accessible 15 minutes from home, and downtown St. Petersburg is just across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Buyers at Esplanade at Artisan Lakes can choose from a selection of new single-family and villa homes inspired by California Tuscan architecture, with two-to-three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,689 to 3,144 square feet. All homes include two-car garages, professional landscaping, in-wall pest defense system and a suite of energy and water saving features.
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Acreage 800 acres (325 hectares)
Clubhouse Residents enjoy the Resort Amenity Center with a state-of-the-art fitness center, massage treatment room, full size catering kitchen, cards/billiards room and a multipurpose room. While future plans include a 6,000-square-foot Esplanade Resort Clubhouse with a lakeside setting in the heart of the community.
Tennis Residents enjoy lighted tennis and pickleball courts, with plans for a full-service tennis center and professional instruction.
Swimming A heated resort-style pool is located adjacent to the community clubhouse.
Recreation Recreational amenities will include bocce & sports courts, a community fire pit and a full-time lifestyle director to organize events and activities for residents.
Golf Nearby Southwestern Florida's sunny climate is conducive to year-round golfing, and there are numerous public and private courses in the Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa Bay areas. Courses within 20 minutes of Esplanade at Artisan Lakes include the Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch, Imperial Lakewoods Golf Club, River Wilderness Golf & River Club, Waterlefe Golf & River Club and The Links at Greenfield Plantation.
Boating & Fishing Nearby recreational marinas and charter operators provide access to year-round boating and sport fishing on the Manatee River, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Shopping & Dining Supermarkets, pharmacies, casual restaurants and a major discount department store are located within 15 minutes' drive. Many additional shopping and dining options are accessible throughout the Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa Bay areas.
Area Attractions The community's Manatee County location is about half an hour from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Sarasota and Anna Maria Island, as well as the Tampa Bay Area's diverse urban attractions, including museums, night life, performing arts and professional sporting events. Walt Disney World and other Orlando-area attractions are about 90 minutes away.
Health Care With Bradenton 20 minutes away and downtown St. Petersburg just across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Esplanade at Artisan Lakes is convenient to a broad range of inpatient and outpatient health care services. Nearby hospitals offering 24-hour emergency care include South Bay Hospital at Sun City Center, Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, and Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
Airport Access Esplanade at Artisan Lakes is about 30 to 45 minutes from three major airports – Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and Tampa International Airport.
Homes For Sale Priced from the mid $200,000s to the $600,000s