Grand Palm encompasses about 1,000 acres, a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with resort-style amenities, community parks and conservation areas, located about midway between Tampa and Fort Myers in the Gulf Coast region of southwestern Florida. The property is five minutes from Interstate 75 and 15 minutes from the beach, convenient to shops, restaurants, schools and health care in the laid-back Sarasota County city of Venice.
Homeowners at Grand Palm gain access to a new community clubhouse and recreation center set in a 10-acre lakeside park with two swimming pools, tennis and bocce courts, a full-service fitness center, a Lifestyle Director and other private amenities. About a third of Grand Palm's overall acreage is designated for parks and open space, including an eight-acre island park, two dog parks and 28 miles of recreational trails.
Buyers can choose from a selection of two- to four-bedroom single-family homes, cottages and villas built by Neal Communities, one of southwest Florida's leading homebuilders. Neal Communities has a 40-year track record in Florida real estate development, and Builder Magazine ranked the company as one of "America's Best Builders" in 2012.
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Acreage 1,005 acres (406 hectares)
Club Structure Non-equity.
Clubhouse Lakeside community clubhouse in a lush, natural setting at the heart of the community.
Tennis Two tennis courts adjacent to the community clubhouse.
Recreation Grand Palm residents enjoy an ongoing schedule of community events and activities, plus a 10-acre central park, an eight-acre island park, two dog parks and numerous neighborhood parks and nature areas. Facilities include a picnic pavilion, volleyball, basketball and bocce courts, a children's adventure playground, 28 miles of walking and cycling trails and a community sports field.
Golf Nearby Grand Palm golf enthusiasts will find a number of excellent year-round courses in the region, including the Boca Royale Golf & Country Club located about 20 minutes away. Other nearby courses including Jacaranda West, Myakka Pines and the Sabal Trace Golf & Country Club, all within 15 minutes of Grand Palm.
Swimming Resort pool and well-equipped fitness center at the community clubhouse, with separate lap/fitness pool and splash park for children.
Boating & Fishing Cast a line or paddle a kayak in Grand Palm's own 39-acre Adventure Lake, or head over to the nearby Gulf Coast for world-class sailing, boating and sport fishing on the Gulf of Mexico. Yacht clubs, recreational marinas and fishing charter services are accessible as close as 15 minutes from the community.
Shopping & Dining The property is five to 15 minutes from a broad selection of supermarkets, restaurants, banking, major retailers and commercial services.
Area Attractions The Venice area is known for its beautiful beaches, lush parks and nature areas and laid-back Florida lifestyle. The property is also convenient to the museums, performing arts venues and historical attractions in Sarasota, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, with professional sports franchises and other urban attractions an hour or so north in the Tampa Bay Area.
Health Care Venice Regional Medical Center about 15 minutes from Grand Palm is a modern 312-bed facility providing 24-hour emergency care and other inpatient and outpatient services. Additional hospitals and a broad range of health care providers are located along the Interstate 75 corridor from Port Charlotte to Sarasota.
Schools Grand Palm residents with school-age children have access to quality Sarasota County public schools 15 minutes or less from home, including Taylor Ranch Elementary School, Venice Middle School and Venice High School.
Airport Access Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is about 45 minutes from Grand Palm. The community is just over an hour from Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, and less than 90 minutes from Tampa International Airport.
We bought a villa in the new Grand Palm community, have been living here for about six weeks now and we love, love, love it. The amenities are great, close to the beaches. Venice is a charming area with lots to do, Sarasota is just a short drive up 75 as well. All you could want in a new community, the people are friendly, it is a good mix of young and young at heart. Neal (builder) has taken a beautiful area and PRESERVED much of it, tucking in houses here and there, with lots of conservation areas. Wildlife abounds, we seen something new on every walk or bike ride, storks, herons, gators, wild pigs, armadillo, and many others. It is a beautiful place to live, not to mention the homes are well built and lovely!
We bought a villa in the new Grand Palm community, have been living here for about six weeks now and we love, love, love it. The amenities are great, close to the beaches. Venice is a charming area with lots to do, Sarasota is just a short drive up 75 as well. All you could want in a new community, the people are friendly, it is a good mix of young ...