Southwest Florida Gated, Golf, and Master-Planned Communities

Gated, Private and Master-Planned Communities in Southwest Florida

Sarasota, Florida Community

Artistry Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida

Located in one of the “Top 20 Most Desirable Places to Live” according to US News, this Sarasota gated community offers healthy living and peaceful water views. The community was designed with fitness and relationships in mind, with amenities including a lakeside clubhouse, fitness center with yoga and aerobics studio, sports courts, and a system of walking trails. Lots priced from $15,000 to $40,000; Homes priced from the $400,000s to the $800,000s. Read More...


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Naples, Florida Community

Avalon of Naples

Naples, Florida

This multi-family gated community in Naples, Florida features 19 carriage home buildings with coastal elevation. Amenities include a clubhouse with heated swimming pool and spa surrounded by a sundeck with cabanas and a barbecue area. There are nearly six acres of nature preserves and a large central lake. Homes priced from the high $200,000s to the $300,000s. Read More...


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Ave Maria, Florida Community

Ave Maria

Ave Maria, Florida

This Naples-area master-planned community adjoining the Collier County campus of Ave Maria University encompasses multiple residential neighborhoods and an established town center, with a golf club, parks, tennis, and other family-friendly amenities on-site. Also, within the community is 55+ Del Webb Naples neighborhood. Single-Family Homes are priced from the high $100,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...

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Clearwater, Florida Community

Belleview Place

Clearwater, Florida

Built on the site of the historic Belleview Biltmore Hotel, this Clearwater-area gated community offers a resort lifestyle and a selection of low-maintenance condominiums and carriage homes. Optional club membership is available at the neighboring Belleair Country Club, home to two of Florida’s oldest golf courses. Condos and townhomes priced from $650,000 to over $1.7 million. Read More...


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Land O' Lakes, Florida Community

Bexley

Land O' Lakes, Florida

This new Tampa-area community is set on 1,200 acres of preserved wilderness in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Club amenities include a lakefront clubhouse, resort-style swimming pools, a fitness center, three planned parks, and more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails. Downtown Tampa is 30 minutes away. Townhomes priced from the low $200,000s to the mid $200,000s; Homes priced from the mid $200,000s to the mid $500,000s. Read More...


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Englewood, Florida Community

Boca Royale Golf & Country Club

Englewood, Florida

This gated southwest Florida golf community offers new single-family and attached homes for sale in a country club environment 15 minutes from the beach and close to shops, restaurants and schools in the laid-back Gulf Coast city of Englewood. Two- and three-bedroom Single-Family Homes and Attached Villas are priced from $215,990 to $544,990. Read More...


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Lakewood Ranch, Florida Community

Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

This Southwest Florida country club community is an exclusive gated enclave of Lakewood Ranch, one of the top 10 best-selling master-planned communities in the United States. Resort-style amenities include two clubhouses, three swimming pools, a fitness center, pickleball and tennis courts, and more. Just 25 minutes from Sarasota, the community offers quick access to museums, theatres, beaches, and Tampa Bay sports venues. Homes priced from the low $600,000s to $2 million. Read More...


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Palmetto, Florida Community

Esplanade at Artisan Lakes

Palmetto, Florida

This southwest Florida gated community is located on a lush 800-acre site midway between Tampa and Sarasota and just across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge from downtown St. Petersburg. Amenities include a clubhouse, fire pit and resort-style swimming pool. New single-family and villa homes are priced from the $200,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Naples, Florida Community

Esplanade at Hacienda Lakes

Naples, Florida

Esplanade at Hacienda Lakes is a master-planned community close to Interstate 75 and 20 minutes from the beach, combining resort-style amenities with Mediterranean-inspired villas and single-family homes. Priced from the $300,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Odessa, Florida Community

Esplanade at Starkey Ranch

Odessa, Florida

This gated enclave is located within the master-planned community of Starkey Ranch, which encompasses 2,400 acres of Old Florida nature. As an active lifestyle community, Esplanade at Starkey Ranch residents have access to private amenities including a resort-style swimming pool, amenity center, dog park, fire pit, events lawn, tennis and pickleball courts. Homes priced from mid $200,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Lakewood Ranch, Florida Community

Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

This gated enclave of maintenance-free homes is the only active-lifestyle all-ages community at Lakewood Ranch, an established master-planned residential and commercial development in the Sarasota-Bradenton area of Southwest Florida. Homes and Coach Homes priced from the $300,000s to $1 million. Read More...


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Naples, Florida Community

Esplanade Golf and Country Club of Naples

Naples, Florida

This Naples, Florida country club community located three miles east of Interstate 75 and 20 minutes from the beach will feature a clubhouse, tennis, swimming and fitness facilities and a wellness center and spa. Coach Homes from the $200,000s to the $400,000s. Homes from the $400,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Tampa, Florida Community

Esplanade of Tampa

Tampa, Florida

This Tampa Bay Area, active lifestyle community offers California Tuscan-style homes set next to acres of natural Florida wetlands and lakes. Resort-style amenities include a clubhouse with a fitness center, card/billiards room, swimming pool and spa as well as walking paths, a dog park, tennis, bocce and pickleball courts. Homes priced from the $200,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Naples, Florida Community

Fiddler's Creek

Naples, Florida

Award-winning Fiddler's Creek is a private, master-planned community in Naples offering a 54,000 square-foot Club & Spa, a nature park, an optional golf club with 18 holes of championship golf, and the optional Tarpon Club with beach pavilion providing beach access along with dining options and an active social calendar. Pre-construction and move-in-ready homes are priced from the high $300,000s to $2 million. Read More...


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Lithia, Florida Community

FishHawk Ranch

Lithia, Florida

FishHawk Ranch just unveiled its new gated neighborhood Encore by David Weekley Homes, exclusively for residents 55+. Residents enjoy an active lifestyle in Encore — where low-maintenance homes are joined by bocce ball and pickleball courts, a resort-style pool, yoga lawn, and 5,000 sq. ft. lifestyle club with full time activities director. Townhomes are priced from the $2000,000s. New Homes priced from the $200,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Weeki Wachee, Florida Community

GlenLakes

Weeki Wachee, Florida

Consistently named one of the "Best Places to Retire” by Where to Retire magazine, this Florida golf community is located north of Tampa in the "Nature Coast" area of Hernando County. In addition to a Ron Garl-designed championship golf course, amenities include a clubhouse, fitness, tennis, and walking trails. Maintenance-free single-family homes and custom estate homes are priced from $240,000 to $600,000, excluding homesites. Read More...


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Venice, Florida Community

Grand Palm

Venice, Florida

Encompassing about 1,000 acres, this pedestrian-friendly Sarasota County community offers resort-style amenities, community parks and conservation areas in a location midway between Tampa and Fort Myers in the Gulf Coast city of Venice. The property is five minutes from Interstate 75 and 15 minutes from the beach, with a choice of Single-Family Homes, Attached Homes and Villas priced from $166,990 to $386,990. Read More...


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Lakewood Ranch, Florida Community

Indigo

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Located within the renowned Lakewood Ranch community near Sarasota, Indigo is an active-lifestyle community offering resort-style amenities including a clubhouse with activities director, swimming pool and spa, fitness center, and pickleball & bocce ball courts. Homes feature island-themed architecture and buyers may choose from thirteen different home designs; priced from $262,990 to $448,990. Read More...


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Sarasota, Florida Community

Lakewood Ranch

Sarasota, Florida

The largest green-certified community in the US, Lakewood Ranch occupies 8,500 acres convenient to Sarasota and the Tampa Bay region. The master-planned community includes four golf courses, a country club and extensive recreational amenities, with housing options ranging from maintenance-free condos, single-family homes and estate-size properties. New homes begin in the low $200,000s to over $1 million. Read More...

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Ruskin, Florida Community

Little Harbor

Ruskin, Florida

Located between Tampa and Sarasota, this Southwest Florida gated community features three miles of water frontage on the south shore of Tampa Bay. The island lifestyle is complete with resort-style amenities including an on-site marina, private beach, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis, walking trails and more. A selection of boutiques and restaurants are within walking distance of homes. Homes priced from the $400,000s to the $700,000s. Read More...


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Ave Maria, Florida Community

Maple Ridge at Ave Maria

Ave Maria, Florida

Located five minutes from Naples, within the award-winning master-planned community of Ave Maria, this Southwest Florida community offers a small-town atmosphere, championship golf, and a wide range of recreational activities. The self-sustained town of Ave Maria includes a Town Center where residents can shop, dine, and obtain commercial services. Energy efficient Mediterranean-inspired homes priced from the low $200,000s to over $500,000. Read More...


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North Venice, Florida Community

Milano

North Venice, Florida

Encompassing 383 preserved acres, this Tuscan-themed community in Venice, Florida is 15 minutes from Gulf Coast beaches. The community is being developed by Neal Communities, named 2015’s Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine, with amenities including a clubhouse with swimming pool and spa, lifestyle director, dog park, and courts for pickleball and bocce. Homes and villas priced from $221,990 to $285,990. Read More...


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Apollo Beach, Florida Community

MiraBay

Apollo Beach, Florida

Inspired by the breezy and laid-back atmosphere of old-fashioned Florida beach towns, the gated waterfront community of MiraBay offers coastal architecture and upscale amenities in a relaxed setting, central to the Gulf Coast cities of Tampa, Sarasota and St. Petersburg. Single-family homes and custom estates are priced from the $190,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Bradenton, Florida Community

Mirabella Florida

Bradenton, Florida

This Southwest Florida gated community offers an active and maintenance-free lifestyle for individuals 55 and over. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool and spa, barbecue area, pickleball courts, community gardens, and a dog park. Bridge games, craft making, book club meetings, and potlucks take place at the clubhouse. Beaches, nature preserves, and attractions of downtown Bradenton, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg are minutes away. Lots priced from $10,000 to $60,000; Homes priced from $293,930 to $339,930. Read More...


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Naples, Florida Community

Naples Reserve

Naples, Florida

Spanning 688 acres between downtown Naples, Florida and Marco Island, this waterfront gated community features eleven distinct neighborhoods surrounded by an extensive network of lakes. Residents enjoy an active yet refined lifestyle with outdoor recreation, resort-style amenities, and quick access to the arts and entertainment of Naples. Homes priced from the high $200,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Bradenton, Florida Community

One Particular Harbour on Anna Maria Sound

Bradenton, Florida

New Marina Walk waterfront residences on One Particular Harbour feature Margaritaville-styled interiors and a private clubhouse pavilion with resort-style pool and outdoor kitchen. Owners also enjoy access to all the private club amenities of Harbour Isles’ award-winning waterfront lifestyle. Condos are priced from $442,900 to $492,900. Read More...


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Fort Myers, Florida Community

Pelican Preserve

Fort Myers, Florida

This 55+ Florida retirement community provides a selection of quality new homes in various price ranges along with 27 holes of Chip Powell-designed golf and a village-like town center with 70,000 square feet of social and recreational amenities. Chateau, Cottage and Carriage homes to single-family Villas, Grand Villas and Classic homes are priced from the $200,000s to $500,000s. Read More...


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Bradenton, Florida Community

River Wind

Bradenton, Florida

Featuring 62 luxury homes on 40 acres of land, this Southwest Florida gated community is situated in a secluded, natural setting bordering the 36-mile-long Manatee River. Residents enjoy nearby walking trails, a kayak launch, and pavilion overlooking the River. Gulf Coast beaches, award-winning medical facilities, and shopping and dining at Lakewood Ranch are within a short drive. Homes priced from $370,990 to $449,990. Read More...


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Venice, Florida Community

Sarasota National

Venice, Florida

An established 18-hole golf course and more than 1,300 acres of preserved open space anchor this expansive gated community in the Florida Gulf Coast city of Venice, about 30 miles south of downtown Sarasota and ten miles from the beach. New two- and three-bedroom homes are priced from the $190,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...


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Parrish, Florida Community

Silverleaf

Parrish, Florida

This Southwest Florida gated community offers a variety of amenities and homes surrounded by mature oak trees. The community clubhouse includes a workout room, children's playground, picnic shelter with BBQ grills, and a basketball court. There are also miles of walking trails, a boardwalk, and two dog parks. Nearby shops, restaurants, golf courses, and state parks are a short drive away. Homes priced from $172,990 to $302,990; Condominiums from $218,990 to $225,990. Read More...


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Tampa, Florida Community

Stonelake Ranch

Tampa, Florida

This private, gated, Tampa-area equestrian community offers custom lakefront homes and acreage along Lake Thonotosassa. A community boat ramp, bird sanctuary, lakeside lodge, private docks and a trail system offer residents a quiet retreat from urban life, yet with easy access to downtown Tampa and the I-4 and I-75 corridors. Lots from $159,000 to 899,000; Custom Homes from $649,000 to over $2 million. Read More...


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Sun City Center, Florida Community

Sun City Center

Sun City Center, Florida

Sun City Center is an award-winning master-planned active adult community featuring 90 holes of golf, multiple clubhouses and recreation centers, a town center with shopping and dining options and a community hospital. New two- to four-bedroom homes and paired villas are priced from $196,900 to $281,900. Lots priced $18,000 to $45,000. Read More...

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Naples, Florida Community

Talis Park

Naples, Florida

This North Naples community offers a new take on country club living geared towards healthy living and social vitality. Home to an acclaimed golf course designed by Pete Dye and Greg Norman and a village center (under construction) which will include a fitness center, spa, pool, café, tennis and gathering spaces. Villas and Custom Homes priced from the $700,000s to $10 million; Lots from the $400,000s to $2 million. Read More...


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Bonita Springs, Florida Community

The Colony Golf & Bay Club

Bonita Springs, Florida

Penthouse condominiums for sale at this Florida Gulf Coast gated community offer privileged access to a challenging Jerry Pate signature golf course and other country club amenities in a convenient location, close to Interstate 75 about midway between Naples and Fort Myers. Customizable three-bedroom units are priced from the $700,000s to over $2,000,000. Read More...


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Bradenton, Florida Community

The Concession Golf Club & Residences

Bradenton, Florida

This Bradenton country club community encompasses 1,200 acres of lush southwest Florida terrain, including an acclaimed golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin and a total of 236 homesites in four distinctive gated neighborhoods. Lots measuring half an acre to an acre or more are priced from $289,000 to $549,000; Single-Family Homes are priced from $1.1 million to over $3.9 million. Read More...


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Bradenton, Florida Community

The Inlets

Bradenton, Florida

Florida-based Neal Signature Homes offers new waterfront homes for sale at The Inlets, a Bradenton-area master-planned community with private amenities and dock space on the south bank of the Manatee River. Homes in this established community are priced from the mid $500,000s to $759,990. Read More...


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Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), Florida Community

The Islands on the Manatee River

Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), Florida

Situated on a 225-acre secluded island, this gated community features estate-sized lots with views of nature preserves and the Manatee River, minutes from downtown Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay. Private docks provide boaters with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. An optional membership to the Golf & Country Club offers championship golf, tennis, fitness center and spa, and a restaurant and lounge. Lots priced from the mid $100,000s to over $600,000; Homes from the $800,000s to over $2 million. Read More...

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Naples, Florida Community

The Isles of Collier Preserve

Naples, Florida

Nestled within a natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, this community is a colorful update of classic coastal living and offers a choice of single-family homes, attached coach homes and condominium residences, with a clubhouse and recreation center and optional membership in the adjacent Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. Single-Family, Villas and Coach Homes are priced from the mid $300,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Bradenton, Florida Community

Tidewater Preserve

Bradenton, Florida

Choose a full-time residence or seasonal vacation home at this gated riverfront community in Bradenton, Florida, close to Interstate 75 and the many attractions of the vibrant Tampa Bay and Sarasota region. New two- to four-bedroom, one- and two-story single-family homes are priced from the mid $200,000s to the $700,000s, with three-bedroom carriage homes from the mid $200,000s. Read More...


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Naples, Florida Community

TwinEagles

Naples, Florida

This gated Naples, Florida country club community offers a high-caliber private golfing experience, with two acclaimed golf courses, practice facilities and other upscale resort style amenities. Lots priced from $30,000 to $90,000; New single-family homes priced from $534,990 to $649,990. Read More...


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Sarasota, Florida Community

University Village

Sarasota, Florida

Offering a maintenance-free lifestyle in Sarasota, Florida, this gated community includes a clubhouse, dog park, swimming pool and spa. Parks, schools, golf courses, beaches, shops and restaurants are located nearby, including Siesta Key and the upscale Mall at University Town Center. Villas priced from the $230,000s to $273,600. Read More...


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Naples, Florida Community

Valencia Bonita

Naples, Florida

Located minutes from Naples, this 55+ community offers an active adult lifestyle in Bonita Springs, Florida. Amenities include a waterfront clubhouse, swimming pools, tennis & pickleball, fitness center, spa and more. Clubs and programs are designed to fulfill everyone's interests. A full-time lifestyle director and tennis pro help residents maximize their experience in and around the community. Homes priced from the high $300,000s to $594,900. Read More...


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Wimauma, Florida Community

Valencia Lakes

Wimauma, Florida

This gated southwest Florida retirement community features a Mediterranean-style clubhouse and recreation complex designed for active adults. The property is 10 miles from the beach and about midway between Tampa and Bradenton, with new single-family and villa homes priced from the $210,000s to the $520,000s. Read More...

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Fort Myers, Florida Community

Verandah

Fort Myers, Florida

New single-family homes for sale at this gated Southwest Florida country club community are surrounded by the greens and fairways of two championship golf courses and hundreds of acres of lakes and nature preserves. Homesites are priced up to $45,000, with customizable two- and three-bedroom homes priced from the mid $200,000s to the high $800,000s. Read More...

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Naples, Florida Community

Vineyards

Naples, Florida

Debt-free, with no CDD fees and no club assessments, this private Naples golf community offers buyers a free lifetime full golf membership to the Vineyards Country Club with the purchase of a new home. With 36 holes of championship golf, tennis, a clubhouse, swimming, and fitness, Vineyards is also near to healthcare, shopping, dining and other Naples-area attractions. Condos, Coach Homes, Villas, Single-Family and Estate Homes are priced from the low $400,000s to $4 million+. Read More...


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Fort Myers, Florida Community

Watermark

Fort Myers, Florida

This gated community in Fort Myers, Florida was inspired by the resort lifestyle of the Caribbean, with tropical landscaping and tranquil water views. Amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, spa, parks, a playground, and courts for tennis, pickleball, bocce, and basketball. Shops, restaurants, golf courses, and healthcare are easily accessible. Homes priced from the high $200,000s to the mid $300,000s; Villas from the mid $200,000s to the high $200,000s. Read More...


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Apollo Beach, Florida Community

Waterset

Apollo Beach, Florida

Waterset is a master-planned community located in Apollo Beach, Florida, just south of Tampa Bay. Designed on the belief that meaningful connections build a strong community, Waterset offers a variety of amenities including gathering places, parks and trails, and fitness stations. Waterset provides easy access to three major roadways along with shopping, dining, and entertainment. New homes are priced from the $200,000s to over $600,000. Read More...

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Sarasota, Florida Community

Wildgrass

Sarasota, Florida

Situated in a peaceful, private setting in Sarasota, Florida, this gated community offers a variety of new custom homes for homebuyers in all stages of life. Shops, restaurants, golf courses, and the beaches of Siesta Key are minutes away. The community is offered by Neal Signature Homes, an award-winning Southwest Florida homebuilder with a 99% homeowner satisfaction rating. Homes priced from the mid $400,000s. Read More...


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About Southwest Florida
The Gulf Coast region of Southwest Florida (also known as the Florida Suncoast) is a popular retirement and resort destination offering a good mix of urban sophistication and low-key coastal living, with great beaches, well-developed infrastructure and a wide range of real estate options available.

Key Southwest Florida Towns
Tampa     St. Petersburg       Brandon        Bradenton       Sarasota     Venice     Longboat Key     Siesta Key     Port Charlotte     Punta Gorda     Fort Myers      Cape Coral     Sanibel-Captiva     Bonita Springs     Naples     Marco Island    

Why Choose Real Estate in Southwest Florida?
Warm climate, 244 days with sun, no tax on personal or retirement income, many gated and master-planned communities to choose from.

Southwest Florida Attractions:
Gulf of Mexico beaches and islands, year-round golf, boating and fishing, lively arts and culture scene, professional sports franchises including the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), and Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL).

Southwest Florida Airports:
Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft Myers (RSW)
Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
St. Petersburg – Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Local Publications:
Tampa Bay Area
The Tampa Tribune
Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Bay Magazine
Tampa Bay Metro Magazine
Sarasota-Bradenton
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Bradenton Herald
Sarasota Magazine
Fort Myers-Port Charlotte
The News-Press
Charlotte Sun
Fort Myers Magazine
Naples
Naples Daily News
Gulfshore Life
Naples Illustrated

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