Susan Dworsky, Realtor


Top 5 Reasons to Move to Wellen Park, Florida

In the market for a new home? There are plenty of neighborhoods out there, but nothing quite compares to West Villages, now known as Wellen Park. Here are the top 5 reasons this community is one-of-a-kind:


Uniquely Designed Homes

There’s something for everyone when it comes to the homes of Wellen Park! From 1,500 square feet one-story homes, all the way up to nearly $1 Million homes. Whether you’re a first time home buyer, busy family or empty nesters, the floorplans are expertly planned to appeal to everyone. Want a gourmet kitchen, a study, “man cave” or hobby room? How about a formal dining room designed for the ultimate in entertaining, your very own private pool/spa or outdoor kitchen and lanai? The options are endless and can be customized for your unique needs.

Active Lifestyle

Do you love to kayak? Or do you prefer golfing, shopping, or exercising? Whatever your passion, you can pursue it right in your own backyard when you live in Wellen Park. Interconnected trails, bike paths, nature parks and preserves, playgrounds, as well as a dog park, can all be found within our community. Lifestyle and activities directors help organize clubs, games and events from bocce ball to backgammon. Children can also get into the mix with an array of sports clubs, activities and events. It has never been easier to lead a healthy, active life!

Desirable Location

Located a short 15 minutes from the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Wellen Park offers coastal living with the advantage of modern-day amenities. The location is truly the best of both worlds! Residents have easy access to the serenity of the beach, as well as the perks of local restaurants, shops and outdoor activities all in one place. The Myakka River is also nearby and offers a variety of water sports and activities. The community is situated in a way that I-75 is readily accessible, connecting patrons to points North including downtown Sarasota, St. Pete, and Tampa, as well as points South, including Fort Myers, Naples and Miami. Bradenton International Airport is a 30-minute drive away and Tampa/St. Pete is just 60-minutes from West Villages.

Self-inclusive Community

Our neighborhoods are tailored with fun and functionality in mind. In fact, between golf courses, swimming pools, basketball courts, lakes, trails, nature preserves, health club facilities and the like, you almost don’t even need to leave the neighborhood! Boca Royale and Sarasota National are gated communities offering a golf and country club featuring an 18-hole par 72 course. If you’re looking for resort style living, look no further than Grand Palm. This neighborhood boasts an on-site Activities Director, state-of-the-art fitness facility and large resort-style pool complete with water slides. Gran Paradiso offers an upscale Tuscany-style private clubhouse for residents. Island Walk provides access to miles of walkways and boardwalks. An Activities Director plans special events and group outings all year long for this community.

Walking and running trails, community pools, private clubhouses, shaded parks, preserve and lake views are all part of the package when you become a West Village homeowner. There are plenty of social opportunities for everyone, at any stage of life. From tennis to book clubs, it is easy to find a club or group the interests you.

Warm Weather Advantage

There’s a reason people flock to this area on vacation. Our weather can’t be beat! December through early February brings mild, to warm winters. Summer can be rainy and always quite hot, with February through July being the most popular times for visitors. The weather allows for outdoor activities nearly year-round. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a family who loves playing outside or a senior who enjoys lazy days on the patio, the climate is perfect to partake in your favorite activities.


Hopefully by now, there’s no doubt in your mind that Wellen Park, Florida is a community like no other. Contact me today at 941.350.2182 or for more information and to schedule a tour!