What Is West Villages?
The fifth fastest growing master planned community in the US in 2018, West Villages encompasses over 11,000 acres of former ranch land in one of the most ideal locations in Florida. A short drive to warm Gulf beaches as well as everything that nearby Venice and Sarasota have to offer- shops, restaurants, and a calendar packed with events and festivals sure to keep residents busy year-round. Ditch the lawnmower- all communities are maintenance-included, leaving residents free to explore all the available activities and events, or just relax and enjoy the lifestyle they’ve earned. To learn more about the concept and planning behind the design of West Villages visit the City of North Port website Here.
Where Is West Villages?
Located on the Gulf coast of sunny Southwest Florida, West Villages is in perhaps the best location in Florida. Close to beaches, shopping, and dining, as well as the new Atlanta Braves Spring Training Complex scheduled to open in Spring 2019. Most of West Villages is in North Port as well as Venice in southern Sarasota County. This is the point where I-75 comes closest to the beaches- making the location ideal and easily accessible to two airports- SRQ in Sarasota and PGD in Punta Gorda.
Atlanta Braves Spring Training
Construction of the new Atlanta Braves Spring Training facility in West Villages North Port is well underway with the first game scheduled to be played on March 24th vs the Tampa Bay Rays. Marty Black, West Villages district executive and Braves Vice Chairman John Schuerholz spearheaded the effort to make this now $140 million dollar project a reality. The 80 acre complex at the intersection of US 41 and River Road should be a great asset to the area, and hopefully encourage state and local officials to fast track the long overdue River Road widening and improvement project. A job fair for the stadium is scheduled for January 1st and the Braves will officially move operations there on April 1st. The facility will operate year round, with movie nights, farmers markets and other gatherings — including high school, college and amateur youth baseball tournaments.