Gran Paradiso broke ground on approximately 2000 acres prior to the Great Recession and fell into foreclosure when the market softened. It was purchased out of bankruptcy by Lennar Homes and is now a premier active lifestyle community with an impressive set of amenities, including a huge clubhouse facility with library, board room, card room & state of the art fitness center. There are separate men’s and women’s locker rooms with saunas and steam rooms. The pool is large resort style, and there are tennis courts, pickle ball courts, and fitness and walking trails. There are a variety of home types available including Coach, Townhomes, some condos, and single family designs with some larger plans suitable for multi-generational families. Located directly across US 41 from Islandwalk, driving times are 19 minutes to Manasota Beach, 20 to Englewood Beach, 18 minutes to downtown Venice and about 40 to downtown Sarasota or SRQ. Although nearing completion, there are new homes priced from the $230’s as well as a good selection of pre-owned homes available.