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About Wellen Park

What does the name Wellen Park mean?

Wellen Park’s name is derived from the word “wellen,” which offers a dual meaning: it translates to “waves” in German and “wellness” in Dutch. At Wellen Park, waves and wellness come together in perfect harmony amongst the beautiful waterfronts, from the Gulf of Mexico and the Myakka River to Downtown Wellen’s Grand Lake.

How large is Wellen Park?

Wellen Park covers 11,000 acres, including 7,000 acres of undeveloped land. At full buildout, the community will have 23,000 homes and more than 60,000 residents.

Where is Wellen Park?

Wellen Park is located along Florida’s Gulf Coast, west of I-75. The community is accessible from U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail and River Road. Depending on the location within Wellen Park, it falls within the City of North Port or unincorporated Sarasota County.

What are the districts and neighborhoods?

Wellen Park is the master-planned community that now includes West Villages and new districts Downtown Wellen and Playmore. We’ve introduced these districts as a way of organizing our growing number of neighborhoods. These districts are not “improvement districts.” They are simply a term for geographically organizing and designating locales within Wellen Park.

What is West Villages?

West Villages is a district within Wellen Park.

Housing Options

What types of homes are available?

We offer a variety of home types, including single family, twin villas, townhomes, and coach homes from the $200s. Soon, you’ll also find options for single family rental, apartment rentals, and assisted living. For a more detailed listing of our available homes, check out our home search

Are you a retirement community?

We welcome residents of every age. We may add an age-qualified neighborhood in the future for those in the market for a 55-and-up community. Please continue to check back for any updates.

Do I need a realtor to purchase a home at Wellen Park?

If you’re interested in purchasing a new construction home, you have the opportunity to work directly with the builder. However, a large number of our homeowners choose to work with realtors. They can help facilitate the process, especially if you’re purchasing from a different area or out-of-state.

Fees

What is the West Villages Improvement District (WVID)?

West Villages Improvement District is an independent, special taxing district that provides infrastructure, including community development systems, facilities, services projects and improvements to the District. The area governed by the District is approximately 11,000 acres and includes part, but not all, of Wellen Park. WVID is the only improvement district within Wellen Park. Playmore and Downtown Wellen are not “improvement districts.” More information about the WVID is available at westvillagesid.org.

What are the homeowners’ association (HOA) fees?

Each neighborhood in Wellen Park has HOA fees. The amount and what’s covered in the fees varies by neighborhood. The fees typically cover neighborhood amenities, general maintenance of common areas and landscaping. Updated HOA fees can be provided by the homebuilder’s sales team for the specific neighborhood.

Wellen Park Lifestyle

What does it mean to live in a master-planned community?

Wellen Park is a next-generation community made up of dynamic districts, friendly neighborhoods and a vibrant downtown. As a master-planned community, Wellen Park is being intentionally developed to maximize residential living with a robust offering of amenities for residents to enjoy, such as trails, parks, recreation, retail, restaurants and more. Living in Wellen Park means you can enjoy an approachable, fun-loving experience that’s focused on living well at every stage of life.

What kind of trail network is in Wellen Park?

There will be an extensive trail network to enjoy. There are is currently more than 18 miles of trails throughout the community that we continue to add to. A map of the existing and future nature and bike trails can viewed on the master plan map.

What school district is Wellen Park located within?

Wellen Park students have access to the A-rated Sarasota County School District, as well as a number of additional educational options. Learn more on our education page

What healthcare options are available?

  • Wellen Park has a number of healthcare option nearby, including Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Englewood Community Hospital and Sarasota Memorial. For a full list of local providers, visit our healthcare page.

Will there be any golf courses?

Currently, our Boca Royale and Sarasota National neighborhoods offer 18-hole championship courses.

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

What is Downtown Wellen?

Downtown Wellen  is being designed as a vibrant mixed-use development that will serve as the premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination for our growing community. It will include an 80-acre activity lake, restaurants, retail shops, concert and festival areas, a food truck park, splash pad and children’s play area. It is anticipated to open in 2022.

What is the West Villages Marketplace?

Anchored at U.S. 41 and West Villages Parkway, the West Villages Marketplace  is a Publix-anchored shopping plaza that includes a complementary mix of restaurants, shops and services

What is CoolToday Park?

CoolToday Park is the new state-of-the-art spring training complex for the Atlanta Braves and their High-A affiliate, the Florida Fire Frogs of the Florida State League. Other year-round activities hosted by the Braves at the complex include special events, concerts, festivals and more. The community has access to the public plaza and multipurpose fields for events like farmers’ markets, arts shows and other community events. For more information visit CoolToday Park’s website

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