Grand Living at Wellen Park now leasing luxury apartments for seniors

VENICE, Fla. (Aug. 2, 2022) – Pre-leasing is underway at Grand Living at Wellen Park as construction of the luxury senior community progresses in Downtown Wellen. The four-story building offers independent, assisted living and memory care, an active social lifestyle, and the convenience of dining, shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreation coming soon to Downtown Wellen.

“Grand Living’s proximity to Downtown Wellen, provides residents with ample opportunities to walk to nearby restaurants, and retail shops, as well as lakefront activities,” said Doug Dieck, Southeast region president for Ryan Companies, the community developer and builder. “With its 80-acre lake, active parks, pedestrian-friendly trails and streets, Downtown Wellen will factor into the desirability and lifestyle of Grand Living.”

Grand Living offers 156 independent and assisted living apartments, 36 memory care units and abundant amenities within its 235,267 square feet. Residences range from 450 to 1,300 square feet of living space and include studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and options with dens. This is the first Grand Living that will also offer two-bedroom plus den cottages with two-car garages available for lease.

Each residence features a washer, dryer, stainless-steel appliances, a kitchen island with granite or quartz countertops, and luxury vinyl plank and ceramic tile flooring with carpeted bedrooms.

Those interested in pre-leasing can inquire at or call 941-759-6310 to discuss options with the Grand Living leasing team.

Grand Living adds to the growing residential mix of single- and multi-family homes in Wellen Park. It also serves the 75 and older demographic in Venice and North Port, projected to grow by nearly 36% between 2020 and 2025.

 “The addition of a luxury senior living community provides options for both Wellen Park residents who want to age in place and their senior loved ones,” said Rick Severance, president of Wellen Park.

In addition to the events and activities in Downtown Wellen, residents will enjoy on-site amenities and programs promoting healthy, social and active lifestyles. Grand Living offers multiple dining venues and gathering spaces, a 150-seat theater, library, art and game studios, billiards, private lounges, a chapel and meditation center.

The Grand Spa and Fitness Center, staffed by a full-time fitness director, features an exercise and fitness studio, a full-service salon, massage rooms and offices for visiting medical providers and telehealth appointments. Grand Living will also offer transportation to doctor’s appointments.

Outdoor amenities include a pool and hot tub, putting green, pet park and a fire pit lounge.

Grand Living Management, a trusted leader and innovator in senior living communities, will oversee day-to-day operations. At full occupancy, Grand Living will have 100 employees.

“Ryan and Grand Living have a proven history of delivering luxury, next-generation senior living communities where they are needed most,” said Anderson. “Wellen Park is a good fit for Grand Living.” 

Businesses in the first phase of Downtown Wellen, now under construction, will be open when Grand Living welcomes its first residents in late spring 2023. Created as the central gathering destination for Wellen Park and the region, the vibrant pedestrian-friendly downtown offers waterfront parks, playgrounds, an events lawn, a community space and event venue, a 2.8-mile trail, and bike, kayak and paddleboard rentals for use on the 80-acre Grand Lake.

For pre-leasing inquiries and more information about Grand Living at Wellen Park, visit or call 941-759-6310 to discuss options with the Grand Living leasing team.

To learn more about Wellen Park, call 941-960-7805, go to or visit the Welcome Center at 12275 Mercado Drive in Venice, Fla., open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Jennifer Hamilton, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, [email protected]


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