Tropia Wellen Park luxury rental apartments now leasing in Downtown Wellen

VENICE, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2022) – The first of Wellen Park’s rental communities will soon offer residents the prime convenience of a high-energy downtown lifestyle at Tropia Wellen Park. Leasing has started for January 2023 occupancy in the 13.6-acre luxury apartment community in Downtown Wellen, offering private amenities, including a resort-style pool, two-story fitness center, dog park and pet spa.

“We’re excited to expand our residential offerings into the rental market,” said Rick Severance, president of Wellen Park, one of the U.S.’s top communities for new-home sales. “Tropia enhances the accessibility, desirability and vibrancy of our community by appealing to renters representing all ages at different stages in their lives. Some are not yet ready for home ownership, others might be looking to downsize, want the flexibility of a lock-and-leave lifestyle or the vibe of being right in the heart of Downtown Wellen, while some have just moved to Florida and are exploring their options for which Wellen Park neighborhood they want to purchase their forever home. Living at Wellen Park is all about options.”

Created by Davis Development, Tropia Wellen Park’s 279 one- to three-bedroom luxury apartments offer 684 to 1,548 square feet of living space, bedrooms with large walk-in closets, washers and dryers, kitchens with spacious islands and feature upscale modern finishes like wood-look vinyl floors throughout, quartz countertops in kitchens and bathrooms, sleek matte black fixtures, two-tone paint color schemes and smart-home Nest thermostats for improved energy efficiency. Select units also have patios and balconies, primary bathrooms with soaking tubs, and garages attached by indoor corridors. The four-story buildings showcase views of Downtown Wellen and scenic sunsets along the 80-acre Grand Lake.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Davis Development has built 25 communities in Florida with another many more in planning or under construction. It will oversee day-to-day management operations at Tropia Wellen Park and curate monthly events.

“We partner with many master-planned communities as the premier luxury apartment developer, but we are especially excited to partner with Wellen Park,” said Carissa Brogdon, director of marketing and branding at Davis Development. “The vibrant brand and lifestyle that Wellen Park is creating is fun to be a part of and build on as we look to open Tropia and create a unique living experience for our residents.”

Tropia’s amenities cater to a resort-inspired lifestyle and include an expansive resort-style pool with sun shelves and cabanas along a large deck, a game room featuring a golf simulator, a movie-theater, cyber bar, private offices, a gourmet coffee and tea bar, and a clubhouse social lounge. The two-story fitness center offers barre, spin, resistance and free weights, cross training and cardio equipment. Two guest suites with private lounges accommodate residents’ overnight guests.

As a pet-friendly community that welcomes larger breeds, Tropia also offers a dog park and pet spa and the added convenience of Spruce, a user-friendly app to schedule dog walking, pet sitting, household chores and cleaning. In partnership with Experian, residents in Tropia can also build their credit for future homebuying, simply by paying their rent on time.

Residents also enjoy the steps-away proximity to Downtown Wellen, a pedestrian-friendly gathering and social destination with dining, shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreation opening later this year.

Tropia rents currently start at $1,899. Residents also have options to rent climate-controlled storage units and garages, with monthly rents starting from $25 and $225, respectively.

Future residents can view Tropia’s available apartments and apply for a lease by calling 941-265-1027 or visiting

Consistently ranked among the U.S.’s fastest-selling master-planned communities annually by prominent real estate consulting firm RCLCO, Wellen Park continues to expand rental and for-sale residential choices. Future rental opportunities include Stillwell, a built-to-rent home neighborhood with fenced-in backyards, Solea, a luxury amenity-rich community of one- to three-bedroom apartments for active adults 55 and older, and world-class independent, assisted living and memory care at Grand Living in Downtown Wellen.

Wellen Park, currently home to 9,500 residents, also offers a mix of for-sale single-family and multifamily residential, commercial and recreational options. At full buildout, the community will have more than 50,000 residents and 22,500 homes within West Villages, Playmore and Downtown Wellen.

Homebuyers at Wellen Park begin their journey in the award-winning Welcome Center highlighting the community’s unique lifestyle and expanding residential choices, including single-family homes in picturesque neighborhoods, a bundled golf and country club community, paired villas, coach homes and condominiums.

Now under construction, Downtown Wellen’s highly anticipated first phase is well under construction with several businesses beginning interior buildouts and planning soft openings toward the end of the year. Located off U.S. 41 just west of South River Road in Wellen Park, downtown offers Southwest Florida’s newest destination for restaurants, retail shopping, healthcare providers, and beauty and professional offices immersed within expansive green spaces and outdoor gathering areas against the picturesque backdrop of the 80-acre Grand Lake.

Now fully leased, Downtown Wellen offers distinctive alfresco spaces designed for connections to nature, including a hammock grove and a lounge area under the canopy of a nearly century-old heritage oak tree, a fountain and splashpad, a playground blending into its natural surroundings, and the Great Lawn for community festivals, markets, celebrations, picnics and playtime.

The Grand Lake offers a floating dock and recreational activities, including fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding with rentals available at the on-site Kind Vibes Outfitters. The outfitter will also rent bicycles and e-bikes for exploring the 2.8-mile walking, cycling and jogging trail circling the lake.

The Yard, Downtown Wellen’s food park and entertainment hub with retrofitted shipping containers, offers a relaxed and playful environment with an open-air dining courtyard and a recreational area for all ages. The lakefront venue’s diverse culinary casual lineup features Greek street food from Agapi, gourmet ballpark favorites from Atlanta Braves-affiliated Pop Dawgs, and New England seafood at Claw & Co.

Diners will also discover a variety of cuisine throughout downtown – from new American and fusion at The Banyan House, downtown’s flagship waterfront restaurant, and rustic dishes at Mirabella’s Italian Coastal Cuisine to pizza and tavern fare at Oak & Stone Craft Beer & Artisan Pizza, steak and small plates at Villani & Co. Steak Seafood Raw Bar, and super-premium ice cream at Bright Ice. The Banyan House is the exclusive caterer at Solis Hall, Downtown Wellen’s lakefront community space and event venue for weddings, parties, concerts, anniversaries and community celebrations.

Downtown Wellen will also include Breakwater Home Fashions, Paint Nail Bar, Naples Soap Company, DanaTyler jewelry and fashion, Dr. Jeffrey Seymour Smiles Orthodontics, Kind Vibes Outfitters, Capstan Financial Consulting Group, Agility Physical Therapy, Florida Lakes Vein Center and Florida Lakes Spa.

Wellen Park is close to top-ranked beaches and the area’s many attractions.

To learn more about rental and new-construction homes at Wellen Park, call 941-960-7805, go to or visit the Welcome Center at 12275 Mercado Drive in Venice, Fla. The Welcome Center is 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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