Wellen Park announces Mattamy Homes’ new 55+ neighborhood, Brightmore

VENICE, Fla. (April 20, 2023) – Mattamy Homes is proud to announce Brightmore at Wellen Park, the master-planned community’s newest neighborhood and it’s first for active adults 55+, is coming in late 2023. Brightmore will offer 649 single-family homes and paired villas, along with fun-filled, resort-style amenities that emphasize social connections and exciting new experiences every day.

“Brightmore will be rooted in well-being, new possibilities and driven by a sense of community,” said Bob Meyn, president for Mattamy Homes’ Tampa and Southwest division. “It will offer a fresh lifestyle as vibrant as its name.”

Brightmore will be offering thoughtfully designed homes that include 128 paired villas and two sizes of homesites for 521 single-family residences overlooking lakes and stunning wetland preserves. Located along West Villages Parkway in the heart of Wellen Park’s Playmore District, Brightmore is adjacent to CoolToday Park, the spring training stadium for the Atlanta Braves, and close to Downtown Wellen, the region’s new destination for outdoor recreation, shopping, dining and entertainment.

“It gives us great pleasure to welcome a new neighborhood for active adult homebuyers 55 and older,” said Rick Severance, president of Wellen Park. “Everything about Brightmore compliments the vision of Wellen Park with opportunities for abundant community connections and enhanced experiences.”

Brightmore’s grand gated entry will feature a fresh, clean design hinting at Wellen Park’s waterfront vibe. A land bridge enveloped by lakes and water cascading from a tiered fountain will be incorporated into interactive green spaces and lush landscaping for residents to enjoy.

The community’s lakes and preserves will create waterfront vistas from homes nestled along cul-de-sac streets. Mattamy Homes will be offering 12 inspiring home plans featuring coastal, transitional and craftsman exterior architecture. Plans include three paired villa designs with two bedrooms and two baths within approximately 1,411 to 1,754 square feet. Nine single-family homes will feature two to three bedrooms, up to three-and-a-half baths and approximately 1,424 to 2,478 square feet. All homes are single-story and have two-car garages.

Brightmore’s clubhouse and campus-inspired amenities will be the heart of its robust experiential lifestyle. Featuring distinctive architecture, the meandering footprint of the clubhouse sparks curiosity and excitement around every corner, winding its way from a social hall, clubroom, a kitchen and bar, cafe, fitness center and group fitness studio. Engaging activities, entertaining events and programs will be planned for enhanced social opportunities and camaraderie in the close-knit community.  

Residents will enjoy two pools – a 2,800-square-foot lap pool for an exhilarating workout or impromptu water aerobics session with friends, and a 3,700-square-foot resort-style pool, complete with an in-the-water sun shelf and spa, fountains and a sloping beach entry. The resort-experience will include abundant gathering areas, outdoor amenities including a sandy beach, shade cabanas with loungers, multiple firepit destinations, and a swing arbor.

Eight pickleball courts, plus a ninth stadium court, will bring home one of the fastest-growing sports in the country to Brightmore. Additional outdoor amenities include a yoga lawn, dining area and separate Paw Parks for large and small dogs.

Brightmore’s convenient proximity to CoolToday Park offers even more opportunities for fun with trivia nights, live music and popular annual events like the Grilled Cheese Festival, Braves Tomahawk 5K and two-day holiday Jingle Jam. The stadium’s tiki bar is open year-round and tuned in to the home team throughout the summer.

Brightmore is minutes from Downtown Wellen, offering abundant outdoor recreation with businesses beginning to open throughout the summer. The pedestrian-friendly downtown emphasizes connections to nature and community and celebrates a waterfront vibe with the 80-acre Grand Lake providing a scenic backdrop and opportunities for fishing and paddle sports. Visitors can enjoy time on the water and along downtown’s 3-mile lakefront trail with bicycle, e-bike, kayak and paddleboard rentals at Kind Vibes Outfitters.

Mattamy Homes will be beginning construction soon on seven model homes, which will be open for viewing in late 2023. Amenities are targeted for completion in fall 2024.

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Consistently ranked among the U.S.’s top-selling communities annually by prominent real estate consulting firm RCLCO, Wellen Park offers a mix of single-family and multifamily residential, commercial and recreational options. The community currently has approximately 9,500 residents, and at full buildout will have more than 50,000 residents and 22,500 homes within its three distinct districts: West Villages, Downtown Wellen and Playmore.

Wellen Park is expanding with new-construction single-family homes, picturesque neighborhoods, a bundled golf and country club community, paired and attached villas, coach homes and condominiums. Rental options offer one- to three-bedroom luxury apartments and single-family homes, an apartment community for active adults 55 and older, and world-class independent, assisted living and memory care.

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

To learn more about living 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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