Wellen Park introduces multi-generational Lakespur neighborhood

VENICE, Fla. (May 22, 2023) – Wellen Park’s new Lakespur neighborhood caters to the growing number of homebuyers attracted to places designed to include residents of all age groups, interacting and living together in one community. With the convenience of a future walkable school campus, its emphasis on community connections and outdoor recreation, and proximity to Gulf of Mexico beaches and youth activities, Lakespur is the ideal multigenerational neighborhood. Located off South River Road Lakespur’s first phase offers 138 single-family homes by national builders Lennar and Pulte Homes and a neighborhood amenity center. Additional phases will include both single- and multi-family product types.  

“We are delighted to introduce Lakespur with our builder partners Pulte Homes and Lennar,” said Rick Severance, president of Wellen Park. “We believe residents of every age benefit from the energy and vibrancy of a multigenerational community. Families are especially interested in Wellen Park and the opportunities that come from living in North Port, the second-fastest growing city in the nation. They’re also seeking out Wellen Park because of our family-friendly focus, on-site amenities and nearby sports fields and youth programs.”

Featuring homesites nestled along lakes, heavily forested preserves and wetlands, Lakespur represents the first neighborhood within Wellen Park for Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s most recognized and trusted brands in homebuilding for over 70 years. Pulte will offer its signature consumer inspired-homes on 68 sites, with one- and two-story floor plans featuring open-concept designs creating large main living areas and built-in flexibility for families of all sizes.

Pulte expects to begin construction of professionally designed model homes this summer, with sales starting late 2023.

Lennar is offering six floor plans featuring three to five bedrooms within 1,677 to 3,231 square feet and expects to launch home sales early this fall. Its one- and two-story designs include plan-specific options for formal dining and bonus rooms; blend kitchens, family and dining rooms into main gathering areas; and have quartz countertops, designer cabinetry, stainless-steel kitchen appliances, tile roofs and paver driveways as part of Lennar’s signature “Everything’s Included” program.

Lakespur’s resident-only amenities are also designed for all ages, with play areas for children and dogs, event and game lawns, and special fireside destinations. Accented with shiplap siding, timber beams and a metal roof, its coastal-inspired cabana building recalls nearby beaches and offers a party kitchen, restrooms and a variety of under-roof and open-air gathering venues, including an outdoor living room poised to a fireplace and terraces with tables and chairs.

A wood-clad banquette circles a fire pit lounge. Canvas canopies provide shade for cabana-inspired sitting areas around the large pool, which offers a sun shelf and lap lanes separated by a water feature. Additional outdoor amenities include a secluded pavilion, a dog park, a lawn with outdoor games, an area for food trucks to serve snacks and drinks, and a shaded playground.

Featuring a large lake with a fountain welcoming residents home, Lakespur connects to Wellen Park’s growing network of parks and trails, including the future Oakheart Nature Trail, and is close to Atlanta Braves spring training and family friendly events at CoolToday Park. Also nearby is Downtown Wellen offering on-site dining, shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreation, including kayaking and fishing the 80-acre Grand Lake, bicycle and e-bike rentals, a nature-inspired playground and splashpad and fountain.

Three new schools accommodating 4,400 K-12 grade students are coming soon to Wellen Park. Separated by a nature preserve, Lakespur is within walking distance of Sarasota County Schools’ 2,100-student high school projected to open for the 2025-26 school year and a 1,500-student K-8 school opening a year later on adjacent property. The College Preparatory Academy at Wellen Park, a K-8 tuition-free charter school, is opening to kindergarten through sixth grades in August 2023 and will add seventh and eighth grades in subsequent years for a total enrollment of 800.

Wellen Park continues to introduce new neighborhoods to meet buyer demand, most recently announcing its first multi-builder enclave of custom and upscale homes in EVERLY and a dynamic new lifestyle concept for active adults 55+ in Brightmore.


About Wellen Park

Consistently ranked among the U.S.’s top-selling communities annually by prominent real estate consulting firms RCLCO and John Burns, 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’s expanding residential choices include new-construction single-family homes in picturesque neighborhoods, a dynamic new lifestyle concept for active adults 55+, paired and attached villas, coach homes and condominiums for a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Rental options in Wellen Park range from one- to three-bedroom luxury apartments and single-family homes to an apartment community for 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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