Wellen Park’s Playmore District neighborhoods offer a variety of quick move-in homes

VENICE, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2022) – New-home construction has been moving along this summer in Wellen Park’s Playmore District, where quick-delivery homes save considerable time on the building process and feature the advantage of professionally curated design and style options, allowing the buyer to move into their new home ahead of the winter season. Catering to an array of lifestyles – from the ease of low-maintenance paired villas to larger single-family homes – Playmore’s eight distinct neighborhoods offer a variety of price points and floor plans from 1,400 to over 3,350 square feet of air-conditioned living space.

“We currently have over 50 quick move-in homes throughout Wellen Park – although that changes on a daily basis,” said Rick Severance, president of Wellen Park. “Our builders have made a concerted effort to increase inventory and meet the demand from homebuyers who want to enjoy the social, friendly lifestyle of our community as soon as possible. Buyers are also excited by the new model homes now open and construction of the first phase of Downtown Wellen, scheduled for completion at the end of the year.”

Playmore’s convenient location places neighborhoods within walking distance of shopping, dining and entertainment in Downtown Wellen, as well as CoolToday Park, the spring training home of the World Champion Atlanta Braves. Wellen Park’s growing network of biking, hiking and pedestrian trails links the district to community parks, outdoor recreation and amenities. Quick delivery homes are priced from the $400’s to over $1 million and several builders are offering limited-time savings on select homes.  

Home sales launched last fall in Playmore, which includes the newest section of Boca Royale, a well-established semi-private golf and country club community just minutes from Manasota Key Beach. Sarasota-based Neal Communities currently offers quick move-in paired villas and single-family homes within Boca Royale’s 1,000-acre setting of mature moss-draped live oaks, sparkling lakes, nature preserves and 18 holes of championship golf. Resort amenities enhance the community’s social and active lifestyle with three dining venues, a tiki hut, tennis and pickleball courts, a fitness center, swimming and lap pools, spa services, bocce and croquet.

Neal Communities is also building Playmore’s Avelina and Wysteria neighborhoods, both with quick move-in homes. The gated, maintenance-assisted Avelina features 96 single-family homes with five available floor plans in British West Indies- and Coastal-style architecture and a small park for connecting with nature. Its just-announced Wysteria offers 89 single-family homes with four available floor plans, 64 paired villas and maintenance assistance. As the prime get-to-know-your-neighbors social spot, Wysteria’s planned private amenity center will have a resort-style pool, spa, open-air covered cabana lanai, two pickleball courts and a park.

Neal Communities is currently offering substantial savings in Wellen Park. Sales representatives and mortgage experts are available to help buyers explore their best options.

Mattamy Homes recently debuted decorated models highlighting six of the 13 floor plans in Sunstone, a gated community of low maintenance attached villas and single-family homes. The builder’s QuickStart program provides earlier move-in opportunities and personalization of interior finishes and upgrades depending on the stage of construction. Sunstone’s private resort-style amenity campus, expected to open in spring 2023, will include a beach-entry pool with lap lanes, a spa, clubhouse with a fitness center, pickleball and bocce courts, and play parks for both children and dogs.

Mattamy Homes is offering special incentives toward closing costs or financing programs.

The intimate Gran Place by Southwest Florida builder Sam Rodgers Homes has several quick move-in homes with a trio of model homes opening in early fall 2022. Only a third of the 63-acre neighborhood is being developed, providing lake and preserve views for most of its 42 semi-custom single-family homes. The models illustrate the three- and four-bedroom home designs, all with three-car garages and plan-specific features like bonus rooms and options for poolside cabanas with outdoor kitchens and fireplaces.

National luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers is also finalizing construction of the four homes in the model park at Solstice, its introductory neighborhood in Wellen Park. Sales are open for Solstice, which offers 270 attached villas and one- and two-story single-family homes and 16 different floor plans, some offering up to six bedrooms. A future amenity center will feature a resort-style swimming pool with lap lanes, tennis and pickleball courts, a fitness center, tot lot, social hall, and yoga and event lawns.

National homebuilder Lennar recently broke ground on four models at the Wellen Park Golf & Country Club, a bundled golf community planned for 1,300 single-family and multifamily residences. The models are expected to open in early 2023 along with the 18-hole Gordon Lewis-designed golf course, pro shop and practice area. Lennar is actively selling single-family homes represented in eight executive and estate home floor plans, some that are quick move-in for buyers to begin living in by early 2023.

The neighborhood’s extensive resort amenity complex caters to both active and leisurely lifestyles with tennis, pickleball and bocce courts, restaurants, a tropical lagoon pool with lap lanes, fitness center, spa and salon services, a dog park and a grand clubhouse with a grill, formal dining room and multiple gathering areas.

Wellen Park also offers quick-delivery homes in the West Villages District, close to Downtown Wellen and the Publix-anchored Marketplace shopping plaza. Options include paired villas and single-family homes in Mattamy Homes’ Renaissance neighborhood, single-family residences by Lennar in Tortuga, and villas and single-family homes in Grand Palm by Neal Communities.

Consistently ranked among the U.S.’s top-selling communities annually by prominent real estate consulting firm RCLCO, Wellen Park continues to expand its residential choices with one- to three-bedroom apartments and rental homes, a rental apartment community for active adults 55 and older, and world-class independent, assisted living and memory care at Grand Living.

Wellen Park currently has approximately 9,500 residents, and at full buildout will have more than 50,000 residents and 22,500 homes within West Villages, Playmore and Downtown Wellen.

Now under construction, Downtown Wellen is the vibrant central hub and social gathering destination for residents and the region, offering boutiques, restaurants, beauty services, medical and professional offices, outdoor recreation, parks, play areas and the 80-acre Grand Lake for fishing and paddle sports. Located off U.S. 41 just west of South River Road, the pedestrian-friendly downtown’s array of restaurants includes the waterfront Banyan House, Mirabella’s Italian Coastal Cuisine, Oak & Stone Craft Beer & Artisan Pizza, Villani & Co. Steak Seafood Raw Bar and Bright Ice.

The Yard offers a playful outdoor environment with a dining area, games and activities, and ultra-casual food and beverage choices served counter style from retrofitted shipping containers. The Yard will feature gourmet ballpark favorites from Atlanta Braves-affiliated Pop Dawgs, Greek specialties at Agapi and New England-style seafood at Claw & Co.

Also coming to Downtown Wellen are Breakwater Home Fashions, Paint Nail Bar, Naples Soap Company, Dana Tyler Jewelry & Fashion, Capstan Financial Consulting Group, Agility Physical Therapy, Florida Lakes Vein Center, Florida Lakes Spa, and Dr. Jeffrey Seymour Smiles Orthodontics.

Visitors can enjoy time on the water and along downtown’s 2.8-mile lakefront trail with bicycle, e-bike, kayak and paddleboard rentals at Kind Vibes Outfitters.

Emphasizing connections to nature and community, Downtown Wellen offers unique outdoor experiences in thoughtfully designed spaces – from intimate parks and an al fresco living room shaded by decades-old relocated live oak trees to larger locales like the Great Lawn for community festivals, markets, celebrations and events and the lakefront fountain and splashpad, complete with whirling waterjets. Solis Hall, an elegant rental venue, features an outdoor stage, a lakefront patio and an easy flow from inside spaces to neighboring alfresco destinations.

To learn more about quick move-in homes and 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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