Lake of the Woods of Jacaranda

By | March 21, 2014

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Lake MeredithLake of the Woods of Jacaranda is a cluster of residential communities in East Venice surrounding a 35-acre natural body of water, Lake Meredith. While the community located between Center  Road and U.S.  Route 41 was first developed in the late 1980s, most of the homes were built in the mid 1990′s.

Lake of the WoodsThe two entrances off Venice East Boulevard connect to Lake of the Woods Boulevard which winds through the community, in a large circle.  This boulevard, with street lights and lined with sidewalks, mature oaks and palm trees offers attractive views of lakes, ponds and Mediterranean-style homes.  Many of the homes are adjacent to the large nature preserve.  The proximity to undeveloped land brings lots of wildlife into the community.  It’s not unusual to see river otters, bobcats and foxes traveling through backyards, and osprey fishing in the ponds.  Wood stork, white ibis and sandhill cranes are also frequent visitors to these neighborhoods.

The community developed in stages with some of the earlier builders going bankrupt, but the community was eventually completed by Neal Communities which built the final set of homes.  There are currently about 875 homes in several different neighborhoods each operated by one of three homeowner associations, all of which operate under one master umbrella homeowner association.  Most of the homes are 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch-style homes with 2-car garages.  One neighborhood, Grassy Oaks II, has the added feature of maintenance-free yards for a modest additional HOA fee.Grassy Oaks

All of the interconnected neighborhoods share the use of tranquil Lake Meredith, nature trails, bike paths and a large playing field.  If you’re a biker or jogger, this community is next to a Sarasota County-owned paved pathway that wanders along three beautiful lakes.

The attractive community center includes tennis courts, a swimming pool and a large rec room for activities and social functions, including monthly coffee get-togethers, and themed parties such as Margaritaville, St. Patrick’s and Cinco de Mayo events.  Nearby amenities include five public golf courses within two miles.  The library is an easy bike ride away and all the restaurants and stores of south Venice and the Gulf beaches are close by.

While some of the homes in this attractive Venice Florida community sell in the $100′s, most of the homes sell between $200,000 and $400,000.  If you seek an appealing community in Venice Florida with an attractive environment, mature trees and HOA low fees, you should definitely consider Lake of the Woods of Jacaranda.

If you would like to know more about Lake of the Woods of Jacaranda homes or about other Venice or Osprey communities, I’d be happy to answer your questions at any time.

To learn more about Venice area golf, waterfront and other Venice Florida real estate offerings, including those in Nokomis, Osprey and Manasota Key, Contact Me for more information.  For an immediate response, call me today at (941) 724-3352.

Bob is a 25 year veteran in Real Estate in both the Indiana and Florida markets who feels that this is the greatest job in the world-helping people find their dream home. He has adapted to an ever changing real estate environment while utilizing his years of experience for the future.

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