Tour the Suncoast with Lee Wetherington Homes, and see why you need to move here now
A burgeoning food scene. Beautiful beaches lined with soft, sugary-white sand. Vibrant shopping districts to secluded local staples – and so much more.
It’s no secret that the Suncoast – a stunning coastal region of Florida that includes Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and beyond – has transformed into one of the most popular places in the country to truly live, work and play. Roughly 1,000 people move daily to Florida, with many settling down in this slice of paradise because of its world-renowned natural beauty mixed with affordability, A-rated school systems and astronomical job growth. Think you can imagine calling yourself a “local” in the coming months?
As a local luxury homebuilder in Sarasota and Manatee counties for over 40 years, our team at Lee Wetherington Homes believes the time is just right to make your move to the Suncoast. And, with decades of experience constructing forward-thinking, incomparable custom homes in this region, we know choosing your destination before selecting a builder is a must. Here’s why the Suncoast is on the leading edge of living – and we’re ecstatic to welcome you home.
Masterfully planned communities at every corner
You never have to travel far from home for an exhilarating day of shopping or an intimate night of entertainment. And, with over 40,000 residents, Lakewood Ranch – named the best-selling master-planned community again in July by national real estate consulting firm RCLCO – is the ideal destination for everything within a short walk or minutes’ drive. Live it up at Waterside Place, a vibrant 36-acre town center featuring breweries, steakhouses, coffee and donut shops, wine markets, familiar fitness centers, salons, over 90 venders at the weekly Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch and much more.
In Lakewood Ranch, you have endless options for both settling in and taking advantage of what’s around you. And, when you’re searching for the perfect neighborhood, our team recommends exploring LakeHouse Cove – a serene community located on Waterside’s 20 miles of lakefront shoreline – and Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch, which is the area’s newest multigenerational resort ranch-style community currently under construction.
Many miles of world-renowned beaches
Let’s be honest – you’ve likely heard of Siesta Key, routinely rated the nation’s top beach by TripAdvisor and Dr. Beach. The Suncoast, however, has plenty of other gems stretched across its miles of pristine shoreline. Lido Key Beach, located in Sarasota near St. Armands Circle’s luxury shopping and dining, provides that much-needed relaxation, warm emerald-hued waters and comfortable sand perfect for any beach chair or blanket.
Just a few miles north, Longboat Key Beach offers seclusion from massive crowds and crystal-clear surf ideal for spotting your favorite shells. And did you know Caspersen Beach in Venice is known as the sharks tooth capital of the world? Keep driving to Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island to get an even better sense of coveted island life.
Culture that can’t be compared
The Ringling Brothers undoubtedly played a pivotal role in putting Sarasota on the map. Simply tour The Ringling, a collection of 31 striking art galleries, or the Circus Museum – including a 44,000-piece recreation of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus combined shows from 1919 to 1938. Arts and culture have always been engrained in the identity of the Suncoast, beloved by locals and yearly generating a massive out-of-town draw.
Explore the Van Wezel, known affectionately as “The Purple Cow” on Sarasota’s synonymous skyline, for a fun concert series throughout the summer or get tickets to your favorite national performers. From The Players Centre for Performing Arts to the Sarasota Opera and Asolo Repertory Theatre, you can easily embrace your artistic side.
Rich heritage – right here waiting for you
You’ll want to live like a local, whether you’re just visiting or ready to move here. “Old Florida” is a sight to see and experience, especially on the Suncoast. It’s an era before packed attractions and beaches – a simpler time writers like Hemingway often referenced.
Much of the Suncoast was comprised of small fishing villages, where fresh catches were guaranteed year-round. Not only can you see a perfect sunset anywhere in Sarasota and Manatee counties, but feast on must-have delicacies at places like Cortez Fishing Village – one of Florida’s last commercial fishing communities.
Live life to the fullest in a Lee Wetherington Home
Your spectacular home should fit your lifestyle – and last a lifetime. At Lee Wetherington Homes, we realize many homebuilders throw around the word “quality” when discussing the design and building process. But these homes can fall in and out of style, curb appeal can wain and more.
For us, quality is just a standard. We consider “consistency” – the mastery of basic elements of stunning home construction – to be the canvas for true, fully customizable art that always remains contemporary. For decades, we’ve perfected our craft to deliver an experience completely focused on you, the customer, and deliver a home aligned with your dream vision. We’ll be seeing you soon on the Suncoast.