Neal Communities to unveil newest community, Grand Palm, Friday | Events
Venice, Florida -- On Sept. 7, Neal Communities President Pat O'Neal will unveil the largest master-planned community of its kind in Venice, the Grand Palm.
Grand Palm, priced from the mid-$100's, is the largest neighborhood Neal Communities says it has ever created in more than 40 years of building featuring 1,999 homes.
It is also the first project developed to meet the carefully-crafted, low-impact standards of Sarasota County's "Sarasota 2050 Initiative".
Neal Communities described the community below:
Grand Palm took seven years to plan and is centrally located off River Road in Venice. The layout designates over 33 percent of the land as preserve and features spectacular trees from the grand entrance, continuing throughout the community.
The 266-home first phase will open for sales on Sept. 8 with six models, with another four expected to open by early October. Buyers will have a total of five product lines and a large variety of floor plans to choose from ranging in size from 1079 sq. ft to 2535 sq. ft.
Centered on its largest park, the 10-acre Exploration Park, Grand Palm will contain 25 parks spread throughout 10 bike and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood centers. By the end of 2013, the community will feature a 32-acre Adventure Lake containing Lookout Point Island, an eight-acre park accessible from the mainland.
The primary amenity area, to be completed in early 2013, will include a recreation center, resort-style pool with a slide, a fitness oriented pool, a splash park, playground, two tennis courts, a basketball court, beach volleyball, a bocce ball court, and two dog parks. Nine miles of trails, plus almost 28 miles of bike and pedestrian pathways, will connect the neighborhoods together. Another nine miles of interconnected wildlife corridors will link Grand Palm eastward to the Jelks Preserve, bordering the wild and scenic-designated Myakka River.