In 2014, Ryland Homes began building the infill housing development community of Palmer Reserve in east Sarasota. The community is comprised of 27 acres and has been built around two beautiful ponds, one of which has a fountain. Most of the homes have views of the water and the community shares a gazebo shaded by trees and has a children’s playground. Palmer Reserve is located in one of the most historical locations in the state of Florida, with the first recorded European explorers landing on the Florida Gulf Coast in 1513. Nevertheless, the Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Soto is credited for naming the area Zara Sota which means "Radiance of Soto." In 1819, the United States government acquired the Florida territory. After Florida became a state in 1845, the government built Fort Armistead in Sarasota next to the Sarasota Bay. During the mid-19th century, many European families began settling in the Sarasota area because they were attracted to the warm climate and its fertility. Since Sarasota was already on the map, those who moved to the area continued to call it by its Spanish name. Many pioneer families are credited for having established the area but Bertha Palmer, the wife of Chicago millionaire Potter Palmer, remains one of the most influential. Mrs. Palmer is credited for buying and developing large parcels of land in Sarasota and for introducing agriculture and ranching reforms.
Potential home buyers are drawn to Palmer Reserve in Sarasota, Florida, for the natural beauty and numerous activities and amenities available to its residents. Some examples of things to do are island-style watersports that include classes that teach windsurfing, kiteboarding, and paddle boarding. On top of that, there are kayak eco-tours that take you through the mangrove tunnels of South Lido. If you prefer going by horseback, there are a number of equestrian tours, some of which take place along the beaches. Furthermore, tourists and residents can rent different types of watercraft, including Pontoon Boats, Deck Boats, Center Console Boats, Cool Breeze Boats, Sail Boats, and Jet Skits. If you don’t have boating experience, there are many boat charter companies in the Sarasota area offering various types of charters that include deep sea fishing charters, Bayfront excursions, and yacht rentals. Adding to the allure of owning a home in Palmer Reserve is its close proximity to the Tatum Ridge Golf Links, a semi-private golf course designed by renowned course architect Ted McAnlis. This Scottish-style 18-hole course features wetlands and lakes, as well as providing players a large practice area and the Tim Conaway Golf Academy.
Homes for sale at Palmer Reserve were designed and built by CalAtlantic Homes and reflect the sort of architecture commonly found throughout the Sarasota area. You can find different variations of Florida-Mediterranean and Spanish-European style homes ranging in size from two bedrooms, two full baths, and 1,200 square feet and four bedrooms, four bedrooms, and 3,300 square feet. Palmer Reserve real estate is mostly comprised of single-floor and two-story structures and was designed with sustainability in mind. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Palmer Reserve, please feel free to contact us today so we may assist you.