Developed during the earlier part of the 2000’s, Wellington Chase is a neighborhood nestled within the 10,000-acre Palmer Ranch community. Wellington Chase is a non-gated, master-planned neighborhood comprised of single-family homes and is situated a little south of Clark Road in the southern portion of Sarasota. The history of Palmer Ranch dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when Bertha Palmer, wife of Chicago millionaire Potter Palmer, grew interested in building winter properties in the area of Sarasota. Between 1910 and 1914, she purchased around 100,000 acres of land. Mrs. Palmer was also responsible for revolutionizing the ranching, farming, dairy, and citrus industry in Florida. Besides that, one of her most notable legacies was bringing international attention to the Sarasota area as being a great tourist destination. After her passing in 1918, her sons inherited the land and sold large amounts of it to other investors and land developers. They also donated 1,920 acres to the establishment of Myakka River State Park which is one of Florida’s oldest and largest state parks.
Potential home buyers are attracted to the Wellington Chase community for a number of reasons, one of them being the fact that homes are built around beautiful nature preserves and peaceful lakes. Though there is a small number of retirees who call this community home, Wellington Chase is the perfect place to raise a family. As for recreational activities, there is Livingston’s Amusement Center located at 5947 Clark Center Ave. In addition to that, Sarasota has some of the best beaches in the world. One example is Siesta Beach with sand that is 99 percent quartz and features a playground for children, tennis courts, and on-duty lifeguards year-round. Furthermore, there are many interesting places to take the family such as Mote Marine Laboratory. It features the Mote's Education, Aquarium, and Outreach Division that includes programs for children of all ages, marine science school, a large library, and an aquarium with narrated shark feedings. Another special family-oriented destination near Wellington Chase is Marie Selby Botanical Gardens which is the only one of its kind in the world devoted to the study of orchids and bromeliads. Then there is St. Armands Circle, an island comprised of unique shops and food establishments. It also hosts numerous special events, like St. Armands Circle Ladies Night, car shows, and live music.
Homes for sale in Wellington Chase at Palmer Ranch have either been built overlooking serene lakes or on the scenic preserve. Wellington Chase offers single-family homes and maintenance-free villas. The residential architecture of Wellington Chase properties reflects the Florida-Mediterranean style of design commonly found throughout the state of Florida. They range in size from three bedrooms, two baths, and 1,700 square feet to four bedrooms, two baths, and 2,100 square feet. If you’re interested in learning more about the available real estate in Wellington Chase at Palmer Ranch, please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we may assist you.