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Waterset Turkey Trot

3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

Three Waterset neighborhood schools and the FishHawk Road Runners Running Club were all smiles after receiving the proceeds from the Waterset Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.

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Charter USA School Opening in Waterset

2/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

Charter USA School Opening in Waterset: Waterset Charter School Scheduled to Open in Fall of 2017

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Waterset Top 50 MPC

1/6/2017 12:00:00 AM


Waterset has made the list as one of the country’s top 50 master-planned communities.


Where's the Beach?

12/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Residents and visitors to Apollo Beach have often asked, Where’s the Beach? Despite it’s name, our wonderful hamlet hasn’t actually had much of a beach – at least not the kind that attracts people with their beach chairs and picnics for the day.

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Sixth Annual Newland Communities’ Concerts for a Cause Series Nets Thousands in Donations

2/3/2017 12:00:00 AM


Sixth Annual Newland Communities’ Concerts for a Cause Series Nets Thousands in Donations

Annual concerts at FishHawk Ranch and Waterset raise donations for local hunger organizations and the Newsome High School Marching Band.

Tags: Events,Community Activities

Tampa Bay Holiday Happenings 2016

11/11/2016 12:00:00 AM


Just because Floridians trade in cold temperatures for year-round, flip-flop wearing weather doesn’t mean we skimp on celebrating the Holidays.  There are plenty of unique ways to celebrate the season. Here’s a quick rundown of events that are family friendly or date-worthy to get you in a jolly good mood.


Honing in on Halloween

10/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Action and super heroes have ended the reign of princesses when it comes to the most popular Halloween costumes for children in 2016.


Waterset Makes A Difference

10/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Each one of us has the power to improve someone else’s life and community. That’s the mission behind Make a Difference Day, which will be held each year on the fourth Saturday in October. This year, it will be celebrated on October 22.


Waterset 5k Turkey Trot

9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

A new tradition is about the take hold in Waterset: A Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.


Tags: Events,Community Activities

Hail to the Buccaneers!

9/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

It’s football season in Tampa Bay! If you’re new to the area, then there’s no better time to get acquainted with your hometown team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Waterset to Gather for Concerts for a Cause

8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

We’re gearing up for one of the most popular events of the year – Concerts for a Cause.

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Waterset Named #1 Community in Tampa

9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM


Three cheers for Waterset, which was just recognized as the #1 Community in Tampa for the second quarter of 2016, based on new home starts!


Like a Good Neighbor

9/21/2016 12:00:00 AM


Did you know September 28 is Good Neighbor Day? A Montana woman created the holiday back in the 1970s as a way to recognize the importance of being good neighbors.


Happy Fall, Y’all!

9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM


There’s no better way to celebrate the autumn months than with some easy outdoor decorations. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite ideas to give you inspiration!

Tags: Holiday

FishHawk Ranch and Waterset Launch 6th Annual Concerts for a Cause Series

8/26/2016 12:00:00 AM


Newland Communities is gearing up for another season of its popular Concerts for a Cause. Beginning in mid-September, both FishHawk Ranch and Waterset communities will host concerts featuring area bands, such as Frequency, C’Nergy and Lovestruck Robot.


Why We Love Waterset

7/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Waterset is the best community for our family!

Tags: Waterset Families,Montessori School

Moving Tips for Military Families

7/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

When you are moving, anyone can tell you to contact the transportation office, check your insurance or research the place you are going to live online.  A real friend gives you genius moving tips so you can have a great move...

Tags: Military,Relocation,Moving Tips

10 Step Guide to Buying a New Home

7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Why over complicate perhaps the most exciting purchase of your life?

Tags: Home Buying Tips

Waterset Triathalon Club: First Official Race as a Team

7/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Congrats to all of our first timers and congrats to Waterset Tri Club for our first official race as a team!  What an awesome weekend!  All 21 competitors finished, 9 with awards, and many with plans to race again soon!  Here are this past weekend’s race results.  GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!  Use these numbers to set goals for the next. 


7 Reasons Why Buying a New Home Makes Sense

6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Today's new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Here's a quick list of the Top 7 reasons why so many home buyers prefer new homes compared to used houses.

Tags: Home Buying Tips

Waterset works for our family!

6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

We are so thankful we found this community.

Tags: Waterset Families

5 Things to do before you move

6/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Moving is exciting, but we know it is also work. Here are 5 tips to help make your transition a happy one.


5 Ways to sell your home faster

6/17/2016 12:00:00 AM


Moving is exciting, but it’s also work: Here are 5 ways to sell your home faster.


A new YMCA is here in South Shore

6/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Family Y at Big Bend Road is located just a couple of miles from the Waterset community. The Tampa YMCA is currently raising funds to start construction of The Family Y at Big Bend Road’s main facility and aquatic center.

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Apollo Beach members have it made in the shade

6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Travelers come from all over the country come to enjoy the natural beauty and year-round sunshine on Florida’s west coast. The Tampa Bay area is famous for its diverse culinary scene, theme parks, wildlife and pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico coastline.

Tags: Tampa Bay,Fun Things to Do,Apollo Beach

The Benefits of Home Ownership

6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

There’s no place like home, and the benefits of home ownership can go well beyond a place to live. From achieving your financial goals to contributing to the local economy and establishing deeper roots in the community, home ownership can have far-reaching impacts.

Tags: Home Buying Tips

Cool Things to Do in Tampa Bay

6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

One of the best parts of living in Waterset is the community’s proximity to Tampa. The city offers an outstanding assortment of museums, theater performances and festivals all year long. Here are some of our favorites. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Tags: Tampa Bay,Outdoor Activities,Fun Things to Do

Local You Pick Berries

6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

If you’re looking for family fun this spring, why not consider spending the day at a u-pick farm right here in the Apollo Beach area? Florida’s springtime holds an abundance of u-pick opportunities. One of the best ways to ensure you get the freshest fruits and vegetables is to pick them yourself. Bring the kids for an experience that’s both fun and educational!

Tags: Tampa Bay,Outdoor Activities,Fun Things to Do

Moving with pets

5/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

We all know how stressful moving can be on people; imagine how anxious our pets must feel?  They notice when there’s extra “activity” during packing, and then they are introduced to a new home which could stress them out. 

Tags: Moving Tips,Pets

Newland to Newland

5/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

When we were transferred to Florida almost 10 years ago we didn't know a lot about Tampa. We had children in elementary school, so obviously that was one of our primary concerns.  In researching one of Newland’s Communities, we loved the community feel we felt and how well maintained everything always was.

Tags: Waterset Families,Newland Communities

Tampa festivals 'round the year

5/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Life in the Tampa Bay area, for all of us lucky enough to live and play here, offers the best of everything for any kind of festival you can imagine.


Manatee sightings pick up in Waterset

4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Visit the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach, only 3 miles from Waterset!

Tags: Wildlife,Apollo Beach,Fun Things to Do

Waterset resident's top 5 photo opps

4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Becca has been a resident for 4 years. She leads a very busy life, however when she gets some free time, she grabs her camera and off they go!

Tags: Waterset Families,#WatersetFL,Photo Spots,Outdoor Lifestyle

Hillsborough County School DIstrict Calendar

6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Wanting to plan your vacation or curious about which holidays your children get off of school? 


Taking time for turtles with TECO

3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Waterset residents and Apollo Beach families alike are happy to learn that The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Center along with their partners The Florida Aquarium and TECO are planning the Sea Turtle Hospital in Apollo Beach.

Tags: Apollo Beach,Wildlife

Meet your Neighbors and Hear Their Stories

3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Monty Sayers and his wife Marisol, were one of the first families to move into Waterset when it opened in 2013. The concept of a master-planned, family-centric community appealed to them right away, but it was the beautiful scenery and multitude of outdoor activities that clinched their decision to become Waterset residents.

Tags: Waterset Families,Fitness,Active Lifestyle

Batter's Up!

3/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

East Bay Youth Athletics complex is right around the corner!


Military families move to Waterset: Meet Becca

2/26/2016 12:00:00 AM


You'll enjoy hearing from Rebecca, a Waterset resident, who loves to tell other military families how warm and welcoming Waterset is, “It feels like a small town…and we love it here!” We salute Rebecca’s family’s service.

Tags: Waterset Families,Military

Meet the visionary behind Newland Communities

2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Newland has one of the most experienced and innovative teams in real estate today. Our leadership team includes professionals from diverse backgrounds with decades of deep experience in multiple markets across the country. They are supported by best-in-class systems and infrastructure nationally.

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Apollo Beach Women’s Club Spring Market

2/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Waterset is pleased to host the first-ever Apollo Beach Women’s Club Spring Market on Saturday, March 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tags: Apollo Beach,Spring Market,Women's Club

Waterset Honors Outstanding East Bay H.S. Students

2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

As part of its ongoing partnership with East Bay High School, representatives from Waterset recognized outstanding student achievement.

Tags: Schools,East Bay High School

Keeping Up With Joneses

2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Joneses were the first family to move into Waterset. Now they're moving up to their next new home here. They got here first, but you can move in right alongside them. They're awesome neighbors!

Tags: Waterset Families,Military

FishHawk Ranch to Waterset: The Perfect Size!

2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM


Waterset is already home and has provided a welcoming environment for exploring new activities and amenities.

Tags: Waterset Families,Newland Communities,FishHawk Ranch,Downsizing

Waterset Honored with Best in American Living National Design Award

2/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Waterset by Newland Communities has been recognized with a Gold award in the 2015 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Waterset was honored in the Best Single-Family Community, 100 units and over.

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Get the Help you Need for Home Buying Success

2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Purchasing a home is a major milestone that tops many people’s lifetime to-do lists—and maybe their list of financial fears too. Here are 9 Steps to Successful Home-Buying, which helps explain how to prepare to buy a house—and help safeguard your finances in the process.

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Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family's Transition to a New Home

2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

We love to share a book that offers 25 tips for moving families! Moving with Kids was written by a FishHawk Resident, Lori Collins Burgan, and through the years has been a helpful resource to many of our guests.

Tags: Moving with Kids,FishHawk Ranch,Newland Communities,Moving Tips

Waterset Residents' favorite restaurants

1/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Waterset foodies unite! We are fortunate here in Apollo Beach we have more than a few family owned restaurants and cafes to grab a quick bite or enjoy a date night on the town. Here is a sampling of some of Watersets resident favorites Happy Dining!

Tags: Around Waterset,Tampa Bay,Restaurants and Retailers

Waterset Adds D.R. Horton to its Builder Lineup

1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Newland Communities has selected D.R. Horton as its newest builder in the Apollo Beach community of Waterset.

Tags: D.R. Horton,Homebuilders

Newland earns Developer of the Year

1/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

More than 200 individual professionals, ranging from real estate experience, to finance, entitlement, planning and engineering, community design, construction legal, research, marketing, and sales carry out Newland Communities’ vision of delivering sustainable homes.

Tags: Green,Newland Communities,Newland

Outdoor living in Waterset

1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Come and visit the model homes in Waterset to see a sample of outdoor living areas featured by our 9 esteemed homebuilders. Here are a couple of examples of what you’ll see.

Tags: Outdoor Lifestyle,Homebuilders

Pet Friendly Home Tips

1/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

When you're planning a new home for you and your pets, experts agree that you need to consider the individual of needs of your pets. Most pet owners would do anything for our furry kids, but we also know they can be a challenge from time to time –especially when moving into a new home. When purchasing a new home, be sure to consider your pet in the plan.

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How to Pick Your Perfect Floor Plan

1/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

One of the most exciting times in your life can be choosing a new home! Even more importantly is how you and your family will use the space in your home and ensure it fits with your lifestyle and the right floor plan can shape how you experience your home.

Tags: Home Buying Tips,Home Design,Neal Communities,Waterset Families

Tampa’s Iconic Holiday Events

12/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sure, the temperature has been in the 80s for most of November. But the Holidays are right around the corner, and that means it’s time to enjoy some of Tampa’s iconic holiday events. From downtown ice skating to boat parades, there’s so much to enjoy. The holiday celebrations below are great for a family outing, or bring your visiting relatives and friends to enjoy all that our area has to offer.

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Waterset Offers Hope, Clothing with Dress for Success Tampa Bay Partnership

11/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Dress for Success Tampa Bay has selected Waterset by Newland Communities as its latest donation location in Hillsborough County. Waterset residents and those in surrounding communities can now drop off gently worn professional attire and accessories, which are donated to local women in need. 


Money Magazine Names Tampa Best Large City in Southeast

8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Locals know that Tampa has a lot to offer its residents – an affordable cost of living, great schools, lots of cultural activities, and an abundance of water activities. Oh, and don’t forget about our professional sports teams and burgeoning downtown.

Tags: new homes,Waterset,Tampa Bay,Waterset Community

The Landing earned a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Landing, a community gathering place for residents of Waterset, recently earned a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for energy efficiency and sustainability. Waterset is owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. Waterset is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.

Tags: Apollo Beach,Waterset,Waterset Community

Preparing for your Military Move

1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM

Here are 8 important tips to help you prepare for your first PCS move


Waterset’s Newest Amenity: The Lakeside

4/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

It won’t be long before Waterset’s newest amenity is ready. The Lakeside is a community park that’s sure to become a gathering place for residents, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy, including fitness lovers, parents, children, and even our ‘fur babies.’

Tags: amenitycenter,Apollo Beach,Waterset,Waterset Community

Treasure Hunters Wanted!

4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

This month, seek hidden treasure and the chance to win $200 throughout Newland Communities’ three Tampa Bay developments, FishHawk Ranch, MiraBay and Waterset.

To celebrate this year’s Parade of Homes, Newland Communities will host a treasure hunt experience supported by geocaching to help visitors truly experience our communities and explore our 35 model homes. Residents are welcome to play along, as well. 

Tags: Apollo Beach,Waterset,Geocaching

Tricks for Spring (and Year-Round) Cleaning

3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Spring is near, which means it’s time to break out the brooms and stock up on trash bags. Roll up your sleeves, grab a pair of rubber gloves and check out some tips from our Pinterest page to make your home shine!

Tags: Apollo Beach,Waterset,Housekeeping

Flex Space ideas to fit your home and lifestyle

3/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

In Waterset, you'll meet all kinds of new friends who’ve used their flex space all kinds of ways. Here are some neat ideas we came across:


Chef Bradley's Secret of the Waterset Cafe

3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Chef Bradley's was generous enough to open up the recipe book to share one of his secrets of the Waterset cafe: Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies


Picture-Perfect Valentine’s Dates in Apollo Beach

2/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Valentine’s Day often sets big expectations for couples. Why not blow those out of the water with a perfect date nigh in Apollo Beach? Check out a few of these romantic escapes, from classic to creative, and make this Valentine’s Day one for the books.

Tags: Apollo Beach,Waterset,Valentine's Day,Waterset Community

Neal Communities is coming to Waterset!

2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Neal Communities

One of Southwest Florida’s most reputable builders is coming to Waterset – and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Join us in welcoming Neal Communities to Apollo Beach! Neal will be offering their luxury home options to not only Waterset, but to Newland Communities’ other Apollo Beach community, MiraBay. We are honored to have both of our communities chosen as Neal’s first ventures into Hillsborough County.

Tags: Apollo Beach,Waterset,Neal Communities

Top 5 reasons residents love Waterset!

2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

There’s just something amazing about living at Waterset. What sets us apart? Let us count the ways!


Fall Concerts for a Cause & Events Raise 8,000 Meals

1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

The highly successful Fall Concerts for a Cause Series and Fall Festival. Newland Communities’ sister community in Lithia also held these great events. We are proud to report that together Waterset and FishHawk Ranch fall events gathered 9,600 pounds of food for Feeding America Tampa Bay. That means roughly 8,000 meals will now go to Tampa Bay area families because of the food you all helped donate.

Tags: Newland Communities,Apollo Beach,Waterset

6 Mistakes to Avoid when buying New Construction

1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM

Here, the top six mistakes home buyers routinely make, and how to avoid them


Have you met Chef Bradley Livingston?

10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM


If you have been in The Landing Club & Café recently, we hope that you have had a chance to meet Waterset’s newest addition, Chef Bradley Livingston. We are thrilled to welcome Chef Bradley. He is talented, has an awesome personality and is an overall great addition to our community. Here’s a bit more about Chef Bradley.


Tampa Bay Halloween Happenings

10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Halloween is quickly approaching, and Tampa Bay has no shortage of great events! From Busch Gardens to Ybor City, there are quite a few celebrations throughout October. Below are some kid-friendly and adult-only events as you look to finalize your Halloween plans. 

Tags: Newland Communities,Waterset,Halloween,Tampa Bay

Lending a Helping Hand to Doby Elementary’s Art Program

10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM


August marked the start of the school year for Hillsborough County students and Doby Elementary’s annual “Back to School” breakfast. Each year, teachers, students and parents look forward to this event as the group plans for the year ahead and gets reacquainted. This year was particularly special because Waterset by Newland Communities surprised the students and parents with more than $2,000 in supplies to kick start the Doby’s new art program.

Tags: Newland Communities,Schools,Apollo Beach,Waterset,Doby Elementary

Home Field Advantage for the East Bay Bucs

9/29/2014 12:00:00 AM


Apollo Beach is home to the East Bay Buccaneers – a little league football and cheerleading team with great community spirit. We recently heard that the team was having issues with their playing field. Being staunch Bucs fans ourselves, we couldn’t let our neighbor despair.

Tags: Newland Communities,Sports,Apollo Beach

Getting Norwell Fit at Waterset

9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Have you checked out our trails recently? Waterset now features four new pieces of Norwell equipment – the newest trend in outdoor fitness. The sculptural exercise gear is designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and multifunctional, allowing fitness enthusiasts to perform challenging and unique exercises on each piece.

Tags: Newland Communities,Fitness,Apollo Beach

5 Things to know about New Construction

9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions of one’s life and it can be intimidating for anyone. It’s important for buyers to educate themselves to protect their equity.