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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.