As the year winds down and the holiday season comes to a close, we like to take time to reflect on the past year. 2018 was a big year for Waterset and we know 2019 will be just as exciting. Here is just a little taste of the excitement from the past year.
Bradley Livingston and his wife Begonia love being Waterset residents - and as realtors, they know it’s the perfect community for themselves and many of their clients. What makes Waterset so great? We sat down and chatted with them.
Here, at Waterset, we know that pets are an important part of your family. That’s why we offer pet-friendly new homes, as well as amenities. Is Waterset right for you and your pet? Here are a few things to consider.
It’s not just a house. It’s a hub for a family reunion, a quiet nook for a romantic dinner, a backyard for a kids’ play date. It’s your long-awaited dream home. So when researching the ins and outs of your next home, consider these five tips to guide the process.
Interest rates have risen, and that trend is only expected to continue. In October 2018, mortgage rates topped 5%, which is the highest they've been in seven years! Experts believe that mortgage rates should exceed 6% by 2019. What does that mean for you?
Maybe you’ve heard of it. Maybe you already celebrate it - without even realizing it. What is it? It’s Friendsgiving! What is Friendsgiving? It’s a celebration of the friends you’re thankful for, just in time for Thanksgiving.
The Waterset Turkey Trot is back again and we’re planning to make it bigger and better than ever! This Thanksgiving morning, give back to our local public schools with our 5K and Kids Fun Run. Here are 5 tips to make your Turkey Trot successful.
The Landing Cafe is one of the most popular hangout spots in Waterset. With a delicious menu from head chef Joe Gregory, free WiFi, and a beautiful view over the lake, The Landing Cafe is a great place to be. Once a month, the cafe hosts Wine Down - read on for 5 reasons why you should stop by.
Halloween lovers have plenty to enjoy right here in Tampa Bay and throughout the region. Whether you want to be scared out of your gourd, or are looking for a festive event suitable for younger goblins, the area has plenty to choose from. Check out some of our favorite events from nearby theme parks below.
The financial benefits of homeownership are well-known. From fixed payments to tax write-offs to equity, home ownership is basically a fiscal no-brainer - if you like, you can read about them here. However, there are many non-financial reasons why homeownership is better. Let’s discuss just a few.
With those Florida temperatures still staying high, it’s hard to believe that Autumn is less than a month away, but it’s true! The first day of Fall is September 22. Here are our top things to do this season.
The Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) has named Waterset by Newland Communities one of the top Master Planned Communities in the Southeast! Waterset was awarded a Silver Aurora Award, selected from entries representing industry professionals in 12 Southeastern states and the Eastern Caribbean.
As a 6th generation Floridian, Tracie BaldwinknowsFlorida. And she knows that there’s no better place to live than Waterset. Tracie is a sales representative for Park Square Homes, and she’s here to help you find your perfect new home in Apollo Beach.
An open floor plan is defined as one large room that can function as multiple living spaces that blend seamlessly together. Waterset has five homebuilders with over 60 floor plans - many of which incorporate open concept living. We’ve rounded up the pros of having an open floor plan.
Waterset is ranked in the Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in the US - but what is a master-planned community and how can it benefit your lifestyle? Residents are flocking to MPCs because of the many benefits they offer. Here are just four.
Waterset residents are dog-lovers, without a doubt. We even use the tag #DogsOfWaterset on Instagram to share our love for our four-legged friends! Here are 3 reasons that Waterset is pawsitively perfect for you and your dog.
Now more than ever, buying a home has become a family affair with the widespread popularity of multi-generational living. Waterset is ideal for families needing to care for elderly parents, millennials moving back home, or grandparents looking after their grandchildren.
Grandparents Day is September 10 and that means celebrating some of the most important people in your life - Grandma and Grandpa! Whether you’re young or old (or a grandparent yourself) here are a few ways to celebrate.
Waterset is continuing its free Concerts for a Cause series this fall. The Concerts collect donations for Feeding Tampa Bay in the form of non-perishable food items. All of the donations go directly to a local Apollo Beach food bank. Concerts for a Cause are sponsored by Newland Communities.
Waterset is perfectly situated near four major theme parks:Busch Gardensis about thirty minutes away, and the Orlando theme parks (Disney World,Universal Studios, andSeaWorld) are about ninety minutes away. Here are our top tips to make your theme park day a success.
Waterset and Cardel Homes are proud to introduce a new line of floor plans on 50’ homesites. The new product line features four new homes, featuring stunning water and conservation views starting from the $280s.
Here at Waterset, we love tacos and margaritas - after all, who doesn’t? Lucky us, there’s plenty of reasons coming up to indulge! July 24 is National Tequila Day, and September 16 is National Guacamole Day… plus every Tuesday is, of course, Taco Tuesday!
Once again, Waterset was ranked in the Top 50 MPC’s by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors. RCLCO regularly lists the top Master-Planned Communities in the United States, and Waterset has made the list every year starting in 2016.
August 30 is National Beach Day, and living in Waterset means you’re perfectly located for celebrating! From Anna Maria Island to Siesta Key Beach, there are at least two dozen beaches within an hour of Waterset, We’ve rounded up our top tips to make your beach day a success.
On July 4, 2018, Waterset held their first Concert for a Cause, sponsored by Newland Communities. The charity-oriented concert collected over 1,000 meals that were donated to a local food bank through Feeding Tampa Bay.
Waterset by Newland Communities, one of the most popular master-planned communities in Tampa Bay, has opened its third amenity located at 7281 Paradiso Drive in Apollo Beach. The Waterset Club offers indoor and outdoor activities for residents of all ages.
Working remotely is rapidly becoming the new norm. According to The New York Times, 43% of employed Americans work from home at least some of the time. Waterset even has a Work From Home social group with over 100 members. Here are our top tips for working from home.
Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October (although it seems the season started a little early this year). To help keep our community prepared, we’ve pulled together our top tips for hurricane safety.
On Saturday, June 2, Waterset residents and the surrounding community gathered on the trails to celebrate National Trails Day. Over 100 participants logged their miles. With a total of 1,068 miles being reported, Waterset significantly passing the 1,000 mile goal!
Waterset is proud to introduce its newest model home, The Queensgate by David Weekley Homes. The Queensgate is one of six award-winning floor plans available in David Weekley’s Garden Series and is situated on a 40-foot homesite.
Waterset by Newland Communities is celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2 by encouraging residents and the public to get out and enjoy the 12 miles of trails offered within the master-planned community.
It’s official! For two quarters in a row, Waterset has ranked #1 in New Home Starts in Hillsborough County, according to MetroStudy. We think it’s pretty obvious why, but here are a few of our top reasons.
Diverse.That’s the word that Jon uses to describe Waterset, and we have to say, it’s pretty true. From the range of home plans to the people to the things to do, Jon is happy to talk about all the things that make Waterset diverse.
The Donnell family is a clear example of why multigenerational living works so well. Mr. and Mrs. Donnell live with their three college-age sons, as well as Mrs. Donnell’s parents. Waterset had the floor plan to make their living easier, and the activities and amenities to keep everyone having fun.
Tampa Bay is home to tons of things to do from professional sporting events to some of the best beaches and restaurants in the state. Tampa also has a rich history of culture and innovation that set the foundation for today’s amazing community. Here are some little-known facts about Tampa Bay.
In Waterset, about one in four new-home buyers are also first-time homebuyers. Buying new in Waterset just makes sense for these first-time homebuyers. The process is simple, and we’ll help you through it from day one.
For the Pattersons, nothing is more important than family - and Waterset makes the perfect backdrop for this family to grow and thrive. Each member of the family has something different they love about Waterset.
Waterset’s new chef, Joe Gregory, knows that the kitchen table is the most important spot in a home. “A lot of magic goes on around the table,” he says. That’s why he is committed to making The Landing Cafe the go-to spot for residents looking for a healthy, fresh, and family-friendly meal.
When Chrissy moved from California to Florida, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Luckily for her and her family, Waterset made their military move as easy as possible. Chrissy sat down with us and discussed how Waterset made relocation a breeze.
When you’re looking for somewhere new to explore, Sarasota is ideal for a day visit or weekend getaway. Whether you want to lounge on the beach, go hiking, or tour historic homes, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Here are five of our favorite Sarasota attractions.
Shopping for a new home can be exciting, but all the choices can be overwhelming. In Waterset, we want to make it easy to choose the right floor plan. You can search, view and compare floor plans with our homefinder tool.
Alyse and her husband, Matt, moved into Waterset last year with their dog, Porter, and two cats. This young couple loves their new Apollo Beach home for a variety of reasons. We sat down with Alyse and talked with her about all the things that make Waterset a great choice for millenials like herself.
Hundreds of concertgoers who attended Newland Communities’ annual Concerts for a Cause series and Fall Festivals at Waterset and Bexley made a difference in the fight against hunger by donating nearly 2,000 lbs. of non-perishable items and over $1,200 in cash to Feeding Tampa Bay.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s also the place where time-saving appliances can make cooking and even cleaning a whole lot easier. What trends are making the biggest impact? Some of our favorites are below.
Deciding whether to opt for a one- or two-story house can be a complex choice. One-story living offers a wide-open space without the difficulty of stairs. However, two-story living has many benefits of its own.
Tampa Bay may be known as a popular tourist destination for our beaches, but it’s also on the map for its outstanding festivals. Spring and summer are great times to be a local and savor all that Tampa Bay has to offer.
In today’s busy world, family time can be hard to come by. For Charity and her husband, that closeness was even tougher to achieve with four kids of varying ages - sixteen, thirteen, and twin four-year-olds! However, Charity says that living in Waterset has actually brought her family closer!
When you live in paradise like we do here in Waterset, it’s easy to opt for a Spring Break staycation. From our world class beaches to outstanding amusement parks to top rated museums, the Tampa Bay area has so much to offer and you don’t have to travel far to enjoy it.
If you’ve stopped by The Landing, you’ve probably seen these ladies’ smiling faces. These women are the hard-working Marketing Department for Newland Communities. Next time you stop by The Landing, be sure to say Hello!
As Millennials become the next generation of new home buyers, many are looking to thesuburbs to find their first home, giving them the ability tostay close to urban centerswhile maintaining a private lifestyle. Here in Tampa Bay, Newland Communities – Waterset, FishHawk Ranch and Bexley – are perfectly situated.
From automated thermostats to color-changing light bulbs, it’s now easier than ever to make your new home a smart one. With so many new home tech innovations, it can be hard to choose which are best for your home, so we narrowed down our top five favorite tech trends for you!
You don’t have to go far to have a fun-filled three-day weekend! Why not get out of town this President’s Day? Waterset’s Apollo Beach location makes it perfect for easy access to some of Florida’s best vacation spots. Here are some of our residents’ favorite places to take a long weekend vacation.
Are you ready for some football?! Super Bowl LII is happening on February 4 at 6:30pm, and although we don’t know who’s playing, we do know some great spots to watch what’s sure to be another great game.
When Art and Diane stopped by Apollo Beach on their way to Sarasota, they weren’t expecting to find a second home - but that’s exactly what they did. “As soon as we came to Waterset, we said, ‘That’s the community we want to be in.’”
It’s a new year, which means many of us are making fitness resolutions. Waterset residents Dayna and Doug don’t need a new year - these parents of three are constantly on the trails or in the pool - they even run the Waterset Triathlon Club!
Waterset by Newland Communities is pleased to add Park Square Homes to its extensive list of home builders. Established in Central Florida since 1984, the family-owned company makes its entrance into Tampa Bay with two upcoming models in the award-winning master-planned community.
Waterset is truly the perfect place to live if you want to be surrounded by opportunities for fun, festivals, and more. Waterset is less than 30 minutes to Tampa, less than 60 minutes to Sarasota, and just over 90 minutes to Orlando. Here’s a brief calendar of our favorite holiday events!
The Landing Cafe’s own Michele Jackson has opened her recipe book to share this fantastic recipe with you: Cranberry Baked Brie Bites. These bites are perfect for entertaining guests during the holidays, or for an appetizer for your holiday dinner.
Waterset’s Fall Festival last month was a smashing success! On Saturday, October 21, we welcomed C’Nergy Band to the stage, plus we had food trucks, face painting, and pumpkin decorating! All together, we collected 600 meals for Feeding Tampa Bay!
Waterset by Newland Communities initiates its latest growth phase with the development of its newest amenity, The Waterset Club. The community recently broke ground on the new club which will feature a host of indoor and outdoor activities for residents of all ages.
Looking for a night out or a day of fun? Waterset is close to a number of attractions that are perfect for a family outing or a couple’s date night. No matter your age or family make-up, you’ll be sure to have a blast at these nearby hot spots!
Homeownership is a big part of the “American Dream,” and it’s a wonderful feeling for many people. It helps you build equity and stability, and allows you to live in a place customized for you and your family’s needs. Let’s discuss the questions to ask yourself to know buying is right for you.
There is certainly no shortage of Halloween events in this fun city. Waterset residents also have Florida’s “theme park capital” just 90 minutes away – Orlando makes for a great day or weekend trip, Check out some of our favorite events!
Waterset Charter School opened its doors for its first school year on August 10, adding an additional opportunity for Waterset parents looking for a grade school for their children. Click here to read more about this new school!
Moving, whether across the street or country, can be stressful and exciting all at the same time. To minimize the stress and amp up the enthusiasm, start your planning as soon as you sign your paperwork. Follow these 5 tips to get you moving toward moving to your new home.
When buying a home, one of the first decisions a family makes is whether to buy a new home or a resale home. Here, we discuss just a few ways you can save money and peace of mind by buying your new construction home here in Waterset.
Before you know it, summer vacation will be over and kids will head back to class. While the beginning of the school year is usually filled with excitement and anticipation, it can also be stressful. It is important to plan ahead to make the transition from summer to school as seamless as possible.
One of the many things people love about Waterset is the active lifestyle! With 12 miles of trails, running is a favorite for many of our residents. Whether you’re new to running or have a stack of marathon medals, here are our best tips for running in Waterset.
Summertime is family time and that should include your pets. Since fur coats are not optional for our furry companions, we have to take precautions to keep our four-legged friends cool when temperatures are hot. Here are 7 ways to keep your pet safe when temperatures soar.
Your vacation has arrived, your bags are packed and you’re getting ready to head out of town. Before you and your family jump in the car or board a plane, take a few necessary steps to prepare your home prior to your next trip.
As summer winds down, there's still plenty of fun to be had close to Waterset at South County's own E.G. Simmons Park. Enjoy the last few days of summer at E.G. Simmons Regional Park. Just three miles north of Ruskin, the park feels like miles away from the hustle and bustle of Tampa Bay.
Whether you’re looking for relaxation or recreation, the Tampa Bay area is home to the best living Florida has to offer - in fact, Tampa has been rated as the top city to move to! Here are some of the top reasons new residents want to call Florida home.
We love the summer weather in Florida, but we know that sometimes, it can be a bit warm! At Waterset, we are happy to offer a variety of amenities that allow you to enjoy the Florida climate comfortably.
With a wide variety of activities and amenities, it’s no surprise that family members of residents often follow their loved ones to Waterset. This is one of the many reasons why Doug and Dayna love calling Waterset home.
At Waterset, we care about making your family feel at home - and that includes the furry members of your family too! Recently, our residents and their pups have started a fun new tradition we like to refer to as Yappy Hour!
Although moving is always hard, the friends and neighbors in Waterset band together to make it as great an experience as possible - and that means offering a variety of social groups and activities to meet new friends or catch up with old friends.
Waterset veterans will no longer need to travel to Tampa or Sarasota to receive care. A community-based outpatient clinic will be opening near the corner of U.S. 301 and Summerfield Crossing Boulevard, scheduled to be complete in spring 2019.
Builders in Newland Communities' four Tampa Bay master-planned communities, Bexley, FishHawk Ranch, Waterset and MiraBay, were recognized at the 2017 Parade of Homes, presented by the Tampa Bay Builders Association.
Waterset will be home to a new charter school beginning in the Fall of 2017. Construction is expected in the coming weeks for Waterset Charter School at 6711 North U.S. Highway 41, just north of Apollo Beach Boulevard.
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.
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.
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!
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. Bring the kids for an experience that’s both fun and educational!
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.
East Bay Youth Athletics complex is right around the corner! With an average of 700-800 participants per season, they are one of the largest Little League facilities in Hillsborough County. Learn more here.
Monty Sayers and his wife Marisol, were one of the first families to move into Waterset in 2013. The concept of a master-planned, family-centric community appealed to them right away, but the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities 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 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.
We are excited to share a book that offers 25 tips for moving families! Moving with Kids was written by FishHawk Ranch resident, Lori Collins Burgan, and through the years has been a helpful resource to many of our guests.
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!
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
The highly successful Fall Concerts for a Cause Series and Fall Festival. We are proud to report that together Waterset and FishHawk Ranch fall events gathered 9,600 pounds of food for Feeding America Tampa Bay.
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.
August marked the start of the school year for Hillsborough County students and Doby Elementary’s annual “Back to School” breakfast. 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.
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