At Waterset, we get it. Moving is a huge undertaking. Buying a house is a big commitment. We’re here to tell you (even though it sounds cheesy!) that your home should be your haven. Here are 9 reasons to make that move now.
At Waterset, we know that every family is unique and your needs and wants for your new home are individual to you. We’ve rounded up the top-selling floor plans from 2022 for a little home-shopping inspiration.
Did you know that Tampa's healthcare costs come in lower than the national average (source). It’s just one of a few reasons that life is better in the Bay. Take a look at some of Tampa’s top healthcare options.
Waterset welcomes locals every Thanksgiving morning for their Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run. The 2021 race raised over $25,000 in proceeds, benefiting three public schools near the Waterset community. This brings Waterset’s total donations through the Turkey Trot to over $110,000 in seven years.
One of the best things about living in Waterset is that there is so much to do right outside your front door! Whether you want to spend your weekend relaxing or getting out and active, you can do it all within your community. Here are our top 6 ways to spend a weekend at Waterset.
Did you know that January 14 is Organize Your Home Day? With organizing mavens like Marie Kondo and the women from The Home Edit rising in popularity, so is the idea of a gorgeously organized home. Whether you’re looking to do a little spring cleaning or overhaul your home completely, here are our top tips for an organized home.
It’s no secret that the past two years have seen unprecedented change in the way we live, work, and play. As we collectively make sense of the “new normal,” here are the home trends that will be popular in 2022.
There are many benefits to spending time outdoors. First of all, fresh air and sunshine can boost your mood and ignite your creativity. Second of all, being outdoors means you’re spending less time indoors, relying on electricity for light, temperature control, and likely a TV, laptop, or charging cord. Earth Day is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and Waterset is the perfect place to do it! Here are 5 ways to spend time outdoors this Earth Day!
It’s no secret that Waterset residents are passionate about giving back. Hundreds of residents gather each year for the Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot, which benefits our local public schools. In 2020 alone, Waterset residents collected over 10,000 meals for Feeding Tampa Bay - in fact, over 5,000 meals in one single food drive! We see neighbors hosting charitable drives on a regular basis. 14-year-old Xander Pope is one of those neighbors.
You could say that Cally Kushmer is passionate about helping those in need find their dream home. When she’s not rescuing and rehoming animals, she’s helping home shoppers find their perfect Park Square Homes townhome.
Every homebuyer is looking for something a little different. That’s why Waterset offers over fifty floor plans from 6 incredible builders – so you can find the perfect fit for your family. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out the top-selling floor plans in Waterset from 2020.
For their tenth birthday, three Waterset residents, Lily Rose, Miley, and Tierney Smith, have dedicated themselves to raising $10,000 in ten days. The money will be given directly to a local charity, Christmas for Fosters.
We like to say that Waterset is a place where kids love to live and learn. Our community is home to three schools, including The SouthShore Montessori School. The Montessori School currently accommodates preschool, VPK, and elementary students, and we are excited to announce that a new expansion is coming soon!
These days, homes need to be a little more flexible. Maybe you need a homework space for the kids, or maybe you need a home office (or two!). Here are 9 ways to outfit your flex space, featuring the Key Largo II model home by Homes by WestBay.
We’ve all been spending a lot of time at home lately, and it’s making many people realize that home isn’t where the heart is. If you’re considering a move, but aren’t sure if now is the right time, here are 6 questions to ask yourself.
When you discover Waterset, you’ll find a fun and vibrant community full of active families. One of the well-being cornerstones of our active community is the twelve-mile trail system that weaves through the Florida landscape and our beautiful homes, offering our residents a wealth of wellness benefits.
We’ve shared our tips for an efficient home office, but now we’re sharing ways that your community makes an impact on how you work from home. Here are 5 reasons why working from home is easier in Waterset.
After months of stay-at-home orders, many families are considering their homes and its functions in a whole new light, and many are realizing that home just isn’t where the heart is anymore. If you’re looking for a new home, consider these 4 trends you’re likely to see in the “new normal.”
Now, more than ever before, we’re seeing the true power of close-knit neighbors you can count on. Now, we are seeing those connections giving people the support, courage and hope they need. Here’s a glimpse.
Working from home may seem like a dream - you can set your own schedule, and wear pajamas all day. In actuality, however, it may not be as easy as you would expect to stay productive and on task. Here are our top 7 tips to stay focused and motivated while you work from home.
At Waterset, the well-being of our residents and guests is our priority. We are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the facts and recommendations provided by public health officials. We are working together to address concerns and are taking precautions to keep our community healthy and safe.
Even if you’re staying close to home these days, there are plenty of ways to have fun! Or, you could always tackle that project you’ve been talking about! Whatever your preference, we’ve rounded up the ultimate list of boredom busters - best of all? No screen time involved!
If you’re familiar with HGTV, you’re probably familiar with Jasmine Roth. Jasmine sat down with House Beautiful to explain how she maximizes a home’s value, and we’ve rounded up her top tips right here.
There’s a reason that real estate professionals swear by the old adage, “location, location, location!” Waterset’s convenient location in Apollo Beach puts you close to, well, everything, while still maintaining the seclusion of the suburbs. Here are our favorite places to see, shop, dine, and play - both near and far.
This year has been an exciting year for all of us here at Waterset. We drank lots of coffee at The Landing Cafe, explored miles and miles of trails, and splish-splashed to our heart’s content in our pools. We celebrated the seasons. We saw so much growth in our community. As the new year begins, let’s look back on all the adventures we had in 2019.
As we gear up for the Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot here in Waterset, we know that people near and far are already getting ready for holiday festivities. We’ve got plenty of events lined up here in Waterset, but our convenient location also puts you within easy access of celebrations in Tampa, Orlando, and more. Here are our top picks for holiday happenings in and around Tampa Bay.
Hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) is a Danish concept regarding the type of coziness that brings contentment and well-being. It is an integral part of Danish culture. Today, we’re rounding up 6 ways to bring more hygge - and happiness - into your home and your life.
A mudroom is a valuable addition to your home for many reasons. It serves as a storage space and a command center. It also provides a buffer between outside and indoors. However, the traditional mudroom is becoming less popular as space-saving stop and drops become more and more widespread. What are the benefits of a stop and drop and how can you create one in your home?
They say that variety is the spice of life, and Beazer Homes at Waterset offers you plenty of variety when choosing your new home. Beazer features Choice Plans™, which allow you to personalize the floor plan to the way you live.
Buying a new home is an emotional journey. But closing on your dream home? That’s a feeling you’ll never forget. Victoria and Alex described their process as they bought their first home, right here in Waterset.
At Waterset, we know that bigger doesn’t always mean better (although if you’re looking for a bigger home, we definitely have options!). Even the smallest homes in Waterset come with a big lifestyle. Here are a handful of ways that a move to Waterset is a move up, no matter the size of your home.
Waterset builder Park Square Homes has opened three new townhome models, ready for you to tour! Park Square has introduced a total of 9 townhome floor plans, ranging from 1,522-2,024 square feet and starting at just $204,990.
Waterset residents and members of the surrounding area gathered together on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day and give back to the community. In lieu of admission, concert-goers brought non-perishable food donations to Feeding Tampa Bay. In total, over 1,200 meals were collected, all of which will go to families in need right here in Apollo Beach.
If you’re looking to live the villa lifestyle, Waterset has a new gated neighborhood perfect for you - The Villas at Waterset by Pulte Homes. Not sure if a villa is right for you? Here are some of the advantages of villa living.
Are you in need of a summer escape? As a Waterset resident, you don’t need to go far for recreation, food and entertainment, and a little R & R. In fact, Tampa was ranked #9 in the nation for top cities for a staycation. Here are some great places to stay and play.
Waterset is filled with picturesque scenery and stunning backdrops, perfect for special occasion photography, a family photo session, or just a quick Instagram snap. We’ve rounded up our top places to shoot in Waterset.
We’ve mentioned before that the Tampa Riverwalk is one of the top places for Waterset residents to explore beyond Apollo Beach. Located about twenty miles from Waterset, the Riverwalk offers a variety of dining and entertainment options. With so much to do, there’s something for every age and walk of life. Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about the allure of the Riverwalk. In fact, UK-based editorial Independent ranked the Riverwalk as one of the top ten waterfront districts in the world, putting the City of Tampa on the list along with big cities such as Tokyo, Berlin, and New York City. Here's why.
Home to our community cafe and Information Center, The Landing Club & Cafe is the social hub of Waterset. Before you visit our builders or explore our community, we encourage you to stop into The Landing. Here are 5 great reasons why your Waterset journey should start here.
Buying a new home comes with a host of financial benefits and other perks. However, we understand that it’s a big undertaking, and will be one of the biggest financial decisions you ever make. Here are 7 financial considerations to keep in mind when buying a new home.
Living in Waterset has its advantages - lots of them. From amazing amenities to friendly faces, we’ve got it all - including a location you’ll love. Waterset is situated in Apollo Beach, less than a mile from I-75 and less than three miles from US-301. Also, a newly opened road, Paseo Al Mar, connects with US Highway 41. This prime location puts you within a short drive of some of Florida’s top spots. Here are our favorites.
David Weekley Homes has introduced a brand-new way to build a new home: a Design-It-Yourself floor plan, featured in their model home, the Serefina. Your new home is split up into five zones, and you can personalize each one according to your preferences.
When your children move out, it can be bittersweet. Although you’re sure to miss your kids, empty nesting can be an exciting new phase in your life. Here are 5 ways to make the best of that empty nest.
One of the benefits about buying a new home in Waterset is that they are up-to-date to energy efficiency standards, helping you to save money and save the environment without even thinking about it. But there’s always more we can do. Here are 5 ways to go green around your home in Waterset.
Park Square Homes is all about building a perfect home for families to live and grow in. Here in Waterset, Park Square has a variety of single-family floor plans to choose from - and they are now selling townhomes as well!
Local high school East Bay High was recently named the February “School of the Month” by the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce. The school was noted for its outstanding, positive efforts of the students, parents, faculty and administrators.
RCLCO Real Estate Advisors recently did a study on which amenities consumers found most important in a community - and the results might surprise you. What’s not surprising? Waterset offers all of them - and so much more!
Waterset life is all about the great outdoors - from outdoor amenities, to miles of trails, to all of our pocket parks, we love getting out and about. With over ten parks and playgrounds, there is guaranteed to be a spot to gather, play, or relax. Here are our favorite ways to use our parks.
Buying a home can be a confusing and overwhelming process, especially if you're a first-time homebuyer. Whether this is your first home, or your thirty-first, here are 6 myths you may be falling for - and the truth behind them.
You’ve moved into your Waterset dream home. Your boxes are unpacked. The fridge and pantry are stocked. But you still don’t feel right at home in your new place. Here are 7 tips to make that new house truly feel like home.
Three SouthShore public schools and a local running club will share more than $22,000 thanks to proceeds from the third annual Turkey Trot at Waterset by Newland. Waterset representatives handed out the donations at a recent lunch at The Landing, the master-planned community’s café.
Spring Break is coming and that means finding ways to entertain the little ones while they’re out of school. Luckily, Waterset and the surrounding area are full of fun, family-friendly outings near and far. Here is our Ultimate Guide to Spring Break in Waterset!
March 1 is the National Day of Unplugging. While we love to be online just as much you (have you followed our Instagram yet?), we know that putting the phone down and spending quality time together is important. That’s why we’ve compiled our top list of things to do - completely unplugged.
Pickleball isn’t a new sport - it’s been around since the ‘60s - yet lately it seems like it’s everywhere - including here at Waterset! Why is this sport so popular? Here are 4 reasons you’ll want to grab a racket and head to the Waterset pickleball courts.
Tampa has much to offer millennials and their families. When you're a young person trying to make money, raise a family, and enjoy life, choosing where you want to live is crucial. Below we'll dive into five of the reasons that we think are game changers.
Waterset Charter School has been recognized by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce as their January “School of the Month.” The school was recognized mainly for its charitable contributions and unwavering community support.
Gasparilla is a Tampa tradition that dates back to 1905 and offers something for everyone. The festivities go on not just all day and night, but for multiple weekends in a row! Grab your eye patch, lace up your boots, and read on for 5 tips to truly conquer Gasparilla!
The Super Bowl is just as much - maybe more - about the gathering as it is the game. Here are 3 tips to hosting a winning party that’ll have your Waterset neighbors begging you to host year after year.
If home just isn’t where the heart is anymore, it may be time to move on. Your home is where you spend the majority of your time – you deserve to love every moment of it. And if you don’t? Time to make that move. Here are 5 reasons to get packing.
New year, new trends! 2019 is the year to let your interior design make a statement. You won’t find any subtle neutrals here! We’ve rounded up the top interior design trends of the year, according to the experts.
As working from home becomes the new norm, home plans are changing to reflect this. Here at Waterset, our new homes are no exception. From designated “flex spaces” to “smart home” technology, browse our floor plans to find the perfect fit. And once you’ve found it, here are 8 essentials to make it, well, work.
Relocations are difficult, whether you’re a military member or a civilian. What town do you want to live in? What community do you want to live in? And finally, what house do you want to live in? We’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you determine the best spot for your relocation.
Waterset builders have opened five new models, all of which are now open for touring! Waterset's seven model homes are all open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Prices range from $200-$600k+.
The Waterset master-planned community is home to a variety of builders with a broad range of floor plans, including floor plans that promote main floor living. Main floor living is a new trend in home design that stems from the convenience and practicality of living life on the first floor.
The new year is a time for change, and we are embracing that spirit here at Waterset - in fact, you can read all about the new things we are welcoming in 2019 on our blog. Also in the spirit of change, we’ve rounded up our top four New Year’s Resolutions and how living in Waterset can help you accomplish those goals.
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.
Not surprisingly, The Landing Cafe is one of the most popular hangout spots in Waterset. With a delicious menu, free WiFi, and a beautiful view over the lake, The Landing Cafe is a great place to be. Once a season, 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.
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 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 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 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!
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.