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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Waterset residents have a new location to workout, splash about, and socialize! The Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road in Riverview is now open! The YMCA is the first new Y facility in the Tampa Metro Area in 18 years and is located 2 miles from Waterset’s entrance.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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