For Morgan S., living in Waterset can be summed up in one word:community.“I think that there’s an unmatched sense of community here,” says Morgan, a young professional living in Waterset. After living more centrally in Tampa, Morgan chose to venture to Apollo Beach due to Waterset’s strong sense of community, appealing amenities, and convenient location. “I chose Waterset because of the community itself… There’s really nothing else like this area over in the Tampa area,” Morgan explains.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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’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!
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.