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Pools, schools, and rules! You asked, we answered, and we've gathered your most popular questions about Waterset. If you don't find what you need, reach out! Give us a call at 813.235.0154. We're always happy to help. 

About Waterset

  • Who is Newland?

    Newland is the developer of Waterset. As the developer, our role is to envision, plan, and develop the Waterset community as a whole. You can learn more about Newland and their 5 decades of history here.

  • Where is Waterset located?

    Waterset is located in sunny Apollo Beach, Florida, just 16 miles south of downtown Tampa. You can learn more about our location here

  • What amenities does Waterset offer?

    Waterset is proud to offer you more amenities than any other community in the SouthShore area. We have 4 pools (one with 2 water slides!), 6 sports courts, over 14 miles of trails, 2 fitness centers, a splash pad, and so much more. Learn about our amenities here.

  • Does Waterset have an HOA? What is a CDD and why does Waterset have one? How much are the HOA and CDD fees?

    Part of what makes Waterset feel like home is the beautiful landscaping and architectural style of our community - the Homeowners Association (HOA) helps ensure we never lose that charm. As a deed-restricted community, the HOA provides a Design Review Committee that approves resident requests for modifications to their homes and/or properties. The HOA also determines additional parameters to enhance the community, including enforcement activities, legal information, and insurance provisions.

    When you live in Waterset, you live in a community built with careful planning, infrastructures, and award-winning amenities, made possible in part by the CDDs. Waterset has three CDDs, or Community Development Districts. They were created to help plan, construct, and operate the many structures and systems of the community, and to maintain them throughout the many years you will call Waterset “home.” 

    The Waterset HOA fee is only $121 per year. Our CDD fees vary by your type of home and lot size. Learn more in our community brochure.

  • How do I contact the HOA or CDD?

    Waterset has on-site HOA and CDD representatives at The Waterset Club 7 days a week. Can’t make it in person? You can call them at (813) 677-2114 or visit watersetonline.com to contact them.

About The Area

  • How do I get to Waterset?

    Waterset is conveniently located near three major roads: I-75, US Highway 41, and US Highway 301 South. That makes getting to us easy! You can find us here.

  • What area attractions are close to Waterset?

    Waterset is perfectly situated near the best that Tampa and Sarasota have to offer. Check out this blog for your definitive guide of things to do near Apollo Beach!

  • Which schools is Waterset zoned for?

    Waterset has plenty of schools within the community and nearby. From Kids R Kids Waterset to the SouthShore Montessori, Doby Elementary, Waterset Charter School, and The Dorothy C. York Innovation Academythere's plenty of options to ensure your little ones get off to a bright start. Middle schoolers are zoned for Eisenhower Middle School and high schoolers for East Bay High School

  • How far is the beach from Waterset?

    Here’s a fun fact: Tampa Bay is home to over 30 beaches! The nearest beaches are Apollo Beach Nature Preserve and E.G. Simmons Park. The most popular (we’re talking top-rated in the world!) are St. Pete Beach, Siesta Key Beach, and Clearwater Beach.

  • How far is the airport from Waterset?

    The nationally-acclaimed Tampa International Airport (TPA) is less than 30 miles from Waterset. The St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is 33 miles away, and the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is about 40 miles south.

  • How far is MacDill Air Force Base from Waterset?

    MacDill Air Force Base is about 30 miles from Waterset. We have many active duty, reserves, and retired military families living in Waterset! Learn more about military life in Waterset here.

About Our Homes

  • What homes are available in Waterset?

    Waterset features a variety of houses for sale near Tampa. Use the handy filters on our Homefinder to narrow down your search. At Waterset, we have Quick Move-Ins, or you can build your home from the ground up.

  • Which builders build in Waterset?

    In Waterset, you can work with any of our premier builders: Cardel Homes, David Weekley Homes, Homes by WestBay, ICI Homes, Pulte Homes, Richmond American Homes, and Toll Brothers. Learn more about each one here.

  • What incentives are available if I buy a new home in Waterset?

    Our builders’ incentives change often. You can view the latest incentives here.

  • How do I start the homebuying process?

    The first step is always to get a pre-approval, so you know your financial situation. Here are 7 quick questions to see if you are financially ready to buy a home. You can also read our New Home Buying Guide. Then, book a tour of Waterset to explore our model homes in person! 

  • What are the differences between a new home and a resale home?

    There are so many differences between a new construction home and a resale! Here are just five.

  • Do I need a real estate agent?

    Honestly, it’s up to you! Keep in mind, though, that a real estate agent can help in your search, may know the area better, and can help you negotiate with the seller - all at no cost to you.

Other Questions

If you have a question that wasn't answered, we’re here to help. You can call us at (813)235-0154, email us at waterset@brookfieldproertiesdevelopment.com, or click on the lower right hand corner to chat live! 


Answers to FAQ's are provided only for informational purposes and are based upon current development concepts.  The developer is not bound by any answers contained herein, makes no guarantee or representation with regard to the answers provided and reserves the right to modify such answers at any time, without notice.