Waterset is a brand new and thriving community in Apollo Beach, Florida. This community is wedged right in between Interstate 75 and Route 41; south of Big Bend Road and north of 19th Avenue. This active Florida neighborhood is family-friendly and appealing to all ages. This is one of the more modernized communities in Apollo Beach and its active lifestyle and charm are bringing people from all over to see what Waterset is all about.
Waterset has a variety of single-family homes, alley load homes, and custom homes within the community. Low maintenance options are also available which is convenient for new home buyers. Two-story single-family homes starting in the $190,000’s are on the market at this time (December 2015), making this wonderful community affordable for families on a tight budget wanting coastal living. Homes are energy efficient with compact fluorescent light fixtures and also have eco-friendly lawns. There are hundreds of homes from quaint two bedroom houses to larger five bedroom houses for small and big families. The homes are gorgeous and spacious, and many are still in development.
Military families are welcomed here just 23 miles away from the MacDill Air Force Base. Enjoy multiple military offers that can be seen on the Waterset website. The amenities in this community are endless. There is a community pool, a wading deck with a sprayer, a fitness center, a pier, and a café. The pool and fitness center are a great way to release any tension right in the center of your community without having to drive to the nearest gym for fifty dollars a month. Relax on the pier and enjoy the beautiful sunrise. The Landing and Café is a special area for the community to meet with friends, relax, meet new people, exercise, grab a bite, and more! The Landing Café offers delicious crepes, quesadillas, bananas foster French toast, Tuscan Cuban sandwiches, fresh croissants, chicken salad, and more! Grab something at the café to eat before heading to work or after finishing your workout at the fitness center. Waterset provides ample opportunity for outdoor exercise as well as indoor. There are several parks and trails in Waterset. Miles of trails connect homes to parks. Parks are connected to lakes. Lakes are connected to ponds. Ponds are connected to wetlands, public places, neighborhoods and so on. The trails will take you where you want to go. Take a break from driving, and ride your bike. Get your legs moving and your heart pumping again. Enjoy the fresh air, and experience the world around you in your own neighborhood. The gated community will make you feel safe and secure. The parks include playgrounds and open space for Frisbee or soccer. Lakeside Park features two dog parks, one for small dogs and one for large. This park also includes a splash park, bubble fountain, picnic areas, and outdoor fitness equipment. You could walk right down the street and spend an entire day in the park walking, running, playing sports, swimming, working out, and so much more.
Shopping and dining is right around the corner. Popular restaurants include Applebee’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Long Island Pizza Company, Circles Waterfront, and Sakura Japanese Steakhouse. You’ll also find the very well-known Starbucks and Panera nearby. There’s a wide array of shopping options near Waterset, such as: Bealls, International Plaza Mall, Marshalls, prime outlets and shopping centers, and Target. Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill is a comfortable restaurant that is geared towards families. They serve a delicious variety of meals including steak sandwiches, enchiladas, burgers, salad, mozzarella sticks, and buffalo wings. Sakura Japanese Steakhouse serves a variety of Japanese food, such as vegetable tempura, chicken teriyaki, sushi, edamame, and miso soup. Panera Bread is known for delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, teas, coffees, and fresh baked pastries. Get all of your shopping cravings satisfied at one of the malls or outlets near Apollo Beach. There are several in Tampa, Bradenton, Brandon, Sarasota, and more. Go to a different spot each weekend until you find your go-to shopping center.
Families with students in Waterset will be happy to find plenty of schools nearby. Waterset preschoolers can attend school at South Shore Montessori at Waterset or Kids ‘R’ Kids Preschool. Older school aged children can attend Inez Doby Elementary, Eisenhower Middle School, or East Bay High School. After school, the kids can have endless amounts of recreational fun in their very own neighborhood. Waterset offers a free all-access day pass for buyers to come and explore what a day in the life of the neighborhood is like. Cruise around the trails, grab a bite at The Landing Café, dip your feet in the pool, and try out some of the state-of-the-art cardio equipment in the fitness center.
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"We are out-of-state buyers, moving to the area. We had very little knowledge of the area, or of the home buying process. Mr. Simpkins spent months working with us via e-mail, answering our myriad of questions and offering us invaluable advice about what to look for in our potential new home. Once we narrowed down our search, we made arrangements to fly down for one weekend, as that was all that our work schedules would allow. It seemed an impossible thing to pull off in one weekend, but he was totally prepared for us. We looked at 23 homes, IN ONE DAY!! Yes, 23!! He had printed each of the listings we had selected, and had checklists and spaces for notes and questions on the back of each one. We had all planned for a twelve hour day of marathon home showings. We finished in 8 hours! We made an offer on our favorite home that evening, and we accepted a counter-offer the next day at noon!
Mr. Simpkins was absolutely amazing to us throughout the entire process! He was extremely professional, yet always personal. He was responsive and always accessible, even at very odd hours! He made what could have been the overwhelmingly daunting task of buying a new home nearly seamless!
Not only would we recommend Mr. Simpkins to others, we have already done so, several times! He is, quite simply, THE BEST!!"