Buyers looking for a new 55+ community in the Tampa Bay area will be excited by the homes and amenities offered at Valencia del Sol in Wimauma. GL Homes has been working since 2017 to develop 565 single-family homes and attached villas with prices starting in the mid $200s. Homeowners’ association fees will vary depending on the property, but most of them will fall below $300 per month.
Customized upgrades and features are available to homebuyers, and the area is ideal for people who love golf, fishing, nature, and recreation.
Homes for Sale at Valencia del Sol
Value and low-maintenance living are the benefits of the attached villas at Valencia del Sol. Four models are offered in the Regal Collection, and they’re priced in the $200,000 to $300,000 range. For that money, buyers get between 1,646 and 2,024 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The York is the largest attached floor plan, and it comes with an extra half bath. Most homes also have an extra room that can be used as a den, home office, or third bedroom.
For extra space and privacy, the new construction single-family homes are available in four collections with more than 15 floor plans to choose from. The Vintage Collection is ideal for downsizing, with homes offering 1,492 to 1,696 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages at the same price point as the attached homes.
The Signature Collection has five floor plans offering 1,890 to 2,253 square feet. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, and an attached two-car garage are standard, and the den space can easily be turned into an extra bedroom. In The Crown Collection, buyers will find two to four bedrooms and two to two-and-a-half bathrooms. The five floor plans in this series include covered patios, open floor plans, and large laundry rooms. Homes are from 2,074 to 2,467 square feet.
The Royal Collection offers the largest and most expensive homes, with two to four bedrooms, three bathrooms, attached three-car garages, and prices ranging from the $400s to the $600s. The Caryle floor plan has an extra half bathroom and a formal dining room. These homes are between 2,623 and 3,273 square feet.
Exploring Valencia del Sol Amenities
At Valencia del Sol, the amenities ensure residents can be happy, social, and active without even leaving the community. There’s a full-time activities director helping to organize clubs, special events, and community gatherings.
Most of the fun starts at the 25,000-square-foot clubhouse. Residents can gather in the ballroom for dances, dinners, and parties. There’s also a fitness center, a massage studio, a restaurant, a sports lounge, a catering kitchen, a card room, a billiards area, and a large outdoor pool. Residents also have access to five well-lit clay tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, and two bocce ball courts.
This is a dog-friendly community, as evidenced by the two dog parks and the wide sidewalks. A large event lawn is expected to host regular farmers markets, outdoor concerts, and picnics.
Living in Wimauma and the Tampa Area
Locals will tell you that Wimauma is pronounced “why mama.” It rolls right off the tongue, and the history of this town’s name is pretty cute. The founder of Wimauma had three daughters; Wilma, Maude, and Mary. He named the place by combining the first couple of letters in each name.
Valencia del Sol is located just half an hour from Tampa and less than an hour from St. Petersburg. This puts residents close to everything from art museums and professional sports to the history and heritage of neighborhoods like Ybor and Hyde Park.
Wimauma is also close to Sun City Center, a hotspot for active adults and snowbirds. Sarasota and Bradenton are just to the south and easy to reach from Interstate 75. Also, the community is centrally located and near some of the Gulf Coast’s best beaches and sprawling shopping and outlet malls.
Golfers are just a few minutes from dozens of championship courses. Some of the more popular ones in this area include Sandpiper Golf Club and Caloosa Golf and Country Club. About 20 minutes away in Tampa is Top Golf, a popular place for food, drinks, and driving range practice.
For nature, wildlife, and hiking, Wimauma and the surrounding areas are full of parks, preserves, and trails. The Manatee Viewing Center is one of the most popular places to visit in nearby Apollo Beach. Manatees gather in the warmer waters during the winter season, and there’s also a boardwalk and butterfly garden. Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park is just a few minutes away in Ruskin. It’s a great place for hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, and crab collecting. In fact, the chain of islands got its name because early Spanish explorers were astonished by the number of horseshoe crabs they encountered and called them cockroaches.
Residents who want a quick beach fix can get to E.G. Simmons Regional Park or Bahia Beach in 10 or 15 minutes. But, for a full day trip to a picturesque shoreline, beaches like Coquina or Anna Maria Island can be reached in half an hour.
Wimauma has some great restaurants for comfort food and Mexican cuisine. Taqueria Guanajuato is a favorite, especially when it comes to carne asada tacos, and Ana’s Restaurant is well-known for its breakfasts.
Buyers can inquire about Wimauma homes for sale at Valencia del Sol or ask for more information here.