New homes in Tampa at Venetian at Bay Park from Highland HomesAre you looking for a new home in Tampa with beaches, marinas, parks and highways just minutes from your front door? Then, it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Venetian at Bay Park in Ruskin.

Nearby, you’ll find the waters of Tampa Bay and the Little Manatee River, convenient travel on I-75 and US-41, plus the convenience of grocery stores, restaurants and medical centers within minutes of your new home.

Since the community grand opening in June of this year, we’ve been honored to help more than 20 new homeowners build their dream home at Venetian at Bay Park. Now, we are down to just six remaining home sites. Here is a little more info about the local area and this popular neighborhood.

Shopping and Conveniences
US-41 / South Tamiami Trail is one mile west of Venetian at Bay Park. This well traveled roadway takes you north into the city of Tampa, or south to I-275 and the Sunshine Skyway to St. Pete. Along US-41, you’ll find daily conveniences such as grocery shopping at Winn Dixie and Publix, clothing and furniture stores, and a plethora of local cuisine and national chain restaurants.

To the east, the I-75 on ramp is just three miles away for an easy ride north into Tampa or south to Bradenton and Sarasota.

Sperling’s Best Places lists Ruskin as having an unemployment rate of just 5.6%, well under the national average of 6.3%. And, economic development such as the recently opened Amazon Fulfillment Center in Ruskin has helped job growth in the area. With plans to double the Amazon operational capacity in the near future, expect even more job growth in Ruskin.

Entertainment and Activities
Soak up the sunshine at a local beach or park – the popular E. G. Simmons Park is just three and a half miles from your new home. There you will find a variety of activities including sandy beaches, boat ramps, playgrounds, barbeque grills and picnic pavilions, camping, hiking trails, over seven miles of pristine shoreline and a mangrove swamp perfect for exploring by kayak or canoe. The park offers fantastic views of the Tampa and St. Pete skylines and unforgettable sunsets.

Additional nearby beaches along the Tampa Bay coastline include Bahia Beach and Apollo Beach. Or, travel a bit further south to reach world-renowned Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Little Manatee River offers some of the best paddling trails in the Tampa region. If you don’t own your own boat, rent a canoe, kayak or tube at the Canoe Outpost, which also offers guided moonlight paddles to immerse yourself in nature’s nighttime symphony.

Boaters will appreciate the abundance of marinas in the area including the Shell Point Marina, Little Harbor Marina, and the Village Marina at Little Harbor. Restaurants on the water offer the perfect way to wind down and end your evening.

After the sun sets, catch a flick at the 1950’s vintage Ruskin Family Drive-In Theater. Visitors young and old can enjoy the 2,000 square foot screen, clean facilities and snacks.

When you’re ready for some big-city entertainment, Tampa is just 30 minutes away. Take in a Broadway show or catch a band at the Straz Center, enjoy the urban waterfront and Florida Aquarium at Channelside, watch the Tampa Bay Lightning or Tampa Bay Storm at the Amalie Arena, or visit historic Ybor City where Tampa’s Latin Quarter is infused with art, culture, food and craft beer.

Education
Elementary students (K-5) living at Venetian at Bay Park attend Cypress Creek Elementary School, middle school students (6-8) attend Beth Shields Middle School and high school students (9-12) go to Lennard High School. For adults furthering their education, Hillsborough Community College is just two miles away from your new home.

The Community and Homes
Homes in Venetian at Bay Park (and adjacent Wellington North at Bay Park) are interspersed with green open spaces and sparkling ponds for serenity and nature views. Many of our homesites back up to ponds and open space so you can enjoy backyard privacy and beautiful views from your lanai.

Our homes are affordably priced starting in the mid $100,000s and offer three to five bedrooms, two car garages and popular features such as open great rooms, flexible living spaces, drop zones, and porches and lanais for outdoor living enjoyment. Choose from more than ten stylish home plans with 1,367 to 2,179 sq. ft. of living space designed for your life.

Speaking of design, when you build with Highland Homes, your new home is designed by you and built for you. Why be stuck with someone else’s choice of colors or have to complete costly renovations? Instead, you will work with a Professional Decorator at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio to personalize your new home to your style and needs through the choice of hundreds of options in every price point, from included and no additional cost to luxurious upgrades.

And, to make purchasing your new home even easier on your budget, own with just $99 down with qualifying financing. Our new home specialists will discuss your needs and connect you with a preferred lender who can provide you with the right mortgage for your budget.

Only six homesites remain available to build your new homes in Ruskin at Venetian at Bay Park. With all this neighborhood and the surrounding area has to offer, these final homes are sure to sell quickly so do not delay.  Visit our model center at 1025 Chandler Snowden Court in Ruskin, call our Tampa new home specialist at 813-419-4939, or visit the Highland Homes website to learn more and contact us online.