5 minutes east of
5000 Avila Avenue
Ave Maria, FL 34142
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Amenity-rich living in Ave Maria,
18 floor plans from the
$190’s - $400’s
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New Home Development in
Naples & Fort Myers
three-plus bedroom, two-bath home in
the Correggio neighborhood of residences
to a larger Bartolo model featuring four-plus bedrooms and four bathrooms. The
newer 3,521-square-foot, two-story Bartolo homes are priced from $431,990.
“We needed a bigger home because
we’re going to be living full-time in Florida now,” says Potorski, who plans on
making the permanent move this July.
Another family that boasts about
Florida’s Bay Area is Barbara and Jim
Sheldon, who relocated to popular Palm
Harbor many years ago after retiring
from teaching. Originally from Minnesota, the Sheldons were initially drawn
to Palm Harbor, located roughly 45 minutes north of St. Petersburg and west of
Tampa, to be near their two daughters’
Palm Harbor residences.
Soon after, the Sheldons had three
other siblings living nearby in Palm Harbor and Dunedin.
“This area has everything,” says Jim
Sheldon, an avid boatsman, who also has a
home in the Bahamas. “The characteristics
of the coast, the beaches and the proximity
of having a large city like Tampa nearby
make it a great place to live. It’s not like
the other coast where we used to have a
home in the Miami area.
“There, you’d drive up Interstate 95
and it just seems to lead you from one
city into another city. There’s a lot more
character here. Where we live, you enjoy
some of the only hills in Florida. And
we love all of the inlets and intracoastal
waterways. Plus, it’s a lot more peaceful
in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s not as easy to
go kayaking in the Atlantic Ocean.”
The beaches along the Tampa-St. Pe-
tersburg coastline are truly compelling. St.
Pete and Clearwater made international
headlines a few years ago when two of
its favorite beach destinations—Fort De
Soto Park and Caladesi Island—were
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