Located less than a mile east of I-75 on Proctor Road, Waverley is a new gated community of large, upscale homes. Aimed at families with children and older couples with large and extended families who come to visit, it offers quiet, private and country-style living.
The name evokes the Scottish nature and origins of Sarasota. “Waverley” refers to a girl’s name in Old English, meaning “meadow of trembling aspens,” as well as the title of a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Inland Roads, Tamworth Parkway and Ryedale Court continue the theme.
A divided entrance on the south side of Proctor Road has an attractive centerpiece consisting of a white wall with the name of the neighborhood, a stone foundation and column, a piece of black fence and a copper-colored gable metal roof . The gates have similar wrought iron fences and stone columns with mini-roofs as gate posts.
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From there, Tamworth Parkway winds south past community mailboxes and expansive meadows dotted with mature trees on both sides. Waverley is home to 110 homes that surround a central lake or overlook nature reserves. The atmosphere is peaceful and tranquil.
Neighborhood developer Medallion Home, a Bradenton-based builder, opened three furnished models for touring and presales in 2017. Since then, the company has added other models, including a two-story home, to offer buyers a range of options, from three to five bedrooms and floor plans from 2,395 to 4,686 square feet of living space. Starting prices range from the lowest $ 600,000 to the highest $ 800,000.
Additionally, an in-house design center gives homebuyers the opportunity to explore a variety of exterior facade treatments (stone, stucco, columns), different roof colors and styles, and a range of interior paint colors.
“Medallion is a great builder that allows for tremendous customization,” said Frank Ferrari, a broker at Keller Williams on the Water. “Most developers won’t let you move walls – Medallion will. He continued, “This flexibility, options, pricing and build quality have made Waverley highly sought after.”
Ferrari has a pending sale at 7095 Tamworth Parkway, a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with 3,072 square feet of air. “My clients loved Waverley but are moving to Utah because of a job opportunity too good to pass up,” he explained.
The home, completed in 2019, has 10 foot ceilings and eight foot doors throughout, a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and under cabinet lighting, and remote controlled plantation shutters. There is a bonus room, a 3 car garage, an extended covered veranda with a full outdoor kitchen and a saltwater pool with pool lighting.
“When it was built it cost less than a million dollars, which was unheard of at the time,” said Ferrari.
He likes the fact that the mailboxes are all at the entrance to the community. “It gives you a greater level of privacy. The mailman doesn’t have to go to every single-family home,” he said. “You can have packages delivered to the sales office. Amazon delivers. at the front door.
Many Waverley residents live there year round. A minimum six-month rental requirement, with control by the owners association, encourages the creation of a true sense of community. “I have met quite a few neighbors, and they are all great,” said Ferrari.
For families with children, several schools are easily accessible, including Oak Park, Lakeview Elementary and Ashton Elementary; Sarasota Middle and New Gate Schools. The district high school is Riverview.
The nearby Twin Lakes Park on Clark Road is popular with families. It has picnic tables, barbecues and a pavilion, two public tennis courts, playgrounds, and soccer and baseball fields. Rothenbach Park at the end of Bee Ridge Road, with two playgrounds, a pavilion with picnic tables and grills, and five miles of walking and biking trails, is just a 10-minute drive away.
Waverley’s location is also convenient for shopping and other amenities. Walmart, Lowe’s and Home Depot are five minutes away on Cattlemen Road. Doctors Hospital, LA Fitness, a Publix, and a variety of restaurants aren’t much further away.
For golf enthusiasts, the Bent Tree Country Club is located across Proctor Road. Other championship courses including Laurel Oaks, Misty Creek and Heritage Oaks along the Bee Ridge and Lorraine roads are easily accessible by car.
HOA fees at Waverley are $ 1,950 per year.
Currently there is no resale on the market in Waverley, but Medallion offers two ready-to-move-in models, as well as several residential sites. “The women from the sales office will be there until all of the construction is complete,” Ferrari said. “They are excellent and offer additional levels of service that you normally only see from luxury custom builders.”