Updated: Jun 9, 2020
When you find the perfect neighborhood and match it with the right style of house for you and then discover how well it's been taken care of & "upgraded", then it becomes obvious. You need to make an offer! This home in the gated community Arbor Reserve in Bradenton might be that one for you for many reasons.
First, if you ask the neighbors why they love it here, they'll immediately tell you "The location is awesome!" So what might that mean for some people? That depends on what you want, or need, to do with your time but if you want walk-able access to the supermarket, dentist, banks, post office, restaurants, coffee shops, hair salons and more this fits. If you want to be on highway 75 in 3 miles, this works. If you want to be in downtown Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, or Bradenton in 10 minutes this is it. If you want easy access to the University Mall and all of it's fabulous shoppes and restaurants (you should see it at Christmas time!) it's within 5 miles. Last, but certainly not least, if you want to be at one of our glorious Gulf coast beaches, you can in 20 minutes.
This two-story contemporary style is very classic and people from other states might recognize it as a modified "colonial" with a large bonus/recreation room upstairs and a third garage. If you've lived in Florida for any length of time, you know how appealing the extra garage space becomes. Remember, because of the sandy nature of our soil, we don't have basements so the garage becomes handy storage, or, simply holds more toys or another car. The master and 3 other bedrooms are upstairs and there is a bedroom downstairs that can be used as a home office as well. Flexible living space is good today!
The yard is a pie shape and is approximately 1/5 of an acre which, believe it or not, is a larger yard than most in this neighborhood. Because of it's proximity to everything desirable the land is priced at a premium for builders so, the old saying is true... you get what you pay for! If you don't mind driving for distances to get to where you're going then you can move further east and possibly get more land but, "closer to the action" is where many people prefer to live. This gives you plenty of room to add a pool or custom outdoor kitchen or just leave it wide open for other recreational activities.
You'll notice right away when you see this home in person how well maintained it has been over six years by it's original owners. They are hard working and handy people that know a thing or two so feel free to open up some doors and admire the custom closets and the squeaky clean AC air handlers. Enjoy surround sound throughout the whole house, thoughtful lighting, soothing paint colors, practical yet contemporary tile style and color, a timeless white kitchen with all upgraded stainless steel appliances that have been gently used and well maintained. There's so much more to see.
Arbor reserve is a gated community of ninety homes and features a resort style community pool, basketball court, and a perfect 1/2 mile loop around with sidewalks so children, adults and pets can take in the fresh Florida sunshine and air while bike riding, strolling or jogging. This is a fun community and has a little bit of everything for everyone. Come see for yourself!