It’s been just over a year since Bexley debuted in Land O’ Lakes, and already this master-planned community has distinguished itself as one of Tampa Bay’s top selling properties with over 250 new homes sold.
“Bexley is the result of years of planning and research, and it’s rewarding to see so many families choosing to make their home here,” said Pam Parisi, vice president of marketing for Newland Communities, the developer behind Bexley.
“It’s become a vibrant community for people at all stages of life, especially those who are looking for an active lifestyle and greater connections with each other and the outdoors. It’s just a wonderful community to live in, whether you’re a family with kids, just starting out, or looking to downsize,” Parisi adds.
Bexley is located in central Pasco County, north of State Road 54 and just east of the Suncoast Parkway. Its prime location provides direct access to the Suncoast Parkway and is convenient to many areas of Tampa Bay.
The community consists of 1,825 acres of pastoral ranch lands, mature woodlands and cypress wetlands, with Newland dedicating 1,200 acres to remain in its pristine natural state.
Residents access this preserved wilderness using the community’s 13 miles of planned hiking and biking trails, which may one day link to the 42-mile Suncoast Trail.
Fit Stations, designed by outdoor-living pioneer AvidTrails™, are located throughout Bexley’s trail system to keep workouts interesting and fresh. There are also open spaces for sports fields, a BMX pump park bicycle course, children’s playgrounds and two dog parks.
The pulse of the community is Bexley Club, an award winning, lakefront amenity center that features two resort-style pools, a cardio-focused fitness center, screened-in game room, outdoor fire pit, and an event lawn for community festivals and gatherings.
Inside the clubhouse is the popular Twisted Sprocket Café, where guests enjoy great food and scenic lakefront views. The restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and happy hour, and offers a unique breakfast menu, gourmet lunches, desserts, smoothies, wine, craft beer and coffee drinks.
“The amenities at Bexley truly set our community apart,” said Parisi. “With its resort-style pools and calming lakefront views, The Bexley Club is a perfect place to relax by the water, unwind by the fireplace, or meet friends for coffee or lunch at the Twisted Sprocket Cafe. There’s truly nothing like this in the area.”
Resident for a Day
Bexley invites local residents to sign up for its free Resident for a Day program. Registration is online at BexleyFlorida.com, and guests pick up their pass at the Bexley Club, which includes a $20 voucher to The Twisted Sprocket Café (one voucher per family).
“Our Resident For a Day program lets potential homebuyers experience for themselves everything that Bexley has to offer. They can enjoy the amenities, talk with other residents and really be able to envision what living in Bexley would be like,” said Parisi.
In January, Bexley received a Best in American Living Award from the National Association of Home Builders, winning the highest honor of a Platinum Award in the category for Best Single-Family Community having more than 100 homes.
Last summer, the Southeast Building Conference recognized Bexley with its highest honor, a Grand Aurora, for best recreational facility, and the coveted top master-planned community in the Southeast.
Homes in Bexley begin in the mid $200,000 and include single-family, townhome, courtyards and villas. Its builders have nine homes in the 2018 Parade of Homes sponsored by the Tampa Bay Builders Association. Parade models were entered by CalAtlantic Homes, Cardel Homes, David Weekley Homes, Homes by Westbay, ICI Homes and Lennar Homes.
The Parade of Homes is the first two weekends in March: March 2-4 and 9-11. For more information, go to TampaBayParadeOfHomes.com.
Schools and More
Bexley Elementary School opened its doors in August to accommodate families moving to Bexley. Located within the community, the new elementary school features a state-of-the-art media and computer center. For upper grades, top-rated schools assigned to Bexley are Charles S. Rushe Middle School and Sunlake High School.
Several commercial businesses are underway at Bexley, and a freestanding emergency room by Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel recently opened. Under construction is a 110-room Springhill Suites by Marriott and a Race Trac gas station. A seven-acre shopping center is also planned.
Bexley is the fourth master-planned community for Newland in the Tampa Bay area,joining FishHawk Ranch, MiraBay and Waterset in south Hillsborough County. For information, visit BexleyFlorida.com.
Published February 28, 2018