With the addition of University Town Center, University Park is quickly becoming a thriving area close to the interstate. The main attraction here is the ease and convenience of being close to it all. For this reason, national chains and local businesses alike are flocking to the area to set up shop. The lifestyle in this area is very balanced, with an abundance of restaurants, bars, shopping complemented by outdoor fitness arenas like Benderson Park, and a number of boutique fitness studios that serve the growing population. Additionally, University Park’s location makes it easy to access Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and even nearby cities including Tampa and St. Petersburg.Many of the homes on University Park are within gated communities. Among the largest and most prestigious is The Meadows, a stunning and expansive golfing community. While this neighborhood is not gated, many of the subdivisions in The Meadows are exclusive and private. Homes here vary from townhomes and condos overlooking the fairway to golf-course-front homes with direct views of tee boxes and greens. The course is always busy, and while residents don’t have to be members, the benefits of being just steps away from a par round are unbeatable.Another golfer’s gem is the neighborhood of University Park. A stunning golf community thrives behind the gates of this loved course. The homes here are family-sized and sit on moderate lots. The streets are immaculate and the homes are tediously cared for by proud homeowners. The golf club boasts numerous amenities and is one of the only semi-private courses in Sarasota. The biggest beauty of living at University Park is the convenience to it all. Here, you have easy access to some of the area’s top attractions, shopping and most importantly – options! For young families and retirees alike, University Park is nothing short of paradise.Are you interested in moving to University Park? Contact Davida McDonald for local recommendations and exclusive showings.