University Park is a gated, master-planned residential community with 1200 single family homes in 32 distinctive neighborhoods. We are recognized as one of the pre-eminent mature communities in our area, offering one of the most unique and sought-after locations in S.W. Florida.
The scenic natural beauty covers 1,000 acres filled with tranquil ponds, soaring moss-covered oaks and lush landscaping creating a park-like setting. Homeowners feel removed from the bustling activity just outside the gates while enjoying a vibrant and active recreational and social lifestyle.
Whether you are new to University Park or one of our long-standing homeowners, the information contained on this site will provide valuable information that will enrich your life in this extraordinary community.
New Landscape Master Plan
Lush Natural Setting
“Best Master Planned Community in America”
Beyond the stunning beauty, premier location and quality amenities that come with home ownership in University Park, residents enjoy a myriad of experiences and opportunities to engage socially that set this community uniquely apart and offer significant benefits to our owners.
University Park is a safe, gated community with 24-hour, live controlled access by an on-site management team.
Our community is governed by two resident boards overseeing the planning and operation of the community and the club. A strong balance sheet with substantial audited reserves and focused management of ongoing improvements and upgrades including a $2.5 million dollar renovation of the clubhouse, upgrades to the self managed sewer system and a new community landscape master plan.
32 Unique Neighborhoods
Our award-winning, planned and gated community features 1,200 homes located in 32 unique, enclave neighborhoods, each carefully planned with most home settings featuring either golf course, water or conservation area views with privacy a priority. Lush, tropical landscapes abound featuring “green” and open spaces.
Eaton Place is at the center of the Park within easy access to the Club. There are 86 homes in the neighborhood from 2,700 to 3,200 sq. ft.
Located near the entrance of University Park, Grosvenor Gardens features 29 custom homes in one and two-story designs, ranging in size from 3,000 to 4,500 sq. ft. on footprints of 1/3 acre+…
The Chelsea neighborhood is an intimate enclave of 9 spacious, custom homes located near the rear entrance of University Park. Home sizes range from 4,000 to nearly 6,000 sq. ft., all with pools under large lanais with water views…
Community Information Package
In late 1980 local developer Pat Neal and International entrepreneurs Rolf and Barbara Pasold, purchased 300 acres of pristine low pine flatwoods owned by State Farm insurance agents that was used as a hunting preserve. Painstaking planning of this 1,200 home master-planned community took nearly 5 years and the developers’ commitment to the preservation of the natural beauty of the property is still evident today and a tribute to the founding fathers.
University Park residents enjoy a vibrant and socially engaging lifestyle just minutes from the arts and dining in downtown Sarasota and world class beaches and recreation including Nathan Benderson Park. Club membership brings residents together on the golf course, tennis and pickleball courts and dining at our soon to be completed, fully renovated Clubhouse.
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