Here is the Heron Creek web site for more information:
Since Ellen answered the distance question I will give you some more background on Heron Creek. We live and work in North Port and are very familiar with the area:
Heron Creek and Heron Creek Golf and Country Club is located in North Port, FL and is country club living at its best. This master planned, gated community sits on a 676 acres, surrounded by natural tranquility, wildlife and serene views with 430 acres set aside as a protected preserve, ensuring that the Heron Creek community will always co-exist in harmony with nature. Drive your golf cart to grocery shopping, retail stores, medical facilities, fine dining, beauty salons and other services. The Heron Creek Golf and Country Club offers the perfect balance of privacy and modern conveniences.
With easy access to one of two exits on I-75 via Sumter Boulevard, you are never far from entertainment events in Sarasota or Fort Myers. The new North Port City Hall across the street houses the building and planning department, clerk and other city offices, and the George D. Mullen Activity Center is just one of the improvements in North Port. This modern, government and commercial center offers all the services and conveniences residents want, and it is part of the North Port Comprehensive Plan, encompassing the nearly 220 acres that surround the intersection of Sumter and Price Boulevards. The Towne Center includes retail shops, medical facilities, banks, restaurants and offers convenient services to the residents of the Heron Creek Golf and Country Club community.
There are also plans for an amphitheater and a branch library. Itâ€™s an easy walk to North Port High School, a new state-of-the-art school High School opened in August, 2001. The high school is equipped with the latest technology and students use high-tech laboratories with computers and wireless terminals. The Heron Creek Middle School opened in August of 2003, and there are two A+ rated elementary schools nearby. The North Port Performing Arts Center houses the North Port Symphony and is located on the campus of the high school.
But residents donâ€™t have to leave Heron Creek Golf and Country Club grounds to find the activities or services. At Heron Creek you can choose from one of several country club packages, with or without golfing privileges, shop in a Pro Shop, take golf lessons in six practice areas, visit with friends in the 21,000 square foot elegant, two-level club house, or dine in the formal or casual dining rooms. The state-of-the-art fitness center is complete with ample locker rooms, and a sauna. The five lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, Caribbean resort pool and sun deck, and walking and biking paths complete the picture, providing a maintenance-free, gated community that rivals the best of Florida.
Heron Creek is a gated community with a world-class 27-hole championship golf course, designed by Arthur Hills to complement its natural setting. Arthur Hills is the nationally known architect of more than 130 golf courses, and he has designed a course with a variety and challenges. The Oaks, Marsh and Creek Nine layouts make golfing at Heron Creek an experience you will love.
If golf is not your game, you can take tennis lessons to improve your skills and even participate in league play if you wish. Stow your golf cart and head to the Heronâ€™s Roost Grille Room for lunch overlooking the Arthur Hills Golf Course, or take a seat at the bar and nurse a well-deserved glass of fine wine while you visit with friends. The Top of the Green dining room offers a list of fine wines, and elegant dining with tasty appetizers, specialty entrees and scrumptious desserts.
Heron Creek is a deed restricted community with exclusive views of natural preserves and pristine fairways. Homes in Heron Creek are impressive, beautifully maintained and landscaped â€“ perfect for the active senior who doesnâ€™t want to waste time on home maintenance. One-story and two-story homes, estates, and villas are resplendent with soft, harmonic colors and tile roofs. Heron Creek features underground utilities, public water and sewer systems, and sidewalks. Renowned builders Nohl Crest and Ryland and Lennar have outdone themselves here! Imagine yourself living in a 3,000 or 3,800 square foot, three or four bedroom, three bath home, overlooking a tranquil preserve where birds hop from branch to branch, as the sun slowly dips below the horizon. Here, every resident can enjoy the natural habitat, with beautiful views of sparkling lakes, or smooth green fairways. The golf course is bordered by natural buffers, with beautiful stands of trees tracing the lazy path of the course as it winds through the Heron Creek community.
Shannon Moore, Realtor
Re/Max Anchor Realty
North Port, FL
This is an excellent place to buy in North Port, and is one of the most prestigious.....it is about 20 minutes to Venice and 30 minutes to Sarasota....and is about 20-30 minutes to the beaches on Manasota Key.
If you have any other questions would love to be of service.
Sincerely, Ellen Baker, Broker Associate
Michael Saunder & Co
The WaterSide Group
941-268-4999 or 941-286-0880