Manatee County is seeing rapid growth just within the last year and is figured among America’s 20 fastest-growing urban areas, taking the 11th spot on the list. What is it that drives people (20,123 to be exact within the last year) to the Sunshine State?  Here are 3 things that Manatee County possesses that people love enough to pack up and move here.

Entertainment Value:

When is comes to Florida, people tend to think we are just all about the beaches.  What people don’t know is the Gulf Coast provides a number of cultural offerings including an opera, a variety of art galleries along with historic landmarks, national parks, and an aquarium.  On top of all of those activities, the area brings amazing restaurants and shopping.

Golf Value:

One of the best things about living in Florida is all of the time you can spend outdoors.  Some of these past times include being outside with friends, enjoying the yearlong mild weather and putting a few games to victory.  The Gulf Coast is known for having amazing, accessible golf courses at a low costs and we consider that a hole in one!  Courses range in difficulty and are impeccably maintained.  Enjoy a day out on the green surrounded by mature stands of oak and pine, water features, undulating hills and sand traps that provide endless variations of play.

Home Value:

Florida has no state income tax along with relatively low property taxes and energy costs.  Retire Magazine has named GlenLakes in Weeki Wachee “One of the Best Places to Retire” several times and Ideal-Living magazine called them a “Top 50 Community.”  Paired with GlenLakes large home sites and outstanding portfolio of homes, results in excellent home value.

If you love nature and an action packed social life then GlenLakes is the place for you!  Adjoining the 85,000-acre Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, which borders the Gulf of Mexico, GlenLakes captures everything you love about the Florida lifestyle: stunning views, championship golf, country club amenities and much more starting in the $200’s.  If you love a life that borders on the wild then this community is just for you.  To see what being a part of the GlenLakes lifestyle is all about, click here.