Golf, Grace, and Old Style Hospitality at Tara
The enchanting condominiums and luxury homes for sale at the golf community of Tara echo the southern hospitality and grace of the community’s nostalgic Gone With the Wind motif. The streets have names like Butler’s Crest Drive and Peachtree Creek Road, and stills and memorabilia from the film are on display in Tara’s impressive clubhouse. Hospitality, in fact, is the key at Tara; with 8 distinct neighborhoods and a variety of luxury homes for sale from villas and patio homes to Tuscan-style single family homes in several sizes and price ranges, there’s sure to be something at Tara for every prospective homebuyer. While residences vary in style and size, every home in Tara’s 1,100 acres offers spectacular views of the community’s charming lakes, the nature preserves, or the breathtaking par-72 course and its exquisite landscaping.
At the heart of Tara, the championship course created by Ted McAnlis at the Tara Golf & Country Club offers challenges to golfers at every skill level. Tara’s spacious and comfortable southern plantation-style clubhouse features formal dining at the Scarlett Restaurant and a more casual dining atmosphere in The Grille Room, along with 2 lighted tennis courts, a putting green and driving range, a comprehensive pro shop, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. A $7.5 million renovation to the golf course and the clubhouse was completed in 2009, enhancing Tara’s beauty for years to come. An environmentally-friendly irrigation system that eases water usage have been installed on the golf course. The course’s water hazards and the community’s lakes and ponds provide a home to egrets, ibises, and other fascinating Florida wildlife. Most of Tara’s residents are retirees or older working professionals, and many own a second home in Tara for vacation and winter getaways.
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Since 2001, a second course, The Preserve Golf Club at Tara, has offered serious golfers a second option right inside Tara. The Preserve is also an 18-hole, par-72 course offering unique challenges to golfers at every level. But golfers aren’t the only ones living at Tara and loving it. With its location south of State Road 70 and west of Interstate 75, Tara is 10 minutes from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, 20 minutes from Bradenton or Sarasota, and 25 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, the enchanting barrier islands, and 35 miles of sparkling beaches including “America’s Best Beach,” Siesta Beach on charming Siesta Key. The beaches offer almost unlimited options for outdoor recreation; boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking and more can be pursued almost daily.
Tara is the singular community that combines old-style southern hospitality with active modern lifestyles in an ideal location and a delightful year-round climate. There’s nowhere else quite like it.