The lifestyle attractions of golf communities can serve as the saving grace of flagging home sales. A property development like The Links at Greenfield Plantation, for instance, is a star of Florida's Bradenton real estate market because of the sustained buyer interest that it generates. The lure of The Links at Greenfield Plantation real estate owes much to the wonderful fusion a residential community with a golf course
This property was developed in a pristine natural setting at the heart of Manatee County easily accessible via Interstate 75 and State Road 64. As such, the golf complex lies close to the urban hubs of Bradenton and neighboring Sarasota City which are all within thirty minutes drive from the community. A short trip north of The Links ties its residents to the metropolitan districts of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Other nearby points of interest are Siesta Key and Longboat Key both famous for their beaches resorts.
But more than these advantages, the golf enclave can stand on its own when it comes to lifestyle choices. The Links has a new clubhouse with luxurious appointments and outstanding amenities. Always worth a visit, this community center regales club members and guests with its Snack Bar noted for its exquisite delis and a full-range of beverages. A well-maintained swimming pool and a wide-screen projection TV set complete the homey clubhouse atmosphere.
The most captivating feature of The Links is its 18-hole, par 72 golf course which was opened in 1998. It is accessible to public use and the club charges $55 as standard rate per golfer. Designed by the famed course architect Chip Powell, the layout offers memorable play through serene woodlands, marshes, and lakes. It poses plenty of water hazards and wide bunkers throughout its 6,719-yard length slapped with a 128 slope rating. A recently acquired ParView GPS course navigation system enables players to have instant graphic overviews of each hole. For practice, there's an aqua range for the driving drills that can help trim off strokes in a play.
The homes in The Links at Greenfield Plantation were constructed by some of the much-sought Florida builders like La Maison and Bruce Williams. A realtor's list of The Links at Greenfield Plantation homes for sale can feature single family homes of Mediterranean inspiration or contemporary Florida design. Values can be benchmarked on options for residences having floor plans of around 1,300 square feet priced at around $140,000. Homes with some 2,500 square feet of floor space can also be in the market at around $300,000, another price point that can help perk up a sluggish real estate sales.
Alan Atchley is a real estate broker associate with Atchley International Realty, a familly owned business. His personal website features all the Sarasota homes for sale currently listed in the Sarasota MLS.