With summer approaching and a new school year following, many homebuyers will be evaluating and prioritizing their housing options based on area education. West Villages’ convenient location provides access to an abundance of educational options for children and young adults to grow and thrive.

“From early education to lifelong learners, we know education is essential for a variety of West Villages Florida residents. Homebuyers who might be new to the area may not be aware of the quality Pre-K through high school offerings that surround our community,” said Paul Erhardt, President of West Villages Florida.

Selecting the right school is often based on several factors such as proximity, areas of focus and student needs. While the choice may feel daunting, Sarasota County provides numerous “A” rated Pre-K, elementary, middle and high schools.

If families are exploring education options outside of public school, West Villages can also accommodate. Alternative choices range from religious private schools such as Venice Christian School to innovative charter schools like Sky Academy Venice. There are also magnet programs such as Venice High School. Many of these schools incorporate the latest technologies, effective teaching methods and specialized areas of expertise like performing arts into their curriculums. Additionally, the State College of Florida (Venice campus) will commence their Collegiate School program this Fall, offering students the opportunity to attain a high school diploma and an Associate in Arts Degree concurrently upon graduation.

West Villages also encourages its residents to continue learning at any age with nearly 100 neighborhood clubs and groups, county libraries and continuing education programs. The State College of Florida also offers numerous personal enrichment classes for life-long learning.

Our range of new home choices makes learning around and living in West Villages easier. Our diverse variety of communities, price ranges, builders and floor plans are drawing an equally varied homebuyer population. With homes available for families with young children to empty nesters, we are even seeing multi-generational families residing in our communities. They enjoy the extra support for picking up the kids from school or even have the larger family participating in educational activities.

Interested in learning more or sharing options with your parents or extended family? View available new homes and see why we are the fourth fastest-growing community in the nation.

This article originally appeared in the West Villages Sun