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Starkey Ranch a natural for Millennial home buyers

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Millennials choose experiences over things, right? Not so fast. Not if that “thing” is a home. Recent insights from the experts at Realtor.com indicate that Millennials, despite a reputation for being too casual about finances, are increasingly seeking the life experiences that only home ownership can provide. In fact, Millennials have represented the largest share of the home buying market for the past five years in a row. (36% of market share in 2018.)

Starkey Ranch K-8 School officially kicks off construction with celebration on Thurs., Sept. 5

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Pasco County Schools hosted a groundbreaking celebration for the Starkey Ranch K-8 School, which is expected to educate about 1,200 middle school students and 800 elementary students when it opens in the fall of 2021. The event brings together community leaders to mark this important milestone including Pasco County School District, Pasco County elected officials and Wheelock Communities, developer of Starkey Ranch.

Starkey Ranch to get its own K-8 school

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Groundbreaking alert! Starkey Ranch will soon be home to an innovative Pasco County kindergarten through 8th grade school right in the neighborhood. The new school, with gymnasium, playground, track, athletic fields and an exciting technical theater and library, will be located adjacent to Whitfield Park in a beautiful natural setting.

A fetching array of dog parks

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More dog parks than you can carry a stick around! Romp, run and jump for joy! Dogs (and their humans) have a grand old time at Starkey Ranch. That’s the idea behind our four fabulous dog parks. Not to mention our miles and miles of dog-friendly trails.

District Park will soon be action central!

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Coming soon, fall activities kick off at District Park Fall’s coming and Starkey Ranch District Park will soon be jumping with all kinds of sports, practices and family events. It’s awesome having a new, open-to-the-public Pasco County District Park right in our community. For both playing and spectating, you can’t beat living where top leagues come to enjoy lighted fields, practice fields, a concession stand, plenty of comfort facilities and more.

Starkey Ranch Mini-Camps rock

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Sorry grown-ups, our camps are for kids (grades K-5) At Starkey Ranch, our summer mini-summer camps are so awesome moms and dads are jealous. As Lifestyle Director, Alex Murphy puts it, “Our variety of mini summer camps adds a whole lot of ‘cool’ to summer fun at Starkey Ranch!” Each month features a special one-week, half-day mini-camp open to kids from kindergarten to fifth grade. All the activities are recreation based, different and surprising every day.

Moving on up—A hot trend at Starkey Ranch

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The joy of a move-up home in Starkey Ranch? Not moving away! Kristy and Matt Thurber, kids Madison and Chase, and labs Bronx and Blue, are delighted with their second Starkey Ranch home in just three years. “We wouldn’t live anywhere else,” says Kristy. “The nature and trails, our friends, so much to do, a great area, beautiful neighborhoods, top schools…staying here is a no brainer!”

A neighborhood for every kind of family

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So many kinds of families—so many neighborhoods to choose from Variety is one of the delights of life at Starkey Ranch. Nowhere is that more evident than in all the kinds of families who happily call our beautiful community home. Besides 2,400 acres of natural Florida, amazing trails, parks and having the Jay B. Starkey Nature Preserve right next door, families are drawn to Starkey Ranch like nowhere else for our great selection of neighborhoods.

We’re going Publix! Town Square opening soon.

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Publix opens in August, kicking off our thriving Town Square We are excited to report that Starkey Ranch Town Square will soon be a lively reality! Our spacious, new Publix is set to open in August 2019. By year’s end, dining spots and an array of great shops and services will have the Town Square front and center as a hub for community residents and the whole area.

Preserving our Greatest Amenity, Nature

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Before Wheelock Communities developed Starkey Ranch in 2013, the property had a long history of preservation. Originally purchased by Jay B. Starkey and the Cunningham brothers in 1937, the 16,000-acre CS Ranch, cut by the Pithlachascotee and Anclote rivers, hosted cattle and timber and citrus operations.

Name your wilderness adventure!

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Exclusive access to Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Having awesome nature adventures is pretty much guaranteed when you live at Starkey Ranch. In addition to our own 2,000 acres of natural Florida, residents also enjoy exclusive access directly from our community to the 8,300 acres of preserved wilderness at the adjacent Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park.

We’ll soon be minding our own businesses!

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First tenants announced for Starkey Ranch Business Park Early in 2020, Starkey Ranch Business Park will be open for business! Residents can eat, drink, be perfectly manicured and do their banking right in the community. With a convenient location at Heart Pine Avenue and SR 54, you can be sure our Business Park will soon be a favorite destination for all. We’re excited to announce businesses soon to call Starkey Ranch home.

New neighborhood. New ways to connect with nature.

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Albritton Park already has its first new residents! New ways to experience nature, fun and neighbors keep unfolding at Starkey Ranch. That’s why you’ll want to explore Albritton Park, our newest community park neighborhood.

Oh the weather outside’s delightful!

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For connecting with nature, family and friends, there’s no place like Starkey Ranch for the holidays! We live in sunny Florida and now it’s the most wonderful time of the year to be out and about. With so much natural Florida to enjoy in so many ways around the community, our residents take elf-like delight in thinking up new ideas for making the holidays warm, bright and very outdoorsy. Not to mention, merrily memorable. Here are ten favorites.