It’s no secret Starkey Ranch residents love living in this Top-50 master-planned community. But when it comes to the reasons why, we were curious to hear more – so we asked. In May, residents received a survey asking what they find most special about life at Starkey Ranch. The results were quite nice to hear, and definitely worth sharing.
Starkey Ranch is excited to announce Creative World School, a leading early child education franchise brand, is developing their next Tampa area location right here in the Starkey Ranch community. With plans for a Grand Opening in the Spring of 2021, the 15,000 square foot school will offer loving care and the highest quality education for infants, toddlers, twos, preschool, pre-k, as well as children up to the age of twelve with before and after school care and summer camp programs.
When life presents a challenge, you just run with it. So rather than postpone or cancel our annual Distance Classic due to current circumstances, Starkey Ranch made this incredibly popular event a virtual one.
We’re #1! Again. It’s a two-peat. For the second year in a row, the two top real estate ranking firms in the U.S. have named Starkey Ranch among the 50 top-selling master-planned communities in the entire country, as well as the #1 selling master-planned community in Tampa Bay.
Taylor Morrison will now be offering a new collection of single-family homes in Stansil Park at Starkey Ranch. Stansil Park at Starkey Ranch will feature open floor plans with spacious living rooms, designer kitchens, owner’s suites, and flexible upgrade options throughout.
Since 1998, World Kindness Day has been observed on November 13th as part of the World Kindness Movement. At Starkey Ranch, we’re taking that to even greater lengths and establishing our own Kindness Season. What better way to celebrate than by having some of our residents share how they bring the fun and warmth of kindness to life around the community.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.