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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If Starkey Ranch embraces anything as much as nature, family and fun, it’s education. And with the school year right around the corner, it’s a great time to get familiar with the exceptional opportunities available to Starkey Ranch kids of all ages. After all, schools are an important factor when considering a new place to call home.
Ah, the lazy days of summer. Unless you happen to live in Starkey Ranch. Because with 500 families and counting, along with a jam-packed list of activities and events, there’s more going on this season than ever before.