The Oaks

An extremely private 1,000-acre-plus country club community that lies midway between Sarasota and Venice, The Oaks was the original winter estate of Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer who was the wife of the hotel magnate Potter Palmer. The Oaks is rich in history and beauty.

The development and zoning of The Oaks Club began in the early 1980's. Two amazing golf courses were designed and then named by golf course architect, the legendary Willard Byrd. The courses were built by Ted McAndlis based out of West Palm Beach, Florida.
A 40,000 square foot clubhouse was built around 1999-2000 by classical architect, Bo MacEwen and it offers three fabulous dining venues that are open all year. There is also a main pool plus a playground on the grounds of the clubhouse.
If Tennis is your sport, The Oaks offer 12 HAR-TRU® tennis courts.
Dan Rosen of The Oaks has this to say about it: "The Oaks has two great golf courses, first-class tennis, three outstanding restaurants, wonderful social life. I'll never leave."


Nature lovers will surely appreciate the 10-acrea Bald Eagle sanctuary plus the close proximity to Oscar Scherer State Park. Also nearby is Historic Spanish Point which displays Mrs. Palmer's sunken gardens and a fern and jungle walk. Oscar Scherer State Park boasts of 15 miles of nature trails, canoeing on South Creek and campgrounds.

Osprey, along with Nokomis, have been a well kept secret up until recently. You can find some beautiful properties here and at times find them at a lower price than you can in Sarasota or Venice. Its wonderfully located between both cities so you get the best of both worlds.


Nokomis is the southern gateway to beautiful Casey Key and is bordered by Dona Bay and Roberts Bay. This once secret town is seeing some interest in the most recent Real Estate boom in Sarasota county, but you can still find some waterfront property for much less than about anywhere in the county. A little closer to Venice than Osprey, you get a rural atmosphere close to small town Americana in Venice. There is a lot of waterways to traverse here.


Types of Inventory and Range of Prices:

The Oaks Bayside offers Estate homes on large, mature landscaped lots.

The Oaks Clubside is similar but with golf course views from executive homes.

The Oaks Preserve offers clubside Condos.

Osprey and Nokomis has many old Florida homes.

In The Oaks, single family homes range from about $250,000 to 4.8 million. Condos from $299,000 to 1.5 million. Homes in Osprey and Nokomis range from $100,000 to $625,000.



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