FORT MYERS —Prolific regional homebuilder Neal Communities has begun building homes in Verandah, a 1,456-acre, 1,800-home gated golf course community off Palm Beach Boulevard along the Orange River in northeast Lee County.
A grand opening event was held Feb. 2.
Located two miles east of Interstate 75, the announcement marks continued growth in the area, joining the nearby River Hall Country Club and Babcock Ranch developments. Homes will be built by Neal in the community that already includes two private golf clubs will start at $285,000 with sizes from 1,812 to 2,427 square feet, with a selection of nine available single-story floor plans, according to a statement.
Amenities include full-service dining venues, optional golf membership, resort-style pool, fitness center with a dedicated spin room, dog park, playground, kayak launch access and tennis and bocce ball courts. Verandah will also employ dedicated lifestyle directors, the release adds.
Lakewood Ranch-based Neal Communities has built more than 14,000 homes in 40 years and is the largest locally owned private homebuilder in the region.
(This story was updated on Feb. 5.)