Yesterday I toured the villas at Sweetwater in Lakewood Ranch.
There is an inventory of "quick move in homes", meaning they have villas for sale that are under construction, ready sometime in the next 3 to months. The home design centers have basically disappeared among most major home builders. Likewise, in Sweetwater you will have a package of finishes and colors chosen in advance by the builder.
Open bidding is GONE!
The villas will have their own amenities, with a clubhouse and pool, which should be completed in Spring 2023. I was pleasantly surpised at the number of lake view home sites. If a villa home site isn't directly on the water, there are quite a few that offer privacy with views of wooded preserve.
Weather permitting I will have more Sweetwater Lakewood Ranch photos and video to add here.
You could talk to several different sales associates that work for the builders, or you could call me instead, to help you find the community that fits your budget and lifestyle. Don't make a half a million dollar mistake!