4934 Marble Springs Circle Wimauma, FL 33598

Valencia Lakes Villa For Sale $256,900.    MLS#T2844923

Check out this video of a BRAND NEW! MOVE-IN-READY VILLA— Price reflects Builder incentive 10K off List Price. Numerous Upgrades! Popular CHRISTINA model offers 2 BR 2 BA and 2 car garage. With Pond view from the screened in lanai. Open floor plan, split BR’s and high ceilings. Kitchen offers GE appliances, 42″ maple cabinets + pantry, granite countertops and upgraded tile backsplash. Master BR offers huge walk-in closet and dual sinks in bathroom, separate glass-enclosed stall shower. Granite countertops also in both bathrooms. Separate laundry room. Security system in your home; brick pavers on driveway, walkway & on lanai.

VERY ACTIVE COMMUNITY offers a Fabulous Waterfront Outdoor Recreation Area; includes a brand new 40,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse with resort style heated pools to include a lap swim area and resistance pool. Outside you’ll also find Har-Tru tennis courts, Pickleball, Horseshoes, and Bocce Ball courts. State of the Art fitness center, spa with men’s & ladies steam rooms & lockers. A full-time social director will keep you busy with different classes, clubs, concerts & shows in the grand ballroom. Card rooms, a billiard room and more. Relax at the Bistro and enjoy breakfast, lunch and some dinners. Live the good life in Florida, be as busy as you want to be at Valencia Lakes located on Florida’s west coast between Tampa and Sarasota!

Interested in receiving a 1% Cash Back Rebate at Closing?  Send us an email, call or TEXT me.

Dave Tipton, Broker ~ Tampa Active Adult Living


About David Tipton

David Tipton was raised in Tampa, FL and has been a Florida licensed real estate broker since 1986. There have been massive changes in the real estate industry during the past 30 years and Dave has those experiences under his belt, which thoroughly prepares him for what ever comes in the future. Dave has become an evangelist for the Tampa Active Adult Lifestyle and loves working with folks of the 55+ age bracket preparing to retire. With a BA degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa he is a Huge Bulls fan, but roots for all the Florida teams that aren't playing the Bulls.

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Bunker Hill Winery, Parrish, FL

Bunker Hill Winery, Parrish, FL

bunkerhill-wineryBradenton natives Lenora and Larry Woodham opened Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery and are still receiving rave reviews.  Open daily and offering free vineyard tours and wine tastings, Bunker Hill focuses on “green” operations with handcrafted wines that are unfiltered, never blended, and fermented with the skin of the grape.  They pride themselves on using 100 percent recycled wine bottles, natural corks, and origami gift wrapping.  All of their wines are aged in a “wine cave” in complete darkness and at the appropriate temperature between 52 and 57 degrees. The winery is a popular choice for destination weddings and special events, and their Fresh Whole Fruit wines.

What a great way to spend an afternoon. As you climb out of your car, you are met by one of the owners, Lenora or Larry who will welcome you with a warm smile. Their passion for their wines are evident in her knowledge and easy sharing of the process they follow to make their wines. All the grape wines are from locally raised Muscadine and all but two of the fruit/vegetable wines are either sourced locally or collected from the wild around their winery.

The couple has spent time researching historical wines as well and produces the BEST Sweet Onion Wine. Yes – Sweet Onion Wine! Additionally, the winery uses recycled wine bottles (you gain points from returning them!) and those that can no longer be used to bottle their wine get turned into cool art projects! We highly recommend a trip out to the Vineyard whether you are a wine connoisseur or you like an occasional glass.

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Memories of 9/11

Flag - 3rd Infantry

Flag – 3rd Infantry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fifteen years ago on 9/11/2001, nineteen men attacked our nation with a cruelty unrivaled in American history.  The unthinkable was broadcast on our televisions and radios: the World Trade Center and Pentagon buildings were under siege.  We soon learned that terrorists had taken control of commercial airplanes as we watched in horror as the second tower was struck.  In such a precise attack, we simultaneously saw the Pentagon go up in flames.  In addition, brave passengers of a fourth hijacked airliner, United Flight 93, prevented another attack on the Washington, DC area when they overpowered the hijackers crashing the plane in a field.

My wife and I were both in downtown DC that day at work a mile as the crow flies from the Pentagon and one block from the Whitehouse.  Communicating by phone was next to impossible, both by landline and cellular. After my building was  evacuated, I walked down Constitution Avenue trying to find my wife who drove to work and was going to pick me up to get out of town.  I vividly remember the billowing smoke and loud sirens which seemed to be coming from every direction.  People had panicked looks and walked quickly in all directions.  Visions of what it might have been like in London during WWII as the Germans bombed them entered my thoughts.   Continue reading

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