Gulf Gate East is a lightly deed-restricted community and is the last iteration of the Gulf Gate homes. Construction began in 1980 by US Homes and finished about 1986. It has the distinction of being located east of Beneva within the 34238 zip-code and offers wide palm-tree-lined streets with sidewalks. Homes are generally well maintained by the owners and annual fees are modest at under $200.00 per year. Access is limited to one entry by way of Kingston Blvd. This helps to keep traffic limited to the homeowners and their guests.
Consisting of 392 homes, you will find homes are generally three or four bedrooms with at least two-full baths. Home sizes range from around 1,400 square feet all the way to over 3,000 square feet for the few select estate homes in the back of the subdivision. Only twenty-two of the homes are two-bed two-bath ranging in size from approximately 1,000 to 1,250 square feet. Non-estate lots range from the 8,800 sq.ft. mark to a very generous 15,000 sq.ft. or more for well placed cul-de-sac lots. The few estate lots can be as much as an acre. Premium lots throughout the area will back to a stream, preserve or one of the several lakes.
Homes in Gulf Gate East are generally concrete block and stucco construction with at least a two-car garage. Many homes are split-plan designed homes with screened in lanais with a pool. Design features were quite modern for this era home featuring large family, living, and dining rooms. High ceilings and amble master suites and closets are also common. Many homeowners have opted to replace tile roofs with shingle at the appropriate time.
Local Insider Information – Odd numbers addresses between 6529-6547 Waterford Circle and even numbered homes between 4312 and 4324 Kingston Loop back to Beneva Road and might be a bit noisy for some buyers. Homes located to the west of the cul-de-sac on Kingston Drive might experience a bit of noise from the Publix warehouse.
The schools for Gulf Gate East are Gulf Gate Elementary, Sarasota Middle, and the desirable Riverview High School.
Have a few more questions about the neighborhood? Take a look at the Gulf Gate East Homeowners Association website for more community information.
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