Original article by: BUILDER Online Magazine

Homes in Cielo in North Venice start in the low-$300,000s.

Neal Communities, the Lakewood Ranch, Florida-based private home builder, this weekend is hosting the grand opening of Cielo, its newest community in North Venice.

Neal Communities will celebrate the Cielo grand opening on March 14 from 11am to 1pm at 220 Corsano Drive in Nokomis. Cielo is located on Jacaranda Boulevard just off of Laurel Road and is adjacent to Neal Signature Homes’ Aria community.

There will be the opportunity to tour a decorated model home and preview the amenities offered at Cielo, including a neighborhood playground and dog park, shade shelters, picnic tables, grills and bike racks.

Guests can enjoy food trucks and drinks while supplies last, along with activities for children such as face painting, balloon twisting and a bounce house.

Inspired by the clear blue skies of Venice, Neal Communities chose the name Cielo, Italian for “Sky” and fitting the northern Italian architectural theme of the community.

Cielo is a single-family home community which offers lower fees and family-friendly amenities. The community will consist of 71 home sites with prices starting at $309,990. This price point focuses on working families ready to buy a home in the Venice area.

Featuring six different single-family floor plans ranging from three to four bedrooms, 2,014 to 2,936 square feet and one- and two-stories, Cielo offers the comforts and conveniences of a new home with plenty of room for growing families.

“We are excited to open Cielo among the communities of single-family residential developments in Venice,” said Mike Storey, president of Neal Communities. “With a variety of floor plans at more affordable prices and with lower fees, Cielo is a great option for growing families.”

Located in North Venice, Cielo is just two miles east of I-75 and 10 miles east of US 41, making it an ideal location for commuting professionals and within Sarasota County’s impressive school district where students would attend Laurel-Nokomis School and Venice High, or may test into the top-ranked Pine View School, just a 15-minute drive.