Apollo Beach is a bayside town on Hillsborough's South Shore known for manatees and preservation efforts, but it has another treasure waiting for you to discover. Spanning more than 1,300 acres, the master-planned community Waterset boasts gorgeous homes, superior amenities, and a traditional sense of community. Waterset invites you to become a “resident for a day” to explore their community and experience the Waterset lifestyle yourself.

At Waterset’s information center, pick up your free all-day access passes and cruiser bikes so you can explore everything the the community has to offer offers. Waterset Community Specialists are on hand to answer questions, acquaint you with Apollo Beach, and help you find your perfect home.

Waterset offers a selection of homes from Tampa’s top home builders with a focus on quality and design. With a wide range of floor plans and styles, there is sure to be home that can perfectly fit your family's needs. You can buy a new-construction home that is move-in ready or build your home to your exact specifications. They offer single-family homes as well as other housing options including alley loads, townhomes, and villas. Keeping conservation in mind, Waterset has cost-efficient, low-maintenance models for the environmentally-conscious. Features like solar panels, energy-saving lighting and AC/heat, and eco-friendly lawns are available when designing your new Waterset home.

Next to the information center, discover The Landing Club & Cafe overlooking one of Waterset’s scenic lakes. Not your typical country club, The Landing is the heart of the community where family and friends gather to eat, socialize, and play. The cafe is the perfect place to grab breakfast and lunch as well as coffee, smoothies, and drinks. The Landing also has a resort-style pool and state-of-the-art fitness center with six acres of parks including fitness stations, a playground, and a picnic area. There are plans for a dog park so pets can enjoy The Landing, too!

Waterset is connected by multiple parks and miles of scenic trails, including a four-acre Fit Trail with stations for pull-ups, crunches, and other exercises to keep you in shape. The largest trail in Waterset joins The Greenway for a whopping twelve miles connecting lakes and ponds, wetlands, parks, neighborhoods, and public places. Eventually, the trail plans to link to the greater Hillsborough County regional trail system. Whether you need to bump up your cardio or only just want to admire nature, Waterset has ample trail space for you and your family to get out, get active, and have fun!

Lakeside Community Park in Waterset overlooks a glittering 32-acre lake and offers a splash playground for the kids, a dog park, and fit stations. It also has a Grand Lawn for events like seasonal markets, concerts, outdoor movie nights, and holiday parties. Waterset schedules two community events a month, and upcoming events include Wine Down Friday and Family Night

On July 21st from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, come to the Landing Cafe for their monthly Wine Down Friday and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine or beer over dinner while listening to live music. Family Night is August 12th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with outdoor games, music, and food trucks, but they also have special areas set up for grown-ups only!

23 miles from MacDill Air Force Base, Waterset welcomes military families and offers a free lawn service program for families of deployed service men and women. To further show appreciation, the community’s elite home builders have special home discounts for military families. Whether active-duty, reserve, or retired, service members and their families will love what Waterset has to offer.

Ideally located minutes from Tampa where you find premium shopping, fine restaurants, and world-famous attractions like theme parks and museums. Head west to enjoy fun in the sun at popular beaches in Clearwater and St. Petersburg.

Take Waterset up on their offer! Spend the day as a resident and envision your life in this one-of-a-kind community in Apollo Beach. To learn more about communities like Waterset as well as neighborhoods in Tampa, check out our Tampa Real Estate page and visit Moving to Tampa | Where to Live: A Tampa Neighborhoods Guide

(Cover photo and images courtesy of Waterset's website, Facebook page, and blog)