Rotonda West, FL - Real Estate For Sale
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About Rotonda West Florida
Rotonda West Florida is a large master-planned community in Southwest Florida that has over 20,000 acres of greenbelts, fairways, ponds, lakes, and 23 miles of waterways, Rotonda West Florida has several distinct neighborhoods which include Long Meadow, White Marsh, Broadmoor, and Pine Valley. The area best known for its tranquil and unspoiled beaches, Rotonda West Florida is the perfect place to explore nearby state parks, the Everglades, sophisticated Sarasota, and Naples. Homesites in Rotonda West Florida are as large as 1/3 acre, with each home and neighborhood designed to make the most of its location. There many home designs available in Rotonda West, FL from villas and carriage houses to single-family homes. Open home sites are still available with an impressive list of builders to choose to work with to build your dream home. Read More...
The land on which Rotonda West Florida sits on was once owned by brothers William and Alfred Vanderbilt. William who was a former Governor of Rhode Island and both brothers were direct descendants of the renowned Cornelius Vanderbilt…. The brothers had acquired the Rotonda land (36,000 acres) back in 1952 and eventually, Alfred Vanderbilt who owned most of it, sold it to Cavanagh Leasing Corporation of Miami in 1969 for $19.5 million, when ranching became uneconomical.
The original developer of Rotonda West Florida made two smart moves in 1970. First, he negotiated with ABC-TV to telecast a television show called “The Superstars”, the show was a unique new sports show, then the developer retained Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson’s famous sidekick to pitch Rotonda West Florida as Paradise.
The Superstars had the world’s leading athletes compete against each other in sports other than their own, this was an idea of ice skater Dick Button and it worked. Virtually every named athlete at the time from1972 to 1977 performed here, starting when Rotonda West Florida had less than 100 residents. The TV show helped to put Rotonda West Florida on the map.
Meanwhile, Ed McMahon was selling Rotonda West Florida personally, by promoting the community on stage, film, and at virtually every state fair in the U.S., Ed McMahon was aided by a network of hotel concierges, bellhops, valet parkers, and pool attendants earning commissions for inviting potential buyers to cocktail events and lottery drawings. Rotonda West Florida lots sold “like hotcakes,” and gradually homes were built and the first residents took root.
Ed McMahon, also became the vice president of the developer’s Rotonda corporation, part of his payoff was a Rotonda West Florida house and lot. The house, which is still there today was sold several years ago and sits on a pond between the 3rd and 12th fairways of The Hills golf course.
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