Starkey Ranch

Odessa, Florida Homes for Sale

About Starkey Ranch

Starkey Ranch is a 2,400-acre community located in Odessa, Florida. Construction began in 2016 and since then, Starkey Ranch has prospered into a residential area filled with a variety of home designs, resort-style amenities, and pocket parks. Starkey Ranch residents can also enjoy a lifestyle of convenience with public education institutions just minutes away from the community. Situated in Florida’s Pasco County, Starkey Ranch boasts a great location that is 25 minutes north of Tampa International Airport and 20 minutes east of Gulf Coast beaches. The community is also close to Downtown Tampa, Westshore, and Temple Terrace, providing additional attractions.

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Quick Facts

Current Prices: $540,000

Closed Prices: $252,990 to $1,043,300

Median Sale Price: $534,519

Average $ per sq ft: $224

Association Fee Ranges: $1 to $261, $6.25 to $260/mo, $6.25 to $761/quarter, $0 to $150

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 2015 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 2015 to 2021 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 to 6 Bathrooms

Getting Around Starkey Ranch

Around Starkey Ranch

Starkey Ranch residents can enjoy a lifestyle of health and wellness. Starkey Ranch District Park is an 80-acre complex that’s the hub of community activity. This facility features a little league baseball/softball field, multiple fields for soccer, lacrosse and football, practice fields, four picnic pavilions, an event lawn, a playground, and a trailhead to Starkey Ranch’s 20-mile trail network. The community is home several pocket parks as well as 12 miles of paved jogging and biking trails. Dog owners also have access to four dog parks where pets can roam free. Homeowners can also enjoy Whitfield Park, Homestead Park, and Cunningham Park, which all offer outdoor recreational facilities including swimming pools, playgrounds, ample greenspace. School-aged residents living in Starkey Ranch can attend schools within the top-rated Pasco County School District. Some of the nearby public schools include Odessa Elementary School, Longleaf Elementary School, River Ridge Middle School, and River Ridge High School.

Homebuyers interested in living in Starkey Ranch can look forward to a close-knit environment. Thanks to the community’s Lifestyle Team, residents enjoy special events and activities like food truck Friday, yoga, book club, Zumba, arts and crafts, movie nights, and farmers’ markets. No matter the day of the week, Starkey Ranch homeowners can enjoy a welcoming and fun atmosphere in Odessa, Florida.

Neighborhood Reviews

3 Reviews
2.5

Best place we have ever lived...

David S
Despite the experience that is mentioned in other reviews, our experience in Starkey Ranch has been amazing. For the first time since I was a little kid, my family actually knows our neighbors well and our neighbors all know us. There are so many amazing parts of nature in our community that you just won't find elsewhere. We have regular visits from bald eagles, wild turkeys, river otters, and deer. Beautiful birds, hawks, owls and sand cranes call this place their home as well. We love that part, but frankly the feeling of community in the neighborhood is unrivaled. We have regular community events that are paid for by the CDD fees mentioned in other reviews. We have regular markets, parties and nature walks throughout the community that really make it feel like we are part of something bigger. The only areas I see as weaknesses are the lack of core amenities. The developers favored more walking and biking paths rather than large community amenity centers. There are less pools than some other communities, but most folks have pools in their backyard, so it's rarely crowded. Anyway... we love it here and wouldn't dream of leaving. I know our other neighbors generally feel the same... We love it here.

Not worth it

Chad B
The CDD is high than most, you're forced to use Spectrum (Brighthouse) for communications, There are other neighborhood's in the area that have better builders, more communications provider options and lower or no CDD fees.

Avoid Pulte Homes

Chad B
Hi all. I would avoid Pulte with every effort. We are currently in the process of building with them. In addition to the pricing issues you mention, once they have your earnest money, they really treat you with indifference. I know there is always a degree of frustration with building a house, however, our experience has been like 5 months of dealing with a cheap, used car dealer. The house is getting ready for pre-dry wall inspection (was supposed to be first week of October), we have been dealing with large cracks in the block, they put one of the lag bolts through the main sewage drain in the foundation. They broke up the several feet of the foundation in that spot and then another few feet in an adjoining room for some reason. All of that during the middle of November, and nothing has changed since then. They have also not done anything about the construction folks smoking and just dropping the cigarette butts all over the house. In several places, the cigarette butts have almost caught fire and are leaving burn marks all over the flooring and framing. We have spoken numerous times to our Building Manager, and others above him. Nothing has been done. If any of you are interested in more details regarding a full list of the issues and actions, let me know. There are several builders in the subdivision, choose another. Building with Pulte is more heartache then it's worth.
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