Waterford is a golf community located in North Venice, closer to Sarasota. There are 640 residences arranged across ten communities. About half of the properties in Waterford are single-family residences; the rest are detached villas for homeowners who enjoy the maintenance-free lifestyle. This is a gated community with a strong homeowner’s association, and the annual fees cover more than just maintenance of common areas: They also cover the use of the top-notch amenities. The 27-hole championship golf course at Waterford traverses many lakes and forest areas. The residential Sports Club features a swimming pool, fitness center, spa, and jacuzzi. Basketball, tennis and volleyball courts round up the athletic amenities and there are also barbeque areas and meeting rooms for social events.