Sage Communities has broken ground on a new 55+ residential community in North Fort Myers that will offer maintenance-free apartment rentals and resort-like amenities.

Sage at Oak Creek will feature 184 one-story rental homes off Bayshore Road, just west of I-75. One- and two-bedroom units will be available, each with a full kitchen, living room and private porches, along with an option for an attached garage. Concrete block construction will provide a safe, quiet living environment.

Accessibility will be a key feature at Sage. All apartment buildings are single-story, so residents will not have to navigate stairs or elevators. Barrier-free entrances and easy-to-convert interiors offer flexibility as residents’ needs change. Living rooms will feature luxury vinyl flooring while bathrooms will have tile floors. Bathrooms also can be configured to include grab bars.

“Our vision for Sage at Oak Creek is a residential community that blends the best features of active adult living with a carefree, resort lifestyle,” said Randy Thibaut, founder, owner and CEO of Sage Communities and LSI Companies. “It will serve as an intermediary for individuals and couples who no longer want the responsibilities of living in and maintaining their own homes, but aren’t yet ready to move into an independent living facility or assisted living facility.”

Sage at Oak Creek is Sage Communities’ first development in Southwest Florida.

The new community will offer a swimming pool, fitness center, yoga room, social room, dog park, mailroom and multipurpose room, as well as on-site management and a dedicated activity coordinator to support an active adult lifestyle.

Sage at Oak Creek has unveiled five floorplans thus far, including:

  • Royal Palm (1,559 square feet): 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, den, attached garage
  • Sabal Palm (1,418 square feet): 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, attached garage
  • Silver Palm (1,058 square feet): 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sawgrass (1,043 square feet): 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, den
  • Palmetto (874 square feet): 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Introductory rental prices start at $1,750 per month.

One- and two-bedroom models at Sage at Oak Creek will be available for tours starting in summer 2022. The rental community is surrounded by Del Webb Oak Creek, a new 821-home, 55+ community by Pulte Homes offering a variety of home designs and vacation-inspired amenities.

Project partners for Sage at Oak Creek include Stevens Construction as general contractor, Barraco & Associates as the engineering firm, Tomahawk Construction for site work and Studio+ as architect.

About Sage Communities, LLC

Founded in 2020, Sage Communities is a development company that anticipates creating several active adult communities in Southwest Florida. Led by Founder, Owner and CEO Randy Thibaut, Sage Communities provides safe, maintenance-free rental apartments for 55+ individuals and couples. Sage at Oak Creek is the company’s first development and anticipates rentals beginning in mid-2022. For more information, please visit SageCommunities.com.