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Orange Acres - Warrington Enterprises, Inc.

5800 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

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The First Generation - Ruth & Harold "Pop" Warrington

Description: Orange Acres was started by John & Jean McMahon in 1958. Ruth & Harold Warrington bought Orange Acres in 1964 and, along with their son, Moe, and his wife Shirley, they worked tirelessly and laid the groundwork for the gracious retirement community ...

The Second Generation - Moe & Shirley Warrington

Description: Moe Warrington, and his late wife, Shirley, purchased Orange Acres from Moe's parents in 1966. He and Shirley worked side-by-side developing the park and served as Resident Managers for 11 years. Sons Jeff and Jason grew up seeing the tremendous ...

The Third Generation - Jeff & Jason Warrington

Description: Jeff and his brother Jason literally grew up in Orange Acres!

Jason, Hillary, Amy, Jeff

Description: The 3rd Generation

Jeff - Owner/operator

Office: 941-921-4441
Fax: 941-925-7990

Description: Jeff and his brother Jason literally grew up in Orange Acres! They picked up garbage & trash, dug sewer lines, trimmed trees, spent hundreds of hours cutting grass - they did anything that needed to be done! And guess what! You will still see them ...

Jason - Owner/operator

Description: Jason has been a full time team member since 1992 and serves as Vice-President of Warrington Enterprises, Inc. He also oversees the maintenance team, scheduling work orders and community maintenance. You may see him trimming trees or cutting grass, ...

Sonja - Administrative Assistant

Description: Sonja has been a part of our team since 1981, except for a three year leave of absence in the late 1980's. Sonja keeps the accounting side of the business running smoothly! She also does the sales contracts and closings for Orange Acres Sales, payroll, ...

Greg - Director of New Home Placement & Specialized Maintenance

Description: Greg joined our maintenance team in 1987. Greg's dad, Earl, served as Maintenance Supervisor before him and retired in 1996 after 11 years of service! Greg's oldest son, Ben, has worked on our maintenance team for several years. Greg is a skilled ...

Larry - Maintenance

Description: Larry came aboard full time in 1998. He had previous operated his own handyman business in Ohio but after a few months of retirement, he was ready to go back to work! Larry and his wife Carolyn are also Orange Acres residents!

Mark - Maintenance

Description: Mark has been on our maintenance team for seven years! He does a great job keeping the trees trimmed, lawns cut, and streets edged in our communities!

Barbara - Office/Sales Associate

Description: Barbara joined our team in November 2010. She works in the front office and shows and sells homes.

Ben - Maintenance

Description: Ben has been working for Warrington Enterprises just as his Grandfather Earl and Father Greg have! He first started working here when he was a young teenager. Ben returned after being away and has been working full time for us for 3 years.

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When the Warrington family purchased Orange Acres in 1964, it was "way out in the sticks"!! Not any more!! Many things have changed dramatically since then - Orange Acres now sits approximately 1/4 mile from exit 205 off I-75, Clark Road is now a major six-lane road to U.S. 41, and literally dozens of businesses including hospitals, medical facilities, banks, restaurants, a variety of retail stores, and nine golf courses are located within a 5 mile radius of our community! But it's good to know that some things have remained the same - the Warrington family is now in their 3rd generation of owning and managing Orange Acres, our staff has over 120 combined years of service to Orange Acres residents, we have many second-generation residents, and Orange Acres has retained that friendly, caring spirit that truly sets us apart as a special community!

Our mission statement for Warrington Enterprises Inc.:
WE the people strive to serve others by providing housing, unique services, and a lifestyle in the communities WE serve, along with holding to our values and showing the love of Christ.

If you are looking for an active, 55+ community (the primary resident in the home must be 55 or over and no other persons under 45 may live in the home - no exceptions) that has a great location, a caring, friendly atmosphere, and management and staff that truly has a heart to serve our residents with excellence - contact us today!

Please note - application is required prior to purchasing, renting, or residing in Orange Acres (credit history, criminal check, references, etc.); the application fee is $25 per person, non-refundable; prices listed do not include sales tax and closing costs; sizes listed are approximate; sorry - no dogs allowed.

2015 lot rents range from $477 to $497 per month and include: garbage & recycling & yard waste pickup, grass cutting all year, weedeating & edging 3 times per year, tree trimming, non-advalorem taxes (fire, stormwater, ambulance assessment), and all amenities. We also offer these free services to our residents: roof inspections, notary service, storage space for boats, RV's, etc. (one space, as available), and of course, free SNOW REMOVAL!!! (got your attention, didn't we??!!!)

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Community Center

Our community centre features free Wi-Fi, business centre, billiards room, media centre with a 52" flat screen tv, DVD, and comfy club chairs to sit and watch your favorite game! In addition, we have card rooms, kitchen, dance floor, and a large library. We also have The Orange Acres Shoppe with merchandise carrying the Orange Acres logo for sale to help promote community spirit! You'll find license plates, decals, golf shirts, hats, visors, tote bags, and more in The Shoppe!

Interest Groups

Golf leagues, bowling leagues, bicyling, trips & tours, cards, ladies groups

RV Storage

One space free per home, if space is available

Public Transit


Learning/Business Center

Business centre has two Dell computers and monitors, calculators, a printer, copier, and shredder. In addition, we have four surge-protected plugs for your laptops and four internet connections in addition to free Wi-Fi. Sit in the comfy chairs and check your email or surf the web! Free computer classes weekly.

Planned Activities

Computer classes, exercise class, trips & tours, golf leagues, various card games, beach & pool parties, potlucks, shuffle board, dances, bingo, bicycle trips, art group, crafts, and more!!!


Lots available for custom homes! One is on a pond!

Nearby Attractions

Within a 16 mile radius of Orange Acres you'll find the John & Mabel Ringling Museum, Selby Gardens, Myakka State Park, Oscar Shearer State Park, Historic Spanish Pointe, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Mote Marine, St. Armand's Circle, and the beautiful white sand of the Gulf Beaches (Siesta Key is approximately 7 miles from Orange Acres)!

Arts and Crafts


Heated pool

Scenic Views

Three lovely ponds - Golden Pond has a lovely gazebo & footbridge, Mossy Oak Pond, and Cypress Pond


Chaplain available to residents and their loved ones for hospital visits, funerals, weddings, spiritual needs, counseling. There is no charge for his services.