About Sausalito Shores
A good place to live
Sausalito Shores - a brief history
The Sausalito Shores neighborhood was developed and built in 1977 through 1983 by The Greater Construction Corporation. [Click HERE to read an Orlando Sentinel news article about the Greater Construction Company]. With the neighborhood's close proximity to State Route 436 and Red Bug Lake Road, Sausalito Shores remains a convenient and desirable place in which to live and raise a family.
Sausalito Shores was built as a non-gated subdivision of 279 single-family, one-story homes. The builder offered several different interior floorplans with different exterior trim features. Some floorplans included a sunken living room and fireplace. On many homes, the builder used exterior accents of natural coquina stone. Known as Florida's native stone, coquina stone is a sedimentary rock composed of small shells and shell fragments embedded in sand and naturally cemented with calcite. The only known coquina quarries are in eastern Florida and Barbados, but those resources are diminishing rapidly.
Original prices for homes in Sausalito Shores and other neighborhoods built by Greater Construction ranged from $60k to over $100k.
Greater Construction Corporation was one of the first builders in the area to use 'zero-lot-line' construction, in which smaller lots were more efficiently used by siting the house flush to, or near the side or rear lot lines. The smaller lots mean less yard maintenance, but still offer room for landscape plantings and turf.
DID YOU KNOW? Prior to European settlement in the 19th-century, Native American groups inhabited the Seminole County area, including land in present-day Casselberry. Casselberry was originally part of unincorporated Fern Park. Residents decided to incorporate Casselberry as a tax-free town in 1940, with the purpose of avoiding property taxes. The town was re-incorporated as a city in 1965, and property taxes were reinstated in 1976.
Today, Sausalito Shores is an older, established neighborhood, but still lively and active. Neighbors are friendly and wave and say hello. The SSHA Clubhouse, gazebo, surrounding park, and boat ramp & dock often serve as a neighborhood 'gathering place' -- a place where you can walk your dog, chat with a neighbor or relax and enjoy sunset views from the dock.
Did you know that your HOA dues help pay for...
• Landscaping & maintenance of entrances at Sausalito Blvd., Doster Drive and Todd Drive plus the 2 traffic round-abouts along Sausalito Blvd.
• Lawn care, maintenance, and upgrades for the Clubhouse (plus electricity, water, and security cameras)
• Maintenance for the dock, boat ramp, tennis courts, basketball court, and gazebo
• Insurance on the Clubhouse, boat ramp and dock, gazebo, playgrounds, AND the new brick wall along Red Bug Lake Road
• Advocacy with Casselberry city officials for municipal requests and grants for beautification programs
Construction of the new brick wall along Red Bug Lake Road was completed in May 2020, and the Doster Drive entrance will have lighting, irrigation, and plantings added to enhance the new signage on both sides of the entrance. The walk-in entrance at Todd Drive received new sod and irrigation, giving nearby residents a nice spot to relax. A park bench may be added in the near future.
NOTE: to those homeowners whose property backs up to the new wall, there is a permanent easement extending 3 FEET from the inside wall surface toward your house (to enable the SSHA to make repairs or do maintenance to the wall). This means no shrubs or trees may be grown within the 3-foot easement, and especially no trees with major root systems should be planted close to the 3-foot easement as roots could harm the foundation of the new wall. Also, no sheds or other structures can be built within the 3-foot easement or anything attached to or hung on the wall. IF homeowners plant trees/shrubs or install/attach anything within the 3-foot easement, those items can/will be removed at the homeowner's expense. These easement rules were agreed to by all homeowners at the beginning of the wall project.
Garbage & Recycling Pick-Up Schedule in Sausalito Shores
MONDAY - Garbage
WEDNESDAY - Lawn Waste
THURSDAY - Garbage + Recycling
Garbage and recycling bins should be out on the curb by 7:30 am (usually trucks come by 9-10am but times can vary). If you have large items to be picked up, you can place them on the curb Thursday mornings. For more information about solid waste and recycling, CLICK HERE to visit the Casselberry website, or call Public Works Department at (407) 262-7725.
Recycling Info for Casselberry:
Please sort your recyclables BEFORE placing curbside to help keep collection crews safe.
Please note: tissues and paper towels should be placed in regular household garbage.
PAPER FIBERS should be sorted together. This includes:
• Pasteboard (i.e., cereal boxes, empty paper towel and toile paper rolls, soda boxes, beer boxes, tissue boxes, gift boxes, pizza boxes and shoe boxes)
• Brown paper grocery bags (no wax, no wet strength material, no liners)
• Newspaper, supplements, magazines and catalogs
• Box board, carrier stock, white and colored paper
• Telephone books
• Corrugated cardboard (flattened and cut down to fit inside the recycle bin)
Co-mingled containers should be sorted together. This includes:
• Plastic Containers #1-7 (numbers on bottom of containers). Rinse and remove all lids.
• Glass bottles and jars (clear, green and brown). Rinse and remove all lids.
• Aluminum cans
• Steel cans and tin household containers such as food cans; rinse.
To request additional recycling bins, click HERE.
Lawn Watering in Seminole County
Every March and November, the lawn watering rules change regarding which days and times you can water your lawn. Click on either March or November flyer to see a larger version in a new window.