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Discover why 2021 will bring even more excitement to North River Ranch

December 15th, 2020 • 4 min read

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Dearest 2021, how do we yearn for thee? Let us count the ways. For there is so much to anticipate on the horizon, starting right here at North River Ranch.

Beautifully positioned in North Manatee County, North River Ranch is steadily blossoming into the area’s premier master-planned community. From the majestic Grand River Parkway entrance and Brightwood Pavilion to new homes from leading builders to the 100% fiber-optic SuperStream Gig Internet, AVID FiTPods and much more, it’s no wonder new families continue to arrive each month. And with January right around the corner, the story will only become more exciting.

In partnership with Avid Trails, one of America’s top trails companies, construction of the first phase of North River Ranch’s interconnecting trails system will bring more than 9 of the total 25+ miles of trails to residents who love to have fun outdoors, stay fit and be happy. The system will also hook up with the Greenway, the main walkway connecting our various neighborhoods. Trailhead stations will serve as the launch point for your adventures, complete with mile markers and fitness trackers, and there will be a mix of hard and soft surface terrains from four to ten feet in width. Casual walkers, competitive runners, kids and dog parents are sure to love what’s in store.

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about bike riders. After all, more people than ever are now taking up bicycling as a fun way to exercise, relax, socialize safely and rediscover the pleasure of being outside. Since the onset of COVID-19, in fact, ten percent of American adults report having ridden a bike for the first time in a year or more. And 22 percent of Americans report buying one in the past 6 months. If you have your own bike, our Greenway and trail system will be your ultimate getaway. If you don’t, we have great news. North River Ranch will be offering a bike share program just for you, custom-designed by Dynamic Bicycles.

Another fantastic amenity coming to North River Ranch, Riverfield Verandah will soon provide even more ways to enjoy the fun and fullness of life. The Verandah and its bell tower will be visible from the neighborhood entrance. And once you arrive, an 1,800-square-foot covered patio area for entertaining, parties and al fresco dining will inspire your most memorable gatherings. The Verandah’s informal, casual charm makes it the ideal spot to watch the big game, catch up with friends or simply relax.

What about new homes, you might ask? Indeed, more builders, model homes and captivating styles will soon be unveiled at North River Ranch. How soon? Try not to blink, because Homes by WestBay and Park Square Homes have new models opening in January. Both award-winning homebuilders bring you a variety of homes to round out the current selection at Brightwood. Homes by WestBay offer thoughtfully designed floor plan selections from their Inspiration Series. The one and two-story homes range from 2,572 – 3,548 square feet, with upper and lower-level owner’s retreats, 3-car garages, open-plan grand room living and outdoor spaces. Park Square Homes’ award-winning Florida Series layouts range from 1,851 to 2,922 square feet. Homes are designed for open living and entertaining with spacious kitchens, large islands and oversized windows to let in the natural light.

In February, David Weekley Homes and Neal Communities bring their own surprises. David Weekley Homes offers award-winning floorplans, each a product of their exclusive LifeDesign ideals, ensuring that every home will live as well as it looks. At North River Ranch, David Weekley Homes will offer designs from their Garden and Cottage series ranging from 1,722 to 2,858 square feet of living.

Neal Communities will introduce 3-bedroom, 1,790-square-foot townhomes to North River Ranch. With a commitment to responsible land development and home building for nearly 50 years, Neal Communities has a turnkey commitment to the entire process. This means they build and sell the homes, secure warranties and handle personal walk-through orientations with each new homeowner.

So, is it 2021 yet? How about now? We don’t know about you, but North River Ranch is ready to begin the countdown.

About North River Ranch

North River Ranch is the flagship master-planned community for Neal Land & Neighborhoods, strategically positioned and carefully planned to evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s families and active adults. It’s a fresh approach to development in southwest Florida unlike anything in the market today.

About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit