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The newest, best-ever place to run, romp and grow up happy. OR be happily grown up with plenty of places to explore, learn, kick back and make new friends. North River Ranch is a community for everyone and everything. Experience the wonder of nature on the trails. Prove yourself at the Avid FitPod and FitStations and then celebrate with friends at the Brightwood Pavilion or Riverfield Verandah, each with plenty of indoor and outdoor fun activities or simply a place to relax.  Coming soon is Camp Creek; our next, best, exceptional main amenity. Abundant fitness amenities abound and endless fun awaits. Schools and lifelong learning opportunities are so close, you can get there on foot or on two wheels. On your way home along the Greenway or trail system, stop at the future Market Walk or planned Health-Oriented Village Center for food, and drinks, or even take care of your to-do list. Grab groceries, drop off your dry cleaning, pick up a prescription, and more. Who says chores have to bore? Planned community events like our signature FunDays, Fire Pit Mingle, or Food Truck Fridays will bring neighbors together for memories that make life full. And stay connected while at the amenities with our free Wi-Fi Hotspots. Scroll down to learn more about

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Camp Creek

This new and fully appointed amenity, sprawling over 12+ acres, will have something for everyone inside and out. Camp Creek is designed to provide an ongoing sense of discovery which fits right in with the established active lifestyle at North River Ranch. It will start with the NRR Trailhead where you can prep for your next NRR adventure. Then head toward Camp Creek Clubhouse, a 4,859 sq. ft. vintage inspired main gathering and social building, with café, individual workspaces, fun and relaxation spaces at the Nest, that extend to the outdoor living. More fun abounds right next door at The Outpost. The 1,634 sq. ft. game room and screened in porch is the ideal place for a casual hang-out, challenge neighbors to foosball, card night or ping pong. Find Headwaters Swim Center to cool off, splash into the Plunge Pool from Lookout Springs, the double loop slide. Continue the exercise and outdoor activities at the bike pump park & challenge course. Other cool features such as the Big Meadow and the Great Lawn for picnicking, kite-flying or toss a ball, and the Perch where you can find some shade to read and relax. These are just the beginning of the adventure at this exciting new addition to North River Ranch. We’ve even added electric vehicle charging stations and more Bike Share stations to the plan. Stay tuned for updates on social or our e-newsletter, but you have to follow us or  sign up.  Site construction and the NRR Trailhead are well underway. The Clubhouse and the rest of the Camp Creek fun broke ground Summer 2023, plans call for 2024 completion.

The Greenways & Trails

Designed by Avid Trails and spanning the entire length of North River Ranch, The Greenway is the main walkway connecting the neighborhoods and will wind through the natural landscape of North River Ranch, much like a cool green river. As it loops in and out of the community, it will link to an interconnecting trail system extending to 26 miles or more. The Trailhead Stations will be your launch point for numerous trail loops complete with mile markers and fitness trackers so you can monitor your distance and speed, plan routes, personal challenges and so much more. The different trailhead loops offer diverse hard and soft surface terrains, from four to ten feet in width. Run, walk, hop or bike. It’s up to you!

Brightwood Pavilion

Explore the 4,100 square-foot clubhouse. Take a dip in the resort-style pool or swim a lap or two. Reinvent your outdoor workout at the Avid FitPod or take advantage of the latest strength and conditioning equipment in the Fitness Center. It’s all fun and games with a screened game room complete with foosball, ping-pong, billiards and shuffleboard tables, plus an event lawn with multi-purpose playing field courts. Turn the kids loose on the playground. Bask poolside with a cool drink. Join other families around the Gathering Table to share a meal and make new memories. Come evening, gather round the Firepit for laughter, drinks and conversation. Or just gaze up at Florida’s starry skies.

Riverfield Verandah

Soak up some sun in a relaxing lounge chair pool-side or cool yourself from the gently lapping water from the pool sun-shelfs. Enjoy the shade in our covered patio and outdoor living room area, the perfect, natural extension of your own indoor and outdoor living room. Or hit the Avid FitStations for a quick workout. It’s all part of the planned Riverfield Verandah, complete with an 1,800+ square-foot covered patio area for entertaining, parties and al fresco dining. It’s informal, casual charm makes it the ideal spot to watch the big game, catch up with friends or simply relax.

Avid Fit

North River Ranch is a community that will move you – literally. Multiple outdoor Avid Fitness Stations will make working out feel like a day in the park. Push yourself on our pro-designed Bike Challenge Loop, monitor your trail experience, or simply explore the neighborhood, hidden pocket parks and peaceful open green spaces. No bike? No problem! Just visit our grab-and-go Bike Share at the Welcome Hub outside the Brightwood Pavilion to get pedaling. Use the app to book your wheels and take in all the fresh air as you explore the community. Expect to be captivated by what you find.

Parks and Playgrounds

Life here literally is a walk in the park, explore a play all-day experience at North River Ranch! Our playgrounds include traditional equipment in a larger setting to enjoy fun in the sun. Our pocket parks invite spontaneity with interactive games, animated green spaces, natural play areas, and a sense of discovery. Even your pup will love playdates in the fresh air at our 2.5-acre Bark Park, which is separated for big dogs and little dogs. And everyone will enjoy open green spaces that connect to our trails, pathways, and nature walks. North River Ranch is your key to connect to nature and friends in different ways every day.

Bike Share

Over 100 bikes and several bike stations will ultimately be available to explore the models, the Greenway, and community amenities.

It’s as easy as pedaling. Download the Movatic app and follow the instructions. Please note, you will be required to return the bike(s) to a designated station/rack. So, please be kind and plan your ride to start and finish at one of the stations. There are a few areas of North River Ranch inaccessible to the Bike Share bikes. The app will provide all the information you need to enjoy your ride.


Hometown traditions bring a lifetime of memories! Become fast friends with your fellow neighbors at our FunDay events. As the community grows, expect a full schedule of activities open to residents and their friends. Farmers’ Markets will let you select the freshest, locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers and more. Happy Hours and Food Truck Fridays will be the norm to catch up with friends and make new ones. Enjoy a variety of activities such as Races for a Cause, block parties, community meals around our Gathering Table, and holiday and seasonal celebrations. Or help keep our community beautiful by supporting and participating in Keep Manatee Beautiful Adopt-a-Road. Connect. Volunteer. Give back. Be a part of North River Ranch for a life that promises to be fun and full for generations to come.

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Super. It’s not for those who are okay with just reliable, ample or fast. Super is for remote office ninjas and virtual learning dynamos. For streamers and gamers and gotta-have-now-ers. Super is the biggest of big and greatest of great, and it’s now available with SuperStream at North River Ranch.

SuperStream, powered by Frontier Communications®, gives families access to one gigabit of Internet coverage at home and throughout the community over their 100% fiber-optic network. From the sofa, kitchen or lanai, to the community pools and playgrounds or Village Center, to out on the Greenway or miles of trails, everyone stays connected. And getting connected is a breeze with your dedicated Frontier® specialist.

Bringing you the fun and fullness of North River Ranch, SuperStream keeps you online and up to speed with who and what matters most. There’s no distance or location to break your connections, which means business meetings, health and wellness appointments, and uploads and downloads for eLearning don’t get held up. You can even get apps for the AVID FiTPod, Bike Share, mileage trackers, and more.

Never before has connectivity been so important, and nothing provides it like SuperStream at North River Ranch. Sound pretty super? It certainly is.

Frontier® FiberOptic Internet Right to your Home.

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Great Experiences in Every Direction!

What’s even better than all the good times you’ll have living at North River Ranch? It’s knowing they don’t stop here. With our surprisingly convenient location, you’ll find it easy to access the best of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. Here are just few places to make sure you check out:

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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Myakka River State Park
The Ringling
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
AMC Bradenton 20
AMC Sarasota 12
Cinebistro Southgate

AlexArt International Art Gallery
Art Center Sarasota
Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Crowley Museum and Nature Center
Manatee County Agricultural Museum
Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy
Sarasota Classic Car Museum
The Ringling Museum

Siesta Beach Festival
Valspar Championship
Bradenton Blues Festival
Fort Hamer Bridge Run
North Pole Express
Parrish Heritage Day Festival & Chili Cook Off

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St. Armands Circle
The Mall at University Town Center
Westfield Sarasota Square Mall

Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex
Bradenton – Pirates
Sarasota – Orioles
Port Charlotte – Rays
Fort Myers – Red Sox / Twins
Port St. Lucie – Mets

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David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
Big Cat Rescue
Busch Gardens
Lettuce Lake Regional Park
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Tampa Riverwalk
The Florida Aquarium
Ybor City
Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park
AMC The Regency 20
iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Bowler’s Advantage
Cross-Bay Seasonal Ferry

Best Richardson Museum of African Diaspora Literature & Culture
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Glazer Children’s Museum
Henry B. Plant Museum
Museum of Science and Industry
SS American Victory Mariners’ Memorial & Museum Ship
Tampa Bay History Center
Tampa Firefighters Museum
Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa Police Museum
Ybor City State Museum

Gasparilla Pirate Fest
Tampa Bay Blues Festival
Tampa Tailgate Taste Festival

International Plaza
Westshore Plaza
Westfield Brandon
Hyde Park Village

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Lightning

Lake Buena Vista – Braves
Lakeland – Tigers
Tampa – Yankees

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St. Petersburg

St. Pete Pier
Beach Drive
Cross-Bay Seasonal Ferry
SHINE Murals
Sunken Gardens
Sawgrass Lake Park
The Mahaffey Theater
American Stage Theatre Company
The Palladium Theater

Duncan McClellan Gallery
Imagine Museum
James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
The Dali Museum
Florida Holocaust Museum
Morean Art Center
Museum of Fine Arts
Florida CraftArt
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame
St. Petersburg Museum of History

Firestone Grand Prix
St. Pete Pride Festival
St. Pete Seafood Festival

Beach Drive
Countryside Mall
The Mall at Sundial
Tyrone Square

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer

Dunedin – Blue Jays
Clearwater – Phillies

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