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Residents Feature: Life is Delicious When you Make North River Ranch Your New Hometown

April 19th, 2022 • 4 min read
Gabby Reznick

Gabby Resnick makes her home at North River Ranch

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Our new community has been handmade with love. This means it’s made with a complete vision, quality craftsmanship, superb materials, fresh creativity, and keen attention to detail. That’s North River Ranch’s recipe for success. We’ve got a lot in common with baker/entrepreneur Gabby Resnick. We recently talked with her about why she chose to buy a new home at North River Ranch and her experience living in our spectacular Parrish, Florida new home community in Manatee County.

Gabby is known as “The Cookie Lady.” That’s an awesome title! Everyone loves cookies. (We know the team at North River Ranch certainly does! Hint hint.) We asked Gabby to tell us more about it. “I’m the owner of a custom sugar cookie company called Common Co Goods. We specialize in beautiful and unique sugar cookies that also taste amazing!” That sounds chocolate chip-tastic and sounds dough good! She’s a very smart cookie! Okay, we’ll stop with the cookie puns now. That’s the way the cookie pun crumbles. LOL.

Our robust amenities at North River Ranch are quite extensive and align with life and work easily.

“I hope to open my own bakery shop right in our community,” says Resnick. The future North River Ranch Village Center or Market Walk are two unique amenities where you’ll be able to conveniently walk or bike ride to take care of shopping and errands right here in our community. We know her cookies will be a big hit with everyone, including all the little ones that attend Barbara A. Harvey Elementary School – located right next door to Market Walk.
Walking or bicycling to the Village Center or Market Walk will help get in some more cardio into your fitness routine and ease the guilt of eating sweets! A list of North River Ranch Village Center tenants is coming soon! Stay tuned for more information.

So many people that choose North River Ranch hail from other places all around the nation, and we love that.

“I originally moved to Florida from Michigan two years ago for school. Since then, I’ve lived in Lakewood Ranch,” added Gabby. We bet she doesn’t miss the time, money, and effort shoveling snow and those deep wind chills in the Mid-West during the winter. “I love the weather and being able to go to the beach all year,” she said. The average daily temperature in Florida is 70 degrees, and one of the warmest states in the nation with 2,800 hours of sunlight throughout the year, it’s called “The Sunshine State.” Gabby also loves Brightwood Pavilion and Riverfield Verandah and the walking paths throughout North River Ranch to soak up the sun and gather with neighbors and friends.

She chose a David Weekley Home at North River Ranch.

“I love our kitchen in our David Weekley house!” As one of North River Ranch’s hand-selected home builders, David Weekley has been building incredible new homes with award-winning floor plans since 1976. They operate in 20 cities across the nation and have the honor of being recognized as “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award,” and “National Builder of the Year.” David Weekley has also appeared 14 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. That’s pretty darn impressive!

As for her overall experience living in our community, Gabby Resnick also gives us high marks. “I also love the NRR community. Everyone is so friendly and really cares about continuing to make our neighborhood an amazing place to live.” We’re delighted to learn about Gabby’s experience here at North River Ranch. You can experience it too! Whether you’re a local, or a Midwest or New York transplant looking to relocate to Florida, you’ll love the combination of spacious new homes with modern amenities and a connected community that’s active, fun, friendly, and only a short drive to the beach, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota.

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