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Why North River Ranch Is The Perfect Place To Raise A Family

April 17th, 2024 • 4 min read

Family is about the people in your life, quality time spent, and nurturing each other to thrive today and tomorrow in a community you absolutely love. North River Ranch, with new homes in Parrish, FL, celebrates all of these things, all of the time and all in one place. Our award-winning master-planned community has attracted so many new and growing families for many reasons, including plentiful amenities, outdoor living, schools, and shopping. We know what matters to you because it matters to us, too. Everything is in place for you and your family to put down roots and live your best lives. Here are just some of the reasons why families like yours are feeling right at home at North River Ranch.


Staying physically active is essential for families and healthier and happier kids. That’s why we’ve included many ways to do it. North River Ranch is hands down the most walkable and bikeable community in the area. With miles of interconnected trails with fitness stations reaching all the neighborhoods, it’s fun and easy to get in some cardio, get some fresh air, enjoy the native landscaping, soak up the Florida sun for natural Vitamin D, and keep your body moving at your own pace. You’ll also love the North River Ranch Bikeshare Program too. It’s so easy and a great way to explore the community and the two completed (another coming 2024) amenity campuses. Grown-ups will love the AvidFit Stations throughout the community, too. And soon, we’ll have our very own Pickleball courts as well! Stay tuned for more details. These Parrish FL New Homes at North River Ranch are the complete package for family-centric lifestyles to experience fitness and health in a variety of ways.


Access to a good education, from preschool all the way to grad school, makes a huge difference in success in life. When you buy a new home at North River Ranch, you’ll be in the new educational hub for the Manatee County region. At North River Ranch, we are so devoted to the love of learning that it’s an integral and vital part of our community’s values. Neal Land & Neighborhoods was instrumental in facilitating the development of the new Parrish Community High School and the new Barbara A. Harvey Elementary School. Both schools opened in 2019 and are easy to walk or bike from anywhere in the community. North River Ranch Middle School is set to open 2025 at North River Ranch. In addition, a future State College of Florida campus is adjacent to North River Ranch’s Riverfield neighborhood. The college will offer both associate and bachelor’s degree programs. Learn more. Buffalo Creek Middle School is only minutes away by car or bus, and several private and charter schools are nearby. This provides thoughtful parents like you with peace of mind, knowing that your children will receive a quality education throughout their academic careers with these Manatee County homes for sale.


Children need connection with a solid friendship base to have fun, feel understood, and be more confident. Friends are a big deal. This continuity is important in so many ways. When you live at North River Ranch, your child will create lasting friendships that are meaningful in great neighborhoods. So many people (including many new families and growing families) have bought new homes at North River Ranch to be their forever homes. Putting down new roots here is so easy here. Our hometown atmosphere and ongoing events have a resounding sense of friendliness and connection that people adore. Creating lifelong friends in these Parrish FL New Homes is just one of the many built-in perks of raising a family here.

With a great selection of spacious new homes and styles at North River Ranch from Pulte Homes, Neal Communities, Homes by WestBay, David Weekley Homes, and Cardel Homes, finding the perfect home for your family will be easy. Choose from spacious single-family homes to townhomes for sale in Florida at North River Ranch. Now’s the time to buy and invest in your future! Let’s connect so we can go over all the possibilities for your family and set up a personal tour of this award-winning master-planned community. Welcome home to family-friendly living and thriving at North River Ranch in sunny Florida!

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