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The Benefits Of Walking Around Your Neighborhood

July 12th, 2022 • 4 min read

Family With Child and dog Walking OutdoorsLiving in a close-knit neighborhood in Florida can have many benefits. In communities where you can walk around easily, it can be simpler to live a healthier lifestyle and spend some time during the day walking outdoors.

Walking can reduce your blood pressure, help you to shed excess weight, and promote good mental health. If you live in a neighborhood where you can walk each day, this can make it easier to include walking in your lifestyle. If you are thinking about living in the Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida area, then a neighborhood like North Rover Ranch in Parrish, is worth serious consideration. North River Ranch is specifically designed and thoughtfully planned to encourage active living and help you to live a healthier lifestyle in Florida.

Here are some of the benefits of walking in your neighborhood:

You Move More
Walking around the neighborhood can be a key part of an active lifestyle and can help you to get some exercise every day. Walking around your neighborhood can be an essential part of active living. If you struggle to get moving every day, living in a community where there are plenty of opportunities and ideal outdoor spaces to walk can help you to move more and live a healthier lifestyle. At North River Ranch, you can walk through the peaceful tree-lined neighborhoods or explore miles of trails that wind through the natural landscape of the community.

You Get to Know More People
When you walk around your neighborhood, you are likely to bump into other people who live nearby. If you are new to a community, this can help you to meet new people and make friends quickly. If you want to meet more people when you move to a new neighborhood, walking around the area can create many opportunities to do so. There may even be walking groups in your community, offering you the chance to meet people outside of your daily routine.

You Become More Productive
Taking a walk during the day can help you to be more productive. When you live in a neighborhood that encourages active living, you may feel like it is easier to get out of the house and take a walk during your lunch break or early in the mornings for a natural energy boost. Whether you are studying or working from home, taking time out to go for a walk can help to improve your overall well-being and promote better productivity.

It Improves Your Mental Health
Regular exercise can improve your mental health and well-being, and spending time outdoors can do the same. If you live in a community where there are nature spots and areas to relax as you enjoy the outdoor space in your neighborhood, this can have a very positive impact on your health and well-being. From AVID FitStations to community bike shares, there are numerous outdoor living amenities that give residents plenty of activities to enjoy while on a walk at North River Ranch.

Helps Keep Your Pets Healthy
Another benefit of a neighborhood that has plenty of outdoor space is the ability to take your pets for a walk or simply go out for some fresh air. Living in a pet-friendly community can also help encourage you to live an active lifestyle and help you spend more time outdoors as well as help you keep your pets healthy. As a pet-friendly and active lifestyle community, North River Ranch’s future dog park will offer residents a great space to gather with neighbors and let their pets roam free.

Finding the Right Home for You and Your Family
If you are looking for a new home in Florida and active living is important to you, consider a community like North River Ranch in Parrish, which has plenty of outdoor space and activities for the whole family to join in. There is an abundance of things to do, whether you want to exercise outdoors on your own or meet new friends within the community.

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