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The Best Live, Work & Play Community

March 13th, 2024 • 3 min read

We have obligations to friends, family, and ourselves. Not to mention our work and civic responsibilities. Happiness arrives when we find that perfect balance between work and play. At Neal Land & Neighborhoods, your ability to reach that balance is our primary goal when we design a new home community.

We believe we achieved it for you at North River Ranch in Parrish, Florida. This innovative new home construction community is by design. Our land planning and development team and our roster of premium single-family, villa, and townhome builders have spent years creating and executing plans for modern-day living in Manatee County.

Our location provides quick and smooth access to all Florida’s Central Gulf Coast offers. Everything you need is always at your fingertips – especially for those working from home, scouting out the area, or streaming your favorite shows with our lightning-fast SuperStream internet hotspots. But when you’re here, you’re here. Our endless array of amenities and activities will satisfy the child and the child-at-heart alike, helping you maintain that critical work/play symmetry.

Knowing that physical activity and connectivity with nature go hand-in-hand, miles of trails and paths weave through the community. At completion, approximately 26 miles of trails, walkways, and nature paths span the entire length of North River Ranch. The main walking and biking pedestrian artery, the Greenway, seamlessly connects and winds through the community’s neighborhoods and natural landscape. Multiple pristine, fun play parks and open green spaces are scattered throughout the community, and the natural pathways and trails ensure every home has easy access.

At Camp Creek — our soon-to-be-complete, all-inclusive amenity center — you’ll find over 12 acres brimming with exciting activities to quench every recreational desire. The main Clubhouse has a café, living-room-style gathering, as well as personal work and fun spaces. Next door, The Outpost is your gathering spot for casual relaxation and games. Headwaters Swim Center is a year-round hub for children and adults, offering a plunge pool with the LookOut Springs double-loop slide. Big Meadow and the Great Lawn invite picnicking, kite-flying, or shade to cozy up with your favorite novel. Stay active at the future Pickleball Courts and Bike Pump Park. Planned social and community events will tempt you to keep your calendar full.

But North River Ranch is more than just play. Schools and adult learning opportunities are a mere walk or bike ride away from home. Neal Land & Neighborhoods facilitated the new elementary and high school and the land for North River Ranch Middle School planned for the school year 2025/2026. Plus, several private and charter schools are nearby. A brand-new State College of Florida campus is adjacent to our Riverfield neighborhood.

Market Walk grocery and retail businesses and the future hospital and Village Center are also readily available.

However you spend your time, you will find new connections, new adventures, and new friends blended with that perfect balance between work and play. It’s never been easier than at North River Ranch. Come visit and experience the Fun and Fullness of Life for yourself.

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