Close Menu

Why Relocation to Florida and North River Ranch is Right For You

September 9th, 2021 • 4 min read

Mother and kids enjoying family time

Relocation is a big decision. It’s about creating a better quality of life financially, personally, socially, physically, professionally, and the list goes on and on. Life is meant to be enjoyed and experienced to the fullest for you and your loved ones. To reach that goal, many Americans are choosing relocation. While there are many states to choose from, our heart belongs to Florida, “The Sunshine State.” It is one of the best places to live, work, and play in the world. We don’t develop anywhere else. This is our home. North River Ranch is an exciting new master-planned community created to celebrate all aspects of life with plenty of amenities and outdoor activities. Experience the perfect Florida location in beautiful Parrish – close to Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg – and choose from a variety of home designs from award-winning builders Centex, Pulte Homes, KB Home, Park Square Homes, Homes by WestBay, David Weekley Homes, and Neal Communities. The spacious new homes here range in size from 1,433 to 3,548 sq. ft. and are priced right from the $200s to $800s. We’re here to make your relocation decision quicker and easier. We’ve done our homework and created our top reasons for joining us here at North River Ranch in magnificent Florida.

Making the most of your hard-earned money is important. Live at North River Ranch in Florida and you’ll see some of the benefits financially. There are no state taxes here so you can keep and save more of what you earn — especially if you are in a higher income tax bracket. Other states with state taxes can reach over 12%. In addition, the cost of living is way lower in pretty much all of Florida. Hawaii, California, New York, Connecticut, and many other states cannot claim this advantage. Cost of living is comprised of core expenses like food, housing, healthcare, etc.

If you’re relocating to Florida to retire, there are no state taxes on Social Security benefits, pensions, IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts. Also of note, there’s no inheritance tax or estate tax. That’s an incredible advantage. It’s wonderful peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

With sunny days numbering in the triple digits, Florida is a real-life paradise. Are you currently living in the Midwest or East Coast? Say goodbye to all the arduous and back-breaking work of shoveling your driveway in winter. Say goodbye to all those coats, scarves, boots, and itchy wool gloves. Welcome to daily average temps of 70 degrees. It is estimated that the state receives more than 200 days of sunshine each year. Suffice it to say, the Sunshine State is a good choice for people who love beautiful weather, outdoor recreation, and nature. The perfect weather here makes everyday life simple and easy. And that’s exactly what you want for your best life.


The beaches in West Florida are endless artistry. Stretches and stretches of beautiful white sand accompanied by teal blue water and gulf coast breezes are completely refreshing. If you’re looking for a change of scene that’s unbelievable scenic, the Florida beaches will exceed your expectations. When you buy a new home at North River Ranch, two of the top-voted beaches in the nation, Siesta Key and Clearwater, are within a short drive.

Life is active here almost every single day. Take your boat out on the water. Enjoy surfing, parasailing, wakeboard, swimming, etc. Experience big city fun in Tampa and Saint Petersburg: recreation, shopping, art, museums, or professional sports. Dining, in particular, is great in both cities. No matter if it’s a tried and true restaurant or an up-and-coming chef on the scene, your taste buds are sure to have a good time no matter what you crave. Family-friendly entertainment includes Busch Gardens, Zoo TampaSt. Pete Pier, and lots more. Sarasota also offers a ton of fun for you including even more shopping, dining, and attractions. Of course, what’s Florida without a weekend or extended stay to visit Orlando’s Walt Disney World or check out the beautiful people in Miami. If you live in Florida, you’re likely to receive discounts to many of their signature local attractions.

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