One of the most elegant and upscale communities in Southwest Florida happens to be located in Parrish, specifically in the Fort Hamer district and right on the northern banks of the Manatee River. The Islands on the Manatee River is a project that started development in 2012 and recently completed its final neighborhood, Rio Vista Estates. The Islands is a community that has consecutively earned Parade of Homes awards since 2015, and it is easy to see why: Each and every waterfront estate is simply spectacular.
Only the best custom home builders in the area were summoned to make the dream of The Islands come true; Arthur Rutenberg, Anchor Builders, and John Cannon Homes are some of the names, and their work has been magnificent. In terms of luxury and breathtaking views of the Manatee River, no other community comes close in Parrish or even Bradenton.
Even though The Islands on the Manatee River is an expansive neighborhood of 225 acres, the homes feel secluded thanks to a clever arrangement of riverine islands and nature preserves. All homes in this community are waterfront estates with private docking space; each is valued at more than a million dollars, but a few lots ready for construction were available in late 2020 staring at $350K. Something that is certain about The Islands is that this is the kind of exclusive neighborhood where home values will always appreciate.
Aside from the striking real estate at The Islands, which features architectural styles ranging from Mediterranean to Tuscan and from Caribbean to Spanish Colonial, residents and their guests can relax and socialize at the new River Lodge, an exclusive clubhouse featuring a scenic dock, cocktail lounge, dining area, card tables, an outdoor grill, a fitness center, bocce ball courts, and even a covered patio where you can watch the sunset.
Everything about The Islands is stylish, from the manicured tropical landscaping to the old-fashioned street lights that resemble gaslamp fixtures, and from the wooden piers to the ornamental bridges. Nature preserves give this community a high level of privacy; the homes can only be seen from the Manatee River or from the new Fort Hamer Bridge. Driving to the Publix supermarket at Lakewood Ranch Gateway takes less than 10 minutes, and Downtown Bradenton is about 25 minutes. Boaters can set sail west to Anna Maria Island in the morning and be at the beach by lunchtime.
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(all data current as of 11/27/2020)
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