The real estate market in Southwest Florida is being revitalized thanks to communities like Riva Trace in Sarasota. Located in a quiet enclave within the upscale University Park neighborhood, Riva Trace is one of the latest residential complexes to open within “the best community design in America”, a distinction bestowed upon University Park by the National Association of Home Builders.
Riva Trace follows the successful model of sustainable communities inspired by earlier developments in Southwest Florida. The lifestyle focus at Riva Trace is on taking respectful advantage of the pristine natural habitat of the Florida Gulf Coast. Only 86 home sites have been reserved for this new neighborhood, many of them located on the banks of the Braden River. The lucky residents who secure a waterfront home at Riva Trace will be able to jump in a kayak or a small boat right from their backyard and explore the 21 miles of waterway that winds through nature preserves before joining the Manatee River.
Besides the enviable natural setting and opportunities for outdoor activities, Riva Trace residents have plenty of shopping and entertainment amenities at their disposal. Located just two miles away from the main gate of the complex is a business and commercial district that includes big box retailers and fine dining restaurants. Nearby public schools serving the communities include Robert E. Willis Elementary -distinguished by the late Steve Jobs as an Apple Distinguished School, as well as the Braden River Middle and High Schools.
Homes in Riva Trace are built by Medallion Homes in accordance to Eco-Gold specification. Some of the home models available are the spacious two-bedroom Havana, the comfortable St. Kitts three-bedroom and the impressive three-bedroom Grenada. Living areas range from 1,673 to 2,459 square feet, priced from $274,600 to $345,600.
Community Slideshow of Riva Trace in University Park
Video of the Havana Floor Plan at Riva Trace in University Park
Sarasota Homes for Sale at Riva Trace in University Park
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