Camp Creek at North River Ranch Conceptual Rendering

Neal Land & Neighborhoods Announces Camp Creek Amenity at North River Ranch

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PARRISH, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2023) Neal Land & Neighborhoods, a Manatee and Sarasota-based master-planned community developer, is pleased to announce the start of construction of Camp Creek – a new and unique amenity coming to the master-planned community of North River Ranch. Camp Creek will be located in the heart of the community. North River Ranch, voted Best Community in Bradenton, is an amenity-rich, active living community featuring award-winning home builders, home designs and amenities.

In addition to the existing community amenities, the 12+ acres of Camp Creek bring many new and exciting features to the community, including Camp Creek Clubhouse, a 4,859-square-foot main gathering and social amenity hub with indoor and outdoor living, a canteen-style café, and workspaces. The Headwaters Swim Center will offer a resort-style pool with a double-loop slide, tropical landscape, and ample lounge and passive spaces.

“This is an amenity unlike any other in a Manatee County community,” says John A. Neal, president of Neal Land & Neighborhoods. “Camp Creek is going to be a fun destination for residents to enjoy, and it complements the array of amenities that make North River Ranch the best place to live in the area.”

Camp Creek Homestead at North River Ranch Conceptual Rendering
Camp Creek Clubhouse Conceptual January 2023

Additional amenities of Camp Creek at North River Ranch include:

  • NRR Trailhead: a discovery center with a bike station where you can rest up and prepare for a trail run or bike ride using the community’s Bike Share.
  • The Outpost: a 1,634 square-foot screened-in game room and porch.
  • Bike Pump Park: featuring a skilled-rider challenge course and a trainer park for beginners.
  • The community’s extensive trail system’s main walkway the Greenway, interconnects into the native and natural landscaped green spaces, the Great Lawn, nature pathways and walks, and a new feature, the Big Meadow.
  • SuperStream Hot-Spot, wi-fi available at all of the community’s amenities.
  • Electric vehicle charging stations.

Future phases will include multi-purpose sports courts and pickleball.

John A Neal and Neal Land team site development
Neal Land development team prepare for Camp Creek at North River Ranch groundbreaking
John A Neal and Neal Land team site development
Camp Creek at North River Ranch staking for construction start

Late last year, North River Ranch announced a wellness-focused Village Center anchored by HCA Hospital and a Market Walk shopping area to be part of the community. Market Walk will be anchored by Publix, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. Other retailers will be announced throughout the year. Both amenities are thoughtfully designed to encourage pedestrian use and will be conveniently accessible to the community.

Neal shares, “North River Ranch is designed to be a community that draws folks out of their homes to interact, participate, connect and have fun. Even our retail centers are designed to be more than utilitarian community features; they are destinations, social hubs, and an integral part of the neighborhood. With access to a new hospital, shopping center, schools, and much more, North River Ranch is the primary residential destination in Manatee County.”

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About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee County-based land planning and community development organization led by John A. Neal. By partnering with highly reputable builders and large-scale landowners in Southwest Florida, Neal Land & Neighborhoods leverages its innate understanding of land planning and development 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. To learn more about Neal Land & Neighborhoods, current and future projects, visit