Groundbreaking Ceremony John Neal Riverfield Verandah

Neal Land & Neighborhoods Breaks Ground on New Amenity Center in Master-Planned Community

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LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (November 30, 2020) – Neal Land & Neighborhoods, a Manatee and Sarasota-based master-planned community developer, recently broke ground on the Riverfield Verandah, an amenity center located within the Riverfield neighborhood of North River Ranch. Construction of the amenity center is led by Windward Building Group.

“Progress at North River Ranch has been continually increasing and we’re thrilled to announce the groundbreaking of our latest amenity at the community,” said John A. Neal, president of Neal Land & Neighborhoods. “Our homebuyers are looking for ways to stay active and healthy close to home, we’re supporting those desires through the Riverfield Verandah.”

The Riverfield Verandah, projected to open in early 2021, will provide residents of North River Ranch an extension of their personal outdoor living and entertaining space and an outfitted location to connect with neighbors. The plans include a resort-style pool with sun shelves, a lap lane, and lounge space. The covered patio space is ideal for residents to enjoy entertaining, parties, and al fresco dining or simply relaxing.Rendering pool at Riverfield Verandah

In addition to the pool and open outdoor space at the Verandah, a walkable and bikeable trail network is heavily integrated into Riverfield. Anchored by the Greenway, the overall trail network offers residents convenient access to the entire community, including the many outdoor Fitness Stations throughout North River Ranch. A bike-share program will also be launched at a number of locations throughout the community in the coming months.

“We’ve been working with the Neal Land team for some time now. We’re proud to be associated with such a well-thought-out community, and most especially this new amenity,” shares Trevor Sas, president of Windward Building Group. “The Riverfield Verandah represents Neal Land &Overhead aerial Future Riverfeild Verandah Neighborhoods’ commitment to providing healthy, active options to the residents of the community.

“Many people don’t realize the extensive planning that goes into a community like North River Ranch,” said Neal. “Planning doesn’t start and stop with housing. We considered everything from access to education, to improvements to the surrounding infrastructure, to the type of lifestyle the future residents would desire.”

The Riverfield neighborhood at North River Ranch is located near the future integrated and walkable grocery and retail plaza, which will offer residents the convenience of everyday essentials right outside the community gates. Riverfield is also within walking distance of the future State College of Florida campus, Parrish Community High School and Barbara A Harvey Elementary School.

Upon completion of Riverfield, the neighborhood will provide a diverse collection of over 260 three- and four-bedroom single-family homes and townhomes from respected builders David Weekley Homes and Neal Communities. The builders will release homesites for sale over phases, initial phases offer single-family homes from David Weekley Homes priced from the mid-$200s, and the Neal Communities townhomes from the low-$200s.

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About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based master-planned community development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning to create the next level of elite community living 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. To learn more about Neal Land & Neighborhoods, current and future projects, visit