John Neal Parade of Homes Awards 2024

Neal Land & Neighborhoods Is Awarded Best Overall for North River Ranch and Vistera of Venice

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Four home models in the master planned communities received ‘Best Overall’ Awards.

Sarasota, Fla. (March 26, 2024) – Neal Land & Neighborhoods’ two master-planned communities received Best Overall Awards in their categories, from the Suncoast Builders Association during the Parade of Homes Gala on March 21. North River Ranch in Manatee County was awarded Best Overall Development and Vistera of Venice in Sarasota County was awarded Best Overall Community. Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a local land development organization led by John A. Neal.

In North River Ranch, the Brighton model home from Cardel Homes Florida and Sea Mist from Neal Communities received Best Overall awards in their single-family home categories. In Vistera of Venice, Amelia model home from M/I Homes and the Redwing from David Weekley Homes won Best Overall in their single-family home categories.

“As placemakers, we master-plan our neighborhoods to provide a greater quality of life for its residents through careful development and selection of trusted home builders that can reflect the lifestyles of our communities,” said John A. Neal, president of Neal Land & Neighborhoods. “We are grateful for the recognition of our peers and extend a congratulations to our home builders for delivering award-winning living to North River Ranch and Vistera of Venice.”

Within its first year, Vistera of Venice has received national and regional attention, including a marketing award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This is the fourth consecutive year North River Ranch has received an ‘Overall Best’ Award for the Suncoast Builders Association’s Parade of Homes. North River Ranch has previously been awarded Best Master-Planned Community for the Bradenton Herald’s Bradenton’s Best Awards and Silver for Best New Home Community for SRQ Magazine’s Best of Awards.

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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