Neal Land development managers at North River Ranch HCA Florida Healthcare

Neal Land & Neighborhoods Prepares for HCA Healthcare Florida

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L to R: Tom Panaseny, V.P. Development; Charles Varah, V.P. Investment; John A Neal, President

PARRISH, Fla. (Sept.22, 2023) – Plans for Neal Land & Neighborhoods’ wellness-focused Village Center at North River Ranch progress as HCA Florida Healthcare prepares for a phase one announcement of its future medical facility at North River Ranch – planned to be the first medical facility of this caliber built north of the Manatee River. North River Ranch is the award-winning, master-planned community of local land developer Neal Land & Neighborhoods.

The medical facility, which Manatee County commissioners unanimously approved in May 2023, will be accessed from U.S. 301 as a part of the Village Center, located on the northeast corner of Moccasin Wallow Rd and Fort Hamer Rd. The Fort Hamer Rd extension, designed and built by Neal Land & Neighborhoods, will enable access to the new and forthcoming medical facility.

“Our team has very attentively designed the Village Center to be able to incorporate fitness, restaurants, and other businesses that will expand the offerings to the local residents and community while also including the landscape, walkability, and natural spaces that reflect the relaxing and healthy lifestyle of North River Ranch,” said John A. Neal, Neal Land & Neighborhoods.

Furthermore, the North River Ranch medical facility and associated services will create high-quality jobs in the area, underscoring Neal Land & Neighborhoods’ ongoing investment in the community that starts with the creation of great neighborhoods and extends to significant positive economic impact in the cities and counties where the company works.

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

About North River Ranch

North River Ranch is the flagship master-planned community for Neal Land & Neighborhoods, strategically positioned and carefully planned to evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s families and active adults. Located in Parrish, Fla., the amenity-rich development is a fresh approach to development in Southwest Florida unlike anything in the market today. North River Ranch is an award-winning community with approvals for 6,000 residences across several neighborhoods featuring abundant recreation and amenities, judicious land planning and management, commercial development, a hospital, and nearby schools. Current home builders consist of Pulte Homes, David Weekley Homes, Neal Communities, Homes by WestBay, Park Square Homes, and Cardel Homes Florida. North River Ranch was recognized with Bradenton’s Best Gold Award for Best Master Planned Community and New Home Community in 2023. For more information, visit