North River Ranch Gold Winner Bradentons Best

North River Ranch Awarded Bradenton’s Best Master-Planned Community

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Parrish, Fla. – (July 18, 2022) – North River Ranch, the flagship, master-planned community of Neal Land & Neighborhoods, has won Gold in Bradenton’s Best Awards, its top prize, taking the title of Best Master-Planned Community as voted by the people. Presented by the Bradenton Herald, the Bradenton’s Best contest is designed to engage the local community in celebrating the very best in over 225 categories. Neal Land & Neighborhoods, a Manatee and Sarasota-based community developer, began work on this new community in Parrish in early 2020. Since then, the community has grown now with seven home builder partners and the expertise of its land development team led by John A. Neal, president of the land development firm.

“We’re honored to earn this recognition but it’s especially rewarding knowing that it’s voted on by the community we serve,” said John A. Neal, president of Neal Land & Neighborhoods. “Building communities with the highest standards and staying true to our Florida roots is our driving purpose. We’re proud that the thoughtful approach, meticulous planning, and development that has gone into North River Ranch has resulted in it being recognized for the remarkable community it’s growing to be.”

North River Ranch is designed to promote and provide plentiful opportunities for an active lifestyle with indoor and outdoor amenities which currently include two resort-style pools, fitness center, screened game room, 9+ miles of interconnected walking trails, Avid Fit Stations throughout the community, a playground, an event lawn and multi-purpose playing field, community bikes and much more.  Future plans call for a state-of-the-art central amenity campus, expansion of trails and outdoor fitness, parks and a concerted focus to the native and natural flora. The premier builder partners at North River Ranch will continue to offer a wide selection of high-tech, energy-efficient new single-family homes, townhomes, and villas.

Recognizing the need for good public schools in the area, Neal Land & Neighborhoods was instrumental in facilitating the development of the new Parrish Community High School and the new Barbara A. Harvey Elementary School which has been rated an A school for the second year in a row. With plans for a new middle school and a State College of Florida campus in the near future, North River Ranch has become an educational hub for the Manatee County region.

“We believe the voters recognize and appreciate the vision of North River Ranch,” concluded Neal.

This year, North River Ranch was also recognized as one of the 2022 Silver Award winners during the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) prestigious new home sales and marketing awards event.

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