Land development aerial wildleaf north river ranch april 2023

Progress At North River Ranch Brings Expansion of Neighborhoods and Community Amenities

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Parrish, Fla. – (April 18, 2023) –  North River Ranch, the award-winning master-planned community in Parrish, Fla., developed by Manatee and Sarasota-based Neal Land & Neighborhoods, is steadily progressing through the first half of this year. This includes opening new model homes and sales in Wildleaf– the third and latest neighborhood – and several home builders nearing sell-out throughout the community.  

Homebuilder Neal Communities brings a selection of single-family homes and villas, including designs from their Coral, Cruise, Celebration, and Cove series, to Wildleaf. Pulte Homes will also build homes on 72 lots in Wildleaf, including two-to-four-bedroom homes. Wildleaf will offer 377 homes; the neighborhood features water and wooded view homesites with convenient access to the amenity center, planned trails, and the future middle school. Wildleaf will also connect to the existing pools, parks, and recreation at the Brightwood and Riverfield neighborhoods. 

In the community’s Riverfield neighborhood, Neal Communities nears the sellout of 150 townhomes; while David Weekley Homes and a second builder – to be announced – continue to build single-family homes from the $400s. Pulte Homes is nearing sell-out in Brightwood, and KB Home and Park Square Homes have limited opportunities. Homes by WestBay offer single-family homes from the $500s. With quick move-in homes available, home builders offer incentives that include employee pricing, help with closing costs or interest rates, and savings on quick move-in-home savings, there are home buying opportunities for everyone.

“We have a great deal happening here at North River Ranch,” said John A. Neal, president of Neal Land & Neighborhoods. “For instance, the recently announced Camp Creek, a multifaceted amenity center for the community and the future North River Ranch middle school location. We unveiled plans for our wellness-focused Village Center late last year and announced HCA Healthcare of Florida as the hospital provider. Further, the shopping center Market Walk, anchored by Publix, started construction this spring. These centers will bring a range of valuable services within walking or biking distance from anywhere in the community – from healthcare and retailers to food and entertainment.” 

Additional notable developments at North River Ranch include:

  • A 3.65-mile extension connecting Fort Hamer Road to U.S. 301 is open to the public.
  • Construction at Market Walk is in progress, and Publix is slated to open by the end of 2023.
  • Completion of over nine miles of the 24+ miles that form the trails system.
  • Camp Creek breaks ground in Summer 2023; it will feature a community center providing a central hub with a living room, social areas, working spaces, a café, and more. The campus will include a game room and porch, a resort-style swim and aquatics center, a bike park, extensive outdoor recreation lawns, trails, and parks.
  • A newly opened, 2+-acre dog park.

“North River Ranch is designed to be a multigenerational community allowing residents to live or transition through the community as it fits their needs,” adds Neal. “From townhomes to single-family homes or villas, the wide price range combined with an array of active living amenities continues to drive home buyers to North River Ranch. With new infrastructure and amenities in progress, we are improving the quality and value of our community and North Manatee County as a whole. We want to show that this is a great place to live and the opportunities for residents in Parrish will only continue to grow.”

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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