“We are off to a very fast start at this unique and scenic community. It’s situated in an ideal location, central to Lakewood Ranch, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice,” said David Hunihan, director of sales for Neal Communities, a Lakewood Ranch based builder. “We took strategic steps as the growth went north over the past few years to re-ignite this community with great pricing, homesites, and amenities and it’s paying off during a typically slower time of the year in Florida,” said Hunihan.
With new home prices starting in the $190’s, homeowners can choose 80-foot frontage homesites that overlook the Manatee River, beautiful nature preserves, bird sanctuaries or lakes. “Our homeowners are amazed at the sizes of the homesites-almost 1/3 acre, the exceptional values and the key central location of this community,” said John Thompson, sales consultant at Neal Communities’ River Reach. “From the moment you drive through the gate, it feels like something special and different, yet we’re just minutes from grocery stores and restaurants – it’s a straight shot out to some of the best beaches in Florida on State Road 64,” said Thompson.
Distinguished by oversized homesites, canopy trees, and nature trails, visitors will also find placards describing historic events that took place on or near the property during the Civil War. Neal preserved nearly half of the acreage as dedicated open space or preserve areas within the beautiful riverfront community in Manatee County.
Eight unique single-family home plans are offered at River’s Reach, and the community is located at the headwaters of the Manatee River. Homes range in size from roughly 1869 to 3,117 square feet and seven feature homes are currently under construction, to be completed by the beginning of 2013. A new model is also underway.
Halfway between Parrish and Lakewood Ranch, the gated community offers the best of both worlds — natural seclusion and convenient access to shopping and dining nearby.
“River’s Reach combines the beautiful, rural riverfront setting of old Florida with the active lifestyles of today’s homebuyers,” said Pat Neal, owner and president of Neal Communities. Bordering Rye Road, and in close proximity to the 145-acre Rye Wilderness Park, River’s Reach features its own preserve area next to the Manatee River, resort-style pool, spa, and fitness facilities. River’s Reach also boasts picnic areas, a children’s playground and treehouse, plus a sand volleyball court, and canoe and kayak livery.
Neal Communities was recently named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #67 nationally among home builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 8,600 homes in Southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally-owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. John Neal Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, First Continental Mortgage, and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 32 Parade of Homes 2012 awards, 49 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards, and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.nealcommunities.com.