Bradenton, Fla. — John Neal Homes broke ground on a new model at The Inlets, a beautiful waterfront coastal community nestled along the Manatee River.
The community has a long history in Manatee County, originally developed as “River Isles” in 1958 during the Eisenhower building boom, followed by a deep recession in 1960.
“There was a lot of housing built in our region during this period as the Florida boom had started and air conditioning became common in 1956,” said Pat Neal, president and CEO of Neal Communities. “But after the recession, this property like several others laid dormant for 25 years.”
At that time, developer Ken Keating purchased the property and finished the
remaining canals. The community’s master developer, Keating has successfully built many of the homes in The Inlets over the past 14 years through his company Camlin Homes. This year Neal partnered with Medallion Homes to purchase the remaining 42 homesites.
“We at Neal Communities plan to work with Ken Keating and our friend and partner, Carlos Beruff of Medallion Homes to finish the Inlets which will continue to be a lovely, thriving, and gorgeous community in the city of Bradenton with about 590 homes,” said Neal.
The Inlets has the best of everything- a great location, with good schools, west of I-75
and close to downtown Bradenton. Additionally it has the unique benefit of direct deep water boating access to the Gulf of Mexico.
John Neal Homes is currently developing and building on homesites in the Harbour Walk and Reserve sections under the same architectural standards already in place in the popular waterfront community.
The Siesta Key model is one of three new floorplans the Lakewood Ranch based builder will unveil at The Inlets, with 22-foot high ceilings and an island coastal design theme. It features 3,008 square feet with four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms plus a den.
“The Siesta Key and our other new floorplans here will have a light airy feel to highlight this ideal waterfront location,” said Randy Turkovics, president of building for John Neal Homes. “Homeowners can personalize these floorplans with our design team to reflect their specific needs and lifestyle, and all homes here will be able to have boat docks in their backyards,” he said. The Siesta Key model will open this June.
John Neal Homes is a semi-custom luxury home builder currently building in Lakewood Ranch, The Concession, University Park, The Inlets, and on privately owned homesites in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, & Parrish. The company is completely integrated to benefit its customers, with its engineering and building team, plus Charlene Neal PureStyle design services and Waterscapes Pools & Spa, the fifth largest pool company in the state. John Neal is President of Neal Land Ventures (NLV), a land acquisition and development company, whose focus is on buying and entitling land in Sarasota and Manatee counties. In the past two years NLV has secured 11 properties for John Neal Homes and other area builders. NLV will soon open two new communities, Wildgrass in Sarasota County and Estuary Park in Manatee County.
Established in 2010, John Neal Homes garners a 99.8% positive customer referral rate and is a testament to the customer service offered by John Neal Homes. The company’s honors and accolades include Aurora Awards for models in The Country Club at Lakewood Ranch and Country Club East and several Parade of Homes awards from the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association. For more information go to www.homesbyjohnneal.com
[Photo Attached: left to right, Randy Craig, Construction Manager; Randy Turkovics, President Building Division, John Neal Homes; Kathy Forinash, Design Director; Billy Olivieri, Lead Sales Associate; David Hunihan, Director of Sales]