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The Islands on the Manatee River

Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), Florida
  • The Islands offers Harbor lots with boat docks. 1 of 10

  • 18 Hole Championship Golf Course. 2 of 10

  • Luxury living on peaceful waters of the Manatee River. 3 of 10

  • Private kayak launch for our residents. 4 of 10

  • Homesites with direct access to the Manatee River and Tampa Bay. 5 of 10

  • Tennis, Pool and Fitness Center located at The Club. 6 of 10

  • Private boat docks behind each residence. 7 of 10

  • Scenic view of the Manatee River from The Islands on the Manatee River 8 of 10

  • John Cannon Homes - Preferred Builder 9 of 10

  • Arthur Rutenburg Homes - Preferred Builder 10 of 10

 
Home Types
Homes
Price Range
$800,000 to $2,500,000
Lots
$100,000 to $650,000
Amenities at a Glance
Boat Docks
Clubhouse
Fitness Cetner
Golf
Swimming Pool
Tennis

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A picturesque island community located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Islands features premier waterfront homes and homesites with views of natural preserves, harbors, lakes and the tranquil waters of the Manatee River. This private 225-acre gated community caters to nature lovers, golfers and boaters alike. Of the 178 homesites within the community, 157 offer private docks behind each residence, providing direct access to the Manatee River and Gulf of Mexico without the inconvenience of boatlifts.

In developing The Islands, great care was taken to create uncompromised facilities for living while maintaining the natural environment – expressing good stewardship for the land while enhancing the quality of life – for both the residents and the wildlife with which we share this special place. Hundreds of acres of land, including an adjacent island, was protected with conservation easements. Throughout the community we designed boardwalks and nature trails so that residents could interact with the environment.

Residents of The Islands have the option to become members at the Golf & Country Club- one of the area's most exclusive club. Rated among the Top 50 Florida courses by Florida Golfer magazine, the Club's championship golf course is part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System, and blends the property's natural beauty with an abundance of wildlife. Additional club amenities include tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool with cabana area and an elegant restaurant, lounge and banquet facilities. Send me information now!

Acreage
550 acres (220 hectares)
Gatehouse
24-hour, manned gatehouse
Club Structure
A variety of golf, fitness and social memberships are available at the Golf & Country Club.
Golf
18-hole, par 72 championship course designed by renowned golf course architect Ted McAnlis. Stretching over 7,000 yards from the longest tee box, this challenging course has recently undergone extensive renovation and features all new TifEagle greens.
Boating
Recreational boaters living in The Islands enjoy direct access to the Manatee River and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as an internal harbor system that connects directly to the river without the need of a lift system.
Fishing
An ideal base for angling enthusiasts, the waters of Manatee County are renowned as fertile fishing grounds, teeming with pompano, flounder, and redfish, while grouper, tarpon, mackerel and kingfish abound in the Gulf waters.
Island Club
Overlooking the Manatee River, the Island Club serves as a community meeting place for waterfront gatherings and includes boat docks for guests, as well as launch sites and kayak facilities.
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
A variety of golf, fitness and social memberships are available at the River Wilderness Golf & Country Club. Optional charter membership to the River Wilderness Golf & Country Club includes unlimited golf with no greens fees, summer reciprocal golf privileges, priority club reservations, and the use of all club facilities: golf, tennis fitness center, pool and clubhouse.
Area Attractions
With a mild year-round climate, Manatee County is best known for its Gulf beaches and laid-back Florida lifestyle. The area is home to a multitude of parks, recreation areas and public beaches and is the Spring Training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. Cultural pursuits include live theater, a vibrant arts district, ballet, concerts, and an acclaimed art museum.
Health Care
Residents have easy access to three major hospitals as well as a wide range of public health-care services and privately operated walk-in clinics.
Location
Bordering the north shore of the historic Manatee River in the heart of Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast, The Islands is centrally located in Manatee County within convenient driving distance to Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota and is only minutes from the gulf beaches.
Lots For Sale
Priced from the mid $100,000s to over $600,000
Homes For Sale
Priced from the $800,000s to over $2 million

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3 Reviews From Residents


Colleen F

Resident Since 2012

"Affordable Luxury -Paradise Lifestyle Community"

Well maintained luxury community at an affordable price with extremely reputable well known builders. Access to the Gulf of Mexico from your backyard dock, golf,clubhouse,and fitness center are all part of the community. Plenty of opportunities for the social and plenty to just enjoy the water on your own. I've lived here for 3 years and I plan ...

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Jackie & Stan S

Resident Since 2008

"GREAT place to call home"

Has everything. Well taken care of and residents are proud to call this Home, with every amenities conceivable.


David J

Resident Since Closing on property in 2 weeks

"Wonderful Location & Property"

I recently purchased a lot at The Islands of River Wilderness after an eye-opening tour with the Sales Manager, Mike Longobardi. It looked just as good as the pictures I saw on the web. I've been looking for a private gated community on the water for years - from Naples up through Ft Myers, Sarasota and even areas of the east coast. Without a ...

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Home Types
Homes
Price Range
$800,000 to $2,500,000
Lots
$100,000 to $650,000
Amenities at a Glance
Boat Docks
Clubhouse
Fitness Cetner
Golf
Swimming Pool
Tennis

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The Islands on the Manatee River
11831 River Shores Trail
Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), Florida 34219
Telephone (941) 776-1729
Toll Free (866) 678-4004
Info@TheIslandsOfRW.com

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