Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), Florida

The Islands on the Manatee River

Community Information

Homes: Priced from $1 million to over $5 million
Lots: Priced from the $200,000s to over $900,000

The Islands on the Manatee River
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 Club at River Wilderness - one of the area's most exclusive privately owned clubs. 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. Request More Information now!
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  • Acreage

    550 acres (220 hectares)

  • Gatehouse

    24-hour, manned gatehouse

  • Club Structure

    A variety of golf, fitness and social memberships are available at the privately owned 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.

  • River Lodge

    Overlooking the Manatee River, the River Lodge serves as a community meeting place for waterfront gatherings and includes boat docks for guests, as well as launch sites and kayak facilities.

  • The Club at River Wilderness

    A variety of social, fitness, and golf memberships are available, including those with 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.

  • Healthcare

    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.

  • Rio Vista Estates

    The prestigious island neighborhood features 65 homesites, all waterfront with backyard docks. As you pass through a private gated entry, 100-year-old antique brick streets greet you as you wind your way through the island. Estate-sized homesites, up to 1.5 acres, are located directly on expansive harbors and directly on the Manatee River with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. This neighborhood is currently over 75% sold-out.

  • Lots For Sale

    Priced from the $200,000s to over $900,000

  • Homes For Sale

    Priced from $1.3 million to over $5 million

  • Disclaimer: Prices subject to change. Void where prohibited.

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The Islands on the Manatee River

11831 River Shores Trail

Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), Florida 34219

27.525528 -82.433952

3 Reviews From Residents
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Affordable Luxury -Paradise Lifestyle Community

Colleen F - Verified Resident (Since 2012)

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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GREAT place to call home

Jackie & Stan S - Verified Resident (Since 2008 )

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

Wonderful Location & Property

David J - Verified Resident (Since Closing on property in 2 weeks)

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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