Homes in Riverside Preserve are built to last and priced to sell fast. Offering a variety of peaceful preserve homesites and no CDD fees, new homeowners are bound to find their perfect home in this unique community. The neighborhood sits off of Upper Manatee River Road, east of Williams Road. It is positioned adjacent to The Enclave at Country Meadows by regional developer, Medallion Home.
A key draw for the enclave of single-family homes is a nearby park featuring direct access to the beautiful Manatee River. This one-of-a-kind recreational spot features a kayak/paddleboard launch and a riverfront pavilion that offers picnicking, grilling and more. Nature trails also meander through the property, giving residents and visitors a chance to experience nature at its finest.
The community’s rectangular acreage notably backs up directly north to the river. As a result, M/I Homes capitalized on this prized location by installing a series of riverfront amenities within the community. These include a 16-acre riverfront park complete with areas to launch canoes and kayaks, and a spacious pavilion that includes a children’s playground.
The riverfront area is an important part of the larger 195-acre park system, which includes a slew of recreational opportunities. These include fishing, canoe and kayak drop-off access, hiking trails and more across the pristine riverfront setting. The park is open for non-motorized use and is free to the public.
In addition to the park’s recreation facilities, it is home to several historic sites and buildings. These include the 1885 St. John’s Episcopal Church and the 1796 John Sullivan House. Guests can enjoy a scenic stroll on the park’s winding walkways, relax under a canopy of shade trees or take in the soothing sounds of the river.
A newer addition to the park system is the Riverbank State Park, which opened in 1993. This park is actually located on the site of a sewage treatment plant, making it the first of its kind in the United States to utilize a former industrial waste storage facility as a public park. The park is now a popular destination for kayaks, picnicking and hiking.
The enclave of homes in Riverside Preserve is close to a number of shopping and dining options, including the Ellenton Premium Outlets and UTC mall, which are both less than six miles away. Trips south on State Road 64 unlock additional lifestyle possibilities in the city of Parrish, which serves as a new hub of economic growth in northern Manatee County.