The prestigious neighborhood of Rio Vista Estates features 65 homesites, all waterfront. This unique neighborhood combines nature’s beauty with homes of architectural distinction. As you pass through a private passive gated entry, tumbled clay brick streets greet you as you wind your way to Channelside Lagoon. The largest estate sized homesites are located directly on the Manatee River with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Estate homesites on the Central Harbor have direct access to the Manatee River and are all pre-approved for boat docks. Three new models, directly on the Manatee River, are being constructed by the area’s most sought after custom home builders. These skilled professionals can build your dream home, custom-suited for your Rio Vista homesite.
Forty-six waterfront estate lots comprise the gated enclave of Harbourside within The Islands, all are waterfront and approximately half an acre or more in size. Two marina parks within the neighborhood also harmonize beautifully with the natural surroundings and provide boating slips for our lakefront lots. Community planners Cooper Johnson Smith Architects designed Harbourside and oversee adherence to its architectural guidelines, which encourage the community’s preferred builders to offer homes in varying shades of white, with metal and barrel tile roofs, tasteful tropical plantings, and distinctive architectural details. The homes feature Spanish Colonial, traditional or modern British West Indies designs. Harbor estate lots are currently for sale. Choose between the seasoned luxury custom home builders which are Arthur Rutenberg Homes, John Cannon Homes and Lee Wetherington Homes to create your dream home at Harbourside.
The Rive Isle neighborhood consists of a unique selection of 67 estate lots located on the Manatee River, East Harbor and Preserves. Estate lots range from a half acre to over three quarters of an acre in size. For those who prefer not to live on the water, Rive Isle has a large selection of Preserve lots nestled in a bucolic natural setting. Homes in the Mediterranean, Tuscan, West Indies and Old Spanish style can be found in this beautiful and scenic neighborhood. The River Lodge, a community gathering place exclusive to residents of The Islands, along with the Riverfront Park and community boat ramp are also located in The Islands. Adjacent to The Islands, the Fort Hamer Park and the new Hidden Harbor Park provide additional first-class facilities for boaters, fishermen and residents that just want to enjoy a beautiful and peaceful stretch of the river.