The Best Ways to Spend the Day in the Florida Outdoors

November 14, 2018

Florida is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Surrounded on three sides by ocean waters, (the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida Straits), and blessed with more than its share of sunny skies, the state offers a treasure trove of ways to enjoy its natural wonders through outdoor activities.

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How to enjoy the natural surroundings of The Islands

November 7, 2018

Most people have to travel long distances to enjoy the paradise that residents of The Islands on the Manatee River call home every day. When you live in this gated Florida waterfront community, all you have to do is step out your door and you’re surrounded by natural beauty. It's situated on 225 acres of private islands filled with wildlife and surrounded by picturesque harbors. And with Florida’s mild winters, you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery and any activity year round.

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Final Phase Now Open - Rio Vista Estates

November 7, 2018

Live the life you have always dreamed along Florida’s immaculate Sun Coast at The Islands on the Manatee River. Now into our final phase we have just released Rio Vista Estates are most prestigious neighborhood in The Islands. 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 great 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.

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A Shoppers Guide to Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida

November 2, 2018

Of course you love the beach, the arts, the boating and the lifestyle of Sarasota…. but let’s face it, you still have to SHOP! When it comes to places to partake in life’s finest pleasure, there’s no shortage of places to venture.  Whether you favor outdoor palm-tree lined shopping centers, bargain hunting at outlet malls or unique boutique window-shopping, they are all within easy reach of The Islands private waterfront community on the Manatee River.

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Landscaping Ideas for Your Florida Home

October 29, 2018

When you live in the gated waterfront community of The Islands on the Manatee River in tropical Florida, you're surrounded by beautiful scenery and treated to spectacular waterfront views daily. Enhancing your views with creative landscaping ideas and implementation not only benefits the personal enjoyment of your property, it can also protect and benefit the environment.

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27th Annual Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival

October 26, 2018

Having started a quarter a century ago as a laid back, bucolic event that attracted only a handful of locals, it has now grown very large and popular, visited by tens of thousands of people from all over Florida to Manatee County, over three weekends.

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Best Places to Fish in the Bradenton Area

October 24, 2018

The Bradenton area is well known for its outstanding fishing venues. Whether you'd prefer to fish off a pier or the shore or take your boat out, you'll have plenty of destinations from which to choose.

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10 Things to Love About Sarasota | Bradenton

October 22, 2018

Florida’s Suncoast lifestyle offers a unique combination of art, culture, and a breadth of outdoor activities that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you long for the natural beauty of the Myakka treetops, the honey tinged creativity of a perfect cocktail or the sonic delight of every Verdi opera ever sung, you’ll enjoy your adventures in the sun-soaked landscape of Sarasota County.

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Guide to Boating the Sarasota-Manatee Waterways

October 19, 2018

Sarasota-Manatee County waterways cover over 300 square miles of coastline. These waters offer quality recreational opportunities for pleasure boating and fishing. Mangrove forests, seagrass beds, salt marshes, and mud flats are among a few of the important coastal habitats which serve the abundant bird and marine animal populations of the Counties. The coastal waters of Sarasota-Manatee Counties are home to a variety of marine life, including bottlenose dolphin, loggerhead turtles, and West Indian manatees. Anglers will find an array of game fish and crustaceans within the bays and in the Gulf of Mexico, especially at the county’s numerous artificial reefs.

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