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Take a Day Trip: 5 Best Places to Visit in Tampa

July 16, 2018

Living at The Islands puts you into close proximity to so many things to do and places to go throughout the Lakewood Ranch and Tampa Bay area. Here are five great places to visit in The Tampa Bay area:

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Escape the City Traffic: Move to a Gated Waterfront Community near Lakewood Ranch

July 12, 2018

Valuing work-life balance means dedicating yourself to focused work days, and letting loose on festive social and family occasions. This means being able to gather yourself with deeply relaxing private time. Life on The Islands on the Manatee River, a waterfront community near Lakewood Ranch, provides a unique opportunity to do all of this and more, while being close to the Lakewood Ranch area.

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Build the Waterfront House of Your Dreams When You Retire in Florida

July 11, 2018


Florida is one of the best retirement locations because here you can start living the relaxing life of your dreams. At The Islands on the Manatee River, your dream home includes easy access to the best senior living that Florida has to offer. From prestigious golf and shopping across the Fort Hamer Bridge, to walks along the picturesque beaches in Sarasota, this is where to make your golden years a dream come true in a waterfront home.

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Custom New Home Builders in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida

July 6, 2018

Before you purchase a new home, you will want to shop various builders, as each builder has a signature style specific to that company. There are some renowned new home builders in Sarasota that are making a big splash near the waterfront.

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7 Activities Retirees Love to Enjoy near Sarasota, Florida

July 5, 2018


Lakewood Ranch offers excellent communities for retirees along with numerous options for enriching your golden years. Residents have multiple options when it comes to activities and entertainment in the area. Consider the following:

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Top 6 Dock and Dine Restaurants on The Manatee River

July 2, 2018

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Florida's coast offers white, sandy beaches, year-round sunshine, and delicious cuisine. From gourmet restaurants to casual outdoor tiki bars, you'll find food, drinks and entertainment for great dock and dine enjoyment. Take a look at six boating restaurants you don't want to miss.

Related Blog: The Top 5 Golf Courses in the Sarasota and Bradenton Area

Woody's River Roo

Woody's River Roo is a family-owned restaurant with causal atmosphere, a picturesque river view and a great outdoor tiki bar. The menu includes Black Angus, ostrich and kangaroo burgers, fresh seafood, homemade soups and their signature dish, beer battered fish and chips. At Woody's, you'll find great food, live music six nights a week, and Tuesday night Karaoke.

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Arthur Rutenberg Receives the Chairman's Award

June 27, 2018

The 27th annual Arthur Rutenberg Homes Pride In Partnership awards dinner was held June 23rd at The Mayflower Hotel Inn in Washington, DC.  Awards were presented to ARH franchisees and vendor partners who exhibited noteworthy performances during the past year.

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Amazing Benefits of a  Luxury Waterfront Home near Lakewood Ranch

June 25, 2018

Thanks to the Fort Hamer Bridge, our new development of luxury waterfront homes are now located at an extremely convenient distance from Lakewood Ranch. Whether you work in Lakewood Ranch or simply enjoy having quick access to the many amenities of the town, the new access provided by the bridge make our development an amazing value. Not convinced? Then perhaps it’s time to consider the amazing benefits of a waterfront property.

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Don’t Have a Boat? Where to go Fishing in the Sarasota Area

June 22, 2018

If you're a Florida Suncoast fishing enthusiast (or soon to be one), you understand how few experiences compare to dropping a fishing line in Florida waters on a blue-skied day. Whether fishing from a pier, a bridge, or pristine coastline, Sarasota is bound to have the fishing spot that works for you. You won’t even need a boat to experience the thrill of a big catch!

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