New Park Facilities Add Delight to Bradenton Real Estate Market


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, May, 15, 2013 – A couple of beneficial additions to the Emerson Point Preserve in Manatee County, Florida, inaugurated this April promise an added boost to values of the residential communities around the area. The preserve’s new features just opened to the public consist of two buildings: a welcome center and an educational field study station.

Located at the mouth of the Manatee River as it joins Lower Tampa Bay, Emerson Point Preserve consists of 365 acres. Besides its abundance of native Florida wildlife and local flora, the park also features prehistoric and historic sites.

Park flaunts natural Florida splendor

The new welcome center and educational field study station complement the preserve’s other facilities. One is the Emerson Point observation tower enabling visitors a commanding view of nearby mangrove forests, the Manatee River, and the Terra Ceia Bay. The preserve also has multi-purpose trails and board walks so aligned in order to protect the surrounding natural habitat and cultural resources.

The Blueway Trail is one of the popular attractions for hikers visiting the preserve. This trail meanders under tunnels of mangrove trees and winds up on the shores of Terra Ceia Bay. There’s a kayak and canoe launch at the terminus of this trail. The preserve’s western end also has a similar boat launch, enabling access to the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay onshore of which are several alluring residential properties.

Condos and single family homes available

Tera Ceia

Luxurious waterfront condos built in 2007, for instance, are available at the Terra Ceia Bay Golf Club. The asking prices of the sales-listed units, typically in three-bedroom designs, in this golf community start around the $300s.  Besides its centerpiece golf course, this development also features a clubhouse with a fitness center, restaurant, and five tennis courts.

MLS listings of Sarasota homes for sale can also include rare offerings at the Terra Ceia Bay Estates. This subdivision now has just a single listing which is for an impressive waterfront home in custom Key West design nestled in a quarter-acre parcel.  Priced in the high $700s, this home has a floor area of 3,188 square feet with four bedrooms and three baths. A boat dock and a boat lift are also among the features of this property.

Rare finds around the preserve

Amberwynd is one of the residential communities closest to the Emerson Point Preserve, but an available home here has yet to be sales-listed, underscoring the need for the services of an expert realtor when searching for properties in this area. Offerings at an adjacent neighborhood, Gulf & Bay Estates, are also seldom though the MLS listed early this year a single family home with an asking price just a shade under $300,000. This residence is designed with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. A boat dock is also incorporated into the property which has direct access to Terra Ceia Bay. Both Emerson Point Preserve and the Bradenton Yacht Club are walking distance from Gulf & Bay Estates.