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River Wilderness Homes for Sale – Parrish, Florida 34219

River Wilderness Homes for Sale

River Wilderness is a golf community in Parrish, north Manatee County. Its expansive acreage sprawls on the southwest quadrant of Old Tampa Road and Fort Hamer Road. The Manatee River and the Fort Hamer Bridge, a new span linking Parrish with east Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Sarasota, is less than a mile south of River Wilderness.

Definitely upscale, River Wilderness is a gated community with its entrance/exit on Old Tampa Road set amidst an impressive landscaping. Lush tropical greeneries plus a pair of lakes with fountain accents deliver a strong first impression to aspiring buyers of Parrish homes for sale visiting this community.

The overall development theme for River Wilderness, as its name suggests, is that of an unspoiled natural setting. Hence, the residences of this community, as well as its host golf course, are set far back from the main road entrance.

Masterful Transformation

River Wilderness Homes for Sale

River Wilderness’s acreage was formerly ranch and farm lands. A millionaire from Naples, Lloyd Sheehan, started buying the land parcels for the development of this community in the 1970s. Sheehan eventually acquired for River Wilderness 1,400 acres of land laid out south of Old Tampa Road stretching up to the banks of the Manatee River.

The first homes in River Wilderness were built in the early 1980s upon the completion of the golf course in 1984. However, Sheehan was unable to complete the community’s development, because of financial and legal problems and a recession in the early 1990s. Other developers nonetheless pursued completion of the entire project for the River Wilderness Golf & Country Club.

The country club’s golf links is an 18-hole, par 72 championship course. A design of the well-respected course architect Ted McAnlis, this layout features seven sets of tees with the longest play at 6,934 yards. It has a slope rating of 133 and a course rating of 73.3. The club’s golf practice facilities, besides a driving range, also include a chipping green and a separate practice area for sand shots.

Tempting Club Perks

River Wilderness Homes for Sale

Country club membership is not mandatory for River Wilderness residents. Conversely, club members need not be residents of the community. Opting for a club membership though could be quite tempting to prospective buyers of River Wilderness homes for sale, given the amenities it is bundled with.

Aside from golfing privileges, the country club members enjoy access to a junior-size Olympic swimming pool and four tennis courts. It also provides members a 3,800-square-foot Athletic Center offering lessons and programs for fitness, swimming, and tennis. Outside of the club, River Wilderness has a community park and boat ramp with boat storage space available for a fee. The board of directors of the country club and the River Wilderness homeowners association are separate but work closely together.

Wide-ranging Home Choices

There are some 800 homes in River Wilderness, with most of the residences backed up to the golf links’ greens and fairways. The other dwellings are clustered close to the property’s luxuriant greenbelts and nature preserves.

Prospective buyers whose budgets track the upper $200s can often find some market opportunities in River Wilderness. Typically, these would be residences built in the early 2000s, featuring two to three bedrooms with floor areas of between 2,000 and 2,200 square feet. Larger residences of more recent vintage with floor plans of about 3,000 square feet are the community’s prime choices, geared for home shoppers eying the luxury million-dollar range.


River Wilderness Homes For Sale

Below are the current real estate listings available in River Wilderness.

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MLS# T3401264 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 11431 SAVANNAH LAKES DR
  • Price: $2,174,999
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 3584 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: RIVER WILDERNESS PH III SP D-2
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3+
  • **PRICE IMPROVEMENT** Welcome to MODERN LUXURY at its finest! This stunning home has an unbeatable floor plan, COZY yet GRAND with every bell and whistle imaginable. This Arthur Rutenberg Custom build home is nestled on an impossible to find oversize ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: ALIGN RIGHT REALTY SOUTH SHORE

MLS# A4552434 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2929 WILDERNESS BLVD E
  • Price: $1,100,000
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 4182 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: RIVER WILDERNESS PH II-A
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3+
  • An exclusive offering at the prestigious River Wilderness Country Club, fully updated and ready for your next chapter. This stunningly remastered three-bedroom home + inlaw suite includes freshly painted walls, new flooring, and updated lighting line ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COMPASS FLORIDA LLC

MLS# A4539040 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 3520 WILDERNESS BLVD W
  • Price: $995,000
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 3593 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: RIVER WILDERNESS PH I
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3+
  • Rarely available exquisite contemporary remodel in the popular gated community of River Wilderness with private water access to the Manatee River and an optional golf course/club membership ! As you enter this gorgeous home it has been converted into ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

MLS# A4544534 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 3832 LITTLE COUNTRY RD
  • Price: $750,000
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 2391 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: RIVER WILDERNESS PH II-A
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2+
  • Under Construction. Under Construction. Rare new construction opportunity in the beloved River Wilderness neighborhood--a premier, gated golf community located in the heart of Parrish, Florida. This home is still in the building phase, so you can sel ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: REALTY BY DESIGN LLC

MLS# 4906003 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 12126 BALD CYPRESS CV
  • Price: $718,990
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 2766 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: CYPRESS GLEN AT RIVER WILDERNESS
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2+
  • Under Construction. Welcome to the Estuary. The plan layout offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a flex area, and a 2-car garage. The Estuary is a unique design, and it begins at the front of the home. As you enter the foyer, you are greeted with a flex ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: FLORIWEST REALTY GROUP, LLC

MLS# A4548140 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 3012 WILDERNESS BLVD W
  • Price: $695,000
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 2714 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: RIVER WILDERNESS PH I
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2+
  • MOTIVATED SELLER! $10,000 kitchen countertop credit! Magnificent lake and golf course views from this charming and beautifully landscaped home located in River Wilderness Golf and Country Club. Double-door entry into this split-plan home brings you i ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

MLS# 4905975 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 3625 WILD BLOSSOM PL
  • Price: $649,990
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 2309 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: CYPRESS GLEN AT RIVER WILDERNESS
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3
  • Under Construction. The Crystal is an elegant, award-winning home. At 2,309 square feet, this home includes 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and an enormous open concept kitchen and great room with a 3-car garage. As you enter the front door, you are gr ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: FLORIWEST REALTY GROUP, LLC

MLS# 4906005 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 3712 WILD BLOSSOM PL
  • Price: $577,990
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 1890 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: CYPRESS GLEN AT RIVER WILDERNESS
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • Under Construction. ENJOY EVENING SUNSETS ON THIS POND VIEW HOME!! Welcome home to the Spinnaker, a remarkable open-concept, one-story home. Its standard layout includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, dining room, an open-concept kitchen and great roo ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: FLORIWEST REALTY GROUP, LLC

MLS# 4906004 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 12122 BALD CYPRESS CV
  • Price: $571,990
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 1890 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: CYPRESS GLEN AT RIVER WILDERNESS
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • Under Construction. Welcome home to the Spinnaker, a remarkable open-concept, one-story home. Its standard layout includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a dining room, an open-concept kitchen and great room, a 2-car garage, plus a covered lanai. As y ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: FLORIWEST REALTY GROUP, LLC

MLS# 4905976 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 12119 BALD CYPRESS CV
  • Price: $539,990
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 2195 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: CYPRESS GLEN AT RIVER WILDERNESS
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3
  • Under Construction. The Calusa is a classic beauty built for those who need both space and function- 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a 2-car garage, and an open concept floor plan. This light filled space features an open concept and the kitchen is the ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: FLORIWEST REALTY GROUP, LLC

MLS# O6047064 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 3448 BROOKRIDGE LN
  • Price: $488,000
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 2295 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: RIVER WILDERNESS PH I TR 7
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom stunner in Parrish! This beautiful kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and spacious cabinets, helping you cook the perfect meal every time. Step inside this beautiful interi ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: OPENDOOR BROKERAGE LLC

MLS# A4544601 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 3440 BROOKRIDGE LN
  • Price: $470,000
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 2167 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: RIVER WILDERNESS PH I TR 7
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • MUST SEE!! NEW ROOF May 2022, NEW AC Sep 2021, NEW sides and back seamless gutters 2020. Under the floating floor in the living room, kitchen, dining room and hallway there is new 12"x24" tile. The kitchen has new cabinets with soft close doors an ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: KEYS REALTY REDEFINED LLC

MLS# A4544279 View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 11708 RIVER SHORES TRL
  • Price: $289,900
  • Zip Code: 34219
  • 0.44 Acres
  • Own your piece of paradise in The Islands, Parade of Homes "Best community" for the past 8-years running (2015-2022). This .44 -acre, preserve view lot offers its new homeowner a water, golf and a country club community at it's best. Direct river a ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: KW SUNCOAST