Welcome The Estuary at Robinson Preserve


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, September 13th, 2016 – Northwest Bradenton goes one neighborhood richer come spring 2017 with the expected completion of the development of The Estuary which broke ground in August of 2016.

A project of the prolific regional homebuilder Neal Communities, this new subdivision sits on 53 acres off 103rd Street bordered north, south and west by the sprawling nature park Robinson Preserve. Existing neighborhoods also at the cusp of this 600-acre coastal preserve include Hawthorn Park, The Loop, Wisteria Park and Mango Park, which too all offer plenty enticing Bradenton homes for sale.

An Exclusive Village

Welcome The Estuary at Robinson Preserve

The Estuary is planned as a gated and maintenance-included community with just 50 homes. Choices of floor plans in this small but charming enclave will range from 2,181 to 2,600 square feet, all coming from Neal’s award-winning Cove home series.

The floor plans of these homes would be similar with those at Wisteria Park, a community that Neal developed previously on 17th Avenue NW east of the Robinson Preserve. Current listings of Bradenton homes for sale in this neighborhood were built between 2005 and 2011 and priced in the $400s up to the $500s.

The Estuary’s site is one of the two neighboring parcels of northwest Bradenton farmland which Neal bought in January 2016 for a total of $3.2 million. The other property is a piece of land of about 20 acres also at 952317th Avenue NW adjacent west of the existing community of Hawthorn Park likewise known for attractively priced Bradenton homes for sale.

Rezoning Resolution Awaited

Neal also plans a subdivision in this location which is a short distance north of The Estuary. However, zoning and density issues for this 17th Avenue NW property have to be resolved before this particular project can proceed.

This parcel has been rezoned to three homes per acre from its previous one-dwelling-per-acre density but some residents appealed to overturn the rezoning. Regardless of the final verdict on this case, Neal is firmly committed to develop the property, saying that its luxury division, Neal Signature Homes, will take over the project if the property revert backs to its lower-density zoning. But if the higher-density ruling is maintained, Neal will proceed in building homes there, with designs also similar to residences in Wisteria Park.

Coveted Pristine Location

Neal sticking to its guns in northwest Bradenton is but logical. The parcels it is developing here is highly coveted and one of the last few developable properties in the area. This locality is convenient to the beaches westward at Anna Maria Island via Manatee Avenue West. This roadway also provides easy access not only to Bradenton’s life and leisure centers but also to top-rated schools.

Moreover, a pristine setting dominates much of northwest Bradenton courtesy of Robinson Preserve offering many outdoor delights. This nature park is notably undergoing a major expansion which would bring in a new kayak launch, paddling trails, pathways, canopy walk viewing mound, expanded parking and more restrooms.

The crown jewel of this expansion project is a $3.8 million environmental center expected to be completed in August 2017. Called the Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology, it will be housed in a 3,541-square-foot building which when completed should add to the perks at The Estuary and its neighboring communities.