There’s a very special neighborhood in eastern Manatee County where homeowners can raise horses and even go on long riding sessions on wooded trails in their own neighborhood. Panther Ridge in Bradenton is a residential communities of country estates that was developed in Manatee County around the same time as Lakewood Ranch; the idea was to create an exurb for home buyers looking to acquire a nice chunk of pristine Florida land.
Panther Ridge is located about nine miles east of Lakewood Ranch, south of Lake Manatee and north of the Myakka River State Park. This is pure Florida country right at the edge of the Everglades; Panther Ridge is perfect for nature lovers and for house hunters who are ready for lots of space and tranquility.
If you want to settle in a secluded neighborhood where you can enjoy nature and open space, this community is for you. The coziest lots in Panther Ridge measure at least an acre, and three-bedroom homes typically feature more than 3,000 square feet of living space. Some of the most impressive estates at Panther Ridge are spec homes built on 10-acre lots.
All homes in this community have been developed in the 21st century. Since most properties are custom-built, available listings tend to come with interesting extras such as home theaters, wine cellars, outdoor kitchens, stables, studios with balconies, and more. In 2016, pricing at Panther Ridge starts under $410K, which is very reasonable considering the size of the properties and how recently they have been completed.
The amenities at Panther Ridge vary according to each section. Some have athletic fields and picnic areas while others have nature trails and tennis courts. The neighborhoods are connected by horse riding trails, and a couple of private riding academies serve the community.
Despite being an exurb, Panther Ridge is not isolated. The nearest Publix supermarket and shopping center is only 10 minute drive, and Downtown Bradenton is about 40 minutes away.
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