If you would like to own waterfront property in a picture-perfect Southwest Florida neighborhood you should add River Pointe in Bradenton to your house hunting list. River Pointe is located on the eastern corner of Manatee County formed by the Manatee and Braden Rivers; it is not far from Downtown Bradenton or from Holmes Beach, and it is a very attractive boating community.
River Pointe is a very traditional waterfront neighborhood. Development started in the 1960s with the intention of taking advantage of the canals and creeks that provide easy boating access to both Manatee and Braden Rivers. Some of the most attractive single-family residences have private docking space for large vessels; others can make use of shared public launch points for small boats and kayaks.
Many of the waterfront properties at River Pointe face canals, ponds or small creeks. The older residences are remodeled Florida ranch-style homes that sit on very large home sites. When Centex Homes started construction of some River Pointe sections in the 1990s, the Mediterranean style of residential architecture became predominant. These days, house hunters can choose from the spectacular mansions of Hawk Island to the more modest and affordable single-family homes located closer to Manatee Avenue.
In 2016, home buyers can expect to see three-bedroom and two-bathroom listings starting at $250K in River Pointe. As long as sellers agree to keep a handful of properties on the market at the same time, prospective buyers can expect to find great prices; however, this could quickly change later in the year as other waterfront neighborhoods in Southwest Florida experience lower inventories.
Boating and fishing are the most popular activities among River Pointe residents; dining and shopping could be accomplished by sailing south on the Braden River and mooring at dockside restaurants and taverns, but it is even faster to walk or take a short drive down to the nearby Rivers Edge shopping center or along the Manatee Avenue shopping district.
Homes for Sale at River Pointe in Bradenton
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