Welcome to The Islands on the Manatee River, a private gated waterfront boating community nestled among world class golf courses that celebrates Florida’s natural beauty. Voted "Best Community" in the Sarasota-Bradenton Parade of Homes for the last 8 years. We’ve just released our final neighborhood of Rio Vista Estates, our highly sought after homesites directly on the Manatee River. Our new River Lodge, exclusive to residents of The Islands, provides a riverfront gathering place for the enjoyment of our residents. The Islands is a place where nature’s bounty is just the beginning of the excitement that will take your breath away. Situated on 225 acres of pristine private islands, our sanctuary features up to 1.5 acre estate-sized homesites directly on the river or on picturesque harbors, all having navigable access to the tranquil waters of the Manatee River and onward to the Gulf of Mexico.
The new Fort Hamer Bridge brings Lakewood Ranch, I-75, Bradenton and Sarasota within minutes of our gated paradise. Expansive 1/2-acre-plus homesites allow for waterfront living in a highly sought after area. This is the lifestyle that you have always imagined, without compromise.