River Strand

River Strand is a gated, active lifestyle community located in Bradenton, Florida, in a prime location near many shopping centers, memorial parks, golf courses, and beach access. The community offers attached townhomes and condos, as well as single-family homes. River Strand is a master community that houses several neighborhoods that feature resort-style amenities including a clubhouse, resistance pools, tennis courts, and championship golf courses. 

Homebuyers seeking a home for sale in Bradenton, FL will adore all that River Strand has to offer. 

River Strand Amenities 

Members of River Strand Golf & Country Club have the opportunity to enjoy a 39,000-square-foot clubhouse with a multipurpose room used for social gatherings, a billiard table, locker rooms, a resort-style pool, resistance pool, and a heated spa. The community also offers a semi-formal dining room, grille room, tiki bar, and golf pro shop.

Homeowners can lead an active lifestyle by taking advantage of the 3,500-square-foot fitness spa and aerobic room in the clubhouse, as well as enjoying six outdoor pools with patios, nine Har-Tru tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, half-court basketball courts, and three championship golf courses. In addition, there is a community center that features a second resort-style pool and another fitness center.

Residents also have access to The Sanctuary at River Strand’s amenities, which also include a clubhouse with a multipurpose room, as well as an outdoor pool and patio, a barbecue area, a basketball court, and an additional pickleball court. 

River Strand Homes & Real Estate 

River Strand was constructed between 2006 and 2018, consisting of a mix of 1,260 single-family, attached, and condo homes. There are six neighborhoods that feature attached homes within the River Strand community: Terraces, Grand Estuary, Veranda, The Sanctuary at River Strand, Heritage Harbor, and River Strand Townhomes. Homes at River Strand typically range from 1,121 to 3,950 square feet and feature two to six bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and up to a two-car garage. 

The condo homes of River Strand are featured in four of the community's neighborhoods. These homes ideal for downsizing range from 1,211 to 1,866 square feet and feature two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. 

The attached homes of River Strand Townhomes range from 1,759 to 2,108 square feet. These homes have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. 

Interior features in the attached homes may include upgraded light fixtures, an updated kitchen with solid wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. Additional features may include ceilings fans in all rooms, chandelier lighting in dining spaces, and an extended lanai. 

The single-family homes of River Strand are featured throughout the community and range between 1,417 and 3,950 square feet. These homes typically offer two to six bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. 

The single-family homes may feature spacious living areas with natural light, an extended foyer, large tile flooring, a laundry room, as well as bathrooms with jacuzzi tubs and a walk-in shower. Other features may include a security system, extra built-in air conditioning units, electric hurricane patio shutters, and a patio with scenic water views. 

River Strand Lifestyle

Members of River Strand can lead a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to a modest homeowners’ association that covers 24-hour guard, cable TV, common area taxes, community pool upkeep, internet, maintenance grounds, private road, recreational facilities, and security. With more time on their hands, residents can play a pickup game of pickleball or golf, swim laps in the pool, or mingle with neighbors at one of the community centers. 

There are plenty of social opportunities for residents of River Strand. The Golf and Country Club hosts events throughout the year with live entertainment, including holiday parties, trivia nights, Name That Tune competitions, and pool parties. Members can also take part in friendly table games with their neighbors such as bridge, mahjong, and bingo at the clubhouse or community center. Residents who enjoy golf or racquet sports will find instructors at the pro shop who can help improve their game with lessons, clinics, and junior programs. The community also hosts competitive golf and racquet sports events such as leagues, tournaments, interclub racquet events, and other golf events.

Surrounding Area 

River Strand is located in the city of Bradenton, just 30 minutes from Downtown Sarasota. This location puts residents in easy reach of necessities and entertainment opportunities. 

Residents of River Strand are close to any daily conveniences they may need, including Winn-Dixie, Publix, Target, and Trader Joe’s. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens, CVS, or Publix Pharmacy. 

The community is also close to multiple health care providers, including Manatee Memorial Hospital, Blake Medical Center, and Pinnacle Medical Group. 

When homeowners are looking for entertainment or dining options in the area they can travel along US-41 which is lined with restaurants, bars, and shopping centers including DeSoto Square Mall and Red Barn Plaza Flea Market. There are also a variety of attractions in the area, including Village of the Arts, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, as well as Ed Smith Stadium, home to the Orioles spring training.

Those who want to get outside can find plenty of options to explore in the area. There are multiple greenspaces and parks, including Manatee Village Historical Park, DeSoto National Memorial Park, Palma Sola Causeway Park, and Riverwalk. In addition to the golf courses inside of River Strand, there are many other courses in the surrounding area, including Heritage Harbour Golf Club, River Isles Golf Club, Waterlefe Golf & River Club, and more.

Members of the community who want to visit nearby metropolitan areas are in luck. Bradenton is a 30-minute drive to Sarasota, and about an hour drive to Tampa, providing access to everything these cities have to offer. For longer trips, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is less than a half-hour away. 

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River Strand Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in River Strand. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Dining
  • BBQ
  • Golf Shop/Golf Services/Golf Cart Rentals
  • Bar

River Strand Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in River Strand. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Pickleball
  • Tennis

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