River Club

A tropical getaway for golfers and the luxury-minded seeking their own personal paradise in the balmy South Floridian landscape.

Welcome to River Club


Surrounded by the illustrious villages of Lakewood Ranch, The River Club is one of South Florida’s premier golfing and resort communities, boasting nearly 1,000 single-family homes and a pristine, rural setting. The idyllic waters of the Braden River flow through this master-planned gem, which spans more than 900 acres and includes a diverse terrain of wetlands, waterways, ponds, and preserved green space.

River Club was established in the 1980s, making it a relatively new development and one outfitted with the best of modern amenities and luxuries. A convenient location next to I-75 and Route 70 adds to the community’s appeal, and its residents can easily traverse South Florida’s finest cities with ease, including St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Sarasota.

The residential real estate of River Club is able to serve a variety of needs, due in part to its exceptional array of floor plans and housing sizes. From mid-sized single-family homes to stately manors, the discerning buyer will have their pick of the finest abodes. The market is especially noteworthy for its big lots. Styles typically reflect Mediterranean designs and evoke the nostalgia of Old Florida architecture, without losing the sleek luxury of modern living.


What to Love



Local Lifestyle


Golf-course and waterfront views, plenty of walking paths, and the ever-sunny Florida weather all mean that the atmosphere of River Club is one of halcyon tranquility, in which the abundant surrounding beauty is constantly appreciated. Active and social, the residents of River Club are close to shopping and dining, while also having access to the club’s many enviable amenities. 


Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping


River Club lies less than 10 minutes north of one of Lakewood Ranch’s most energetic shopping corridors, Main Street. Here, visitors can browse independent boutiques and specialty shops, get a taste of phenomenal local cuisine, and even indulge in lifestyle services such as salon and spa treatments. More than this, Main Street is also the energetic heartbeat of entertainment in Lakewood Ranch, and also serves as the venue for many of the community’s biggest events and gatherings. 

But the fun and games don’t strictly lie to the south, and there’s a slew of exciting dining and retail just minutes north of the community, too. For instance, Michelangelo Pizzeria Cucina is conveniently tucked right off of US Route 70 and dishes out some of the finest Italian cuisines around. Norman’s is the go-to for residents’ alcohol needs and stays well-stocked in a variety of high-end and imported spirits, wines, craft beers, and mixers. 

Speak’s Clam Bar specializes in fresh, house-made pasta and clam sauces, modeled after the turn-of-the-century Italian clam houses of New York. Cold-pressed juices, affordable açai bowls, and healthful meals are the focus of 3Natives, which ensures locals can have nutritious options on the go. 


Things to Do


Proximity to Lakewood Ranch means that River Club residents have access to the best of the community's entertainment and events, including everything from annual celebrations to weekly Farmers’ Markets. Locals love browsing the eclectic wares and creations displayed at the annual Lakewood Ranch Arts & Crafts Festival, where they can purchase distinctive pieces from artists across the nation and support local arts education programs. 

A few minutes south of River Club, The Mall at University Town Center provides more than enviable retail and dining options. The center also serves as the venue for several events throughout the year, including the current temporary art exhibition, Beyond Van Gogh. More than four trillion pixels and 50,000 square feet of space are used to bring the works of the famed artist to life in this one-of-a-kind experience taking the country by storm. 

The Manatee County area is saturated in exquisite golf courses, and River Club is no exception. The River Club Golf Course is an 18-hole, championship course designed by the famed architect Ron Garl that features breathtaking views of the Florida landscape and challenging fairways. 




River Club is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:



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