River Strand / Heritage Harbour

Fall in love with the laid-back splendor and convenient location of these affluent golf communities.

Welcome to River Strand / Heritage Harbour


Embodying the vibrant spirit of South Florida, the enclaves oriented around the River Strand Golf & Country Club and the Heritage Harbour Golf Club make up some of Bradenton’s most enviable real estate offerings. The two clubs lie adjacent to one another, conveniently tucked next to I-75 and among the inland waterways of the Manatee River. 

The River Strand Golf & Country Club has a mix of golf-deeded homes and regular properties, and its course is only open to homeowners within the private, gated community. All homeowners gain access to River Strand’s top-tier social club and incredible amenities, which include fitness facilities, a resort pool, a resistance pool, dining, and a heated spa. While the Heritage Harbour Golf Club has membership options open to the public, the Heritage Harbour area contains a multitude of high-end luxury homes.

Those looking to purchase in either community are apt to fall in love with the plenitude of Mediterranean architecture and remarkable amenities, both of which contribute to the year-round vacation vibes of the area. Astonishing executive homes and manors, charming villas and condos — no matter the preference or need, both communities can provide a host of desirable options on size, floor plans, and features. 


What to Love



Local Lifestyle


With numerous tennis courts, racquet sports facilities, pools, and of course, the signature River Strand golf course, those who are drawn to the communities of Heritage Harbour and River Strand are usually highly active. A full social calendar keeps locals connected throughout the year and fosters a strong community spirit among residents. 


Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping


When it comes to activities, golf is the epicenter of life in both River Strand and the Heritage Harbour area. The Golf Club at River Strand is open to homeowners only, who enjoy access to the magnificent 27-hole, championship facility designed by revered golf architect Arthur Hills. Segmented into three courses — Sanctuary, Estuary, and Tributary — the scope of the golfing landscape alone is enough to entice players of all levels. Verdant fairways intertwine with deep blue strands of water, making for a stunning game every time. 

Arthur Hills is also the mastermind behind the enchanting Stoneybrook Golf Course at Heritage Harbour, an 18-hole, championship course that challenges even the most experienced players. Mature woods and water hazards, sweeping views of the Floridian landscape — this course is diverse enough to warrant plenty of repeat trips. 

Due to their position right next to I-75, residents of both the River Strand Golf & Country Club and the Heritage Harbour Club will find themselves surrounded by a surplus of excellent dining, convenient retail, and engaging entertainment options. Less than five minutes by car, the local Costco keeps residents stocked up on all of their lifestyle needs, while the soon-to-open Miller’s Ale House is just one of many outstanding venues for great food and good times with friends. 


Things to Do


River Strand and Heritage Harbour are within arms’ reach of two of Bradenton’s finest outdoor recreation areas: Little Manatee River State Park and Lake Manatee State Park. While both parks feature gorgeous waterfront recreation, the former is well-known for its rare ecosystems and awe-inspiring hiking trail. Small but charming, the Heritage Harbour Park is a local gem that includes playgrounds, sports fields, and walking paths. 

Getting involved in the community is as simple as attending one of the many local events or joining any number of the great clubs available. The Manatee Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth Baseball Club, for example, aims to be all-inclusive as far as membership goes, and provides a recreational outlet for anyone interested in learning the game. 

Each year, the Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival proves to be among the most anticipated events in all of Bradenton. The special event merges all the best aspects of fall fun and Halloween spookiness during its season, which typically runs through every weekend in October. Some of the notable features at the festival include live music entertainment, hayrides, live performances, kids’ games, pony rides, and tons of food vendors. 




River Strand and Heritage Harbour are home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:



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