It may surprise you to discover that not far from our region's exquisite coastline, a charming countryside awaits.
Sweeping green acres, bridle paths and nature trails are woven throughout Florida's Gulf Coast, where careful conservation preserves wild natural beauty.
Many home sites range from five to fifteen acres, lending themselves to horseback riding, nature gazing and flower planting.
In Manatee County, family farms grow grapefruits and oranges, upholding the area's agricultural heritage.
Venture "out east" and you'll find open space, genuine tranquility and unspoiled expanses of the great outdoors, where residents delight in boundless backyards, and swap city lights for star-filled skies.
Rich canopies of Floridian flora and fauna dress the landscape, as fishermen reel in the catch of the day from gently flowing creeks and waterways.
Scenic and serene, nature lovers enjoy sharing this land with a variety of birds, deer and wildlife.
For those who long for a secluded country feel within easy reach of urban amenities, many communities throughout our region offer idyllic solitude that's never too far from cosmopolitan thrills.
Communities set adjacent to vast preserves offer homes with ample acreage, a connection to water, and a serene pace of life that's distinct from the buzz of the nearby metropolis.
After a night at the theatre, residents return home to blissful quietude.
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