• Arthur Rutenberg Homes New Model

    Bob Wilson of Arthur Rutenberg Homes has announced the start of construction on his new model, the “Monaco”.  The 3 bedroom, den and 3 bath...

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  • Certified Wildlife Habitat -

    The Islands of River Wilderness has just been approved as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation for its commitment to providing essential...

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  • preferred builders selected -

    The Islands of River Wilderness is proud to announce its Preferred Builders.  Recognized as the finest builders in the area are Arthur Rutenberg Homes and...

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a community
that has

it all
surrounded by
world class golf
on a florida
top 50

rated course
backyard docks
direct access

to the gulf of mexico
crafted homes
by the area’s most

prestigious builders

searching for the perfect place to call home?

New Home Community  •   Golf Course Community  •  Florida Waterfront Homes

“Conveniently located near Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, St. Petersburg and Tampa”

Welcome to The Islands of River Wilderness, a magnificent new waterfront community nestled within Florida’s natural beauty.

Situated on a 225-acre secluded island, our private gated new home community features estate-sized home sites with breathtaking views of nature preserves, picturesque harbors and the tranquil waters of the Manatee River.  An ideal place for birding, fishing, wildlife photography, kayaking, boating and more.  Our unique list of features includes private docks providing boaters with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and our spectacular waterfront Island Club. In addition, as one of the finest golf course communities on Florida’s west coast, you may secure a limited number of memberships in our private country club with a championship golf course, lighted tennis complex, fitness & spa center, fine dining restaurant and lounge.

The Islands of River Wilderness is one of the premier new home communities located in the heart of the beautiful Florida Suncoast, the central and southwest coast of Florida that borders the Gulf of Mexico. This region is known for its beaches and coastal cities, and is a prime getaway for people looking for great weather in winter months.

The Islands of River Wilderness is only minutes from many of the beaches centered around The Gulf, and is within convenient driving distance to cities such as Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Tampa and many other desirable Florida destinations.


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