Come Home to the ‘Center of the Universe’ in Parrish, FL

Posted: November 5, 2019 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>Aviary at Rutland Ranch
By Highland Homes

Is Parrish the new ‘center of the universe?’ This is a question posed recently by Sarasota Magazine, and we have to agree with the resounding ‘yes’ answer the question received! Why so much enthusiasm about Parrish, Florida? Because of its ‘freakishly convenient location!’ The city is located just northeast of Bradenton, and it’s less than an hour drive from St. Pete, Sarasota and Tampa.

If this convenient location that still retains its Old Florida, small-town charm sounds like the ideal place for you to call home, you’ll be excited to learn about our new homes in Parrish, FL priced from the $230’s at Aviary at Rutland Ranch!

Small-Town Charm

Conveniently located off Rutland Road near U.S. 301, Aviary at Rutland Ranch is in the heart of Parrish. Major thoroughfares including U.S. 301, I-75, and I-275 are just minutes from your driveway, affording you easy access to all the area has to offer, plus an easy commute to Central Florida’s hottest destinations. Closer to home, you’ll find everyday necessities including a Publix Super Market, local shops, and even farmers markets like Brown’s Grove Farm Market.

One of the most exciting new destinations in the area is Lakewood Ranch, a community offering year-round events and activities for Parrish homeowners to enjoy. There, you’ll find places to shop and dine, the Premier Sports Campus offering endless athletic endeavors, plenty of ways to enjoy nature with trails and parks, a golf and country club, and so much more.

Recreation and Entertainment

There are tons of opportunities for fun near these homes for sale in Parrish, FL for you to enjoy, from cultural destinations to fun in the sun. The Florida Railroad Museum is one of the most unique museum experiences in the world. Designed to preserve Florida’s railroad history, the museum actually operates along a six-mile stretch of an old railroad line!

A number of state parks are close to home as well, including Lake Manatee State Park, Little Manatee River State Park, and Beker State Park. The parks offer plenty of outdoor fun, including boating, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and more. When man’s best friend needs time to run and play with friends, you can head over to nearby Dog Leg Canine Park. And, of course, the famed beaches around Bradenton including Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key are a short drive away when you’re ready for a day at the beach!

If shopping is your idea of a good time, you’ll have ample opportunity to do so at nearby shops in Ellenton, including the North River Village Shopping Center and Ellenton Premium Outlets. North River Village is home to stores such as T.J. Maxx and At Home, while the outlets offer everything from a Nike Factory Store to a J. Crew Factory Store. In addition to all of that, there are also plenty of places to shop in downtown Bradenton!

When you’re ready to unwind, you’ll be excited to learn about destinations close to home that are ideal for date night or even a parent’s night out. The craft brewery trend has made its way to Parrish, with local companies such as Corporate Ladder Brewing Company and Naughty Monk Brewing Company offering tastings, tours, and even food. Alternatively, if you’re more of a wine connoisseur, you can head over to Fiorelli Winery for vineyard tours, tastings, fun events, and more! 

Health and Education

Families with children undoubtedly make their home purchasing decision based on educational opportunities, and Aviary at Rutland Ranch offers access to a great school system. Children in this community will attend Annie Lucy Williams Elementary (K-5), Buffalo Creek Middle (6-8), Palmetto High (9-10) and the brand-new Parrish Community High (11-12), which will eventually serve all high school-aged students at Aviary at Rutland Ranch.

When your students are ready to begin college courses, or if you’re thinking about continuing your own education, there are opportunities conveniently close to home! Manatee Technical College’s East Campus is just south of the community, offering career programs such as medical administrative specialist, EMT, and pharmacy tech. Hillsborough Community College – Southshore Campus is also close by, with specialties including EMT, paramedic, and nursing.

For those moments in life when you need medical care, there are plenty of physicians to choose from close to home as well. Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and MAXhealth Ellenton both offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, while emergency care can be found at Manatee Memorial Hospital and South Bay Hospital. In addition, there is a VA clinic nearby, as well as a number of urgent care and primary care options for you. There are even multiple animal hospitals located near your new home at Aviary at Rutland Ranch for those moments when your furry friends need a little bit of extra attention.

New Homes in Parrish, FL

Parker model home in Parrish FLCalling Parrish, Florida home is a dream for many, and you can make that dream your reality  at Aviary at Rutland Ranch. This community features lakes, wetlands conservation, and open space, as well as backyard privacy with nature views, affording you access to the great outdoors with the comforts of home. 

When you’re searching for entertainment and fun but want to stay close to home, you’ll be able to enjoy the future resort-style amenities planned in Phase 1 – a swimming pool, pool house, playground, pickleball, and basketball courts – as well as additional amenities planned for future phases!

At Aviary at Rutland Ranch, you can choose from 10 home plans with three to six bedrooms and up to three-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as 1,301 to 3,141 square feet of living space. These homes include features designed for your life such as flexible open living space, a private owner’s suite, and covered lanai for your outdoor living enjoyment. Plus, when you build yournew Highland home, you’ll have the opportunity to personalize your home with hundreds of design options available at our Personal Selection Studio!

Parker model home gathering roomThe brand-new model center is now open at Aviary at Rutland Ranch, featuring two fully-decorated model homes open daily for touring. In addition, the community’s grand opening is taking place later this month, so make sure you email us to get on the VIP invite list for this exciting event!

There is no better time to make Parrish, Florida your new home! To take advantage of our introductory pricing at Aviary at Rutland Ranch, contact our Parrish New Home Specialists by calling 941-479-4988 or visiting

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