New Homes in Palmetto Offer Recreation & Relaxation

Posted: October 23, 2017 | Categories: Communities | News
By Highland Homes

Imagine owning a beautiful new home with amenities in a laid-back setting only minutes away from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Live that dream at Amber Glen, a community of new homes in Palmetto, Florida.

With its prime location off 49th Street E/Experimental Road just west of Ellenton Gillette Road, your new home at Amber Glen is convenient to major roadways including I-75, US Highway 41 and US Highway 19, making it a wonderful location for those commuting to Bradenton, Sarasota and beyond. And, this convenient location is near shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation.

Live Near Beautiful Beaches and Marinas

One of the best parts about owning a new home in Palmetto is living near world-class beaches and boating paradise:

Anna Maria IslandAnna Maria Island — This iconic island destination is home to local events, award-winning bistros, eclectic local businesses, and some of the best staycation destinations in Florida, including the white sand and blue waters of Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Manatee Beach and Coquina Beach.

Siesta Key Beach – Named the No. 1 beach in the nation, Siesta Key has soft, powder-like white sand and recreational spaces perfect for relaxing or just enjoying a day with family and friends.

Longboat Key — Immerse yourself in the Longboat lifestyle and enjoy a variety of water sports from fishing and boating to kayaking and water skiing. If you’re staying on land, there are plenty of fun activities including luxurious Palm Beach-style shopping with eclectic store fronts, history rich buildings and art galleries.

River Dunes Marina — Spend your weekends (or weekdays) at this welcoming community of boaters on the Manatee River.

Regatta Pointe Marina — Enjoy a resort style atmosphere with first-class amenities and services at this local marina where all boating enthusiasts are welcome — and, pets are welcome to join you!

Retail Therapy

Life at Amber Glen is made simple with everyday necessities located minutes from home. You’ll never miss an ingredient with Publix, ALDI, The Fresh Market and Winn-Dixie grocery stores close to home. If you’re looking for farm fresh additions to your meal, you’ll enjoy making a visit to the Bradenton Farmers Market every Saturday from October through May for an array of locally grown fruits, vegetables, seafood, and more.

For premier retail therapy, visit the Ellenton Premium Outlets offering more than 100 stores with savings on designer and name-brand favorites from Levi’s to Ralph Lauren. Or, take a trip out to Anna Maria Island Shops for Florida-lifestyle apparel, beachwear, and hand-made goods.

Recreation and Entertainment

Waterfront home sites at Amber GlenIf you enjoy living surrounded by natural greenery and whispering water, Amber Glen offers both with a community lake, open space throughout, and a neighborhood playground for your young-ones or visitors to enjoy. Many home sites in the community back up to open space or the lake for your backyard privacy and nature views. And, your new home is also surrounded by parks and recreation areas that are well worth the visit.

Take a relaxing walk at the recently-renovated Bradenton Riverwalk where you can enjoy river gazing and picnics areas, boating docks, fishing piers, botanical gardens, splash pad fountains, and the beautifully-decorated, 400-seat Mosaic Amphitheater! Lovers of the outdoors will want to visit Felts Audubon Preserve where you can view more than 150 bird species and 33 types of butterflies. Nearby Terra Ceia Preserve State Park is a beautiful aquatic preserve with over 2,000 acres of lush mangrove forests and beautiful water ways perfect for kayaking, fishing, or an adjacent hike.

For an athletic adventure, visit the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, an ice skating complex with NHL-size rinks for both figure skating and competitive hockey, plus a roller hockey rink , fitness center and sports bar. Baseball fans will enjoy spending time at LECOM Park, home to the Pittsburgh Pirates. And, golf aficionados will appreciate the Imperial Lakewoods Golf Club featuring eighteen championship holes, beautiful rolling landscapes, and a restaurant.

Nearby Blackstone Park offers athletic fields for all ages with soccer fields, softball fields, racquetball courts, a skate park, and a playground. Or, enjoy live entertainment at the Manatee Performing Arts Center featuring classic Broadway musicals, community theater, and the region's premier space for cultural and artistic expression.

Health and Well-Being

Near Amber Glen, you’ll find Manatee Memorial Hospital, Blake Medical Center, and a number of family health practices and specialty care clinics. Cats, dogs, and other furry family members are in good hands at nearby veterinary clinics including the Palmetto Animal Clinic and Ellenton Animal Hospital.


Elementary students (K-5) living in this community attend James Tillman Elementary, middle school students (6-8) attend Buffalo Creek Middle School, and high school students (9-12) attend Palmetto High School. Adults looking to further their educations have nearby options including USF Sarasota-Manatee, Manatee School for the Arts, and Manatee Technical College offering general education courses, Continuing Education (CE) classes, and career prep programs.

New Homes Designed for Your Life

Palmer model home at Amber GlenNew homes at Amber Glen are as exciting as the amenities, convenience, and activities close to home. Choose from eight desirable home plans offering 1,538 to 2,164 sq. ft. of living space with features designed for your life including modern open layouts, gourmet kitchens, luxurious master suites, and built-in storage solutions. Homes provide three or four bedrooms, 2 to 3.5 baths and a 2-car garage, with pricing from the $220,000’s.

And, when you build your dream home at Amber Glen, you can be sure your new home perfectly matches your style and needs. At the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio, a professional designer will assist you with selecting from a wide variety of design options to perfectly complete every room in your new home. Whether you are on a tight budget or desire luxurious finishes touches, design selections are available in every price point.

Are you ready to build your dream home in this desirable neighborhood? Just 53 homes will be built in this exclusive community, and only a few waterfront home sites remain available. Call our Palmetto New Home Specialists at 941-479-4988 or contact us online today!

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