Top 5 Reasons You Will Love Living at Aviary at Rutland Ranch

Posted: June 7, 2024 | Categories: Communities | Communities>Aviary at Rutland Ranch
By Highland Homes

Updated on June 7, 2024: This story was originally published on February 26, 2021, and has been updated with new information.

If you want country roads to take you home, make the drive along scenic Rutland Road to the beautiful Aviary at Rutland Ranch! This peaceful, nature-inspired community offers highly desirable new homes in Parrish, FL, with a wide selection of home options, resort-style community amenities, and stunning nature views with homes situated amongst lakes, conservation, and open space.

We asked Aviary at Rutland Ranch homeowners to share what they love about living in this neighborhood. From the location to amazing value and resort-style amenities, here are the top 5 reasons why you will love living in Aviary at Rutland Ranch

1. Peaceful Surroundings with City Convenience 

Picture this: As the sun peeks above the horizon, birds say hello to the day, and graceful deer graze and stretch their legs. And, as the day wraps and the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico, you, too, can unwind while enjoying a breathtaking sunset.

Florida white tailed deer

Aviary at Rutland Ranch is located in an Old Florida setting, surrounded by lakes, trees, and farm estates. This natural beauty extends into the neighborhood with the community designed around natural elements and abounding with lakes and ponds, wetlands conservation, and open space. Lushly landscaped boulevards set homes back from Rutland Road and traffic noise while walking trails in the neighborhood meander through trees and wetlands, providing a park-like ambiance that’s home not only to you but also to local wildlife.

While this idyllic setting sounds miles from the ordinary, you remain close to grocery stores, highways, and nearby cities – so, you can appreciate peaceful surroundings without compromising convenience. Within ten miles of home, you have:

  • Grocery conveniences, with four Publix Super Markets, an ALDI, and multiple local farm markets;
  • An array of dining options along US-301, including Insta-worthy settings on the Manatee River;
  • Pharmacies, home goods, and hardware stores such as Lowes and Ace Hardware;
  • Healthcare options including urgent care, primary care, and emergency room facilities.
Spa Beach and St. Pete Pier
Spa Beach and St. Pete Pier, St. Petersburg Florida

Plus, three major cities are just a quick drive from Aviary at Rutland Ranch, making this a convenient home for those who work in the city or enjoy urban culture and attractions, but prefer living in more laid-back surroundings:  

  • Bradenton (15 miles)
  • Sarasota (27 miles)
  • St. Pete (32 miles)

And, this is far from all that's close by - learn more about reasons to make Parrish your home.

2. Lifestyle and Amenities

Aviary community amenities aerial view - 5 Reasons You Will Love Living at Aviary Rutland Ranch

It isn’t always the reason potential homeowners visit and tour Aviary at Rutland Ranch, but it is often the reason they decide to call this community home – the natural beauty and lifestyle!

From the nature-inspired community design to the resort-style amenities and beautiful yet affordable homes, Aviary at Rutland Ranch is unlike any other community in the area. This creates a uniquely enjoyable lifestyle and sense of community you may not find elsewhere.

As you are walking or driving in the community at almost any time of day, you'll see individuals, families, and neighbors out and about enjoying the beautiful surroundings and amenities. Resort-style amenities in the community include:

  • A heated swimming pool and sun deck
  • A pool house
  • A playground
  • Walking paths
  • Pickleball courts
  • A half-basketball court
  • Multiple lakes and ponds (some with decorative fountains), wetlands conservation, and open spaces

3. Affordability and Value

This new home in Avairy at Rutland Ranch in Parrish is affordable priced under $400,000

Many homeowners in Aviary at Rutland Ranch buy a home here after looking in the Lakewood Ranch area. Why? Homes in Parrish are much more affordable while providing all the expected conveniences – not to mention the lifestyle and amenities we talked about above!

According to data available from, the average home value in Parrish, FL is around $470,000, compared to nearly $675,000 in Lakewood Ranch. And, Aviary at Rutland Ranch offer even more value with homes here priced from the high $300’s to high $400’s. Plus, the CDD and HOA fees are very reasonable for the amenities enjoyed here.

In other words, homeowners in Aviary at Rutland Ranch get so much more for their money than in other communities and areas closer to Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Bradenton. 

4. Top-Rated Schools

Aviary at Rutland Ranch is zoned for top-rated schoolsSomething that adds to the value of homes in Aviary at Rutland Ranch is the schools. Research consistently shows that housing values increase with higher school district scores, meaning whether you have children or not, buying a home in a good school district is a smart investment.

Aviary at Rutland Ranch is zoned for top-rated schools in the School District of Manatee County:

  • A-rated Annie Lucy Williams Elementary School
  • B-rated Buffalo Creek Middle School
  • B-rated Parrish Community High School

In addition to the zoned schools, several charter and private schools are located within a convenient drive including Imagine Schools, Manatee School of the Arts, and Bradenton's IMG Academy, ranked as the #1 best private high school in Manatee County.

5. New Homes Designed for Your Life

Open living area in a new home in Parrish at Aviary at Rutland Ranch

Finally, the icing on the cake - the homes! While it’s coming on at #5 on our list, it’s far from last in the hearts and minds of homeowners here.

“Highland Homes has some of the best floor plans,” complimented one homeowner.

“I loved the layout of the model and how it was decorated in a way that made me feel like I lived there,” said another.

Outdoor living space is included in our new homes in Parrish, FLHighland Homes began building in this neighborhood in 2019, and after selling out Phases 1 and 2, is now building in Phase 3A. Homes in the current phase offer 1,545 to 3,162 square feet of living space with 3 to 6 bedrooms, flexible plan options, and a 2-car garage. One and two-story home plans are available, offering desirable features such as open-concept layouts, flexible-use rooms, and porches/lanais for outdoor living.

The words “choice” and “options” were mentioned by a lot of homeowners here. Not only do we offer a variety of home layouts, sizes, and price points, but also options for both a quick move-in or a personalized new build, as suits your needs and moving timeline:

  • Our quick-move in homes are professionally-designed and offer benefits including a faster timeline to move in.
  • Meanwhile, building from the ground up allows you to select all the details for your home, from the homesite to the home plan and the interior (and exterior) design options. From shingles to flooring and everything in between, the professional designers at our Personal Selection Studio will help you select the features and finishes to perfectly design your dream home, with a wide variety of selections available at every price point, from included and at no additional cost to luxurious upgrades.

Fantastic location, beautiful surroundings, top-rated schools, resort-style amenities, and homes designed for your life - As you can see, living in Aviary at Rutland Ranch is a dream come true.

Aerial of new homes, lakes, and amenities in Aviary at Rutland Ranch in Parrish, FL

We are excited to meet you, show you this beautiful community, and help you find your new home in Parrish at Aviary at Rutland Ranch! Click the Call or Email buttons to contact our New Home Specialists and schedule an appointment for your personal model home and community tour. 

We look forward to helping you build your dream home!

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