Fort Hamer Bridge Opens: Reduces Drive Time from The Islands to Lakewood Ranch

Life will be a little easier for future residents of The Islands on The Manatee River. Instead of taking the long route to I-75 and then driving south to Sarasota, the recently opened Fort Hamer Bridge allows residents to drive south over the Manatee River, reducing the drive time to Lakewood Ranch to 20 minutes or less.

In addition to the shopping, dining, and entertainment available on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, the Fort Hamer Bridge brings residents of The Islands closer to the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and the Mall at University Town Center, as well as the theatres, symphonies, and ballets of nearby Sarasota.

The new Lee Wetherington Homes’ model is scheduled to open in January. For information and a tour of the community, call 941-351-2771.

About The Islands on the Manatee River

Situated along the north shore of the Manatee River with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, The Islands on the Manatee River is an incredible gated community adjacent to the River Wilderness Golf and Country Club. Virtually all of the 67 luxury homesites will have private boat docks, making it easy to spend time on the water.

The Islands’ new waterfront amenity center, The River Lodge, is now under construction and includes a community room, fitness center and boat docks. There’s also the Riverfront Park inside the community, offering a pristine setting that the entire family will enjoy.

For a video tour of the community, click the button below to learn more about The Islands on the Manatee River.