The new Windward model is now under construction at The Islands on the Manatee River, one of the unique communities in Florida. Thousands of runners recently ran across the new Fort Hamer Bridge and through the community to herald the completion of the long-anticipated bridge across the Manatee River.

The Windward model, projected to open in January 2018, was designed to optimize the waterfront setting of virtually every homesite in The Islands on the Manatee River. The 3-bedroom, 4-bath home features 3,341 square feet of living space, including a huge Great Room, dining area, and spectacular kitchen.

To appreciate the beauty and unique setting of The Islands on the Manatee River, watch the one-minute video that accompanies this blog. Homeowners will have their own boat dock in their backyard, with direct access to the Manatee River, which flows to the Gulf of Mexico.

Lee Wetherington Homes is offering several home designs, priced from the $800s. Call Dennis or Lois at 941-351-2771 for more information about reserving your homesite at The Islands on the Manatee River. The Fort Hamer Bridge will officially open for traffic in September, allowing residents of The Islands on the Manatee River to drive to the Lakewood Ranch Main Street in 10 to 15 minutes.