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Situated on the Manatee River with quick and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway, Riviera Dunes in Palmetto is one of Florida's west coast’s premier boating communities. The 16-foot-deep man-made harbor is among the state’s largest "hurricane protected" harbors and offers residents private docks and boat lifts behind their homes or on neighborhood docks. Read more about Riviera Dunes.
Inside the gated uniquely-designed community are distinctive Spanish Mediterranean style luxury single-family homes, town homes, condominium towers, and low-rise apartment buildings. All take full advantage of the beautiful setting and cinematic waterfront views. Amenities include three private marinas, clubhouses, a fitness center, multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, kayak launches, fishing spots, walking trails, picnic grounds, retail shops, and a waterfront restaurant.
Among the higher-rated schools in Palmetto with a rating of “8” are the highly-creative Virgil Mills Elementary School and the Palmetto Charter School, which is a small school but has the latest technology and a competitive sports program.
What is Near Riviera Dunes?
Close to Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa and St. Petersburg, it is only a short 20-minute drive south to the Sarasota Bradenton airport or 40 minutes to Tampa International Airport. Residents with boats docked at Riviera Dunes can sail five nautical miles to the beaches of Anna Maria Island. They can drive to Holmes Beach about seven miles away.
Only Miami claims to be busier as a Florida filming location than Palmetto. Many filmmakers choose Palmetto for their productions because the cameras love the very photogenic location.