Golf enthusiasts and active residents looking for an affordable and exciting community in Manatee County should consider the Peridia Golf and Country Club in Bradenton. Located just a couple of miles west of I-75 on State Road 70, Peridia features a combination of villas, condominium units and single-family homes neatly arranged around a superb golf course.
The greens and fairways at Peridia offer more than 3,330 yards of play with 18 holes at par 60. Although the Peridia course started operating in 1986, it was recently redesigned to accommodate a greater diversity of players. Peridia is also compliant with the Audubon Sanctuary Cooperative Program, which requires course administrators to help preserve nature for Florida wildlife as well as for native and migratory birds.
Affordable condominium units in Peridia are often listed well under $200K; these are usually two-bedroom and two-bathroom floor plans built on 1,200 to 1,500 square feet. The larger attached units are golf villas that look out into the course and small lakes. Single-family homes range from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet; they start in the low $200K’s for two-bedrooms and two-bathrooms. The larger single-family residences in Peridia feature four bedrooms and many extras such as covered lanais, dens, wet bars, studios, courtyard entrances, and more.
A golf membership at Peridia allows resident full use of the course and the newly remodeled clubhouse. A popular meeting spot is the elegant Terrace on the Green restaurant features a lounge and a large dining area that can be reserved for social events. For lighter dining fare, there pro shop features a snack bar. Neighbors and their guests also get to enjoy a resort-style swimming pool.
Shopping and entertainment can be found just outside Peridia’s security gates, right on State Road 70. From 7-11 to Publix and from CVS to Wal-Mart, residents of Peridia do not have to drive more than five minutes to get what they need at the Lockwood Commons shopping center. Trips to Downtown Bradenton and to the Manatee County beaches take less than 30 minutes.