Terra Ceia Florida : Homes for Sale with Nature & Waterfront Views
Located less than three miles north of Bradenton, Terra Ceia is one of the most pristine communities of Manatee County. The few residential subdivisions here are surrounded by two largest nature preserves near Bradenton: Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve and Terra Ceia Preserve State Park. You can access this community from the south via U.S. 19 or from the east and west via I-275 and the imposing Skyway Bridge.
For the most part, the real estate in Terra Ceia is spectacular. This is the place where you should start your property search if you are interested in quiet waterfront homes with lots of interior space and generous tropical landscaping. Prospective home buyers who enjoy the water and exploring Florida nature will surely be impressed by the extensive mangrove ecosystem and all the wildlife it attracts.
Most of the homes in Terra Ceia are located near Bayshore Drive; this is a quiet road that starts off at U.S. 19 and allows access to subdivision located on the shores of Terra Ceia Bay and the aquatic preserve. A few of the home have private dock space for boaters and anglers to enjoy; this section of Manatee County offers access to the Sarasota Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Terra Ceia is ideal for home buyers who are ready for lots of space, waterfront views, nature, and tranquility. Due to its proximity to the Skyway Bridge, this neighborhood is also ideal for those who need to commute to Tampa and St. Petersburg for work or business. Residential density is very low in this part of town; there are still a few lots available for construction. Existing homes will vary from imposing Mediterranean mansions to smaller Old Florida homes. One particular 2017 listing featured a custom-built Florida ranch-style home on 22 acres of land adjacent to the nature preserve; this is a property complete with greenhouses, saltwater swimming pool, fire pit, a horse barn, pastures, koi pond, lots of tropical fruit trees, a panoramic lanai, and even a small lake. All this land was listed for $895K and was assessed annual property taxes of less than $400 due to the partial agricultural use.
Terra Ceia is not just for adventurous boaters and nature lovers; there is a nice suburban feel in this community, and the proximity to Palmetto means that residents are never far from shopping staples such as Publix and Dollar General. When you feel ready for something different and interesting in your life, Terra Ceia will be waiting for you.