Neal Communities’ nature-based community sells out

This month, the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities (, sold out Forest Creek, a one-of-a-kind nature-based community in Parrish, Fla.

The gated and maintenance-included community opened in 2005 with and has a total of 464 homes. Forest Creek offered a variety of single-family home options that ranged in size from 1,162 to 2,504 square feet.

The homebuilder’s team meticulously planned and actively set aside 45 percent of Forest Creek’s acreage for open space to preserve the natural area forever. A creek bed flows throughout the neighborhood and has become a focal point of the community.

“Forest Creek is a classic example of how Neal integrates and takes into consideration the natural elements of a piece of land when we create a community,” said Leisa Weintraub, the vice president of marketing and creative director at Neal Communities who helped bring the project to fruition.

The nature-based neighborhood features modern-day amenities, such as a one-acre bird rookery, observation deck, gazebo, nature trails, community pool, spa and fitness center and an 18-acre lake for water-based recreation like fishing. Ideally located, Forest Creek is situated between the Tampa metropolitan area and the Sarasota and Bradenton area.

To resident and Realtor Jan Swift, Forest Creek is Neal Communities’ masterpiece.

“Once the gates open and I drive through, sometimes I say to myself, ‘I can’t believe I live here,’” said Swift who has lived at Forest Creek for over two years.

For more information, visit or watch this video on Forest Creek.

About Neal Communities

Neal Communities was named the Professional Builder national 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, visit

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