This April, SRQ Magazine released its Best of SRQ issue which named Neal Communities in several top honors.
The media company hosts an annual people’s choice awards program in which nominations are collected from the public in a variety of categories. Voting by the public takes place online over the course of about four weeks in January and February.
Best New Home Neighborhood
Neal Communities was named a platinum winner in several categories, including Best New Home Neighborhood for its Windward at Lakewood Ranch community that includes attached villas and single-family homes. Windward residents enjoy a resort-style swimming pool, separate children’s pool, pickleball and tennis courts, a dog park, a clubhouse with gathering spaces, a state-of-the-art fitness center and on-site activities director. Residents of the Windward community can easily access Waterside, a mixed-use community with a vibrant downtown area located just northwest of Windward. (Waterside received the gold in the same category.)
In the same category, North River Ranch received a silver recognition. Neal Communities recently celebrated the grand opening of Wildleaf at North River Ranch, which offers single family homes and villas. Spread over 2,600 acres, North River Ranch is situated at the apex of Manatee, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties and offers easy access to Interstate 75. The growing area includes both residential and commercial amenities. Wildleaf residents will have access to a variety of amenities throughout North River Ranch, including parks and playgrounds, a 26-mile greenway trails system and fitness pods, clubhouses, multiple swimming pools, fitness centers and a dog park. Neal Communities also built Riverfield in North River Ranch, which is nearing sellout.
Named Among Best of Venice
Within SRQ Magazine’s Best of Venice categories, Neal Communities received several accolades. Overall, Neal Communities received the platinum level Best Venice New Home Builder. Additionally, one of Neal Communities’ newest neighborhoods in Wellen Park, Avelina, was recognized. The community received platinum status for both Best Venice New Home Community and Best Venice Home Model for the home builder’s Sea Spray model. Avelina is a 96-home community that offers five stunning floorplans ranging from 2,327 square feet to 2,762 square feet. Eight homes were sold in Avelina within the first 30 days of its opening. Avelina is located in the Playmore District of Wellen Park, a growing area of South Sarasota County.
Neal Communities also was recognized at the bronze level in the category of Best Venice Home Model for a model within the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club. Set beneath a canopy of mature oaks and tropical palm trees, Boca Royale Golf and Country Club is situated in the Englewood community. Homes range from villas to estate homes with a variety of amenities, including an 18-hole golf course with new Champion Ultradwarf greens, five tee box locations and scenic views with low home visibility from the fairways.
Best Pool Contractor
In addition, one of Neal Communities’ brands, Waterscapes Pools and Spas, received a platinum recognition for Best Pool Contractor. A custom pool builder, Waterscapes Pools and Spas uses only the finest materials and products and offers pools equipped with a variety of specialty features to ultimately create a personal oasis for homeowners. Much like its parent company, Waterscapes Pools and Spas prides itself on being customer focused, award winning and community serving.
Top 10 Best Local Places to Work
Neal Communities was listed among the Top 10 Best Local Places to Work in the SRQ people’s choice award. Employees nominated the company and provided testimonials. This is not the first time Neal Communities’ workplace culture has been recognized by its employee base. The home builder has received the Best Places to Work award from the Herald-Tribune Media Group each year since 2019. The company attributes this to a united goal of helping people improve their lives throughout Southwest Florida and the communities it builds.