Mote Ranch is located north of University Parkway between Honore Avenue and Whitfield Avenue and consists of ten different neighborhoods spread over 600 acres. Obviously, the location has been a big factor in the popularity of this development as the University Parkway area has blossomed just as much as Mote Ranch has since ground was first broken over 30 years ago.
Since the first homes were built in 1989, the surrounding area has produced The Mall at University Town Center and a number of other shopping plazas, each with a splendid variety of shops, stores, and eateries. Whether you want high-end shopping and fine dining or great sales and casual fare, you can now find it in the University corridor. Adding to that the amenities of Lakewood Ranch and Benderson Park, it is no surprise that Mote Ranch has become as popular as it has.
When you arrive at Mote Ranch, one of the first things you notice is beautifully manicured common grounds and white fences that welcome you to the community. Yet part of the even greater appeal is the unspoiled preserves and the more than 50 ponds that grace the area, plus the sprawling Ward Lake. With the Braden River flowing right through the community, Mote Ranch has as much to offer nature lovers as it does for those who love shopping.
The community was named after William Mote, for whom the Mote Laboratory and Oceanographic Center was also named in 1967 due to his support in caring for the local environment. Appreciation for the local environment continues in Mote Ranch, which offers a community dock and kayak launch, a number of nature trails, fishing areas, and a swimming pool. Due to these wonderful amenities, as well as the proximity to schools in southeast Manatee County, Mote Ranch has also become a popular favorite among young families.
Mote Ranch offers considerably low HOA dues, and home prices come in a nice range. With 1700 square foot homes being offered for around $298,000 and homes with over 3000 square feet priced at around $530,000, Mote Ranch has a lot to choose from.
The architecture is generally inspired by contemporary Florida or the Mediterranean style that has been a gulf coast mainstay since Bertha Palmer first came to the area over a century ago. Much like Palmer Ranch and nearby Lakewood Ranch, Mote Ranch offers a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own vibe, however, Mote Ranch does stand out due to its nicely sized lots and the fact that homes are generally more affordable than some of the similar, surrounding subdivisions.
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