Set on the Manatee River, Waterlefe Golf and River Club is a unique riverside community in Manatee County where residents don’t have to choose between a lifestyle dedicated to perfecting your golf swing or the joys of leisurely boating down Florida waterways.

Located east of I-75 and just north of Lakewood Ranch, Waterlefe is a community of 616 residences including gracious single-family homes, maintenance free villas and condominiums. Along with the pristine neighborhood atmosphere and  beautifully landscaped vistas, Waterlefe has cultivated a friendly feel among residents.

“There’s a genuine spirit of comradery among those who live at Waterlefe,” explained Janice Reed, Director of Membership and Marketing at Waterlefe. “The River Club schedules all sorts of social activities for homeowners. Then, for those who love boating, there is also the Marina Club while the Golf Club schedules tournaments and other golf-inspired activities. The whole community is very social;  everyone is friendly and welcoming. We have a great group here!”

Beyond the residences, Waterlefe’s amenities are as varied as the scenery.  The semi-private 18-hole luxury golf course was designed by course architect Ted McAnlis and has been home to the US Open Qualifier six times.


For those who love boating, homes along the water offer dockage while the marina is a twenty-five minute boat ride to the Gulf of Mexico. The marina offers three sizes of boat slips – these are also available to people outside of the community. Plus, the kayak and canoe launch makes it easy to relax and enjoy a leisurely day on the water.


Between the River Club, Marina Club, and Golf Club, you’ll discover an assortment of social activities on the calendar. Residents also enjoy use of the recently remodeled Fitness Center with classes.


Four nature trails are ideal for catching a glimpse of wildlife. Residents can even enjoy an outdoor meal at the picnic  pavilion.

Waterlefe real estate

Homes for sale within Waterlefe range in price from the $200,000s to upwards of $2+ Million.

If you are interested in learning more about real estate in Waterlefe Golf and River Club, contact Tina Ciaccio at 941-685-8420.



Article credit to Kathryn Parks of Michael Saunders & Company, Community Spotlight: Discover the Boating and Golf Lifestyle at Waterlefe