As a number of developers focus on creating large-scale communities across Southwest Florida, it’s some of the area’s small, enclave communities that continue to gain in popularity. For some buyers they’re the character-rich neighborhoods that are simply hard to pass up.
Take, for example, the ultra-private neighborhood of The Oaks at Woodland Park. With its own lake and just 75 homes to choose from, this neighborhood is only accessible by passing through another community.
Another option is North Lido Beach. The less than three-dozen homes consist of ranch homes and beach cottages dating back to the mid-century. You’ll also find some large modern estates and Tuscan-style villas in the area.
The Loop in Northwest Bradenton consists of around 50…