Is Parrish, Florida a Nice Place to Live?

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Moving to Florida is already a great decision if you’re looking for a wonderful place to call home. Even better is a move to Parrish, Florida! This beautiful town is attracting people from all over due to its convenient location to major Florida cities, some of the best beaches, an abundance of recreation, and more. Another great reason to move to Parrish is the amazing homes that Medallion Home builds there. We pride ourselves on building the best quality homes in the best areas of Southwest and Central Florida. That’s why we’ve chosen Parrish! Read on to learn more about living in Parrish and a few of our communities there.

Where is Parrish, Florida?

Parrish is located in Manatee County. It lies northeast of Bradenton across the Manatee River centrally located to some major cities like Bradenton (15 miles), Sarasota (27 miles), St. Pete (32 miles), and Tampa (40 miles). Its location allows for easy access to main roads and I- 75 interstates, so you can enjoy the local spread of conveniences and more in the surrounding areas.

Parrish is centrally located to major cities in florida

Living in Parrish offers a wonderful Old Florida charm and small-town feel while also catering to modern living with prime schools, medical facilities, shopping, dining, and tons of recreation. There are a lot of wide open spaces with beautiful nature views. The Reserve at Twin Rivers also offers lots of space with large homesites to accommodate its tranquil surrounding. Driving around the area you’ll notice farms with grazing cattle, lush oak trees with Spanish moss, and conservation areas with wildlife habitats. You can also enjoy the tranquility of the area in The Laurels and Willows communities with their surrounding oak trees and water view homesites.


If you’re wanting to experience amazing year-round weather, Parrish boasts 244 sunny days per year with just enough rainfall to sustain its natural beauty. This means you can spend endless days doing fun outdoor activities. One main attraction is the access to world-class Southwest beaches like Anna Maria Island, Coquina Beach, and Longboat Key, which are all 30 miles or less away. You can spend a day by the water and then live in luxury at our The Laurels Villas or The Willows Single-Family Homes communities. Come home to a much-needed meal in your spacious kitchen or nap in your peaceful owner’s suite. You can also find peace knowing all three of these communities are gated, though in Parrish the crime rate is very low. You can rest assured that a move to Parrish will be safe for you and your family.

The Manatee County School District is highly rated and close to the Parrish communities

Another attractive aspect of moving to Parrish is that you’ll easily find a job with opportunities in an array of fields like architecture and engineering as well as management, business, and education. There are also amazing education options from preschool to college. The Manatee County School District is highly rated and close to our Parrish communities. Your children will receive a top-notch education from A-rated schools like Annie Lucy Williams Elementary School, Buffalo Creek Middle School, and Parrish Community High School.


Aside from the many beaches, Parrish has tons of other outdoor activities to enjoy near our communities. At the Rye Preserve, you can spend the day kayaking, canoeing, and hiking on the trail system throughout this 145-acre property. The Little Manatee River State Park also offers pristine waterways that stretch for 4.5 miles through the park. Hike the trails, have a picnic at the riverside pavilion, or horseback ride at this favorite natural attraction. The Florida Rail Museum is another prime attraction nearby where you can experience the history of Parrish and fun events held right on the train.

Check Out the Ellenton Premium Outlets!

Parrish attracts visitors due to its amazing location with blooming growth. Many stores like Walmart and Home Depot are being added to the already long list of retail stores and restaurants. There is also a new hospital opening near our communities and The Laurels and The Willows are only 2 miles from Fort Hamer Bridge to connect you to University Parkway, where you’ll find all of the incredible shopping like The Mall at University Town Center, restaurants, and medical facilities.


Ellenton Premium Outlets is another incredible option for shopping. Located just off of I-75, this mega outlet is under 20 minutes from each of our Parrish communities. With over 130 factory direct stores, it’s the largest outlet center in west Florida. Thousands of visitors from the Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida regions come here to shop from its expansive list of stores. You’ll easily find what you need in its variety of shops ranging from women's, men's, and children’s apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and specialty items. You can even shop for your new Medallion home’s furnishings and other essentials. Pick up the latest designer brands of home goods at Saks OFF 5th, shop the wide collection of cookware at Le Creuset, and fill your bathrooms with amazing products from Bath & Body Works. The open-air outlet mall also hosts major brands like Coach, Adidas, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, and so much more.

The Ellenton Premium Outlets is an incredible option for shopping.

During your exploration of the many stores, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Ellenton Premium Outlets offer a range of food options from quick snacks and drinks to full restaurants. Try different cuisine types like Greek, Italian, Chinese, and Tex Mex. You’ll find an array of choices throughout the food court and then can indulge your sweet tooth at Candy Barrel, Lindt Chocolates, and Tropical Ice Cream & Coffee.


Along with the endless options for shopping, this outlet mall features covered walkways, lush, tropical landscaping, and flowing water fountains. It’s not hard to see why it’s one of the many reasons to live in Parrish.

Connect with Medallion for Homes for Sale in Parrish, FL

Our homes for sale in Parrish, FL will be the perfect cherry on top of your move here. The Willows Single-Family Homes, The Laurels Villas, and The Reserve at Twin Rivers are our three communities located in the wonderful city of Parrish. Whether you want to build from the ground up or choose a move-in ready home with luxury finishes, we have a home for you here. You can enjoy stunning views and then come home to gourmet kitchens and spacious yards with room for a pool. Browse our floor plans and let us know what catches your eye. If you have any questions, we’re happy to help! Connect with us online or by phone at 866-324-0868.