Tara Preserve

Tara Preserve Real Estate & Homes for Sale

The community is comprised 1046 single family homes, golf villas, and condominiums mostly built between 2002 – 2006. Many of the homes back up to the golf course, lake, or preserve. They include a variety of floor plans from several builders including Homes by Town and Lee Wetherington. Single family residences range from 1400 square feet to over 2,000 square feet and are sold on a resale basis only. Home prices range from the high $200,000 and up depending on the size of the home and the location.

Tara Preserve Zip Code

Tara is located in east Bradenton in the zip code 34203


About Tara Preserve

Tara Preserve, also referred to as The Preserve at Tara, is a well-maintained golf community located off State Route 70 in east Bradenton, Florida. It is the newer section of the Tara community and commonly referred to as phase II of Tara. Due to its low HOA fees and optional golf membership, the Preserve at Tara neighborhood is attractive to many buyers. Amenities in this deed restricted community include a community pool, hot tub, golf, and tennis.

Throughout the nature-inspired community, you will find wildlife and a variety of beautiful birds of which many of the streets are named after.   

Tara Preserve is conveniently located close to I-75 and within 10 minutes to the University Town Center, 20 minutes to downtown Sarasota, 20 minutes to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, and 30 minutes to the world-famous local beaches.

This well-maintained, deed restricted community has two homeowner associations, the Tara Master Association (TMA) and a community association (Golf Villa Landscape Association). Fees for the master association are approximately $808 per year and include cable and internet. Monthly homeowner fees for the Golf Villa Landscape Association are approximately $130 per month and cover lawn maintenance, fertilizing, mulching once per year, annual tree trimming, and sprinkler maintenance.

The Preserve is a Community Development District (CDD) community, which translates to the developer borrowing money from the county in the form of a bond for the community infrastructure. The CDD mandated long-term solutions to the maintenance of the community facilities including the pool, tennis courts, the community center, common areas, and all 50 lakes. The Board of Supervisors, comprised of 5 elected homeowners, governs the CDD. The Tara Preserve CDD fee is approximately $1200 per year and is included in the yearly tax bill.

An architectural review committee helps to preserve and maintain the attractiveness of the community. Each year, every home throughout the neighborhood is assessed and a to-do-list is distributed to homeowners with required upkeep. Items on the list may range from, but not be limited to, painting or replacing a mailbox, pressure washing the roof or driveway or painting the exterior of the home. Failure to address items on the list will result in a fine. These efforts ensure the community’s upkeep and helps to maintain the values of the homes.

Tara Preserve Amenities

The neighborhood amenities and community center are located at 2340 Tara Preserve Lane. Tara Preserve offers a public golf course, an aqua range, a heated community pool, spa, tennis courts, plus walking and bike trails. The community center is the social hub for activities such as cards, mahjong, quilting, and yoga. The Center can also be rented out for special functions.

The championship 18 hole, par 72 golf course is highlighted by lakes and lush, grand trees. The golf pro shop is located inside the Tara Preserve Community Center. Although a golf membership is not required, a number of different membership options are available.

Tara Preserve Rental and Pet Policies

Pet lovers will be happy to know that there are no restrictions to the number of pets, the size or the breed. Residents must pick up after their pets and all pets outside the home must be walked on a leash. In addition, pet owners must pick up after their pets.

Leasing is allowed in Tara Preserve. There is a 3 month minimum rental with a maximum rental of one time per year.

Nearby Things to Do

The Preserve at Tara is conveniently located off I-75 exit 217, which makes traveling to Tampa or Sarasota a breeze.


There is something for everyone nearby the community of Tara Preserve. Fish or canoe at Jiggs Landing.  Grab a bite to eat at the landmark Linger Lodge, where you will be taken back to Old Florida at its best, or visit one of the many other restaurants in the area. The DeSoto Speedway and the Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard are a short distance away. For the sports enthusiast, challenge yourself at the TreeUmph Adventure Course.


5 minutes from interstate I-75.

10 minutes to University Parkway with all it’s shops and restaurants.

10 minutes to the new University Town Center mega mall due to open October 2014.

10 – 15 minutes to downtown Lakewood Ranch with it’s shops, restaurants, and movie theater.

20 minutes from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

25 – 30 minutes to the world-famous Siesta Key Beach.

45 minutes to the Tampa International Airport.

15 minutes to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

20 minutes to Doctors Hospital.

Best Schools Near Tara Preserve


The quality of a school can greatly influence home values in an area. If you buy a home for sale in the Tara Preserve Bradenton, FL neighborhood, kids will be part of the 34203 school district. Public schools include Tara Elementary, Braden River Middle School, and Braden River High School.

Elementary Schools

Elementary school children on school grounds


Elementary | PK-5 | PUBLIC | 601 students

Distance : .7 miles


Preschool | PK | PUBLIC

Distance: 3 miles

Middle Schools

middle school children working at their desks


Middle | 6-8 | PUBLIC | 1000 students

Distance: 1.5 miles

High Schools

high school students sitting and chatting on school steps


High | 9-12 | PUBLIC | 1997 students

Distance: 1.8 miles

Hospitals Near Tara Preserve

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center – 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34202


Doctors Hospital of Sarasota – 5731 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

Educational Statistics for Bradenton 34203

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Housing and Population Statistics

  • Median age – 45 years
  • Married – 43%
  • Number of Homes – 14,635
  • Homes with Children – 3,442
  • Median Household Income – $46,842

Finding a Tara Preserve Realtor to Buy or Sell a Home


This buyer’s guide about the Bradenton area and the Tara real estate market is presented to you by the best realtor in Tara Preserve, Gina Ursini of Ursini & Company. When it comes to Bradenton realtors, we are one of few in the area that specializes in home buying, home selling, as well as home renovations and new home construction.

For more information or to view Tara Preserve homes for sale, contact your Tara realtor and Tara resident, Gina Ursini at 941-812-4894 or by email at gina@ursinico.com.

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