Tara Preserve

Homes for Sale in Tara Preserve Bradenton, FL

Introducing Tara Preserve, a nature-inspired community comprised of 1046 single family homes, golf villas, and condominiums mostly built between 2002–2006. Many of these affordable homes back up to the golf course, lake, or preserve. They include a variety of floor plans from multiple 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.

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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, tennis, pickle ball, and a community center which is host to an array of social activities. Check out their bulletin board for the most current activity postings.

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.


Homeowner’s Association Information

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 those homes in 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. For homes which are not part of the Golf Villa association, these items are the responsibility of the homeowner.

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 52 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 CDD1                                      Preserve Community Center        7340 Tara Preserve Lane    Bradenton, FL 34203             941-756-2416     fieldmanager@taracdd.org   www.taracdd.org

Master Association              Resource Property Mgt.               2025 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.  Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202          941-348-2912  abek@resourcepropertymgmt.com

Golf Villa Assoc.   https://gvlapreserve.com/


1656 Main Street

Sarasota, FL  34235

P: 941-812-4894

Tara Community Development District 1

What is the CDD website?

www.TaraCDD.org – The website is continually updated with the most current information, answers to questions, links to county and state websites, board meeting dates, aquatic reports, district rules and policies, financial documents, and more. 

What is the CDD responsible for?

The CDD is responsible for creating and maintaining a yearly fiscal budget for the physical maintenance of the common grounds, tennis courts, pickleball courts, the Community Center, community pool, and all 52 ponds.

Is the CDD responsible for tree maintenance?

Trees located on common ground are maintained by the CDD.  Trees on private property are the responsibility of the homeowner.

What does the CDD pond maintenance include?

The CDD is responsible for water clarity and general wellness of all 52 ponds.

Is the CDD responsible for Tara Boulevard and side streets to Tara Preserve?

No. Manatee County is responsible for Tara Boulevard and all side streets on Tara Preserve, with the exception of condominium properties.

What do I do if the light pole near my house is not working?

All light poles in Tara Preserve are owned by Florida Power and Light. If you notice one is not working, locate the pole number and report it to the Tara Preserve Field Manager, Jim Kaluk, in the Community Center in person or by email at fieldmanager@taracdd.org.  The office hours for the Community Center are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.


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, pickleball, plus walking and bike trails.

Tennis and pickleball courts are open at dawn. Lights may be turned on for evening play until 9 PM.

The pool and spa are opened 30 minutes after dawn and closes 30 minutes before dusk. The pool maintains a temperature of 85 degrees, and the spa at 103 degrees.


Membership in the Tara Preserve Golf Club is optional.


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.

The community center is the social hub for activities such as cards, mahjong, quilting, and yoga. A bulletin board located outside the center displays a current schedule of events.

The Center is used for hosting HOA meetings and can also be rented out for special functions.


Pet Policy

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.


Rental Policy

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 is recognized as one of the safest hospitals in the nation and conveniently located 6.5 miles from Tara Preserve.

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202, Learn more here.

Providing winning patient care, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota has 155 beds and is located 11.7 miles from the community of Tara Preserve.

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

5731 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233, Learn more here.

For medical emergencies, only 2 miles from Tara Preserve is Doctors Hospital 24 hour emergency care boasting one of the shortest wait times in the area. 

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Emergency Care

8500 SR 70 East Bradenton, FL 34202, Learn more here.

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

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