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History of Connerton

Connerton has a rich history of preservation.

For generations, the Conner family was steward of the 8,000 acres that now make up Connerton. A working cattle ranch, Conner Ranch fit into a rough triangle formed by State Road 52, U.S. 41 and Ehren Cutoff in Land O’ Lakes.

Preserving the land

When the family sold the land to Connerton’s original developer Terrabrook in early 2000, the one over-arching goal on both sides of the transaction was to preserve the breathtaking nature of the property itself.  

Our master planned community is in the heart of the calming natural beauty of Florida. In fact, no more going online and searching for a nature preserve near me, you’ll practically be living in one!

Originally, Connerton could have accommodated more than 15,000 homes and up to three golf courses. But after careful consideration, the developer and the Conner family modified their vision. Consequently, they strategically developed a preservation plan for much of the acreage of the original Conner Ranch property.

Nature first

In 2003, the State of Florida purchased a 3,000-acre tract of land to be managed by the Southwest Florida Management District with $26 million of Forever Florida conservation funds. In other words, this means that future generations will be able to enjoy the same natural beauty that Connerton residents appreciate today.  

The Florida nature preserves allow Connerton residents to be near the natural beauty of our state. So if you’re looking for natural trails in Florida, or if you’re just interested in taking in the wildlife, Connerton’s Florida nature preserves is right for you.

Connerton Today

Today, Connerton’s residents enjoy the serenity and beauty of its Florida nature preserves. They also enjoy the excitement and activity of its 10,000-square foot clubhouse. Trails, boardwalks and pathways wind their way through the community and preserve that includes lakes and natural wetlands.

Under the care of the Southwest Florida Management District, the preserve remains home to a bounty of wildlife. For example, the preserve has alligators, otters, and deer. For those flying critters the preserve also has bats and birds such as anhinga, little blue herons, wood storks, hoot owls and sand hill cranes. Strict rules are posted and enforced to maintain the preserve’s natural beauty and protect the wildlife.

The Arbors Village Nature trail is a scenic 1.85-mile trail through Connerton’s natural habitat and is perfect for walking, jogging or bicycling. Connerton offers residents beautiful natural trails in Florida.  This pristine, tranquil environment is calming and invigorating at the same time, and the trail system is second to none.

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