Welcome to this simply sensational almost 13-acre parcel homesite, located at the end of a very private cul-de-sac at The Pointe in the very popular equestrian community, Panther Ridge. This amazing homesite measures 1212' feet on the north and south sides, and 454' feet on the east and west sides, encompassing a whopping 12.772 acres total. A perfect blend of towering pine and oak hammocks, this is the ultimate lot for a truly massive estate. Old Oak Creek runs through the southern side of the property, and it provides a stunning backdrop to the enormous oak hammocks. Panther Ridge allows 3 structures total, so you can build your dream home, a barn, even a workshop. (All structures, designs, etc must be approved by the HOA). if you are not ready to build, no worries, there is no time frame for building, and you can use any builder. This lot is in Zone X, so no flood insurance is necessary. In fact, none of Panther Ridge is in a flood zone and The Pointe at Panther Ridge is the highest elevation in all of Panther Ridge. Panther Ridge in East Manatee County offers charming country living with estate-property distinction. Its natural setting evokes 'old Florida' and is vast enough for residents to enjoy horseback riding, elaborate gardens, and complete privacy. Single-family homes are showcased on home sites that encompass from one to five or more acres. Designs vary from 'old Florida' southern estates, contemporary Florida homes to modern country mansions, each adding its own luster to this beautifully conceived estate community. Panther Ridge covers 4500 acres total and was designed to be an equestrian-oriented community with 15 +/- miles of hiking and bridle paths. On the South side of St Rd 70 there are 3,000 +/- acres with 3 neighborhoods. Two of them are equestrian oriented, Foxwood and The Pointe. Foxwood has miles of trails as well as a park with a playground and a riding field and The Pointe has riding trails that connect to Foxwood, so one could spend hours exploring on horseback or hiking the gorgeous private bridle paths. On the north side there are 1600’ acres and 4 acreage neighborhoods with more trails to discover. Panther Ridge is contiguous to Lakewood Ranch, which means homeowners are just minutes away from an amazing master-planned community that is really the size of a town. At 50 square miles, it is filled with shopping, dining, arts, entertainment, nature, recreational facilities, golf courses and top-notch schools. Lakewood Ranch has been designed to include eight designated shopping districts, rich with local boutiques, retail outlets and restaurants. Free concerts, wine festivals, celebrity golf tournaments and performing arts displays are just a few of the local events. The community offers top-tier public schools, many of which have earned A-ratings. Charter and private options are also available, as well as numerous colleges and universities. That is all very important to Panther Ridge residents, but the REAL reason everyone wants to live here is simple- there is nothing that can compare to living on a true estate-sized homesite, sitting on the front porch and soaking in the peace and quiet or riding/hiking the gorgeous trails. It is a rare commodity in a very busy world, where space and the privacy it affords is very hard to come by. But living large on a big and very private piece of land? Now THAT’S living!