Welcome to Tara Master Association
Taking its name from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 Civil War novel, “Gone with the Wind”,Tara is a community of over 2,000 homes in East Manatee County. Just north of Sarasota, 20 minutes south of St. Petersburg, and only 45 minutes from Tampa with its international airport. Tara is only nine miles from the beach and a half mile west of Interstate 75. This wonderful community is one of the County’s most desirable neighborhoods and is evocative of the bygone days of plantation charm and southern living.
The development is comprised of two established neighborhoods in one contiguous
community. On the north end is Tara Golf & Country Club which wraps around a private
golf club. On the south end is the Preserve at Tara which overlooks the lush holes of a
semi-private golf course with an established community development district (CDD). These two warm and inviting areas offer a range of single family, golf or duplex villas and condominium residences ranging in price from $200,000 to $600,000. As visitors travel the palm lined Tara Boulevard, they are offered a taste of the well laid out community on over 1,100 acres with mature landscaping and a resident median age of just over 42 years in Tara’s zip code of 34203.Tara is well located in a school district with high quality elementary, middle and high schools nearby.
Tara offers enviable living with streets named after the characters, locations and events in the novel. Various parts of the community also offer a number of recreational facilities including swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, and both golf clubhouses offer dining options to either members or the public.
The Tara Master Association was established to coordinate community-wide issues. The Association consists of a seven member Board of Directors elected from residents living within the two neighborhoods. The Association manages the landscaping of Tara Boulevard north of Tara Preserve Lane, certain community signs, insurance, the community television contract including the two Tara access channels and the Architectural Review Committee work for the Preserve (TMA-ARC). The Tara Golf & Country Club manages the ARC for all of the non-condominium Phase I residents within the north end of the development.
The Tara Master Association welcomes you home to a beloved area with the attractiveness and prestige that a modern day Scarlett O’Hara or Rhett Butler would have expected. We have a beautiful place to live in an appealing non-gated community.