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Lakewood Ranch: In a League of its Own

Lakewood Ranch, located in Southwest Florida on the Gulf Coast, has a list of accolades too lengthy to cite. A visit to the Lakewood Ranch website will quickly convey how it stands apart. The photos, awards, and videos you’ll find there speak for themselves.

The homes at Lakewood Ranch, and their surroundings, are equally breathtaking. Close to the sun-drenched beaches of Sarasota, and surrounded by nature preserves, bike trails, and sparkling lakes, Lakewood Ranch offers endless access to outdoor adventure.

Eco-luxury at its Finest

Example of Spanish-style home

Hailed as the largest green, master-planned community in America, Lakewood Ranch spans 34,000 acres.

Since 2005, the construction of every home, village and business has incorporated eco-friendly products and building techniques. As a result, homes and buildings within the gates are more efficient and healthier spaces to inhabitant.

Equally important, environmentally-speaking, is that approximately 40% of the land is set aside for green space and recreation. Lakewood Ranch features 10,000 acres of lakes and 7 community parks. Joggers, walkers, and cyclists keep the 150 miles of trails throughout the community “blazed.”

Because of the abundant green space, wildlife is prolific in and around Lakewood Ranch. One can easilyspot a sandhill crane, fawn, or even an otter, while simply driving through the neighborhoods.

Sandhill Crane

About Town – Culture, Shopping, and Food!

Lakewood Ranch hosts many vibrant events and festivals. The premier event is Music on Main, the monthly block party on the first Friday each month, featuring a variety of bands. The seasonal farmers’ market is also a favorite, hosting more than 60 curated vendors of the region’s best food and flavors. There is also Yoga in the Park, Sunday polo matches and many seasonal celebrations.

Shopping is an equally sought-after attraction at Lakewood Ranch. The Ranch is currently home to a variety of shops throughout its three main hubs of activity and multiple neighborhood centers. With small boutiques, specialty clothing shops, art galleries, and culinary and home goods stores, your needs – as well as your desires – are amply covered. Plus, the University Town Center is a shopping district and mall just beyond our boundaries.

And, lest we forget the all-important palette: Restaurants are almost as plentiful, and equally as varied, as local shops. An array of dining options featuring global cuisines are scattered throughout Lakewood Ranch and many others are located minutes away in downtown Sarasota.

Outdoor recreation opportunities are also abundant. Golfers have plenty of options in Lakewood Ranch. The community boasts a total of nine golf courses: one is open for public play, another for members only, three are exclusive to Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club (membership required), and the other four are located within individual villages, with resident access provided by HOA fees. Tennis and pickleball courts are also plentiful.

Lakewood Ranch also boasts top-rated schools, a thriving business community, and numerous healthcare services, including our own hospital, the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

The Heart of the Matter – Home and Lifestyle Options

Lakewood Ranch offers a variety of home types throughout its villages, including condos priced from the high $100s, townhomes priced from the mid $200s and single-family homes priced from the high $200s. You’ll also find many options for apartment and senior living.

Right now, 20 of our 28 villages are actively selling new construction homes, and two are exclusively for those aged 55 and better.

It’s because of the abundance of amenities and variety of homes that Lakewood Ranch has been named the best-selling community in the country for all ages, along with many other awards and accolades.

Call to inquire about discovery packages and discounts. Lakewood Ranch discovery travel offers the weekend trip of a lifetime in addition to the opportunity to live like a resident. Book your trip to experience the Lakewood Ranch lifestyle for yourself.

 

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