Lakewood Ranch is a 13,500+ acre master-planned community. This locale runs East of I-75 from University Parkway to State Road 64 (over seven miles long). More than 8,500 homes have already been built, and 20,000+ more homes are planned for the completion of this project, featuring ample amounts of new construction.
The concept behind a master-planned community is that the community provides just about anything and everything for an all-inclusive living experience. The community becomes its own city. Every day needs such as gas stations, dry cleaners, grocery stores and banks are easily accommodated. Doctor’s offices and even…
[read more=”more” less=”less”]a hospital are immediately available.
Raising a family? Schools include preschool, elementary, high school and even college. For those who enjoy the outdoors, over 150 miles of land have been reserved for trails, parks, ponds and recreation. You will find birdwatchers, families enjoying a stroll and athletes getting in their exercise.
Speaking of athletes, The Athletic Center at Lakewood Ranch offers its member’s a gym, pools, aerobics for all levels, 18 tennis courts, massage therapy and more. But wait, that is not all! Are you a golfer? Lakewood Ranch is home to some of the most prestigious golfing communities in the area. Cricket anyone? The Sarasota International Cricket Club resides here, and it boasts year-round world-class competition.
Are you more of a spectator when it comes to athletics? Well, pack a lunch, throw on an oversized hat, and get ready to stomp some divots! The Sarasota Polo Club inhabits 130 acres of Lakewood Ranch, and members and the public are invited to enjoy observing this exhilarating sport.
Main Street is considered the downtown of this area. While there are several restaurants and shops located throughout Lakewood Ranch, Main Street offers these amenities all in one easily accessible locality. International cuisine is offered within its many restaurants. You can grab a coffee with a friend, or enjoy an ice cream cone with the kids (perhaps after 9 holes of miniature golf at the Fish Hole?). Fabulous boutiques and retail shops are conveniently scattered throughout this area. What about arts and entertainment? Well, of course! Art, music, and too many other festivals to count are held regularly. Lakewood Ranch Cinema offers six movie screens that show new release movies, and independent films from the Sarasota Film Society.[/read]
Since Lakewood Ranch was conceptualized to include just about anything you could want or need, it is no surprise that this area offers just about every living style imaginable. Prominent gated golf course communities featuring stunning and ostentatious homes and family neighborhoods with community playgrounds and pools.
Priced from $185,000 to $2,750,000.