About Palmer Ranch
Encompassing just over 60 square miles and home to over 20,000 residents, Palmer Ranch is the largest master-planned community in Sarasota, famous for its beautifully maintained neighborhoods, miles of trails, and quick proximity to Sarasota’s many amenities. Designed to be pedestrian friendly, neighborhoods here typically include wide sidewalks, winding roads, beautiful landscaping, and nature trails in or near the neighborhoods.
Palmer Ranch is a modern community of over 90 subdivisions, apartment complexes and assisted-living facilities, and encompasses numerous commercial, recreational and residential areas between the cities of Sarasota and Osprey. Bordered by the busy thoroughfares of Clark Road, Tamiami Trail and Interstate 75, it was originally part of the original 80,000 acres of Florida land purchased by Bertha Honoré Palmer, wife of Chicago department store tycoon Potter Palmer, best known for the famed Palmer House hotel in Chicago. It is one of many former Florida cattle ranches developed into planned communities; another notably comparable ranch conversion in the Sarasota Bradenton area is Lakewood Ranch.
Within its 25 plus specialized neighborhoods, Palmer Ranch offers beautiful homes for a variety of lifestyles and budgets. The community also presents residents with a wide range of lifestyle choices, from maintenance-free villas and condominiums to beautiful single family homes. Prices range from $60,000 for single bedroom condominiums to more than $1 million for luxury estate homes. Prestancia, Turtle Rock, Village Walk, Deer Creek, and Silver Oak are great examples of the Palmer Ranch neighbor hoods that offer larger estate and maintenance-free homes.
Palmer Ranch also offers numerous opportunities for golf enthusiasts, both in and around the area. TPC Prestancia is perhaps one of the best known private clubs in the area with two 18-hole courses. Part of the TPC network of nationwide properties, Prestancia has hosted 8 Chrysler Cup tournaments and 5 American Express Invitationals. Other notable clubs in Palmer Ranch include Country Club of Sarasota and Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club, to name just two.
The park-like setting of the community surrounding the association neighborhoods is maintained by the Palmer Ranch Master Property Owners Association. Created as a model of contemporary planning and environmental sensitivity, the community is meticulously designed and maintained to honor and preserve the flora, fauna and birds that originally called the ranch home. The local parks, trails and recreational facilities contribute to the active lifestyle and family-friendly communities that make up Palmer Ranch. They include Legacy Trail, Potter Park, and Culverhouse Nature Park and Community Garden.
Whether you prefer a day on a sandy beach or day of shopping, a day on the links or a day hiking through woodlands and canoeing waterways, Palmer Ranch is within less than 20 minutes of it all. Working professionals and day trippers alike will find drive-times easy and quick from here, as you are near U.S. 41 and I-75 to the west and east respectively. Clark Road borders the northern end of Palmer Ranch and offers a major east-west corridor. Whether you simply need easy access to other areas of Sarasota or, via I-75, you need to get to Tampa, Ft. Myers, or Naples, Palmer Ranch puts you in the perfect location to reach all of these locations easily.
By design, Palmer Ranch offers every resident a peaceful retreat located just minutes from all the action of the city and the beach, making it a prime example of Florida living at its best!