Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch is a name you are sure to come across when you are searching for a new home on Florida’s Gulf Coast near Sarasota and Bradenton. Lakewood Ranch is an unincorporated community, master-planned community in Manatee County. From humble beginnings as a timber ranch, Lake wood Ranch is now the largest ‘green certified’ community in the U.S.

Lakewood Ranch lakeside living near SarasotaThe award-winning Lakewood Ranch is 17,500 acres of master-planned community which has been created to work in harmony with the abundant native wildlife which lives in the forest and amongst the wetland preserves.

9 villages are home to local families, retirees and second home owners from around the world. All attracted to Lakewood Ranch by its home town feel, its great location and it closeness to nature. Lakewood Ranch is a self-contained town which caters for you every need.

You will find family-friendly restaurants and gourmet restaurants, A-rated schools, unique shops, business parks, a hospital and medical center, an athletic center with fitness, aquatics and 19 lighted tennis courts. There are even Polo and Cricket clubs and 3 fantastic golf courses at Lakewood Ranch.  In fact there are over 80 different clubs at Lakewood Ranch.

There are over 150 miles of sidewalks and trails, community parks, lakes and nature preserves. About the only thing that Lakewood Ranch does not have is a beach. But you know what? The beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are only 30 minutes away.

Lakewood Ranch Town CenterLakewood Ranch is home to a number of shopping districts and you will be able to pretty much anything you require without leaving the community; small boutiques and specialty clothing shops, pharmacies, dry cleaners, grocery stores, wine and spirits, florists, jewelers, coffee shops, a variety of restaurants, ice cream parlors and much more.

Once upon a time people in Sarasota used to say they never traveled east of I-75. Now Lakewood Ranch residents are saying they never travel west of I-75.

Lakewood Ranch site plan including The Villages of Lakewood Ranch SouthThere are currently 10 villages at Lakewood Ranch which offer a variety of lifestyles from townhomes to custom estate living, share dramatic landscapes with forest and wetland preserves and hundreds of species of native wildlife.

The Villages at Lakewood Ranch South which has just received planning will include 5,100 new homes and townhomes catering for local workers. It is currently unknown as to when development will commence.

Golf Homes and Lake Homes at Lakewood Ranch

The Country Club at Lakewood Ranch golf homesThe Country Club

Golf is as much a passion as it is a game. The stunning collection of homes that comprise this gated community pays heed to that fact. Built around the 54-hole private Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club and the Athletic Center, miles of sidewalks and trails provide easy access to both while paying reverence to the breathtaking natural surroundings.

The private Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club offers three courses that challenge at every level of play. There are practice facilities, a clubhouse replete with dining lounges and card rooms, a pro shop, locker rooms and cart storage. The Athletic Center’s fitness center not only has state-of-the-art equipment, but heated pools and 18-lighted tennis courts ideal for great workouts; the steam, sauna, whirlpool and court side deli are perfect for the relaxation that’s earned for after.

 

The Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch golf homesCountry Club East

Like it’s sister neighborhood, The Country Club, this private, gated community is built around lakes, nature preserves and 18-holes of glorious Rick Robbins designed golf with a clubhouse planned for the near future.

At Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch being on the “green” takes on new meaning. That’s because as the nation’s largest master planned “green” community, every home built in Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch meets the Florida Green Building Coalition’s standards for energy efficiency, clean indoor air, sustainability and drought resistant landscaping. What could be better than breathtaking views and a smart investment?

And, there are other advantages. Just outside the gate, a top-rated elementary school and beautiful community park. Homeowners also have the opportunity to immediately join the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club and enjoy all of the benefits of this award winning Club: an Athletic Center, 18-court tennis facility and yes, two more golf courses and an elegant clubhouse where friends and family can gather.

Belle Mar model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchBella Mar 2826  From the high $400,000’s

  • Builder: Lee Wetherington
  • Village: Country Club East
  • Neighborhood: Valderrama

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Springfield model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchSpringfield II 2552 – from the mid $500,000’s

  • Builder: Lee Wetherington
  • Village: Country Club East
  • Neighborhood: Leopard Creek

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Sarezzo model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchSarezzo II 2693 – from the low $600,000’s

  • Builder: Lee Wetherington
  • Village: Country Club East
  • Neighborhood: Leopard Creek

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Springfield model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchSpringfield II 2945 – from the low $500,000’s

  • Builder: Lee Wetherington
  • Village: Country Club East
  • Neighborhood: Valderrama

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Rosella model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchRosella – from the mid $600,000’s

  • Builder: John Cannon Homes
  • Village: Country Club East
  • Neighborhood: Secret Harbor

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Sarezzo model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchSarezzo II 3200 – from the low $600,000’s

  • Builder: Lee Wetherington
  • Village: Country Club East
  • Neighborhood: Leopard Creek

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Belle Mar model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchBella Mar 3432 – from the mid $400,000’s

  • Builder: Lee Wetherington
  • Village: Country Club East
  • Neighborhood: Valderrama

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Taurimodel by John Cannon Homes at Lakewood RanchTauri – from the low $900,000’s

  • Builder: John Cannon Homes
  • Village: Country Club East
  • Neighborhood: Royal Valley

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Baylin model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchBaylin – from the mid $600,000’s

  • Builder: John Cannon Homes
  • Village: Country Club East
  • Neighborhood: Haddington

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The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch lakeside homesThe Lake Club

This Tuscan-inspired, private club community of custom luxury homes features scenic lakes, decorative bridges, a unique one-mile long park and a Grande Clubhouse with day spa and concierge services. The Lake Club is just minutes from the Sarasota Polo Club as well as five premier golf courses, the Sarasota Cricket Club, and the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Envision a unique community, lush landscaping, parks, and wide-open spaces. The builders chosen for The Lake Club are the finest estate builders in the region and all homes are custom-built to suit each buyer. Each builder offers their own dramatic flair to create the perfect place for family and friends to gather.

The recreational facilities of the Grand Clubhouse are an exclusive amenity for property owners in The Lake Club. You, your family and guests can relax, mingle with neighbors and enjoy a myriad of activities all in the privacy of a fully-gated neighborhood.The Lake Club is a designated “green” area of the Ranch, meaning that all homes meet standards for energy efficiency, clean indoor air, sustainability and drought-resistant landscaping. Visit The Lake Club and experience the beautifully appointed one-of-a-kind showcase homes. Chose your own private home site and become part of a place where luxury is the backdrop for an extraordinary way of life.

 

Emilia model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchEmilia – from the $700,000’s

  • Builder: London Bay
  • Village: The Lake Club
  • Neighborhood: The Villas of Matera

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Laguna model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchLaguna – from the $800,000’s

  • Builder: Nutter Custom Construction
  • Village: The Lake Club
  • Neighborhood: The Lake Club

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Donnici model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchDonnici – from the $800,000’s

  • Builder: London Bay
  • Village: The Lake Club
  • Neighborhood: The Lake Club

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Akarra model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchAkarra II – from the mid $1,100,000’s

  • Builder: John Cannon Homes
  • Village: The Lake Club
  • Neighborhood: The Lake Club

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Seaside model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchSeaside – from the $900,000’s

  • Builder: Nutter Custom Construction
  • Village: The Lake Club
  • Neighborhood: The Lake Club

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Windward model at The Country Club East at Lakewood RanchWindward – $1,498,700.00

  • Builder: Nutter Custom Construction
  • Village: The Lake Club
  • Neighborhood: The Lake Club

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Non Golf Homes and Lake Homes at Lakewood Ranch

Esplanade – Active Lifestyle. Gated enclave of maintenance free villas and single family homes
from 1,686 to over 3,000 SF

Bridgewater – single Family Homes ranging from 2,245 sq ft to 3,800 sq ft – $305,000 to $575,000

Greenbrook – Sold Out

Edgewater – Sold Out

Summerfield – Sold Out

Riverwalk – Sold Out

Central Park

Families become neighbors, neighbors become family and everyone shares the sense of community here at Lakewood Ranch. There are endless opportunities to truly enjoy the nature of Florida living.

Health and Fitness at Lakewood Ranch

Health and fitness opportunities abound at Lakewood Ranch. There is a myriad of choices for family fun and health. From the YMCA to the Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center, there is something for everyone. After toning your body, visit one of the many salons and spas to refresh and rejuvenate. The state-of-the-art Lakewood Ranch Medical Center provides monthly screenings and awareness education in a true home-town community fashion.

Arts and Culture at Lakewood Ranch

Arts and Culture take center stage at Lakewood Ranch. Many of the events and festivals which Lakewood Ranch hosts, are centered around the arts. Music on Main St, Evening Under the Stars, the Suncoast Wine Festival and Art at the Ranch are Lakewood Ranch favorites. Just past our front doors lie all the cultural delights for which Sarasota and Manatee have become famous.

Education at Lakewood Ranch

From exceptional early learning through grade school, to high school and beyond, there is the opportunity for a lifetime of learning in Lakewood Ranch. Schools were always a part of the master plan, and land was set aside for them long before any homes were finished. Today, they’re one of the primary reasons families choose to live here.

Lakewood Ranch Builders

All builders must meet rigorous standards in order to be invited to build at Lakewood Ranch. Each approved builder has been selected for the quality of their construction and the superior customer service they provide.

Anchor Builders

Anchor Builders owner Roy Dupuis comes from a family of builders. Formally educated with a degree in civil engineering, Roy has been constructing new homes in the area since 1989. Anchor is a recognized leader in the local area custom home market.

Arthur Rutenberg

Arthur Rutenberg has been a respected name in Florida homebuilding since 1953, when Art built his first home upon the four “cornerstones” that would make him legendary: design, craftsmanship, service and responsibilty. He would go on to build a successful business with those same core values and forever change the landscape of residential homebuilding. Each of our franchises is dedicated to upholding Art’s original vision and making those four cornerstones the foundation of their businesses. They know that the future of our company’s success’ and the key to your satisfaction, relies on it.

Cardel Homes

We started small: a husband and wife, both school teachers, building a home for their family. As it turned out, people really liked that first home… and before long, the family was busy building more homes. Today, the company that Caryl and Del Ockey started in 1973 has grown to international prominence with operations in Tampa, Denver, British Columbia, Ottawa and Calgary. Take pride in your work and share with those in need.

D.R. Horton

D.R. Horton is America’s largest new home builder as reported by Builder magazine. For over 30 years, D.R. Horton has consistently delivered top-quality new homes to homebuyers across the nation. Our livable floor plans, energy efficient features and robust new home warranty demonstrate our commitment to excellence in construction. D.R. Horton new homes are built with unmatched efficiencies – all based on a philosophy from our founder, Donald R. Horton, of creating value every step of the way. At D.R. Horton we are committed to building high quality homes in some of the most pristine locations in Florida. Our designs include a wide range of energy efficient features and a robust warranty.

Homes by Towne

The Homes by Towne name represents the highest standards in design, construction and customer service in the markets it serves. People who purchase a home carrying the Homes by Towne® brand name know they own a quality home that provides value and is built by an organization with almost 60 years of home building experience.

John Cannon Homes

Since their inception in 1987, John Cannon Homes, Inc., has set the standard in luxury custom home building and design, creating distinctive homes for people who appreciate the fine art of living well. Exquisite craftsmanship, uncompromising quality, the finest materials and unparalleled personal service are the hallmarks of their success. Creating homes of timeless beauty and lasting value has earned John Cannon Homes the recognition of local and national awards year after year.

John Cannon Homes specializes in the design/build approach to home-building, which brings together professional design and construction expertise to create one harmonious environment. The company’s award-winning homes are each as unique as the homeowners themselves, and are designed with the exquisite craftsmanship and commitment to customer satisfaction that John Cannon Homes has always embraced.

Lee Wetherington

With over 38 years of home building experience and as the builder of more than 4,000 homes in the most prestigious and sought after communities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Lee Wetherington Homes is esteemed by the most demanding of audiences. We are known for exceptional quality and unsurpassed customer satisfaction, coupled with a long record of outstanding community service. We have been recognized with both local and national awards from industry peers and homeowners alike, including Best Builder from the readers of The Sarasota Herald Tribune for 8 consecutive years and America’s Best Builder from the National Association of Home Builders and Builder Magazine.

Lennar

Since 1954, Lennar has become one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the Miami, Florida-based homebuilder has built over 800,000 homes in more than 50 cities coast to coast. Lennar is well known for the “Everything’s Included Home,” which has recently been reintroduced with many more luxury features, upgrades and enhanced energy efficiency and technology at no additional charge. Lennar has greatly simplified the home building and buying processes, making the Lennar Experience among our Customers’ most enjoyable.

London Bay

In 1990, construction veteran Mark Wilson and his wife Gemma launched London Bay Homes. Since then, the company has built a long-term relationship with clients who now enjoy the Southwest Florida lifestyle in the relaxing sanctuary of their London Bay Home. Winner of the prestigious America’s Best Builder award in 2008, London Bay has developed a well-earned reputation among luxury home buyers for It’s innovative architecture, customer-friendly design process and superior construction quality.

When building a custom home, confidence and trust become important considerations.  London Bay’s clients have learned time and again that they can rely on the company and its dedicated staff to deliver on these principles. As a privately-held company, London Bay has the financial resources to apply a long-term vision to its business practices. Demonstrating its operational abilities and business acumen throughout prosperous and challenging economic periods, London Bay always keeping its clients foremost in its decision-making.

Refreshing and scintillating home designs. Stress-free design processes. Quality construction practices that are unmatched. Customer care that exceeds expectations. A solid, dependable company with a long history of success.

Mattamy Homes

Mattamy Homes is Canada’s largest new home builder, with operations across Canada and the United States. From a humble beginning in 1978, starting with the building and sale of a single home in Burlington, Ontario, Mattamy has gone on to build more than 60,000 homes in 150 integrated communities, and counting . In Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa and Calgary, while in the United States, the company is represented in five metropolitan areas: Minneapolis, Charlotte, Phoenix, Jacksonville and Orlando.

Mattamy is involved in every aspect of neighborhood planning, from acquiring the land, designing the homes and striving to deliver an exceptional customer experience. The 750 people who work in Mattamy’s divisions and professional disciplines are committed to providing the best homeowner experience; Mattamy is universally recognized for its commitment to customer satisfaction, and continually ranks at the top of most homeowner satisfaction surveys.

Neal Communities

For more than 3 decades, Neal Communities has earned accolades for its superior design, construction and customer satisfaction, while establishing a reputation as one of the premier residential builders in southwest Florida.

Pat Neal, the driving force behind this success, is committed to creating homes built with meticulous detail, quality workmanship and true value. In addition to a strong business background in land development, Neal spent 12 years as a member of the Florida Legislature. At Neal Communities, he has gathered a team of home building professionals to create an organization that garners regional and national honors year after year — including the Best in American Living Award and more Aurora Awards than any other area builder. Yet as impressive as these honors may be to the people of Neal Communities, customer loyalty is the most prized reward of all.

Neal Signature

Under the gentle guidance of Neal Communities, your Neal Signature Home assures unrivaled quality, award-winning design and over four decades of experience. A visionary leader, Pat Neal is driven by a life-long commitment to his home state of Florida as a builder and developer, active philanthropist and former state legislator. Our commitment to excellence in quality, design and originality is at the center of our award-winning homes. However, it our deep regard for the State of Florida, dedication to historic preservation and love of our community that inspires our efforts.

We strive for excellence in every home we design, working tirelessly with one simple goal, to build homes that celebrate our state, our history and you, our homeowners. By focusing on simple values, conservation, responsibility, comfort, style and forward-thinking design, we have garnered the acknowledgement and respect of our customers and peers, receiving numerous awards and accolades throughout our 40-year history.

Nutter Custom Construction

Nutter Custom Construction offers a unique Residential Construction experience by providing a one of a kind concierge level of service. From Site Selection through design, build and décor, we do it all. You truly just need to show up and turn the key. Never ending attention to detail and timely construction while providing personalized service is what matters most to our clients.
With over three decades of experience in the construction industry, our attention to detail, accountability and superior customer service are what separates us from the competition. Clients enjoy having the experts that work on their home all in one location. The NCC Team works together, all totally committed to the ultimate goal, a home filled with creative grandeur combined with quality workmanship.

Taylor Morrison

Taylor Morrison was named the No. 1 private homebuilder in the United States in 2010 and 2011 by Builder magazine and builds a wide range of product for discerning home buyers across the country. With more than 130 communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas, Taylor Morrison offers first-time, mid-market and mid-to-upscale housing in both master-planned communities and urban infill neighborhoods. The company also operates one of Canada’s largest homebuilding companies, Monarch, in Ontario, Canada, where it builds single-family homes and high-rise condominiums in Toronto and Ottawa.

Todd Johnston

Todd Johnston Homes holds the title of “Best Home Builder”, a prestigious local Readers’ Choice award, for several years running. President Todd Johnston, raised in Sarasota, is a hands on manager ensuring total customer satisfaction with every aspect of construction. The company has built hundreds of custom homes in the area.

Westwater Construction

For over a decade, Westwater Construction has had the distinction of building Sarasota’s most celebrated homes. Under the direction of Mark S. Miller, Westwater is acclaimed in the field of custom residential building for its dedication to specialization, attention to detail and long-term commitment to its clients. The company has developed lasting relationships with world-class manufacturers and subcontractors who share the Westwater dedication to excellence.
“A Westwater home is truly a reflection of each homeowner,” says Miller. “We take great pride bringing their dreams, passions and ideas to life. Our homes are as unique as their owners who happily reside there.”

 

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