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.
The 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.
There are 14 villages available 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 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.
There are currently 14 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
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.
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.
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.
Arbor Grande is a gated residential enclave offering private, resort-style amenities. The community features innovative floor plans featuring great rooms that span the entire back of the home and indoor/outdoor living spaces that set a new standard for year-round Florida living.
Amenities include: Gated Entry | Clubhouse | Pool | Fitness | Activities Director
Residents of Arbor Grande have exclusive access to the neighborhood’s private clubhouse. Take a refreshing dip in the pool, join a fitness class or see what the activities director has in store—there’s always something fun to do.
This magnificent gated village tantalizes the senses at every turn. Famous for its “Everything’s Included” program, Lennar offers estate-inspired homes with upgraded exteriors, lush landscaping and features like crown molding and upgraded cabinetry at no additional charge.
Amenities include: Gated Entry | Private Pool and Spa Option | Estate Home Sites | Everything’s Included ®
Elevate the way you relax with a private pool and spa. Lennar provides the option with every home, so you can create a personal sanctuary in the comfort of your own backyard.
Del Webb Lakewood Ranch
Del Webb is known as the leader in 55-and-better lifestyles. Choose from a variety of floor plans that maximize entertainment space and enjoy the best of maintenance-free living and all this village has to offer.
Gated Entry | Heated Resort-Style Pool & Spa | Fitness Center & Movement Studio | Lifestyle Director | Clubhouse With Activity and Craft Rooms | Catering Kitchen & WIFI Cafe | 6 Tennis, 4 Bocce and 8 Pickle Ball Courts | BBQ Grill Area | Outdoor Barefoot Bar | Walking Trails | Event Lawn
A lifestyle director, heated resort-style spa and pool, a fitness center and movement studio—Del Webb has everything to keep you active, engaged and living your best possible life. Coming in 2017, the community will gain tennis, bocce and pickleball courts, a BBQ grill area, event lawn and more
This gated enclave of 1,250 detached villas and single-family homes is a recreational paradise. Esplanade brings a touch of Mediterranean to Southwest Florida with its regionally inspired architecture, lush landscaping, serene lakes and fabulous resort-style amenities.
Amenities include: Gated Entry | Esplanade Golf and Country Club + Pro Shop | 2 Pools | Tennis Courts | Heated Pool/Resistance Pool | Pickle Ball Courts | Bocce Ball Courts | Aerobics | Ballroom | Catering Kitchen | Library | Card and Craft Room | Billiard Room | Bark Park | Kayak Launch | Adventure Playground | Members & Public Golf | Amenity & Wellness Centers
Tennis, bocce and pickleball courts; library, craft and card room; a pro shop, golf course and ballroom are some of the many perks that come with living the country club lifestyle. In Esplanade, the clubhouse is the center of the neighborhood, where social lives are lived to the fullest.
When it comes to combining great community amenities with attainable, right-sized homes, Harmony has it all. Select from town homes, single-family homes and villas for the space that suits your lifestyle, and enjoy parks, trails and other recreation throughout the village.
Amenities include: Resort-Style Pool | Fitness Center | Tot Lot | Walking/Biking Trails | Picnic Area | Clubhouse | Maintenance-Free Landscaping
Enjoy lunch in the picnic area, an afternoon in the Tot Lot or refreshing swim in the community’s resort style pool. Harmony has every amenity available to its residents, they have perfected family-friendly fun.
Lush landscaping, beautiful mature oaks and stunning views make Indigo a village in high demand. This gated village offers wonderful recreational amenities, as well as a variety of new homes by Neal Communities, Professional Builder’s 2015 Builder of the Year.
Amenities include: Gated Entry | Pool & Spa | Fitness Center | Clubhouse & Activities Director | Pickle Ball | Bocce Ball
Head over to Main Street for upscale shopping, dinner and a movie, or stay close to home and enjoy the community pool and spa, fitness center and clubhouse—living in Indigo means you don’t have to choose, you can do it all.
Lakewood National Golf Club
With a 36-hole golf course on-site, Lakewood National is a golfer’s paradise. Choose from a wide variety of home styles and sizes within this gated environment featuring sparkling lakes and lush Florida landscaping.
Amenities include: Gated | Golf Course & Pro Shop | Driving Range | Lagoons | Lap Pools | Clubhouse | Fitness Center | Steam Room & Spa, Aerobics | Tennis Center | Restaurant
You’ll love the small town atmosphere of this village. Surrounded by 36 acres of sparkling lakes and natural wetlands, this community features dozens of home designs, pristine trails, a private clubhouse and other recreational amenities.
Amenities include: Gated Entry | Zero-Entry Community Pool | Fitness Center | Clubhouse | Walking Trails | Playground & Sports Courts
A private clubhouse welcomes all residents. Take advantage of the fitness center or head over to the zero-entry pool for a swim—these are just a few of the recreational amenities available in Mallory Park.
Live nestled within nature, but close to it all. Homes feature beautiful views of wetland habitat, ponds and wooded conservation areas. There are also no back-to-back homes here, so you’ll have plenty of private outdoor space to enjoy with friends and family
Amenities include: Pool With Lap Area & Interactive Water Features For Kids | Cabana Pavilion | Event Lawn | Fitness Center | Tot Lot | Dog Park
Escape the chaos of the day with the community’s resort-style amenities. A pool with a lap area and water features for kids, cabana pavilion and event lawn give you a place to relax and have fun with the whole family.
The Lake Club
Sanctuary is where the chaos of the world isn’t allowed in. Find it in this Tuscan-inspired, private club community of custom luxury homes featuring scenic lakes and a Grand Clubhouse with concierge services and a resort-style pool
Amenities include: Gated & Attended Entry | 2 Pools | Tennis & Sports Courts | Day Spa | Fitness Center | Grande Clubhouse | Concierge Services | Playground
The Lake Club is a secluded neighborhood whose bridges and walking paths take residents along scenic lakes to the Grande Clubhouse. The clubhouse is an exclusive amenity that invites property owners and their guests to relax and gather.
Waterfront at Main Street
If you love living in the heart of it all, look no further than the condominiums offered at Main Street. Energy and entertainment will surround you. Walk to get your morning coffee or to meet friends out for dinner and a movie. Or stay in to enjoy your amazing private amenities while the sounds of Music on Main float up on Friday nights.
Amenities include: Fully Equipped Fitness Center | Resort-Style Pool & Spa | Outdoor Fire Pit | Lake Uihlein Views | Outdoor Grills | Multi-Purpose Gathering Room
The social hub of Lakewood Ranch, Main Street is where residents and visitors shop, dine and enjoy special events like festivals and concerts. Living at The Lakeshore means you’re just a short stroll from all the fun
Where there’s water, there’s life. Fun, can’t-wait-to-see-what’s-coming-next life. At Waterside Place, which is Lakewood Ranch’s newest village and its first in Sarasota. Life happens around seven pristine lakes with 20 miles of shoreline, acres of nature preserve, and a dynamic lakefront town center. Could it be your next great place?
Amenities include: Waterside Place Town Center | Boating, Kayaking & Canoeing | The Players Center For Performing Arts | 1,000 Acres of Lakes | Nature Center & Expansive Trails | 8-Acre Community Park | Public School
In the heart of the village is Waterside Place, a vibrant, lakefront town center planned for stylish shops, acclaimed restaurants and much more. Community events like concerts, festivals and farmers’ markets will be held in Waterside Park, an eight-acre peninsula. The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Sarasota’s oldest performing arts organization, is also making its home in a stunning new theater that will host nearly 400 performances a year
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.