A Closer Look at Lakewood Ranch: A Premier Florida Community

The word is out, Sarasota is a great place to live! It was named the number five best small city in America by Condé Nast Traveler based on a survey of their readers, and WalletHub named it the number six best beach town to live in.

Located just northeast of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is a growing master-planned community with over 36,000 residents! New communities like Lakewood Ranch enjoy the lovely weather, rich culture, and Florida sunshine all while giving their residents a sense of community that can’t be found anywhere else.


The Development of Lakewood Ranch

The community we know today was originally a working ranch back in 1994, complete with cattle and citrus groves, and has quickly gown into one of Sarasota’s premier residential communities. Just last year in 2019, the approximately 31,000 acre community became the second-highest selling master-planned community in the country in 2019, after already showing up on said list for several years.

Lakewood Ranch was born from a communal commitment to responsible land management and sustainability; and to this day decisions about the community are made with that commitment in mind. Approximately 40 percent of the land in the community has been reserved for open and recreational space.


The Lakewood Ranch Lifestyle

From apartments and senior living communities, to detached and attached single family homes, Lakewood Ranch has reasonable housing options for everyone. Pricing starts below $200,000 and ranges into the millions.  You can choose between 20 different villages offering different homes and lifestyles with a wide range of amenities.

Lakewood Ranch is home to more than 1,500 businesses, including over 70 cafes and restaurants. As the community continues to grow, more perks and amenities are becoming available for residents to enjoy. An events calendar features holiday gatherings, sports watch parties, live music, and so much more.

Thanks to its friendly neighbors, commitment to protecting the environment and its wildlife, and an active and outdoorsy community, Lakewood Ranch’s culture feels like home.


Looking to the Future

The commitment to sustainability that has been woven into life at Lakewood Ranch continues to guide the development of the community, and with new homes still under construction, there's still room for now home owners in the community, including you!




Watching Lakewood Ranch grow into such an in-demand location to live, work, and enjoy life in has been so exciting and we’d love to help you become a part of it! Contact us for help with all of your mortgage questions, or any of your other banking needs.


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