Home buyers looking for the best southwest Florida has to offer in one place need look no further than Lakewood Ranch. Located about 25 minutes from the white-sand beaches of Sarasota, this new home community offers 16 actively selling villages, each with its own style and amenities. Some have golf courses, some have dog parks, and others have walkable town centers. All are within minutes of Lakewood Ranch’s A-rated schools, trails and parks, a sports campus, Sarasota Polo Club, a seasonal farmers’ market and 365 days worth of activities, arts and entertainment.
With its first village started in 1994, this year marks the 25th anniversary of Lakewood Ranch as a community, but its history as a working ranch goes back closer to 100 years, and its legacy of land stewardship can be felt today. In fact, 40% of the community’s 50 square miles has been preserved for open space and recreation, weaving parks, trails and nature throughout.
To find your own spot in Lakewood Ranch, visit or call one of the information centers. They are staffed with community specialists who help homebuyers customize their must-see lists and plan a route to make the most of their visit. You can also sign up for a bus tour or pick up a map for a self-guided tour. For additional information, please visit www.lakewoodranch.com.