Why Lakewood Ranch: #3 Ranked Master Planned Community in the US

Lakewood Ranch, Florida is an award-winning community named one of the top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for the past for four years in a row.  It is designated as one of the largest green-certified master-planned communities in the U.S. using building products and techniques that result in healthier, more energy-efficient, and environmentally responsible homes.

Lakewood Ranch, Florida has evolved from an agricultural track that straddled the Sarasota-Manatee County Line, just east of Sarasota and Bradenton to today’s award winning 7,000-acre master planned community encompassing all aspects of residential and commercial development.

Over 20 villages make up Lakewood Ranch to offer a variety of lifestyles. From townhomes, single family homes and luxury estates, Lakewood Ranch communities share living space with dramatic landscapes of forest and wetland preserves full of native wildlife. Recreational facilities include Lakewood Ranch Country Club and Athletic Center, 54 holes of championship golf, the Sarasota Cricket Club, nine world-class polo fields and a variety of community parks, lakes and nature preserves.

Lakewood Ranch has over 100 miles of trails and sidewalks designed to showcase and preserve Florida’s wildlife in their natural habitat. Over 65 species of birds call Lakewood Ranch home, while bald eagles, alligators, deer and bobcats sometimes make a friendly appearance.

Lakewood Ranch is known for it’s stunning golf courses that rank among the best golf courses in Florida.  Lakewood Ranch currently has 8 golf courses for either private membership or public use.  The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Concession Golf Club are also nearby.

Lakewood Ranch is comprised of several different villages with everything from condominiums to custom estates offering several lifestyle options.  Lakewood Ranch has a wide variety of communities from the private gated golf course to the family-friendly neighborhoods with convenience to schools, to the active adult lifestyle community, and of course, new construction options with homes and homesite from the high $100s to over $5 million.

Fun facts about Lakewood Ranch:

  • 3rd best-selling master-planned community in the United States
  • The population is approximately 30,555 with an average age of 45
  • The average commute to work is less than 12 minutes
  • Lakewood Ranch is home to 1,349 businesses with 13,731 total employees
  • A-rated schools
  • 80% of the residents are college educated and 16% have their Master’s or Doctorate degree

Real estate snapshot:

  • 12,125 existing households with 30,000+ projected households at build out
  • Median sale price: $355,000
  • Average days on market: 97
  • Months of inventory: 5.4

Source: Trendgraphix and Lakewood Ranch

The neighborhoods that make up Lakewood Ranch, Florida include Arbor Grande, Bridgewater, Central Park, Country Club, Country Club East, Del Webb 55+ Community, Edgewater Village, Esplanade Golf & Country Club, Greenbrook, Harmony at Lakewood Ranch, Indigo, Lakewood National, Mallory Park, Polo Run, Riverwalk, Savanna at Lakewood Ranch, Summerfield, The Lake Club, Lake Vista, Watercrest, and Waterside.

For more information about Lakewood Ranch, to view homes for sale, or to tour the community, contact Tina Ciaccio.

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