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Lakewood Ranch encompasses 893 miles squared boasting Nine villages, from townhomes to custom estates, where families become neighbors, neighbors become family and everyone enjoys a sense of community.
You’ll find all of this and more at Lakewood Ranch: gourmet and family-friendly restaurants, A-rated schools, unique shops and boutiques, business parks, hospital and medical center, three different masterfully designed golf courses; an athletic center with fitness, aquatics and 18 lighted tennis courts; even Polo and Cricket clubs. And over 150 miles of sidewalks and trails, community parks, lakes and nature preserves sharing dramatic landscapes with forest and wetland preserves abundant with native wildlife.
It’s all here at award-winning Lakewood Ranch, an 17,500 acre master-planned community, located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, close to I-75.
In the early 1900s, John Schroeder of Milwaukee, an owner of furniture, turpentine, milling and lumber businesses, began acquiring the land that is today Schroeder-Manatee Ranch.
In 1922, the Uihlein family, founders of the Schlitz Brewing Company, acquired the property and continued to expand the agricultural operations still active today: cattle ranching, vegetable, citrus, timber, and turf farming as well as shell mining.
In 1994, development began in Lakewood Ranch and since 2005 every village built here has used products and techniques that result in healthier, more energy efficient and environmentally responsible homes. Today, Lakewood Ranch is the largest green master planned community in the U.S., and its history of successful land management and strong financial planning make it not only a sound investment but a great place to live, work and raise a family.
It is the legacy of a great American family, a lasting tribute to their success as good stewards of the land.
An Award Winning Green Community! ♦
Here, homage is paid to the breathtaking environment that surrounds us. That’s why we’re proud to have been designated as the largest green-certified community in the US. Our commitment to remaining green in all aspects of residential and commercial development remains unwavering.
Half of the land at Lakewood Ranch is set aside as open or recreational space. It’s no surprise that our community parks and 150+ miles of trails are a popular focus of neighborhood life enjoyed by all. With 36 holes of private golf, 18 holes of daily fee golf, 18 tennis courts, polo, cricket, and over 80 clubs to choose from, the Ranch rivals any world class resort.
Shopping & Dining ♠
In our eight-and growing-shopping districts you will find a little bit of everything: 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. On and off the property, residents have easy access to almost any cuisine imaginable, from casual family restaurants to elegant upscale dining and international cuisines.
Events and Festivals ♥
Lakewood Ranch is a great place to live, work, shop and there is always something to do. Each year Lakewood Ranch hosts great events and festivals that attract people from all over the state.
Health & Fitness ♦
Health and fitness opportunities abound at Lakewood Ranch. A myriad of choices for family fun and health are around every corner. From the YMCA to the Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center, there is something for everyone. After toning your body, visit 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 & Culture ♣
Arts and Culture take center stage at Lakewood Ranch. Many of the events and festivals that Lakewood Ranch hosts are centered around the arts. Music on Main, Evening Under the Stars, Suncoast WineFestival 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.
Schools & Colleges ♠
From exceptional early learning through grade school, to high school & 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.
Masterful planning is the hallmark of Lakewood Ranch. Thoughtful insight has been utilized to create a community where the “Live, Work, Play” lifestyle can easily be fulfilled. More than 1200 businesses are already your neighbors and employers around the ranch.
Open hearts, open minds and open doors will greet you at our 21-and-growing places of worship.