Award-winning Lakewood Ranch is a 17,500-acre master-planned community encompassing all aspects of residential and commercial development, located in the prosperous Sarasota/Tampa Bay region of Florida's Gulf Coast.
As one of the largest green-certified communities in America, every new village in Lakewood Ranch — since 2005 — has been built "green," incorporating building products and techniques that result in a healthier, more energy-efficient, and environmentally responsible home.
More than ten distinct villages offer a full spectrum of housing and lifestyle options— from single-family to maintenance-free — or luxurious private estates — surrounded by dramatic landscapes and wetland preserves harboring hundreds of species of native wildlife.
Recreational facilities include the acclaimed Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, 54 holes of championship golf, the Sarasota Polo Club, The Premier Sports Campus, the Ancient Oak Gun Club, a cricket and lacrosse club, and an extensive collection of parks, nature areas and lakes. The community also features shopping, dining, excellent schools and health care on-site.
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Acreage 17,500 acres (7,000 hectares)
Gatehouse The Lake Club, Country Club, Country Club East, Edgewater, Esplanade, Central Park and Bridgewater neighborhoods feature gated access.
Club Structure Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club is a private, non-equity membership club.
Golf With two superb Arnold Palmer golf courses and the new Country Club East Course designed by Rick Robbins, the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club now offers three private championship courses along with state-of-the-art practice facilities. The separate Legacy Golf Club is a daily fee Arnold Palmer signature course with no membership required.
Clubhouse Club members enjoy access to a magnificent 44,000-square-foot clubhouse designed in the style of a grand Italian villa, with deluxe athletic facilities, a choice of informal and fine dining options, a large ballroom and other elegant function rooms.
Tennis The private tennis center features 18 lighted clay courts, all maintained to the highest standards, with a full-service pro shop. Additional lighted courts are available in a community park.
Recreation Additional recreational amenities include the world-class Sarasota Polo Club, the Ancient Oak Gun Club, expansive parks and nature reserves, miles of walking and biking trails and a wide range of resident social and activity clubs.
Country Club East The new clubhouse, The Lodge, is designed with a rustic ranch architecture and features a dining room and covered terrace with views of the course, putting greens and wetland preserves. Amenities include a driving range, putting course, practice facilities and event lawn.
Swimming & Fitness Club members have access to a fully equipped 11,000-square-foot fitness center, a junior Olympic pool with lap lanes, and a separate child-friendly resort pool.
Town Hall The Lakewood Ranch Town Hall houses a variety of resident services and provides a nexus for community social and recreational activities, with meeting rooms, a board room, full kitchen and multi-purpose activity room. No membership required.
Shopping & Services Quality shopping centers, specialty stores and unique boutiques are located within the community, with a complete range of major retailers and factory outlets nearby. Lakewood Ranch also offers excellent public and private schools, and class A office and professional space with cutting-edge technology and communications capabilities.
Dining On and off the property, residents have easy access to almost any cuisine imaginable, from casual family restaurants to elegant upscale dining and international offerings.
Area Attractions A prime location several miles northeast of downtown Sarasota makes Lakewood Ranch convenient to all of Tampa Bay, only 45 minutes from St. Petersburg, an hour from Fort Myers and two hours from Orlando. In addition to miles of beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, residents have easy access to museums and performing arts venues, amusement parks, professional sporting events and the acclaimed Florida Aquarium.
Health Care The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center provides a wide range of health care services, including a 120-bed acute-care hospital, on-site emergency care, outpatient services and a birthing center. Adjacent to the hospital is a 60,000-square foot medical office building housing physician offices, diagnostic and laboratory facilities.
Homes For Sale Priced from the low $200,000s to over $1 million
September Sales Close Record Third Quarter for Neal Communities LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (October 26, 2017) – Despite a noticeable sales decrease due in part to Hurricane Irma, southwest Florida’s premier, private home builder, Neal Communities (NealCommunities.com) closed its third quarter sales with a record pace notching 901 sales to date in 2017, a five percent increase from last year at this time.
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Sales Sizzle for Neal Communities in June LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (July 18, 2017) – Home sales sizzled in June for southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, Neal Communities, marking its best month so far in 2017 with 116 sales and bringing its yearly total to 640 sales.
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