During the tour, 2824 people visited Lakewood Ranch models and information centers, compared to 2771 in 2010 and 1137 in 2009. “We had more models in the tour this year than ever before,” said Lisa Barnott, Lakewood Ranch’s director of events, publications and community affairs. “We also featured several new events that brought a new crowd out to the ranch— like the International Beer festival and an Asolo Rep performance on Main Street.”
More than 350 homes have been sold in Lakewood Ranch since Jan. 1 through Nov. 20, with 24 being sold or reserved during the Tour of Homes, a 63 percent increase from this time last year. Thirteen models were new this year with eight more planned for next year.
In this, our 16th year as a community, we’ve achieved some significant milestones:
About Lakewood Ranch
Lakewood Ranch is the 8,500-acre award winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches, and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more 15,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, a 75 acre sports complex, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and four million square feet of commercial property. For more information visit www.lakewoodranch.com.