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Location
Size
Type of Community
Housing Options
Features & Amenities
Fees
Visiting
Realtors
 
 
 

Location

 
Where is lakewood ranch?

We’re located in southwest Florida, on the Gulf Coast, just about 20 minutes east of downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key, and less than an hour south of Tampa. View our regional map.

How far is the beach from Lakewood Ranch?

Which beach do you want to visit? The great thing about our community is that you have options. Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and more are all about 20-40 minutes from The Ranch, and a quick day trip will take you to the beaches of Clearwater, St. Peterburg and many others.

Which airport do visitors to Lakewood Ranch fly into?

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is only 20 minutes away and Tampa International Airport (TPA) is about an hour away. Other options include airports in nearby cities like Ft. Myers, Orlando and St. Petersburg, all between one and two hours away.

 
 
 

Size

 
How Big is Lakewood Ranch?

Lakewood Ranch is big, covering nearly 34,000 acres or about 50 square miles. That’s bigger than all of Disney World. Our community encompasses 10,000 acres of lakes and 150 miles of trails throughout our 25 villages, each with different home style and amenity options. All are convenient to our town centers, neighborhood shopping, employment centers and A-rated schools. View our community map.

How big are your neighborhoods?

Our villages range in size from around 150 to 1,500 homes. Right now, 19 of our 25 villages are actively selling new construction homes, and two are exclusively for those aged 55 and better.

 
 
 

Type of
Community

 
What does living in a Master-Planned Community (MPC) mean?

A “master-planned community” describes any new community that plans in advance where homes will be located in relation to other elements of a community, including schools, retail, restaurants, businesses, recreation and natural habitat.

A MPC also provides homeowners peace of mind, because it lays out a clear plan for infrastructure (such as roads and amenities), as well as sets a standard for maintenance as the community grows.

Lakewood Ranch is unique in the fact that it has been under the stewardship of one family for over 100 years. Through generations of careful planning and dedicated building, Lakewood Ranch has become a thriving community, and home to more than 36,000 residents.

You’re the #1 Multi-Generational Community. What does that mean?

It means that Lakewood Ranch is the best-selling community in the country for all ages. We do have two villages that are exclusively for those aged 55 and better, but we have residents of all ages throughout The Ranch. Our wide array of home types, amenities and lifestyle opportunities (nearby schools, professional opportunities, close proximity to cities) makes The Ranch an incredible choice at any age or life stage.

Are most homeowners at The Ranch full-time residents or snowbirds who spend the majority of their time living elsewhere?

Overall, Lakewood Ranch is a primary home community, meaning the majority of people who live here do so year-round. Of course, there are some residents whose homes on The Ranch are vacation homes, but Lakewood Ranch doesn’t clear out in the summer like some other places throughout Florida. There’s a true sense of community and vitality that lasts throughout the year.

Are you a Retirement Community?

We welcome residents of every age, but for those in the market for age-restricted villages, we do have two that are exclusively for homeowners aged 55 and up: Cresswind and Del Webb.

Is Lakewood Ranch a golf community?

If you love golf, you’ll love living here. Lakewood Ranch boasts a total of nine golf courses: one is open for public play, another for members only, three are exclusive to Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club (membership required), and the other four are located within individual villages, with resident access provided by HOA fees. These courses also allow for daily passes to be purchased by non-residents. Many residents do own golf carts and are able to drive them around their villages. However, they are not allowed on all roads, so use outside of your own neighborhood is limited.

 
 
 

Housing
Options

 
What types of homes are available?

We offer a variety of home types, including condos priced from the high $100s, townhomes priced from the mid $200s and single-family homes priced from the high $200s. You’ll also find many options for apartment living and senior living. For a more detailed listing of our available homes, check out our handy home finder.

 
 
 

Community Features & Amenities

 
How many schools are within the community?

The Ranch includes 10 pre-schools, seven public and two private primary and secondary schools, and nine campuses of higher education, with an emphasis on business, vocational, culinary and medical programs. Our primary and secondary schools are consistently A-rated. Learn more about them here.

What are the medical options?

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is an A-rated hospital located right by Main Street. The Ranch is also home to numerous medical offices for nearly every type of visit, including emergencies, preventative care, specialists and more, all available without having to travel far. Learn more about healthcare at Lakewood Ranch here.

What if I want to work?

The Ranch was built for business. It’s currently home to an educated, skilled workforce and 1,451 existing companies in thriving business sectors focused on biotech, finance, retail, healthcare and technology. This has made Lakewood Ranch the most prestigious location for business in the fastest growing region of Florida. Additionally, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance helps the people of its 600+ member companies make meaningful professional connections.

Do you have Trails?

At Lakewood Ranch, you’re bound to discover something new around every bend of our 150 mile network of trails, sidewalks and bike lanes. We’re also home to seven beautiful parks and within easy reach of several neighboring county parks. Within The Ranch itself and its surrounding area, you could spend a Saturday in a different park each week and never visit the same one twice!

 
 
 

Fees

 
What are the Homeowners’ Association (HOA) fees?

Each of our 25 villages have HOA fees. What’s included in the fees varies from village to village. Generally, the fees cover neighborhood amenities, common area maintenance, some lawn care and irrigation. Fees vary depending on the size of your village, the level of maintenance, types of amenities, and your type of home. Fees range from $100 - $650 monthly, with most falling between $200 - $300 per month. For fee comparison, as well as a list of amenities and home types by village, click here.

Do you have a Community Development District (CDD) Fee?

Yes, ours is called a stewardship fee. It provides road infrastructure, maintenance of common area landscaping and parks and trails. Think of it like a city tax or HOA for the larger community (in addition to your neighborhood HOA and county tax), which goes toward keeping Lakewood Ranch looking beautiful.

 
 
 

Visiting Lakewood Ranch

 
Do you have a stay and play offering?

Yes, for non-residents we offer a Stay & Play opportunity. With this option, guests can book stays at nearby hotels at discounted rates. Once you arrive, visit the Information Center to plan your trip around The Ranch and check out the community events calendar to truly get a taste of life at Lakewood Ranch.

 
 
 

Realtors

 
Do I need a Realtor ? Should I get one?

If you’re interested in purchasing a new construction home, you have the opportunity to work directly with the builder. However, a large number of our homeowners choose to work with realtors. They can help facilitate the process, especially if you’re purchasing from a different area or out-of-state. Realtors can help identify your needs, manage communication with the builder, and explain the unique nuances of Florida living.

 

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