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.