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Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 14, 2019

For more information contact:                                                                                                                                                                   Lisa M. Barnott 941-757-1542,                                                                                                                                                   Lisa.barnott@lakewoodranch.com

LAKEWOOD RANCH’S 22ND ANNUAL TOUR OF HOMES

Lakewood Ranch’s 22nd annual Tour of Homes will be held this year from Oct. 18 – Nov. 17 and will feature a variety of activities and events that will highlight Lakewood Ranch, the No. 1 best-selling multi-generational community in the country. There are more than 90 models and move-in-ready homes to tour on The Ranch, ranging in price from the $200,000s to more than $1 million. This year, guests will be able tour homes in the 17 actively-selling villages, including the three newest additions: Kolter’s Cresswind, The Palisades, from Freedom Homes by D.R. Horton; and Woodleaf Hammock, featuring M/I Homes and Meritage Homes.

“Tour of Homes is more than an ‘open house’-type event, in that it gives visitors insight into what life is actually like at The Ranch,” said Laura Cole, senior vice president of LWR Communities. “Through a wide variety of both day and evening events for people of all ages and interests, twice-weekly bus tours, and model viewings in the different neighborhoods, guests get to experience what day-to-day life is like here.

“People are welcome to visit any time,” Cole said, “but Tour of Homes is our opportunity to share what is new and exciting about our community.”

Lakewood Ranch has introduced several new villages with neighborhoods and has homes to accommodate every preference and stage of life, from condos to single-family homes to a new age-restricted neighborhood. New amenities, and shopping and dining opportunities, are being added on almost a daily basis.

The Tour of Homes guide, complete with a map and event guide, can be picked up at the new Lakewood Ranch Information Center, located at 8131 Lakewood Main Street. Cole suggested that the information center be a first stop for those coming to The Ranch. “The center is kind of a ground zero, one-stop-shop,” Cole said. “Lakewood Ranch is so expansive and there is so much to see and do. The community specialists there can assist visitors in finding what best suits their interests and needs, without any kind of sales pressure.” The information center and models are open daily, Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.

Events are a major portion of the annual Tour of Homes. This year’s kick off is a block party from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Lakewood Ranch’s Main Street and is a joint celebration with the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Lakewood Ranch Community Activities. A ribbon cutting for the Lakewood Ranch Information Center will precede the block party at 4 p.m. Other events include outdoor theatre performances, community walks and bike rides, BooFest for the kids, the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic, a classic car show, the Suncoast Food and Wine Fest, and the inaugural Mindful Triathlon. The entire 2019 event schedule and all Tour information can be found at lwrtourofhomes.com.

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Lakewood Ranch is the 31,000-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 than 36,000 residents and features A-rated schools, the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and more than four million square feet of commercial property. For more information visit www.lakewoodranch.com.

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