Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch is a master-planned community encompassing more than 50 square miles, located in northeastern Sarasota County and southeastern Manatee County. Ranked as the top 5 bestselling communities in America for 10 consecutive years, and recognized as one of the top best-selling multi-generational communities for over a decade and counting, the sprawling community offers an exceptional quality of life for residents, with its family-friendly environment, robust job market, terrific amenities, and top-quality selection of homes.

At over 31,000 acres, Lakewood Ranch is more like a town than a community. It features a vast selection of attractions and destinations for all ages, including vibrant shopping venues, amazing restaurants, scenic parks and trails, a dynamic arts and entertainment scene, and more. The community is also very popular for job seekers due to its status as an employment center, with more than 1,350 businesses in diverse sectors and over four million square feet of commercial real estate.


Elementary: Robert E Willis Elementary
Middle: Nolan Middle
High: Lakewood Ranch High


Lakewood Ranch Main Street
Waterside Lakewood Ranch
Sarasota Polo Club


Braden River Nature Park
Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club
University Park Country Club

Lakewood Ranch


The land occupied by present-day Lakewood Ranch was originally known as Schroeder-Manatee Ranch in the early 1900s and was eventually purchased in 1922 by Milwaukee’s Uihlein family for their ranch operations. The community was established in 1994, and its first neighborhood development, Summerfield, was completed the following year.


The UTC Mall

The Mall at University Town Center is one of the top shopping and dining destinations minutes away from Lakewood Ranch, spanning over four million square feet of space filled with a combination of over 250 shops and 80 restaurants ranging from fast-casual to fine dining. Lakewood Ranch residents look forward to a stellar lineup of arts and culture events each year, such as the Annual Lakewood Ranch Fine Art Festival. Check out this page for more information about upcoming events.

The Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

The Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club is an award-winning private club that serves as Lakewood Ranch’s social and recreational retreat. Premier Memberships include privileges to the club’s three renowned 18-hole championship golf courses, two of which were designed by legendary play and course architect Arnold Palmer. In addition to world-class golf, members can also enjoy a range of amenities including a top-ranked fitness and wellness center, state-of-the-art racquet sport facilities, exceptional fine dining restaurants, and more.


Things To Do In Sarasotaby John Brink

This guide has been carefully curated by our Broker Owner John Brink who is a long-time Sarasota resident and a passionate boater. Discover top restaurants, unique places, boating attractions and major cultural events in the area. Please enter your information below so we can send you this amazing guide!

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