Palmer Ranch

Palmer Ranch is a sprawling master-planned community comprising several subdivisions, encompassing roughly 10,000 acres. It is considered one of the most sought-after communities to live in Sarasota due to its central location, family-friendly neighborhoods, and diverse real estate options bolstered by plenty of new home construction in recent years.

Palmer Ranch of Sarasota, FL is a community of over 90 subdivisions, apartment communities and assisted-living facilities, and encompasses numerous commercial, recreational and religious organizations. Located south of Clark Rd, and covering approximately 60 square miles between the I-75 and Tamiami Trail, Palmer Ranch is called home by over 20,000 residents.

Palmer Ranch offers something for residents of all ages, including scenic parks and nature trails, top-notch recreational facilities, exceptional golf courses, amazing shopping and dining destinations, and more. It’s also a very popular choice for new residents in search of a family-oriented place to call home, as Palmer Ranch is served by several top-rated Sarasota County schools such as Ashton Elementary School and Riverview High School.


Elementary: Laurel Nokomis Elementary
Ashton Elementary School
Middle: Sarasota Middle
High: Venice Senior High
Riverview High School


Gulf Gate Estates
Siesta Key Village
Ophelia’s On The Bay
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – Spanish Point


Siesta Key Beach
Turtle Beach
Jim Neville Marine Preserve
TPC Peestancia Golf Club
Vamo Drive Park


Prestigious Golf Course Communities

The Palmer Ranch area boasts three prestigious golf course communities, perfect for golf enthusiasts looking forward to a relaxing golf and country club lifestyle. Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club features an Arthur Hills-designed 18-hole, par 72 course, while both Prestancia and The Oaks Club features two 18-hole championship golf courses.

Outdoor Activity

Most Palmer Ranch neighborhoods have access to their own network of trails, ideal for walking, jogging, and biking. The Legacy Trail, a popular 10-mile multi-use trail, also runs along the center of the master-planned community.

Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beach is about 15 minutes away from the Palmer Ranch community, giving residents easy access to its fine quartz-crystal shores kissed by gentle waves. It was recently named #1 beach in the U.S. and #11 in the world in 2020 by the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards.

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

Palmer Ranch has its fair share of top-rated restaurants. If you’re looking to give your taste buds a treat, check out popular dining venues such as Gecko’s Grill & Pub, Rendez-Vous, and Café Barbosso. For shopping, residents of Palmer Ranch can head to the nearby Sarasota Square Mall, which features a great selection of boutiques, specialty stores, and restaurants. Siesta Key Beach is a quick 15-minute drive away from the neighborhoods of Palmer Ranch. Living this close to the #1 rated beach in America means you get endless opportunities to soak up the sun, go for a refreshing dip, and admire breathtaking sunset views.


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