Moving To Lakewood Ranch

Discover the charm of Lakewood Ranch and make it your new home. From stunning beaches to vibrant culture, Lakewood Ranch offers an unparalleled quality of life.

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Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch is one of the largest and most successful master-planned communities in the United States. Located in Manatee County and Sarasota County, this vibrant community offers a mix of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces, making it a desirable place to live.

With a variety of villages, each offering unique amenities and lifestyles, Lakewood Ranch caters to families, retirees, and professionals alike. Enjoy top-rated schools, world-class golf courses, nature trails, and a thriving cultural scene.

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Premier Sports Campus

A state-of-the-art facility with 22 fields for soccer, lacrosse, football, and other sports.

Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

Offers three championship golf courses, tennis, fitness, swimming, and dining options.

The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon

Live music venue featuring national and local acts.

Nathan Benderson Park

A 600-acre community park providing a world-class rowing facility and outdoor recreation.

Waterside Place

A lakefront town center with shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

restaurants

Culinary Delights

Station 400

A chic eatery offering breakfast and brunch with locally-sourced ingredients.

The Granary

A family-friendly restaurant known for its hearty American fare.

Libby’s Neighborhood Brasserie

Offers a variety of American and Mediterranean dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.

Ed’s Tavern

A popular sports bar with a wide selection of beers and pub-style food.

Grove

An upscale restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine and an extensive wine list.

Speaks Clam Bar

Known for its seafood dishes, including clams, oysters, and lobster.

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Nature's Beauty

Lakewood Ranch boasts an array of parks and outdoor spaces that cater to various recreational activities.

Bob Gardner Community Park

Features trails, sports fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas.

Greenbrook Adventure Park

A popular spot for families with a playground, inline skating rink, and sports fields.

Summerfield Community Park

One of Florida's largest and oldest parks, offering hiking, biking, and wildlife observation.

Heron’s Nest Nature Park

A tranquil area with trails, bird watching, and a lake.

James L. Patton Community Park

Offers basketball courts, playgrounds, and picnic pavilions.

ANNUAL events

Mark Your Calendar

Music on Main

Monthly street festival featuring live music, food vendors, and family activities.

Suncoast Food & Wine Festival

An annual event showcasing local and international wines, gourmet food, and live entertainment.

Lakewood Ranch Fine Art Festival

A two-day event featuring fine art, crafts, and live music.

East County Friday Night Lights

Football games and community events supporting local schools and sports teams.

Lakewood Ranch Winterfest

A holiday-themed festival with ice skating, light displays, and festive activities.

Exceptional Medical Care

Hospitals and Medical Centers

Lakewood Ranch has a strong healthcare system with several hospitals, clinics, and medical centers.

  • Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
    A state-of-the-art hospital providing comprehensive medical services.
  • Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
    A top-rated health care provider with multiple locations in the area.
  • Manatee Memorial Hospital
    Offers a wide range of medical services, including emergency care and specialized treatments.
  • First Physicians Group
    Provides primary and specialty care services throughout the Lakewood Ranch area.

Educational Excellence

Top Schools in Lakewood Ranch

The School District of Manatee County and Sarasota County provides public education. Lakewood Ranch is also home to several private, charter, and religious schools.

  • Robert Willis Elementary
  • B.D. Gullett Elementary
  • McNeal Elementary

  • Nolan Middle School
  • Braden River Middle School

  • Lakewood Ranch High School
  • Braden River High School

  • The Out-of-Door Academy (K-12)
  • Pinnacle Academy (K-12)
  • Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School (K-12)
  • Turtle Rock Academy (K-12)

LOCAL LIVING

Year-Round Outdoor Fun

Lakewood Ranch, FL has a humid subtropical climate with hot, rainy summers and mild winters. Summer temps range from mid-80s to mid-90s F, while winter temps range from mid-60s to low-70s F. The region is hurricane-prone, with a high risk of tropical storms from June to November.

Overall, Lakewood Ranch's climate is characterized by warm temperatures, high humidity, and frequent rainfall. The good news is that we get to enjoy our outdoor lifestyle year-round!

Average Temp Per Month

  • JANUARY: 64°F
  • FEBRUARY: 65°F
  • MARCH: 70°F
  • APRIL: 75°F
  • MAY: 80°F
  • JUNE: 89°F
  • JULY: 91°F
  • AUGUST: 93°F
  • SEPTEMBER: 85°F
  • OCTOBER: 79°F
  • NOVEMBER: 73°F
  • DECEMBER: 67°F

LOCAL LIVING

Housing Market and Diverse Job Growth

The housing market in Lakewood Ranch is vibrant and diverse; it has experienced steady growth in recent years due to its desirable location and amenities. The demand for housing is generally high, resulting in a competitive market.

It offers growing employment opportunities in tourism, healthcare, and technology sectors, including aerospace and biotech companies.

BEST NEIGHBORHOODS

Top Picks for Every Lifestyle

Waterside

A vibrant village offering lakefront homes and a town center with shops, dining, and entertainment.

The Isles

A serene community with luxurious homes, nature trails, and resort-style amenities.

The Country Club

An exclusive neighborhood featuring golf courses, a clubhouse, and upscale homes.

Country Club East

A family-friendly community with top-notch amenities and beautifully designed homes.

The Lake Club

A prestigious village with custom-built homes, a grand clubhouse, and a focus on luxury living.

Edgewater

A picturesque neighborhood with lakefront homes, a park, and easy access to Main Street.

Central Park

A lively community with various amenities, including parks, playgrounds, and sports fields.

The River Club

A well-established community known for its golf course, spacious homes, and family-friendly atmosphere.

TOP BEACHES NEAR LAKEWOOD RANCH

Sun, Sand, and Sea

While Lakewood Ranch is an inland community, it offers easy access to several beautiful beaches in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas.

  • Siesta Key Beach (#1 in the USA)
  • Lido Key Beach
  • The Beaches of Longboat Key
  • Coquina Beach
  • Anna Maria Island Beaches
  • Must-See Sarasota 

    Area Attractions

    Discover the top attractions in Lakewood Ranch, from stunning beaches and vibrant parks to renowned cultural sites and unique local experiences. There's something for everyone to enjoy!

  • Nathan Benderson Park
  • Premier Sports Campus
  • The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
  • Lakewood Ranch Cinemas
  • Main Street at Lakewood Ranch
  • The Green at Lakewood Ranch
  • Sarasota Polo Club
  • Sarasota Polo Grounds
  • Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch
  • Explore Sarasota's

    Premier Shopping Destinations

    Lakewood Ranch and the surrounding area offer a variety of shopping centers and retail options.

  • The Mall at University Town Center (UTC)
  • Main Street at Lakewood Ranch
  • Lakewood Ranch Gateway North
  • Lakewood Ranch Plaza
  • Shoppes at University Center
  • LAKEWOOD RANCH EMPLOYERS

    Top Employers in LAKEWOOD RANCH

    Lakewood Ranch is home to many of the top and best employers in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Below are the largest employers in Lakewood Ranch and nearby areas.

    Top Medical Companies

    • Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
    • Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
    • Manatee Memorial Hospital

    Top Technology Companies

    • Voalte
    • Clickbooth

    Top Financial Services Companies

    • FCCI Insurance Group
    • Northwestern Mutual

    Top Business Solution Companies

    • TriNet
    • S-One Holdings Corporation
    • Shared Services Center

    Top Manufacturing Companies

    • Tervis
    • Sun Hydraulics
    • Tropicana
    • PGT Industries

    Largest Employers in Sarasota County

    • * School Board of Sarasota County
    • * Sarasota Memorial Health Care
    • * Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
    • * The Ritz-Carlton of Sarasota
    • * ASO, LLC
    • * Shared Services Center
    • * FCCI Insurance Group
    • * Ringling College
    • * Expert Global Solutions
    • * Englewood Community Hospital
    • * Publix Supermarkets, Inc.
    • * PGT Industries
    • * Sarasota County Government
    • * Venice Regional Bayfront Health
    • * Goodwill Industries Manasota
    • * Sun Hydraulics Corporation
    • * Tervis
    • * City of Sarasota
    • * Tidewell Hospice
    • * City of North Port

    Largest Employers in Manatee County

    • * Publix Supermarkets
    • * Feld Entertainment
    • * TriNet
    • * SCF Manatee - Sarasota
    • * City of Bradenton
    • * SYSCO West Coast Florida, Inc.
    • * Manatee County School District
    • * Beall's Inc.
    • * Manatee County Government
    • * Manatee Memorial Hospital
    • * Manatee County Sheriff's Dept
    • * Tropicana Products, Inc.
    • * Blake Medical Center
    • * IMG Academies

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