Waterside Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch now has a Sarasota Address…

If you’re not yet familiar with Lakewood Ranch, let me provide some background before going into what makes Waterside so special. Located near University Parkway and Interstate 75, this stunning community borders the southernmost area of Lakewood Ranch and is directly connected to Fruitville Road. Let’s explore why Waterside stands out!

Waterside is one of the most recent villages located in Lakewood Ranch, situated in the southernmost area near University Parkway and Interstate 75 with a link to Fruitville Road. This ambitious village will include more than 5,000 homes across twelve neighborhoods that can be easily accessed via trails or water taxis connected to Waterside Place. But this isn’t just a place for living; it’s also perfect for dining out, going shopping, exploring new places, and embarking on exciting adventures!

Waterside Place

is the dynamic heart of the village, offering a mix of shopping, entertainment, dining and more. The area marks the first in Lakewood Ranch to offer both residential and commercial opportunities surrounded by nature trails and boardwalks for all to enjoy. With over 10 restaurants already open, Waterside Place is quickly becoming a favorite destination for local residents and visitors



is the perfect place for families to gather and enjoy the great outdoors. The park includes a playground, picnic area, sand volleyball court, dog park and plenty of open green space. Plus, the boardwalk allows you to explore the natural beauty that surrounds Waterside Place.

  • Splash Park
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Event Lawn
  • Trails
  • Pedestrian Bridge


The Marina at Waterside Place offers a unique space for boaters to dock and enjoy the lakefront restaurants and retail stores. The full-service marina includes convenient boat slips, dry storage, fuel services, and even kayak rentals.

PLUS -water taxi service, the marina at Waterside Place will become an in-demand destination for all those who live nearby. Featuring a cafe, restaurant, and shopping nearby, visitors can get their heart rate up with water sports activities or just enjoy the views.


Waterside Place is about to experience a surge of patrons due to Sarasota’s longest-running performing arts organization. Before or after their theatrical event, these individuals will be eager to explore the venue’s dining and shopping opportunities.

  • 300 performances each year
  • 480-seat main stage auditorium
  • 125-seat black box theatre
  • 100-seat cabaret


The merchants of Waterside Place enjoy the picturesque outdoor setting of Merchant’s Park. Here, locals and visitors can be found lunching, strolling, or even taking a break from shopping.

  • Shade trellis
  • Cornhole
  • Event space


This park will be a children’s discovery zone and biking club.

As you can see, Waterside at Lakewood Ranch offers so much to its residents. From luxury homes and lush landscapes to plenty of activities and amenities, there’s no shortage of reasons why you’ll love living here. If you picture yourself in one of our beautiful properties with all that Southwest Florida has to offer just outside your doorstep, then come take a tour with us today! You won’t be disappointed. Whether you’re looking for a primary residence or a place to call home for the winter months, Waterside is the ideal spot for anyone who loves an iconic Florida lifestyle surrounded by beauty. Give us a call if you have any questions; we look forward to hearing from you!

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