Lakewood Ranch
Convenient to Sarasota & Bradenton

Located east of Sarasota and just off I-75, Lakewood Ranch is a planned community on 5500 acres with a great deal to offer. Golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, dining, shopping, (2 new large grocery stores), new elementary, middle and high schools, private school, boating, fishing, social clubs, recreation, medical facilities, are all on Lakewood Ranch. Lakewood Ranch offers miles of sidewalks, acres of preserves, lakes and nature areas in harmony with the different neighborhoods on Lakewood Ranch.

Lakewood Ranch Neighborhoods

Lakewood Ranch offers miles of sidewalks, acres of preserves, lakes and nature areas in harmony with the different neighborhoods on Lakewood Ranch.


Lakewood Ranch High School

Lakewood Ranch High School  is located in eastern Manatee County, one-half mile east of 1-75 and is the newest high school in the county. LRHS is a four-year comprehensive high school with an enrollment of 2170. Of the professional faculty of 109, over 40 percent have earned a masters degree or higher. LRHS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Opened in August of 1998, LRHS serves a community of primarily professional families. Visit the LRHS website, click   HERE 

Lakewood Ranch History

John Schroeder, a wealthy business owner from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, came to Manatee county in the early 1900s, and began to purchase the land known today as the Schroeder-Manatee Ranch (SMR). An owner of furniture, turpentine, milling and lumber businesses, Schroeder appreciated the abundant natural resources and beauty of the land.

In 1922, the Uihlein family, founders of Schlitz Brewing Company, acquired the land and continued to expand the agricultural operations, which are still active today. Cattle ranching, vegetable and citrus farming, timber, turf and shell mining are but a few of these businesses.

In 1994, after 19 years of planning and approvals, real estate development was added into the mix with the introduction of Lakewood Ranch. The historic presence and careful dedication to the land is a natural comfort for prospective homebuyers. The strength of a great American family, combined with a history of successful land management and a strong financial plan using Community Development Districts make Lakewood Ranch a sound investment and a great place to live. With each new homebuyer, the rich sense of family and place continues to make connections at Lakewood Ranch.

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We are working with properties every day: Beach and bay front homes, condos, golf course homes, maintenance-free homes, planned communities, homes with charm, family neighborhoods, the downtown art area, gated and golf communities and new homes. 


Our experience can make the deal happen: We know of properties that are not on the market yet, we know the differences in writing Manatee and Sarasota contracts to save you money and when negotiating a contract our experience can help you get the property that you want. Ethics counts when you want a level playing field and hard work is critical when you want the best.

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Cultural Activities

Theatre visits offer many choices such as The French Film Festival, the Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Island Players, Lemon Bay Playhouse, or Theatre Works, for a start.

Music interest? Check out the Florida West Coast Symphony, Key Chorale, the Jazz Club, Sara. Ballet of Florida, Sara. Blues Society. Opera Association, or the Sarasota Concert Band.

Enjoy collecting art? There are numerous galleries and art shows.


John & Nancy Werner
Your Lakewood Ranch Realtors

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Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and Palm Beach County

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