Lakewood Ranch Fl
Experience A New Home in a New Community
Lakewood Ranch is located east of Sarasota and just east of I-75. This is beautiful planned community with homes, condos and businesses, miles of sidewalks, nature areas and lakes to create a new desired community.
Lakewood Ranch covers 5500 acres with a great deal to offer anyone looking for newer real estate on Florida's Gulf Coast. Golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, dining, shopping, (several new large shopping areas), new high school, private school, boating, fishing, social clubs, golf, polo, recreation and medical facilities are all on Lakewood Ranch.
Lakewood Ranch Communities, Five Villages
The Country Club is a private gated community offering neighborhoods built around the Arnold Palmer-designed Legacy Golf Course. Single-family homes range from full-maintenance condos to detached villas with maintenance-free lawn service to grand scale estate residences. Home sizes range from 1,500 to over 8,000 square feet. Prices range from under $300,000 to $4,000,000. Miles of sidewalks and trails offer easy access to the Legacy Clubhouse, the Athletic Club and all of Lakewood Ranch.
An exclusive gated community, features neighborhoods with homes built around a wonderful 160-acre lake. The location allows close access to the Lakewood Ranch Town Center. The Wharf Park includes places to fish, launch a boat or enjoy the brilliant sunsets and expansive views on the lake. A nature trail provides a beautiful walk to the nearby Athletic Club. Custom single-family home sizes range from 1,600 to over 3,000 square feet.
The Village of Greenbrook is surrounded by a beautifully preserved natural Florida habitat. In the heart of the Village is an Adventure Park that offers active play areas for residents from age three to 93. An obstacle course, in-line skate/hockey rink and dog park are among the most unique features. As the fifth and final Lakewood Ranch Village, Greenbrook’s pedestrian trails connect across the Braden River Preserve to Summerfield’s Herons Nest Nature Park and Riverwalk’s Braden River Nature Trail to create a pathway system similar to those found in state parks. Home sizes range from 1,050 to over 2,300 square feet.
Summerfield Village is designed with families in mind. Located next to the Braden River, Summerfield is surrounded by many large lakes and two community Parks. Summerfield features single-family homes, some with maintenance-free lawn service. Home sizes range from 1,100 to 2,400 square feet and are available in a wide range of prices. Great schools are within walking distance
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 a history of successful land management are the base that started Lakewood Ranch. The community has a strong financial plan using Community Development Districts. With each new homebuyer, the rich sense of family and place continues to make connections at Lakewood Ranch.
Werner, REALTOR Lakewood Ranch Real Estate
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