Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch is a 17,500-acre award winning master-planned community located in the beautiful Sarasota and Manatee counties. It houses more than 15,000 residents, making it one of the fastest growing planned communities in the country and the premier new-home destination of Florida’s West Coast.

Lakewood Ranch boasts several public schools with “A” ratings and students consistently achieve top marks in academic, writing, and achievement tests.  Beside its thriving public schools, Lakewood Ranch also hosts competitive private preparatory schooling, as well as several campuses for higher education.

In addition to its thriving academics, Lakewood Ranch has plentiful opportunities for athletes and attracts international attention as a sports destination. The Premier Sports Campus, opened in April of 2011, has hosted tournaments, training, and fun for players and fans of soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football, and even Ultimate Frisbee.  Further bolstering Lakewood Ranch’s Premier Sports Campus are partners such as the professional-grade Athletic Edge Sports Training Center and many amenities available at the neighboring Nathan Benderson Park, including a world class rowing and aquatic sports center.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy a robust recreational community that includes a Main Street complete with a cinema, wide variety in dining options, cafes, boutiques, and mini golf course; perfect for strolling, shopping, and perusing the many events hosted at the pavilion. 

In addition to play and leisure, Lakewood Ranch residents donate time and energy to philanthropic endeavors through the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund. The Community Fund seeks to enhance the quality of life in and near the community and continues to successfully serve the people and interests in Lakewood Ranch.

Resource Links

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
Manatee Chamber
Lakewood Ranch Official Website
Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty
Lakewood Ranch Community Activities


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