A move to Lakewood Ranch comes with so much more than a new home, it brings you to a community purposely built to foster a sense of place and belonging. From day one, Lakewood Ranch was meant to embody the values of ranch life – a respect for the land, the importance of community, and a commitment to doing what we say we’ll do.

Made up of people of all ages from all corners of the country – and parts of the world –residents come together for events, clubs, charitable endeavors, and to support each other through lifelong learning and business pursuits. At 50 square miles across both Manatee and Sarasota counties, Lakewood Ranch is the size of a town – large enough to offer the conveniences to make balancing the routine of daily life stress-free, while access to the nature, shopping, dining and services that make it downright enjoyable.

Today, Lakewood Ranch has truly become a way of life, and that’s why it’s America’s favorite place to call home.

  1. Year-round outdoor living and wide range of new home options

Families big and small, first-time buyers and empty-nesters alike have the choices here to buy a home that’s right for them at any moment in their lives. With more than 20 unique, actively-selling villages to choose between, from gated to non-gated, age-restricted, townhome to multi-generational, there is a new home option for all tastes, preferences and needs.

The Homefinder tool can help prospective homebuyers narrow down builder and product offerings to find floorplans and villages that fit within the buyer’s parameters and price range. New homes start in the $300s and go to over $1 million.

  1. Life in the Tampa Bay area

Yes, there’s plenty of sunshine here in the Sunshine State, but life in Lakewood Ranch offers proximity to a wealth of cultural activities as well. Residents can enjoy fine art, pulse-pounding pro sports, shopping and, of course, unrivaled white-sand beaches all within easy travel distance.

From the clear blue waters of Siesta Key to the Tampa home ice of one of pro hockey’s top teams, shopping at St. Armand’s Circle to the museums and performance art of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch residents can take full advantage of life on Florida’s “Cultural Coast.”

  1. Events and traditions

Lakewood Ranch is a place to celebrate life, its day-to-day moments, and the once-in-a-lifetime experiences residents can enjoy. Over 300 annual events, including favorites like Ranch Nite Wednesdays, Music on Main, Holidays on The Ranch and Lightning Watch Parties are just some of the traditions that bring community members together. A robust club roster and wonderful philanthropic groups combined with the inclusive lifestyle programming remain one of the top reasons why people have chosen to make Lakewood Ranch their home.

Enjoy yoga every Sunday before the Farmers’ Market, join a yoga club for residents, or attend a flow session with LWR Community Activities.

  1. Body, mind and spirit

Our overall health and happiness are undeniably tied to where and how we live. That’s why Lakewood Ranch was built with your whole well-being in mind.

From active recreation and social clubs, to organic food and medical services, to faith-based communities and charitable organizations—there’s a support system in place to keep you and your family living your healthiest, most satisfied lives.

  1. Nature and a Parks & Recreation program

An award-winning lifestyle wouldn’t be complete without the great outdoors. The benefits of quality time outside are well-known and moving here means you’ll enjoy them as often as you wish.

With approximately 40% of acreage designated for open space and recreation, community parks and 150+ miles of trails, you’re bound to find something new to explore around every bend. Lakewood Ranch’s parks feature a variety of sports courts and activities, while the walking trail network changes from wide-open vistas to shaded oak hammocks through neighborhoods, town centers, and natural areas.

  1. Shopping and dining

A great meal and a little retail therapy are just around any corner at Lakewood Ranch. From casual to upscale dining, cafes, gas and grocery, beauty services, and fitness and specialty shops, your destination is never far from home; 300 shops and eateries – with more soon to open – are spread across three town centers and multiple neighborhood plazas.

Waterside Place is the newest of three town centers and includes apartments, restaurants, retail, offices, and a fully-programmed event calendar.

  1. Award-winning Golf & Country Club

With three, 18-hole championship courses, two of which were designed by Arnold Palmer, Lakewood Ranch’s Golf & Country Club has no rival anywhere in the region. Whether you’re an avid golfer, tennis or pickleball player, whether you prefer swimming, dining at the club or simply enjoy the social scene, you’ll find it’s more than just a club; it’s a lifestyle.

Book an appointment online or in-person at the Lakewood Ranch Information Center on Main Street. Meet with a Lakewood Ranch Community Specialist to learn more about what makes this master-planned community in the Tampa Bay area the #1 community in the U.S. for all ages.