I remember when Lakewood Ranch was getting started in the late '90s. It seemed so far away and the comment from many locals was that no one would ever live "that far away."
Fast forward to today and Lakewood Ranch, Florida is a thriving residential community that spans over Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Home to numerous residents (including some celebrities and sports professionals), it has become a thriving area of growth for both new homes and businesses.
Lakewood Ranch is also home to over 35 private ranches with over 600 horses for its 9 fields of rugulation sized polo fields that can be played on year round. It is also home to the Sarasota International Cricket Club, founded over 25 years ago, whos fields are laser-leveled!
With its close proximity to I-75 and the new University Town Center (UTC) mall, Lakewood Ranch has remained to be a hotspot for both locals on the move and newcomers to the area. Gated communities and luxury homes make this neighborhood a great place to live for those relocating here year-round or just wishing a vacation/investment property in the Sarasota/Bradenton areas.
To read more about Lakewood Ranch's evolution, click here.