Lakewood Ranch

The community pulse of Lakewood Ranch is palpable in its bustling streets and warm gatherings.


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Welcome to Lakewood Ranch, FL

A picture-perfect community where luxury meets lifestyle

Nestled in Southwest Florida, the master-planned neighborhood of Lakewood Ranch offers a seamless blend of upscale living and community spirit. This Floridian gem boasts twenty distinct neighborhoods, each presenting unique characteristics, from charming parks to bustling town centers. Since its development began in 1994, Lakewood Ranch has flourished into a vibrant area known for its friendly atmosphere and diverse housing options. Whether you're drawn to cozy townhomes or opulent gated mansions, there’s a perfect spot for every taste and budget.

The community pulse of Lakewood Ranch is palpable in its bustling streets and warm gatherings. Here, life is about making connections — between people, nature, and culture. With its close proximity to major highways like Interstate 75, residents enjoy convenient access to the broader pleasures of Florida, including major cities and the tranquil Gulf of Mexico beaches, all while retaining a peaceful residential vibe. This accessibility, paired with the community’s dedication to high-quality living, makes Lakewood Ranch a coveted spot for families, professionals, and retirees alike.

What to Love

  • Diverse Residential Options: From modern condos to luxurious estates, the perfect home awaits
  • Thriving Community Life: Year-round festivals and events foster a strong sense of community
  • Outdoor Paradise: Over 150 miles of trails and numerous parks cater to outdoor enthusiasts
  • Culinary Delights: A vibrant dining scene with everything from casual eats to gourmet treats
  • Educational Excellence: Proximity to highly-rated schools and educational facilities

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Lakewood Ranch is all about embracing the outdoors and community interaction. The area's layout promotes an active, healthy lifestyle with its extensive bike lanes, walking paths, and multiple parks. Recreational activities abound, from golf at one of the four Audubon-certified courses to enjoying the many sports facilities and community parks. Residents value wellness and social engagement, which is evident in the regular community classes, social clubs, and local events that bring everyone together. At Lakewood Ranch, every day is an opportunity to explore, connect, and relax in a serene setting.

Dining and Shopping

Lakewood Ranch’s culinary scene is as varied as its landscape. Main Street is a culinary hub where locals gather to enjoy dishes from family-owned Remy’s, which dishes up comfort food with a gourmet twist, to the innovative offerings at GROVE. The dining experience here is about more than just food; it’s about community and enjoying the finer things in life. Specialty stores and chic boutiques line the streets, offering everything from high fashion to handmade goods.

A short drive away, the Mall at University Town Center provides a grand-scale shopping experience with over 100 specialty stores and top-tier brands like Michael Kors and Brooks Brothers. Dining here is an event in itself, with options like The Capital Grille and Sophie's Sarasota, where luxury dining meets shopping convenience.

For unique dining experiences, Antoine’s Restaurant offers a sophisticated continental menu in an elegant setting. Every meal is an occasion here, with in-house prepared delicacies that promise to transport diners to a world of exquisite tastes and refined dining.

Things to Do and Entertainment

Lakewood Ranch is not just a place to live; it's a place to live it up. The Premier Sports Campus buzzes with energy as local and regional sports teams compete on its expansive fields. Meanwhile, the annual Labor Day soccer tournament is a particular highlight, drawing crowds from across the state. For equestrian enthusiasts, the Sarasota Polo Club provides thrilling Sunday matches that are a social and sporting season staple.

Cultural vibrancy is matched by the community’s commitment to the arts. Monthly music performances, art festivals, and the Holidays Around the Ranch festival offer cultural enrichment and entertainment right at your doorstep. These events are more than just pastimes; they are vital parts of the fabric that makes Lakewood Ranch a rich, engaging place to call home.

Demographics and Employment Data for Lakewood Ranch, FL

Lakewood Ranch has 11,247 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lakewood Ranch do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,255 people call Lakewood Ranch home. The population density is 1,640.064 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.75 / 50.25%

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Schools in Lakewood Ranch, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Lakewood Ranch. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Robert Willis Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Gilbert W McNeal Elementary School
PreK - 5th
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Beyond The Spectrum Education Center
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Primrose School At Lakewood Ranch Town Center
PreK - K
No rating available
Pinnacle Academy Inc.
PreK - PreK
No rating available
R. Dan Nolan Middle School
6th - 8th
B.D. Gullett Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Dr Mona Jain Middle School
6th - 8th

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