Palmer Ranch

Situated within easy reach of Downtown Sarasota, residents of Palmer Ranch enjoy quick access to a variety of urban amenities while retaining a peaceful suburban feel.


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Welcome to Palmer Ranch, FL

Affluent living with a touch of natural charm

Palmer Ranch, Sarasota's largest master-planned community, offers an idyllic blend of luxury and convenience on Florida’s sun-kissed Gulf Coast. Spanning over 10,000 acres, this meticulously designed area is celebrated for its diverse housing styles and lush landscapes, making it one of Sarasota's most sought-after places to reside. Whether you're drawn by the charm of amenity-laden condos or the splendor of million-dollar mansions, Palmer Ranch provides a stylish living solution for every preference.

This community is not just about beautiful homes; it's about creating a lifestyle. Situated within easy reach of Downtown Sarasota, residents of Palmer Ranch enjoy quick access to a variety of urban amenities while retaining a peaceful suburban feel. The neighborhood's well-designed layout includes everything from gated enclaves and wooded areas to vibrant walkways and parks, fostering an environment that supports active living and serene relaxation.

What to Love

  • Diverse Housing Options: From condos to luxury estates, find a home that fits your style
  • Vibrant Local Scene: Easy access to Sarasota’s rich dining, arts, and entertainment options
  • Natural Beauty: Enjoy the expansive parks, walking trails, and botanical gardens
  • Exclusive Amenities: Top-notch golf courses and recreational facilities within the community
  • Strategic Location: Close proximity to downtown and beautiful Gulf Coast beaches

Local Lifestyle

Palmer Ranch exemplifies a lifestyle where convenience meets luxury. The area’s layout promotes an active lifestyle with numerous walking trails and parks perfect for morning jogs or leisurely evening strolls. Families and retirees alike find Palmer Ranch appealing due to its tranquil environment combined with an active community spirit. The ease of living here is unmatched, with everything from daily necessities to leisure activities just a stone’s throw away, ensuring residents can enjoy a hassle-free and comfortable lifestyle.

Dining and Shopping

Palmer Ranch hosts a delightful array of dining options catering to various tastes and preferences. At Bohemios Tapas Restaurant, residents can indulge in a selection of Mediterranean dishes paired with a fine wine list. Vitality Bowls offers a menu filled with nutrient-rich superfoods and smoothies for those seeking a healthier option. Oak & Stone is a favorite for its American cuisine and an impressive range of craft cocktails and bourbons, while the Peruvian Grill provides a taste of South American flair right in the heart of Florida.

Shopping enthusiasts appreciate Palmer Ranch’s proximity to major shopping centers like Downtown Sarasota and University Town Center Mall, both just a short drive away. These areas provide a comprehensive shopping experience, from high-end boutiques to major department stores, ensuring that all shopping needs are conveniently met.

Things to Do and Entertainment

Palmer Ranch serves as a gateway to some of Sarasota’s most beautiful natural and recreational spots. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' Historic Spanish Point campus offers a stunning array of flora and a glimpse into the region's history, all interconnected by scenic trails perfect for an afternoon walk. For wildlife enthusiasts, Oscar Scherer State Park is an excellent location for bird-watching and enjoying Florida's native wildlife, with opportunities for hiking, swimming, and fishing.

Golf lovers have their choice of prestigious courses within the community, including the challenging layouts at TPC Prestancia and Oaks Club, as well as the famous Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club. Each course offers unique landscapes and a chance to play amidst meticulously maintained greens and fairways, making them a golfer’s paradise.

Demographics and Employment Data for Palmer Ranch, FL

Palmer Ranch has 8,707 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Palmer Ranch do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,855 people call Palmer Ranch home. The population density is 3,740.584 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.55 / 51.45%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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