With all the great real estate options available in both Manatee and Sarasota counties, some home buyers may find it difficult to decide between the two. A smart solution to this dilemma is to consider the housing opportunities that Mote Ranch has to offer.
Mote Ranch is a planned residential development that started construction in the 1990s and continued until 2004. There are more than 700 single-family residences across nine distinct subdivisions, and most of them are located in Sarasota just south of the county line. This master-planned community was developed on a large parcel of Florida land that continues to be home to nature preserves, lakes and wildlife.
Not many house hunters know that Mote Ranch is a good place to look for waterfront properties in Southwest Florida. The northern subdivisions of sit on the banks of the Braden River as it travels south and turns into a watershed; other homes are located along the numerous lakes that all the way down to the University Park Country Club.
Most of the single-family residences at Mote Ranch were built by Lennar Homes, which means that the distinctive Mediterranean revival style of architecture is very common in this development. In a way, Mote Ranch is a direct competitor to other master-planned developments such as Lakewood Ranch and Palmer Ranch, but home shoppers are more likely to find larger lot sizes and more affordable prices in these subdivisions.
Three-bedroom and two-bathroom homes with 1,923 square feet of air-conditioned space can be found for less than $295K at Mote Ranch. Floor plans that measure more nearly 3,000 square feet may be priced closer to $475K, but they may also feature extras such as swimming pools, studios, lake views, additional parking space, playgrounds, etc.
Mote Ranch is conveniently located near Lakewood Ranch and University Park, which means that residents live near two of the most upscale and convenient commercial districts in Southwest Florida. Another advantage is being able to choose between the beaches in Sarasota or Manatee counties, which are located about 30 minutes away.
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