Lakewood Ranch Real Estate is an outstanding example of the master planned communities that can be found in the state of Florida. Situated on the Gulf Coast out in Manatee County, it stretches to cover an impressive total of 17,500 acres, separated into nine villages (and still growing) with all of the amenities needed to support a comfortable existence close to nature.
It is common for master planned communities to be criticized for being crude and contrived. However, this is in no sense true of Lakewood Ranch, not least because its planners chose to innovate rather than cling to old and outdated concepts. All while stressing the importance of eco-conscious principles in home building. In this manner, Lakewood Ranch shows the real potential of planned communities to provide for the comfort of their residents.
For evidence of said potential, search no further than the host of amenities that can be found in Lakewood Ranch without having to venture out. Examples range from business parks and A-rated schools to both a hospital and a medical center. Likewise, residents are spoiled when it comes to their choice of recreation, which can include but are not limited to dining at fine restaurants, browsing all eight of its shopping districts, participating in more than 80 clubs, or even heading out to see more than 150 miles of trails in the nature preserves. Never mind the numerous bodies of water that can be explored at leisure while ensconced in a canoe. Golfing is available at the Country Club and tennis courts, soccer fields, playgrounds and picnic areas can be found at the many Lakewood Ranch parks.
Given all of these amenities, it should come as no surprise to learn that the green-certified communities at Lakewood Ranch are both energetic and sociable. Better still, interested individuals can expect to find a superb selection of real estate options suited to their needs, ranging from luxury mansions in gated communities to waterfront condominiums and townhouses. All of which have been built to exceed exacting standards when it comes to their appearance, their level of comfort, and even their energy efficiency.
Little surprise then that the residents of Lakewood Ranch are so proud to live in one of Florida’s best master planner communities.