The community of Lakewood Ranch sits on 30,000 acres of land that was at one point a working timber ranch. For those in the market for gated community homes in Florida, this is the premier option. Wake up in the morning and head immediately to the spa, play tennis or go to your favorite golf course, all without leaving your gated luxury neighborhood!
Those who purchase Lakewood Ranch homes will find a full range of resort-like amenities at their disposal without the need to leave their community. Lakewood Ranch has dedicated half of its land to recreation; this includes 3,500 acres of lakes, nature preserves, parks and over 150 miles of trails!
Golfers can enjoy one of three private country clubs nearby, including the Ritz Carlton's Members Club in Bradenton, the Concession Golf Club, and the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. The Legacy Golf Club, Esplanade Golf Club and Lakewood National Golf Club offer public courses ensuring that golfers of every ability level have a place to play.
Lakewood Ranch Country Club also offers an Athletic Center complete with a state of the art 18,000 sq. ft. fitness center, junior Olympic pool, 20 tennis courts, pickle ball courts and bocce courts. In addition, the Lakewood Ranch area features polo, equestrian and cricket facilities.
A Master Planned Community This master-planned community offers everything you need for day-to-day life. In addition to the spacious Lakewood Ranch homes for sale, the community has its own Main Street, where dining and shopping options are convenient to residents. Along Main Street, you can discover a wide range of restaurants and cafes, so you'll never need to leave Lakewood Ranch to enjoy an evening out. The community also features a hospital and medical center to meet resident’s healthcare needs. In 2018 Waterside, a second downtown area will debut offering 12 neighborhoods with 5,144 homes to be built around a series of seven lakes. The downtown area will feature water taxies powered by quiet electric motors shuttling visitors to and from the village center, which will house shops, restaurants, and cultural venues such as The Players Theatre and more.
Luxury Homes in Gated Communities Lakewood Ranch homes for sale are some of the more luxurious in the region. The area is divided into a number of distinct villages, each of which has its own ambiance and style. In these villages, you'll find everything from luxury high-rise condos to spacious residences in private gated communities.
For the discerning buyer who prefers gated community homes, The Lake Club, The Concession, The Country Club and Country Club East offer gated communities and elegant properties.
The Lake Club offers a Tuscan flare, with impressive estates, many of which are lake front, and scenic bridges that wind throughout the community. The Grand Clubhouse at the center of The Lake Club provides spa and concierge services as well as a fitness center and an impressive pool for members of this private community. The Country Club, with many gated community homes priced at well over $1 million, offers a wide range of property choices. This is the ideal community for golfers, with easy access to the Lakewood Ranch Country Club and the Legacy golf course.