Palmer Ranch is made up many subdivisions and condominiums in the 34238 zip code of southern Sarasota. The oldest homes were built in the mid 1980's and new homes and new condos continue to be built in some areas. The subdivisions and condominiums that make up Palmer Ranch include Prestancia, Mira Lago, Marbella, Botanica, Deer Creek, Stoneybrook, Turtle Rock, The Hamptons, Huntington Pointe, The Isles of Sarasota, Pinestone, Silver oak, Serenade, Village Walk, Villa Deste, and Wellington Chase and there are others.
Miles of sidewalks, superior location, two golf courses, and several gated communities are hallmarks of Palmer Ranch. Prices for condos will start under $100,000 and luxury homes can run over the one million mark. Prestancia is a TPC golf course and in addition, there is the Stoneybrook golf course. The wide array of communities means there is something for everyone here. Regardless of budget or taste, Palmer Ranch has something for everyone. The Legacy Trail bike path runs right through Palmer Ranch down to Venice so the cycling enthusiasts have a safe place to ride.
Subdivisions like Gulf Gate East, The Sarasota County Club (another golf course community), The Oaks, and Beneva Oaks are not within the Palmer Ranch PUD but are also located in the Palmer Ranch area. The Westfield mall is on the southern border of Palmer Ranch and features the anchor stores Sears, JC Penny, Macy's and Costco will be added soon. Area restaurants include, Ruth's Chris, Outback, Carrabba's as well as several local microbrew pubs in the Gulf Gate area. All of this and you are just 10 minutes by car to Siesta Beach.
If you enjoy bike riding and walking, Palmer Ranch offers miles of sidewalks and The Legacy Trail which is a 10 mile paved trail for foot and bike traffic only.