Lakewood Ranch is an award winning 8,500 acre master planned community east of I-75 in Manatee County. Most of the major new homes builders have new home product here to see. Almost a city unto it’s own, Lakewood Ranch consists of seven villages ranging from condominiums and townhomes up to custom designed estate homes. Prices start in the low 100’s and continue well past the one million dollar mark. Several communities are gated. There are over 150 miles of trail, lakes and preserves, parks, and native wildlife.
Lakewood Ranch features gourmet and family restaurants, A-Rated schools including Lakewood Ranch high School and the Out of Door Academy, business parks, 18 tennis courts, polo and cricket clubs, The Lakewood Ranch Hospital and Medical Practice offices, and three masterfully designed golf courses.
The seven Lakewood Ranch Villages are Central Park, Country Club East, The Lake Club, Greenbrook, The County Club, Edgewater, Summerfield, and Riverwalk. Each has it's own feel and features. Some of the builders in Lakewood Ranch are Lee Wetherinton Homes, Neal Communities, Bruce Williams Homes, John Cannon homes, Arthur Rutenberg Homes and of course, there are others.
Lakewood Ranch is one of the areas where new construction can be found. Be sure you understand the CDD fee structure, how it impacts the cost of ownership, and what the benefits are of being part of the Lakewood Ranch CDD. We also recommend that if you are also considering a resale purchase, consult and develop a relationship with a REALTOR before you talk to the builders. The advice and assistance can help you regardless of your purchase decision and it doesn't add any cost to you the buyer. In the event you visit the builder first, a real estate agent will most likely not be able to help in your new home purchase and in many cases, will not be in a position to offer a neutral and unbiased opinion as real estate agents are paid solely on commission. It only makes common sense, if you are buying a new home, wouldn't you want an opinion of someone helping you knowing it doesn't cost you anything? The builder rep is working for the builder and not you :)