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6 Reasons to Relocate to Palmer Ranch

Judy Limekiller  |  July 31, 2023

6 Reasons to Relocate to Palmer Ranch

Palmer Ranch is a spacious master-planned community in Sarasota encompassing stunning residential homes that promote an active outdoor lifestyle and a relaxed sense of luxury. Spanning 60 square miles between Tamiami Trail and I-75, this premier community supports over 20,000 residents. If you’re trying to decide whether or not to relocate to Palmer Ranch, read on for six reasons why residents love living here. Maybe these factors will inspire you to make your move!

1. Many gorgeous property types

Palmer Ranch real estate varies greatly across its several communities and 90+ subdivisions. Expansive single-family home communities like Arbor Lakes provide a tranquil atmosphere to the east, while Deer Creek is a gorgeous residential area on McIntosh Road, offering nearly 500 custom homes and villas. Luxury apartment living is also available in communities like The Reserve at Palmer Ranch and Saratoga Place.

Palmer Ranch is also home to a few assisted living facilities at The Glenridge, Brookdale Deer Creek, Brookdale Palmer Ranch, and the Heron Club, each offering different levels of assistance and care.

2. A prime location in Sarasota

Those moving to Palmer Ranch will love its prime location in beautiful and vibrant Sarasota. Outdoor recreation at the glorious shores of Siesta Key is only 15 minutes away from any neighborhood in the community. Residents enjoy stretching out on the white sands, floating on calm waters, and exploring the nearby town full of cafes and shops. In addition, Palmer Ranch is only about 20 to 25 minutes away from Sarasota’s other main attractions. Head to downtown Sarasota for a world of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Residents also have easy access to the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

Residents looking for even more fun can head to Ed Smith Stadium to watch the Baltimore Orioles hone their craft during the spring training season. Plus, with easy access to I-75, nothing is out of reach for Palmer Ranch residents.

3. Fantastic community trails

Palmer Ranch gets its active outdoor reputation from the amazing community trails available to residents. The Legacy Trail is an integral part of this master-planned community and stretches an impressive 12.5 miles from the southern part of Sarasota to Venice. This paved trail follows the former CSX railroad corridor and cuts across Palmer Ranch from McIntosh Road. Legacy Trail is the perfect place for a walking, jogging, and biking adventure.

This community is also home to another smaller trail called the Stoneybrook Nature Trail. This nearly one-mile trail offers easy walking with its eight-foot-wide concrete path. It’s an ideal setting to watch the birds flutter through the natural Florida landscape, read a book on the benches along the path, or learn something new as you experience the wonders of nature.

4. Fun community parks

Palmer Ranch is home to Potter Park, a glorious 37-acre space outfitted with open-area picnic tables, a pavilion and gazebo with a grill, and a shaded playground for families. Residents can also play basketball or a game of tennis on one of the four lighted courts. Potter Park is the perfect venue for many recreational opportunities and a fun day out with the family.

The Culverhouse Nature Park and Community Garden is another popular outdoor space. This conservation easement, which spans 82 beautiful acres near the Legacy Trail, is a great spot to explore the native flora of Sarasota and admire fruits and vegetables growing in well-tended plots.

5. Stellar golf

The private golf club TPC Prestancia in Palmer Ranch is an enticing recreation area featuring two 18-hole championship courses. Those moving to Palmer Ranch can reserve a tee time for the lush Stadium Course or the Players Course, both of which are situated on 565 acres of pristine landscape. Golfers enjoy fantastic views of coastal wildlife, undulating greens, and grand oak trees from expansive vantage points along the courses.

TPC Prestancia provides tons of events and classes the whole family can enjoy, such as live concerts, cuisine nights, comedy performances, trivia nights, holiday celebrations, and fitness classes in its health and fitness facilities. It also features high-quality dining at the Sandhill Grill. This club has an active social calendar filled with special events suited to all tastes and interests.

6. Delicious restaurants

The restaurants here are as varied and top-quality as the gorgeous communities in the area. In the morning, residents can grab a bite to eat at Rendez-Vous, a popular bakery and café that serves traditional French bread and pastries. Breakfast goers can keep it simple with a fresh-baked croissant or baguette with a side of butter or jam. This delightful dining spot also has a selection of omelets, croissant specialties, and sweet or fruity cakes and tarts.

Dinner destinations like Gecko’s Grill and Pub are popular with locals for their amazing cocktails, award-winning happy hours, and American pub food with a gourmet twist. This sports bar offers refreshing appetizers like the ahi tuna atop Asian noodles, craft sandwiches, seafood entrees, and specialties like the “boom boom tacos” heaped with garnishing. Head to Bohemios Wine and Beer Tapas Bar for exquisite Mediterranean dishes and a renowned wine list.

Insider’s tip: finding flood insurance

When searching for Palmer Beach real estate (or in any community by the water), it’s natural to be worried about homeowners’ insurance and the coverage for flooding. Serious water damage can require repairs to doors, HVAC systems, and electrical wiring throughout the home.

Buyers looking for homeowners’ insurance that includes flood insurance can search for options through the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To do this, buyers should contact an insurance company or insurance agent that participates in the NFIP. Buyers can also search for private insurance companies that offer flood insurance through the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation website.

Ready to search for paradise in Palmer Ranch?

Palmer Ranch is a highly sought-after community appealing to a range of buyers for its gorgeous neighborhoods, fantastic walking trails and parks, golf courses, and top-tier location near all of Sarasota’s best amenities and attractions. When you’re ready to make your move to luxurious Palmer Ranch real estate, contact local expert agent Judy Limekiller for insightful guidance into this incredible area.

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