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Lakewood Ranch

Ranked second best in the nation as a master-planned community with luxury amenities, a vibrant community, and beautiful homes

Welcome to Lakewood Ranch

A scenic, multi-generational village with golf running through its blood
Lakewood Ranch is a 50-square, 31,000-acre town in southeastern Manatee and northeastern Sarasota, Florida. It is ranked second best in the nation as a master-planned community with luxury amenities, a vibrant community, and beautiful homes. This charming ranch is a haven for golf enthusiasts. Polo is also a popular seasonal sport from early December to mid-April. 
The ranch comprises 17 villages sprawling across scenic landscapes featuring native wildlife and hiking trails. Lakewood Ranch has the right balance of calm and vibrancy with a wide range of activities, including a healthy nightlife, lots of shopping malls, a farmers market, and plenty of sporting

What to Love

  • Plenty of sporting amenities, including breathtaking golf courses, polo fields, and the Premier Sports Campus
  • Proximity to the University Town Center (UTC) mall
  • Diverse, beautiful, and tropical landscapes with native wildlife
  • Extensive four golf courses ranging from 18-hole to 54-hole courses 

Local Lifestyle

Life at Lakewood Ranch is as laid-back as it is vibrant. This neighborhood is generally active, with plenty of dining, sports, and entertainment options. On the other hand, Lakewood Ranch boasts miles of outdoor trails, plenty of parks, and a picturesque landscape to help you pull away from a busy life and relax.
You will be spoiled for dining options thanks to the many upscale restaurants, and the recently opened UTC mall is one more place to enjoy great dining experiences. As per 2020 data, the average homeowner in this neighborhood is 47 years, yet there are many housing options to fit different people, from a young family to a couple in retirement. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Lakewood Ranch has some of the best dining and entertainment experiences in Manatee and Sarasota. For example, the newly opened UTC shopping center has over 20 dining options for you to select from. Remy's on Main is also a good start for American Cuisine and a dash of Korean delicacies. If you are craving some steak, Korê Steakhouse is only a few minutes away for one of the best tabletop grilling experiences. Finally, enjoy some fresh seafood with a New England twist at the Lucky Pelican Bistro
As for entertainment, Lakewood Ranch keeps things interesting, starting with live music at the Plaza, BOLTS watch parties, or a spirited game at the Sarasota Polo Club. On Sundays from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, you can also shop at the Farmer's Market on Main for bountiful organic veggies and fruits. 

Things to Do in Lakewood Ranch 

With its lively community, plenty of sports amenities, and scenic landscape, Lakewood Ranch never has a dull moment. You will love the seasonal polo events from early December to mid-April. If Polo is not something you look forward to, then playing golf on one of the four extensive golf courses will be an everyday afternoon activity. The largest golf course in the area is a 54-hole course, but you can also play in the smaller 18-hole golf courses in Lakewood Ranch. 
In the spirit of outdoor fun, Lakewood has invested in over 150 miles of interconnected walking and hiking trails for jogging, biking, and walking. This neighborhood is also a popular spot for hockey and cricket which you can access at the Premier Sports Club. Finally, Lakewood Ranch has more than 30 stocked lakes for fishing and boat tours. You can also access Siesta Key, Lido Key, Anna Maria Island, and Longboat Key white sandy beaches easily from Lakewood Ranch. 

Best Schools 

The School District of Manatee County serves Lakewood Ranch. 

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Overview for Lakewood Ranch, FL

29,255 people live in Lakewood Ranch, where the median age is 51 and the average individual income is $62,545. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Lakewood Ranch, FL

Lakewood Ranch has 11,247 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lakewood Ranch do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,255 people call Lakewood Ranch home. The population density is 1,640.064 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.75 / 50.25%

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Schools in Lakewood Ranch, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Lakewood Ranch. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around Lakewood Ranch, FL

There's plenty to do around Lakewood Ranch, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including GNC, Pineapple Kitchen, and Läderach chocolatier suisse.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.3 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.91 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.28 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.9 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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