Welcome to Lakewood Ranch
A hip community with high-end shops, upscale dining, and a fabulous social scene.
A stunning planned community in southeastern Manatee County, Lakewood Ranch is a desirable area that has plenty for buyers to love. Offering a quintessential Florida experience to residents, this community boasts almost everything that buyers could possibly want. Known for its convenient access to shopping and dining, pristine community parks and trails, and tons of beautiful homes, Lakewood Ranch is a dream community that is rapidly growing in popularity.
This area is a thriving metropolis that consists of many different neighborhoods. All of these communities have easy access to the Ranch’s many amenities, which makes it an especially-desirable market. Various different home styles make up the area - from restored estates with unique details to newly-developed homes with sleek, modern finishes, there is a property here to fit every buyer’s preference.
What to Love
- Sprawling equestrian farms with a renowned polo club
- Easy access to world-class shopping and dining
- The bustling main street that is continuously growing in popularity
Locals of the Ranch can enjoy an easygoing and luxe lifestyle. This community consists of everything buyers could possibly want. Shops, restaurants, parks, golf courses, corporate offices, schools, and more are located within close proximity to these communities, so residents have unbeatable access to nearly every service and business they could possibly need.
During their leisure time, residents can be found enjoying all that the area has to offer. With several parks and trails here, people can often be found biking, strolling, or walking through the area. The area also has a cute downtown strip, Lakewood Ranch Main Street
. Here, guests can grab a specialty coffee from a cafe, browse fashionable boutiques, and indulge in the relaxed yet elegant setting.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Lakewood Ranch is home to several restaurants and bars that people love to visit on weekend evenings and for special occasions. GROVE
is one chic spot that residents frequent. This bistro serves up contemporary dishes in a hip and trendy setting. Guests can enjoy tons of unique meals, and some must-try dishes here include the Thai Cauliflower, the Mexican Street Corn, the Florida Mahi, and the Argentinian Short Rib. A wonderful spot with a diverse menu, GROVE is a can’t-miss eatery.
Truman's Tap & Grill
is another impressive spot to dine. This approachable bar and grill serves classic American eats in a charming and relaxed setting. Menu highlights here include the signature Truman's Ribs, the Bourbon Chicken Stir Fry, and the Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken. Also known for its array of beer and bourbons, this is a great spot to grab a drink and appetizers with a group for a casual get-together.
The Mall at University Town Center
is one luxurious shopping center in the area that residents adore. Anchored by high-end department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Dillard's, this mall is known for offering a chic and upscale shopping experience. Primarily showcasing major brands such as Banana Republic, Lululemon, Tesla, Sephora, and more, this is the ideal spot for Lakewood Ranch locals to shop.
Things to Do
There are several things for locals to do and see here! The Sarasota Polo Club
is one major draw to the area. Home to one of the most enthusiastic and dedicated polo communities in the world, this club is well-known for its exciting polo matches, theme weeks, and half-time entertainment and concessions. Ideal for those who have a passion for the sport, this sophisticated club offers a premium polo-viewing experience.
The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
is another must-see attraction for families in the area. An independent and nonprofit marine research organization, The Mote is a wonderful place where guests can learn about the incredible underwater ecosystem. The aquarium boasts manatees, sharks, sea turtles, and more, and the laboratory side of this organization features fantastic research programs for those interested. An educational and enriching experience, The Mote is a can’t-miss!