Lakewood Ranch, Florida is a master-planned community located in Manatee and Sarasota counties in southwest Florida. With its beautiful natural landscapes, world-class amenities, and rich cultural offerings, Lakewood Ranch is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for both visitors and residents alike.

History of Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch was originally developed in the late 1990s by Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. (SMR) as a 5,500-acre master-planned community. SMR was founded in the 1920s by the Schroeder and Taylor families and has been a leading land developer in the area for over 90 years.

The development of Lakewood Ranch was guided by a vision to create a vibrant, sustainable community that…

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Best Place to Live in Sarasota - West of the Trail

Best Place to Live in Sarasota - West of the Trail

In this blog, I’m going to show you around West of the Trail. What kind of real estate you can find, the lifestyle it offers, and some of the best amenities in the area. I’m not going to teach you EVERYTHING, because it’s just. Not. possible. And we’re also NOT talking pricing because that fluctuates. But, for up-to-date pricing in the area and neighborhoods, jump over to my website where you can see active listings for specific properties and neighborhoods. Let’s get started!

I’m defining West of the Trail as West of Tamiami Trail, South of Bahia Vista, and North of Beneva. It runs right along the West coast of Sarasota. Keep in…

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All About Palmer Ranch Sarasota

1. What is Palmer Ranch?

2. Where is Palmer Ranch?

3. Why do people want to live in Palmer Ranch?

4. What are your real estate options in Palmer Ranch?

Answering these 4 questions, will help give you a feel for what Palmer Ranch Sarasota is all about. As a local real estate agent, I enjoy educating my clients on all Sarasota has to offer when it comes to find the right area to live in, and the right home! For questions on Palmer Ranch real estate or Sarasota real estate, reach out! Call or text Matt at 941-356-5377 or email Matt at


What is Palmer Ranch Sarasota?

Palmer Ranch is a residential area of Sarasota made up of 40 neighborhoods (and more going up). With around 20,000…

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Esplanade - Palmer Ranch Neighborhood

Hey, I’m Matt! I’m a local realtor creating blogs and videos to help educate Buyers on the different neighborhoods around Sarasota and more. Esplanade is an incredibly popular neighborhood in Palmer Ranch, in fact one of the most sought-after Sarasota communities in 2020. Check out the video below to SEE Esplanade… or read the blog below to gather all the facts on this popular community! (Now keep in mind, Esplanade Palmer Ranch is almost fully sold out, and will sell out in 2021. But don’t worry, we can still get you into this neighborhood with some great resale options!)

Esplanade Palmer Ranch Amenities

Amenities are what have people moving to Esplanade Palmer Ranch! Esplanade is a gated and…

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Promenade Estates - Palmer Ranch

Promenade Estates on Palmer Ranch is located in South Sarasota within the Palmer Ranch community. Promenade Estates broke ground in 2019 and is expected to be fully sold around 2023. This new construction community is appealing to young families and retirees alike. Buyers are loving promenade because of the combination of low HOA fees with resort style amenities. Promenade will have a resort style pool, kids splash pad, dog park, and more. (Read on to find out a full list of their amenities) Not only are buyers swarming for the amenities, but Promenade also has a large range of floor plans and pricing. With base prices beginning in the $300's ranging up to the $500's, 14 floor plans, and your preference between two…

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About the Worthington Community

Worthington is a brand-new, new construction Sarasota community, which broke ground in 2019. Worthington is located a few miles east of I-75 seated on the corner of Palmer Blvd. and Lorraine Rd. Worthington is an intimate neighborhood that will consist of 156 homes, when completed. Split between two builders; half of the community will be built by MI Homes and the other half, Cardel Homes. Worthington offers its residents a gated entrance to the community, a passive park, walking trail, lake, and lawn irrigation all bundled within its low HOA. The community features a sidewalk throughout, tropical landscaping, tile roofs, and driveways and patios lined with pavers to create a finer community appearance and quality.…

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Arbor Lakes - Palmer Ranch Neighborhood

Arbor Lakes is a newer community in Palmer Ranch built by Taylor Morrison. This community broke ground on construction in 2015 and is finishing up the build on their last homes here in 2019. This new construction community is 100% sold out, but with a neighborhood consisting of 267 single family homes spread across 217 acres, you’re still bound to get your hands on a gorgeous resale. These homes feature the popular west indies architectural design, paired with trendy and updated interiors. Arbor Lakes is well sought after for families because of its school zoning. According to the 2019 school grades, Arbor Lakes is zoned to three A-rated schools in the Sarasota County School district. Arbor Lakes is zoned to…

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Hampton Lakes - Sarasota Neighborhood

Hampton Lakes is a new construction community located off of Fruitville Rd. Hampton Lakes is being built by Medallion Home, a builder founded in 1984. This community is gorgeous. Land, air, space, greenery, privacy, peace, and location! I brought my drone and camera out to this community recently to grab some shots because I just can't get enough of it. 

Hampton Lakes Sarasota

About Hampton Lakes

This community, situated about 10 miles east of 1-75, provides a quiet and peaceful lifestyle. Its secluded location lets you avoid the hustle and bustle of busy roads, but also remains fairly close to shopping and entertainment. There are very few communities in Sarasota that provide the luxury of space and acreage. Hampton Lakes…

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Three New Construction Communities in Palmer Ranch

I love Palmer Ranch, mainly for its amenities, low car traffic, and top-notch neighborhoods. Palmer Ranch, located in Sarasota, is a flourishing community and a coveted area to live in! Palmer Ranch has many newer neighborhoods, such as Arbor Lakes, Cobblestone, and Sandhill Preserve. But they also have 3 neighborhoods that are still under construction. I want to educate you on the three NEWEST Palmer Ranch communities, Esplanade, Hammock Preserve, and Sunrise Preserve. There is value in using a Realtor (which is free to the Buyer) when purchasing new construction. I am a local expert in these three communities. Scroll to the bottom to see available listings and charts that compare and contrast these…

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