About Palmer Ranch
Palmer Ranch Neighborhoods
History of Palmer Ranch
Palmer Ranch in Sarasota is more than just a community. Its history dates back to that of the influential Bertha Honore Palmer. Bertha Palmer, a widow of the wealthy Potter Palmer of Chicago, made her way to Sarasota in 1910. Bertha was known for her exquisite hospitality and social standing; she was referred to as “The Queen of Chicago.” After her husband’s passing, she saw an advertisement about the Sarasota Bay area in the newspaper. After visiting, she deemed Sarasota ‘The Most Beautiful Place in Florida’ and found herself purchasing over 80,000 acres of land. Bertha purchased a home for herself on the little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, which today is known as The Oaks Club, one of Sarasota’s most prestigious communities. Bertha took an interest in gardening and agriculture. She brought new cattle to the area along with new flowers, fruits, and vegetables, experimenting the success of these on her land. Today, Bertha is known for influence among business, real estate, tourism, and the agriculture of Sarasota. After all, Sarasota was considered a ‘sleepy fishing village’, with only 900 residents and no electricity before her arrival. Her interest in the area sparked a real estate boom due to her social standing. After Bertha’s death, her sons, Honore and Potter, carried on a large influence in the Sarasota area as well.
Palmer Ranch is named after Bertha Palmer and her influence on the development of the Sarasota area. Palmer Ranch, which was once cattle land, is now a gorgeous residential community. You’ll find history embedded throughout Palmer Ranch, that honors Bertha Palmer. The main road that runs through Palmer Ranch, Honore, is Bertha’s maiden name. One of Bertha’s sons also carried the name Honore. Potter Park is named after both her husband and son, Potter. Throughout Palmer Ranch, you’ll find a focus on the beautiful grounds filled with palm trees, plants, and trees of various kinds, honoring her influence in agriculture.
Amenities of Palmer Ranch
Today, Palmer Ranch consists of over 30 neighborhoods with around 20,000 residents. Its growth hasn’t halted, and developers continue to build new communities and modernize. A huge draw of Palmer Ranch is its active community lifestyle. Many choose to grow roots in Palmer Ranch because of the newly built communities that offer this kind of living. Many of the communities have activities directors that organize opportunities for socialization, tiki bars, resort style pools, kids splash pads, sport courts, walking trails, spa’s, fitness centers, and more. Palmer Ranch includes three golf and country clubs; TPC Prestancia, Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club, and The Oaks Club. Within Palmer Ranch, you’ll also find the Legacy Bike Trail, a 12-mile+ trail that runs from Palmer Ranch up through North Venice. Another favorite, the YMCA, also resides within Palmer Ranch. Potter Park, which is a public park, includes a playground, walking trails, tennis courts, and basketball courts. Plenty of dining can be found nearby to the area, along with grocery stores, churches, and shopping. There’s no doubt that residents love its proximity to the beach and waterfront entertainment. Palmer Ranch is approximately a 10-15 minute drive to Siesta Key, dependent upon which community you reside within.
Location of Palmer Ranch
Palmer Ranch is located in South Sarasota. Palmer Ranch is bordered by I-75 to its east side, Clark Rd. to its North side, and Beneva and 41 to its West Side. The South side of Palmer Ranch dips into Osprey and borders Oscar Scherer State Park. Palmer Ranch is a highly popular and desirable location due to its real estate, location, and amenities listed above.
Palmer Ranch Real Estate
Palmer Ranch is appealing to a vast variety of ages and stages due to its real estate variety. Palmer Ranch offers luxury real estate, golf course real estate, condominiums, townhomes, maintenance free homes, new construction, and a large variety of single-family homes. Many families can be found in the neighborhoods of Palmer Ranch due to desirable schools, while many retirees often find themselves residing among the amenities of the resort style living. Palmer Ranch has 30+ neighborhoods within its acres, the majority of them being gated.
Esplanade on Palmer Ranch, established between 2018-2020, is one of the most popular new booming communities within Palmer Ranch. Esplanade on Palmer Ranch has a clubhouse featuring a resort style pool, private cabanas, a resistance pool, kids splash pad, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, bocce ball, sand fire pit, spa, fitness center, tiki bar, and an activities director. Esplanade on Palmer Ranch also has direct access to the Legacy Bike Trail right within its neighborhood and is a maintenance free community. Another popular neighborhood is Arbor Lakes. Arbor Lakes, established from 2016-2019, draws a lot of young families with its pirate themed amenities. Arbor Lakes amenities include a kid’s splash pad, park, resort style pool, basketball courts, dog park, fire pit, and pavilion. All these amenities are paired with beautiful homes in a variety of floor plans. Village Walk, established between 2001-2004, is another desirable Palmer Ranch neighborhood including both single family homes and villas. This maintenance free community also offers a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, and fitness center.
A list of all the neighborhoods with available listings per neighborhood can be found above. Click each neighborhood to find out more about it and see homes for sale. Below, see all available listings in Palmer Ranch or complete your own custom home search here.
If you have any questions about Palmer Ranch or Sarasota real estate, call/text Matt at 941-356-5377 or email at Matt@MattLeicht.com.
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Listing information last updated on May 13th, 2021 at 5:01am EDT.