Palmer Ranch


Lifestyle of Palmer Ranch

Palmer Ranch is one of the most popular Sarasota residential areas with over 40 neighborhoods and around 20,000 residents. It is known for being family friendly and offering an active lifestyle that appeals to all ages and stages of life. You'll find gated neighborhoods, resort style amenities, activities directors, maintenance free communities, new construction homes, luxury real estate, townhomes, condominiums, and a large variety of single family homes. The majority of the neighborhoods in Palmer Ranch are gated, and all the homes within Palmer Ranch are located in a neighborhood.


Location of Palmer Ranch

Palmer Ranch is an area located in South Sarasota and within Sarasota County. Palmer Ranch is bordered by I-75 to its East side, Clark Rd. to its North side, and 41 to its West side. The South side of Palmer Ranch dips into Osprey.


Area of Palmer Ranch

Palmer Ranch is mainly a residential area, filled with neighborhoods. In other words, there’s not a lot of outside or business traffic in the area. Within Palmer Ranch you'll find the Legacy Bike Trail and Potter Park. Many of the Palmer Ranch neighborhoods also include resort style amenity centers featuring dog parks, pickleball, splash pads, pools, tiki bars, sports courts, and more.


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. 

 
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3738 Spyglass Hill Road, SARASOTA

$1,220,000

3738 Spyglass Hill Road, SARASOTA

COUNTRY CLUB OF SARASOTA THE

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,314 SqFt Residential MLS® # T3425734
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5934 Anise Drive, SARASOTA

$988,000

5934 Anise Drive, SARASOTA

ARBOR LAKES ON PALMER RANCH

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,487 SqFt Residential MLS® # T3425703
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4491 Cinnamon Drive 2606, SARASOTA

$469,900

4491 Cinnamon Drive 2606, SARASOTA

ARIELLE ON PALMER RANCH SEC 1

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,045 SqFt Residential MLS® # A4558826
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4240 Central Sarasota Parkway 614, SARASOTA

$3,060

4240 Central Sarasota Parkway 614, SARASOTA

8165 - PLAZA DE FLORES

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,008 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # A4558214
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4013 Crockers Lake Boulevard 27, SARASOTA

$175,000

4013 Crockers Lake Boulevard 27, SARASOTA

VINTAGE GRAND

2 Beds 2 Baths 972 SqFt Residential MLS® # A4558560
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6284 Talon Preserve Drive, NOKOMIS

$799,900

6284 Talon Preserve Drive, NOKOMIS

TALON PRESERVE ON PALMER RANCH

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,630 SqFt Residential MLS® # A4558574
New
8857 Havenridge Drive, SARASOTA

$575,000

8857 Havenridge Drive, SARASOTA

HUNTINGTON POINTE

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,155 SqFt Residential MLS® # A4554666
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4057 Crockers Lake Blvd 2512, SARASOTA

$2,495

4057 Crockers Lake Blvd 2512, SARASOTA

VINTAGE GRAND

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,272 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # A4558468
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6362 Sturbridge Court, SARASOTA

$3,400

6362 Sturbridge Court, SARASOTA

WELLINGTON CHASE

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,514 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # A4558565
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12413 Osorio Ct Court 103, SARASOTA

$3,800

12413 Osorio Ct Court 103, SARASOTA

ESPLANADE ON PALMER RANCH

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,526 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # A4558576
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4509 Streamside Court 1901, SARASOTA

$460,000

4509 Streamside Court 1901, SARASOTA

ARIELLE ON PALMER RANCH SECT 1 PHASE 7

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,045 SqFt Residential MLS® # A4556961
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5166 Far Oak Circle, SARASOTA

$795,000

5166 Far Oak Circle, SARASOTA

TURTLE ROCK PRCL A-2

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,319 SqFt Residential MLS® # A4558472

Palmer Ranch Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $477K
Lowest Price $1.6K
Highest Price $2.3M
Total Listings 129
Avg. Days On Market 195
Avg. Price/SQFT $218

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