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Growth and Expansion of Lakewood Ranch Continues to Defy all Expectations

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Lakewood Ranch Medical Center sign is shown in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is an acute care hospital. Sarasota, Florida, January 11, 2022. File photo: JHVEPhoto, Shutter Stock, licensed.

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL – Everyone is searching for a community where they can buy a dream home while staying relatively close to attractions and amenities. Initially, Lakewood Ranch didn’t fit this description when builders broke ground on the first homes. The community instead offered homeowners a place away from the fast-paced cities and beaches. 

While the peace was nice, many of the city’s residents were still required to venture into neighboring communities several times a week. In response to the demands of those living in Lakewood Ranch, the city began building several “villages” throughout the area. 

Even though there was some initial pushback from residents who wanted to maintain the community’s initial feel, everyone agreed that Lakewood Ranch needed to expand to meet growing demands. It wasn’t long before the quiet area turned into a 33,000-acre metropolis, attracting residents from all over the country. 

Today, Lakewood Ranch has consistently ranked as one of the top-selling communities around the country thanks to its master-planned layout and more than 26 village areas that offer everything from mom-and-pop shops to large corporate headquarters. Residents now no longer need to visit other towns for recreational activities or to commute for work. 

Another community focus was providing ample opportunities for citizens to enjoy the surrounding nature and wildlife. Today, there are 11 community parks and more than 150 miles of trails to explore.

Lakewood Ranch truly is a community for everyone. With homes ranging in price from $350,000 to $4 million, there are many opportunities to find the home of your dreams. There are also plans to add 5,000 homes to a section of the community known as “Lakewood Ranch Southeast,” providing more opportunities for potential homebuyers to move to the region.

Florida Gulf Residential specializes in the areas of SarasotaSiesta KeyBradentonLakewood RanchLongboat KeyVenicePalmer RanchOspreyAnna Maria Island and other Gulf Coast communities. Feel free to give us a call at (941) 304-1975 so we can answer any questions you may have.



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