Lakewood Ranch

A Modern Enclave

In the heart of southeastern Manatee County and northeastern Sarasota County, Lakewood Ranch epitomizes modern residential living against a backdrop of expansive greenery and contemporary amenities. Whether you're drawn to the allure of upscale golfing or the vibrant atmosphere of the University Town Center, Lakewood Ranch offers a lifestyle of luxury and leisure.

What to Love

  • Home to some of the finest golf courses in the region, attracting enthusiasts with meticulously manicured greens and stunning landscapes
  • A hub of shopping, dining, and entertainment at the University Town Center, promising a dynamic urban experience with a blend of high-end retailers, gourmet eateries, and attractions

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Lakewood Ranch is defined by a perfect blend of modernity and nature. Residents enjoy access to world-class amenities, including championship golf courses, luxurious spas, and prestigious clubs. The community fosters a sense of camaraderie through social events, recreational activities, and shared experiences, creating a vibrant and close-knit atmosphere.

Dining and Shopping

Lakewood Ranch caters to discerning tastes with its top-tier dining and shopping options. The Grove promises an upscale dining experience and an intriguing menu of American cuisine and seafood, while Cilantro Tacos delights with its authentic Mexican flavors and traditional dishes.

The Sarasota Polo Club Tailgate menu features a refreshing selection of American cuisine with incredible views of the polo matches. For breakfast and brunch aficionados, Station 400 beckons with its welcoming atmosphere and enticing menu.

If it’s retail therapy you seek, look no further. The Mall at University Town Center provides an unparalleled shopping experience with a wide selection of more than 150 designer stores, boutiques, and department storefronts, ensuring residents can access all the latest trends, unique gifts, and luxury brands.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Golf enthusiasts revel in the outstanding golfing experience at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, boasting some of the most prestigious and meticulously maintained courses in the region. With lush fairways, challenging layouts, and breathtaking views of natural surroundings across three championship courses, golfers of all skill levels can indulge in their passion for the sport amidst the serene terrain. The club also features two practice golf facilities, two clubhouses, and a renowned golf academy, along with heated swimming pools, a 20-court tennis center, and fitness classes. Whether perfecting your swing, socializing with fellow golf enthusiasts, or simply soaking in the tranquil ambiance, golf at Lakewood Ranch is the epitome of luxury leisure.

In Lakewood Ranch, entertainment abounds with various events to suit every interest. At the monthly Lakewood Ranch Main Street Music on Main, live music events infuse Main Street with an energetic atmosphere, drawing residents together for music, food, and community spirit. The Lakewood Ranch Exotic Car Show is an annual showcase of over 100 exotic automobiles that captivates car enthusiasts with its impressive collection and fun-filled ambiance.

Feel inspired at the Lakewood Ranch Fine Art Festival, a celebration of creativity featuring a diverse array of artists and their works. For a bit of spooky fun for a great cause, don’t miss the Boo Run at the end of October, where you’ll be rewarded with a glow-in-the-dark medal.

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Overview for Lakewood Ranch, FL

29,255 people live in Lakewood Ranch, where the median age is 51 and the average individual income is $62,545. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Lakewood Ranch, FL

Lakewood Ranch has 11,247 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lakewood Ranch do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,255 people call Lakewood Ranch home. The population density is 1,640.064 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Lakewood Ranch, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Lakewood Ranch. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Robert Willis Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Gilbert W McNeal Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Pinnacle Academy Inc.
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Beyond The Spectrum Education Center
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Primrose School At Lakewood Ranch Town Center
PreK - K
No rating available
R. Dan Nolan Middle School
6th - 8th
B.D. Gullett Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Dr Mona Jain Middle School
6th - 8th

Around Lakewood Ranch, FL

There's plenty to do around Lakewood Ranch, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Läderach chocolatier suisse, Gofruit Juice Bar, and GNC.

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Dining 4.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.9 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.05 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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