Welcome to Lakewood Ranch
One of the top master planned communities in the country
Lakewood Ranch is a master-planned community in the Sarasota metropolitan area. Known for its beautiful scenery and newer homes, Lakewood Ranch is one of the most sought after communities in the area. As a rather new development, the first community in the area was completed in 1995.
What to Love
- Newer development with a fresh atmosphere
- Master-planned community
- Shops, Restaurants, Outdoor Activities
Lakewood Ranch is a sprawling community with plenty of activities to keep an active lifestyle. With a large array of amenities, the Lakewood Ranch development is a great place to relax and find a sense of community. Luxury is also a mainstay of the community, as is the family-friendly atmosphere.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Lakewood Ranch is home to many great shops and restaurants. The neighborhood’s southwest corner is its business hub, with several options available for both dining and shopping both on Main Street and University Town Center. The following are some of the best Lakewood Ranch has to offer.
When looking for good eats in Lakewood Ranch, one of the best restaurants in the area is The Capital Grille. Known for its classic American fare and clubby atmosphere, The Capital Grille is an upscale steakhouse with delicious burgers, steaks, and more. Another popular restaurant in the area is GROVE, an American restaurant serving delicious, seasonal dishes including ingredients from the land and sea. Main Street Trattoria is an art-filled restaurant serving classic Italian fare, including pizzas and pasta. Paris Bistrot is a popular bistro serving up French favorites such as crêpes for breakfast and classic French lunch and dinner plates.
There are also many retail opportunities in Lakewood Ranch. Main Street At Lakewood Ranch is a popular shopping mall in the neighborhood with several stylish boutiques and stores. One popular store in the mall is Influence Style LWR, a women’s clothing store selling a variety of trendy designer brands. Vanessa Fine Jewelry is a great choice for beautifully crafted jewelry. The nearby Mall at University Town Center is home to several popular national stores such as Journeys, Dillard’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Other offerings in this area include DICK’S Sporting Goods, Old Navy, and Barnes & Noble.
Things to Do
Lakewood Ranch is home to ample opportunities for activity. Whether you want to spend time outdoors at a park or visit a local event, there is something fun for everyone to enjoy at Lakewood Ranch.
If you’re looking to spend time outdoors, there are many options for fun outside. The Sarasota Polo Club is a great place to watch polo matches, enjoy tasty food, and enjoy many events throughout the season. The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch is a sprawling sports complex with 22 fields that can host a variety of sports, such as soccer, football, and lacrosse. TreeUmph! Adventure Course is an exciting place for children and adults that has a variety of activities such as climbing, zip-lining, and suspension walking. There are miles of nature trails and parks as well.
The Lakewood Ranch community hosts several beloved events throughout the year. The following are only some of the offerings in the neighborhood. Music on Main is an event held on the first Friday of every month that includes live music, shopping, dining, and much more. The neighborhood’s farmers’ market is a great place to find locally sourced produce, and it is held at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center throughout the year. Lakewood Ranch also has many seasonal and holiday events, including Boo Fest, Memorial Day parades, and many more. Theater enthusiasts can rejoice at the Theatre in the Field, where live theater meets the outdoors.