by Jane Ebury
on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 11:04am.
For those not familiar with Lakewood Ranch – it is a master plan community and has been the fastest growing community in America for many years. Situated on approximately 33,000 acres, Lakewood Ranch offers something for all ages.
Located in both Sarasota County and Manatee County east of Interstate 75, and accessible from interchanges at University Parkway, State Road 70, State Road 64 and Fruitville Road.
Lakewood Ranch is a multi-generational community with appropriately priced and designed residential product types and lifestyle amenities that appeal to various age, income and household segments. Unlike many communities, Lakewood Ranch is approximately 77% owner-occupied. With a median age of 47 (2019).
Lakewood Ranch has a broad array of residential products, from apartments to senior living facilities to neighborhoods with attached and detached family homes.
Since March 2004, more than 14,000 acres have been certified "Green" by the Florida Green Building Coalition.
A few years back Manatee County purchased 100 + acres adjacent to the Premier Sports Campus along SR70/East of Lorraine. In December they broke ground on a new Library – this is definitely something LWR needed with growing population!
Also in the works for 2022, there will be a pickle ball complex, aquatic complex, softball fields and an amphitheater!