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Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch: An Award-Winning Place to Live

Lakewood Ranch is a 17,500-acre award-winning master planned community that spans Manatee and Sarasota Counties, on Florida’s beautiful gulf coast and is home to more than 40,000 residents. The location provides easy access to cultural venues, gulf coast beaches, I-75, and the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport.

Since its development in the 1990s, Lakewood Ranch has seen a population boom due to the area's incredible amenities, gorgeous homes, and easy access to attractions in the surrounding area. In total, Lakewood Ranch has 4 million square feet of commercial property and more than 1,200 businesses located throughout the ranch.

Lakewood Ranch is the largest green-certified community in the U.S. and has been named one of the country’s best master-planned communities. Embracing a live-work-play lifestyle, Lakewood Ranch offers endless amenities. From shopping to swimming, tennis to chili cook-offs, this master-planned community has thought of it all.

If you're interested in living or retiring in a top-notch community with a reputation for excellence, you may have just found your dream community!

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Discover the Lakewood Ranch Lifestyle

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Manatee and Sarasota


How to Live Like a Local

Things to Do & Places to See

Championship golfing, equestrian events, tennis, swimming, upscale shopping and dining... there's no limit to the fun at Lakewood Ranch. This master-planned community is rich in amenities, allowing home buyers to enjoy everything they love without having to leave the community.

Lakewood Ranch hosts a multitude of events throughout the year, including classic car shows, chili cook-offs, art shows, the Suncoast Wine Festival, and the monthly Music on Main festival on Lakewood Ranch’s Main Street. Whatever your interests, you're sure to find an amenity at Lakewood Ranch to complement it!

Experience Lakewood Ranch's Amenities

Are you interested in living in this amenity-rich master-planned community? View a list of Lakewood Ranch's best amenities below, and browse the interactive map to find nearby beaches, popular neighborhoods, shopping centers, and state parks.

On-Site Recreational Amenities

"Big-City" Community Features

  • 8 shopping districts featuring boutiques, pharmacies, grocery stores, salons, florists, banks, and a movie theater
  • Casual dining and fine dining found throughout the community
  • More than 150 miles of trails and sidewalks for walking, running, and biking
  • Lakes, parks, and nature preserves to enjoy
  • State-of-the-art Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, which provides monthly screenings and awareness education
  • Highly rated schools offering diverse educational programs and extracurricular activities

Sellers Resources


What's your Home Worth?

Own a home in Sarasota or Manatee County? Have you made any recent improvements or additions to your property? Your home could be worth thousands more than you think! There's only one way to know how much it's worth: Get a free property analysis for your Sarasota home!

Neighborhood Sold Report

Are you interested in learning what homes have sold for in your neighborhood? Simply complete the fields in the form below and you will receive a list of recently sold homes in your neighborhood. When it comes time to place your home on today's highly competitive market, remember pricing your home RIGHT is so critical. When you're ready, be sure to request your Home Evaluation CMA from Dennis G. Kotaska.

List your Home

If you are ready to list your home in today's ever-changing Sarasota and Manatee Counties real estate market, then you require every successful marketing tool available to sell your home in the shortest amount of time and for the most amount of money.

When you request to list your property with Dennis G. Kotaska, you will contacted to schedule an appointment to begin a dialog. The initial conversation includes providing a comprehensive market analysis based on comparable recently sold listings and properties sold with similar features and conditions in your specific area.

Contact the Kotaska Team

Have a Question About Sarasota? Contact Dennis Kotaska, LLC CDPE, CGP ® with RE/MAX Alliance Group


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Your Tropical Oasis Awaits

If you’ve been thinking about making a move to Lakewood Ranch, now is the perfect time to find your niche. The Kotaska Team is proud to help buyers put down roots in Florida’s best resort communities, and we’re excited to help you find the right fit! Let us know if you have any questions—we’re only a phone call away.

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