Lakewood Ranch

Offers over two dozen villages with a variety of housing from modern single-family homes to elegant condos.

Welcome to Lakewood Ranch

A town of its own, centered around community, recreation, and Florida living.
 
Consistently ranked as one of the best-selling communities in the country, Lakewood Ranch offers something for everyone. Located on the border of Sarasota and Manatee counties Lakewood Ranch is a 33,000-acre master-planned development home to almost 60,000 residents. With an easy drive to Tampa, 25 minutes to world-famous beaches, and the convenience of I-75, the location is second to none. Since its inception almost 20 years ago, Lakewood Ranch has secured its multigenerational appeal with some of the best shopping, dining, and entertainment in Southwest Florida.
 
Lakewood Ranch offers over two dozen villages with a variety of housing from modern single-family homes to elegant condos; golf villas to luxe estate properties. Lakewood Ranch offers a comfortable, active lifestyle that is nationally recognized as the best.
 

Why We Love It

  • Conveniently close to the beaches, downtown and I-75
  • Family forward with top-notch schools, both public and private
  • Variety of housing options including new and luxury construction
  • Abundance of activities and recreation including multiple “town centers” with dining, shopping, and seasonal events

Lifestyle

Lakewood Ranch has curated a lifestyle like none other. Everything your family’s looking for is right here. Award-winning schools situated throughout the community allow many families to walk and bike to school together.
 
Both young and old enjoy the community parks filling days with healthy, active lifestyles. Nine different public and private golf courses, including Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, will meet the need of any avid golfer. Prefer to pick up the racquet? Public tennis and pickleball courts are found throughout the community. Thousands of fans fill the Sarasota Polo Club field on Sunday afternoons to watch a family-friendly, thrilling polo match. Varying seasons bring cricket, soccer, and lacrosse games to the Ranch.
 
Lakewood Ranch Main Street is heart of the community providing an abundance of activities such as a local farmer’s market, Music on Main, Holidays on the Ranch, and Tampa Bay Lightning watch parties. The newly developed Waterside district brings a modern appeal to waterfront dining, yoga, and outdoor recreation. Nearby University Town Center (UTC) offers an amazing shopping experience, a variety of restaurants, and interactive family activities. Situated adjacent to Lakewood Ranch, Nathan Benderson Park is a 600-acre paradise that hosts festivals and sporting events for everyone. Lakewood Ranch truly has something for everyone!

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.

29,255

Total Population

51 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$62,545

Average individual Income

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.

7
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
25
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Läderach chocolatier suisse, Pineapple Kitchen, and GNC.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.49 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.91 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.9 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.15 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.05 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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.

29,255

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

51

Median Age

49.75 / 50.25%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
11,247

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$62,545

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Robert Willis Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Gilbert W McNeal Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Pinnacle Academy Inc.
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Beyond The Spectrum Education Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Primrose School At Lakewood Ranch Town Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
R. Dan Nolan Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
B.D. Gullett Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Dr Mona Jain Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
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