Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch

Welcome to Lakewood Ranch

An active community offering family-oriented living

Nestled in the beating heart of Southwest Florida is Lakewood Ranch, a peaceful and family-oriented neighborhood valuing the importance of community and an active lifestyle. This up-and-coming, master-planned community is a testament to modern living, offering meticulously designed new-construction homes and an array of dining, shopping, and recreational opportunities.

Comprising over two dozen distinct villages, with some featuring golf communities and elaborate amenities, Lakewood Ranch beckons as a place where families thrive and active living takes center stage. Whether you're exploring the exquisite dining options, shopping at the Mall at UTC, or attending vibrant local events, Lakewood Ranch welcomes you with open arms to experience the epitome of modern family living.

What to Love

  • A thoughtfully designed layout, from the homes to the family-friendly amenities
  • A diverse range of housing options and living experiences, from golf communities to gated neighborhoods with clubhouses and pools 
  • Retail and culinary offerings around every corner, from boutiques and cafes to specialty shops and beyond 

Dining and Entertainment

Lakewood Ranch's culinary scene is a delightful tapestry of flavors. From upscale dining experiences to casual eateries, this family-oriented community offers an array of options for discerning food enthusiasts. Among the notable establishments, Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar stands out, where you can savor the bold flavors of Mexico in a vibrant and lively atmosphere.

For an elegant dining experience, Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie is the go-to spot, offering modern American cuisine and an extensive wine list. Meanwhile, Apollonia Grill whisks you away to the Mediterranean with its flavorful dishes and warm ambiance, making it the perfect destination for a taste of the exotic. Right in the heart of the community, Main Street At Lakewood Ranch invites you to explore its charming boutiques and dine at local restaurants, immersing yourself in the area’s welcoming community spirit.

Things to Do

Lakewood Ranch offers a dynamic range of activities and events catering to various interests. There's always something to engage in, from sporting excitement to serene natural retreats. The Sarasota Polo Club is a unique sporting venue where you can experience the thrill of polo matches, making for an exciting day out for spectators of all ages. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the presence of Lakewood Ranches’ several golf country clubs and communities, each offering championship courses and a vibrant golfing community.

If you seek outdoor adventure, Benderson Park is a picturesque lakefront park known for hosting international rowing and dragon boat competitions, offering opportunities for kayaking, paddleboarding, and picnicking. Nature enthusiasts can explore the serene beauty of Celery Fields, a scenic park with winding trails and bird-watching opportunities. For those who love to shop local, the Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch is a vibrant Sunday tradition where you can discover fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local crafts, creating a bustling community gathering.

In Lakewood Ranch, every day is an opportunity to embrace an active and family-oriented lifestyle while immersing yourself in a welcoming and informative community. Whether you're cheering on polo matches, teeing off at the golf courses, or exploring the local parks and markets, Lakewood Ranch offers a friendly and engaging environment that captures the essence of modern family living. Discover Lakewood Ranch, where the past five years of being the top-selling community in the U.S. for all ages is a testament to its enduring appeal.


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.


Total Population

51 years

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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.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

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

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 4.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.9 miles 5 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.


Total Population


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Median Age

49.75 / 50.25%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Commute Time

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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.
School rating
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
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