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Located in northeastern Sarasota County and southeastern Manatee County is the 33,000-acre, planned Lakewood Ranch Community. The community features lush sub-tropical landscaping, sparkling lakes, and modern infrastructure, including residential and commercial development, a town center (Main Street), shopping, dining, entertainment (nightlife), sports facilities, and world-class educational institutions. Potential residents can choose between all different lifestyles and locations, which is not easy. 

Lakewood Ranch is constantly growing

Lakewood Ranch has 18,000/homes with over 40,000 residents – and fast-growing; the future 12 Waterside communities will become one part of it. Waterside Place is the separate town center for this part of Lakewood Ranch. Trails, walkways, and a possible future water taxi will connect the different neighborhoods. 

Waterside – built by Pulte Homes

Many new-construction townhomes, single-family homes, and attached villas, built by Pulte Homes, will come with stunning water views on the two lakes, which total more than 140 acres. Others will look into beautifully manicured gardens or little nature preserves. 

Multigenerational and Master Planned

The multigenerational master-planned Waterside community is another highlight of the fast-growing Lakewood Ranch development. Bring your kayaks, canoes, and bicycles. Go to the Farmer’s Market and enjoy the seasonal festivals, and don’t be surprised if you see a Mike Jagger look-alike. It may be him – because he lives there, too. 

Perfect Community in a Perfect Spot

Lakewood Ranch is in a perfect spot. Close to the area’s best beaches, Sarasota downtown, theaters, world-class entertainment, and challenging golf courses.

Waterside Amenities:

Private access to a resort-style pool

Lakefront white-sand beach area

Fitness center, 

Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Social room

Kayak launch

Fire pit and multi-purpose turf lawn

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