Lakewood Ranch

Well-planned neighborhoods, enveloped by stunningly lush Florida landscaping, offer a desirable, high quality of life.

Welcome to Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, a magnificent master-planned community overlaps southeastern Manatee County and northeastern Sarasota County. Well-planned neighborhoods, enveloped by stunningly lush Florida landscaping, offer a desirable, high quality of life.
 

Location

Situated just east of Interstate 75, Lakewood Ranch enjoys easy access to nearby cities such as Sarasota and Bradenton – roughly 20 miles northeast of downtown Sarasota and 45 miles south of Tampa.
 

Development

Starting in the early 1990s, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. envisioned a community that now stands as one of the largest master-planned communities in Florida.
 

Residential Areas

Lakewood Ranch offers a variety of residential options including single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and apartments. Several neighborhoods with unique characteristics and amenities offer distinctive options within the wider community of Lakewood Ranch.
 

Amenities

Residents value the array of lifestyle options inherent to life within Lakewood Ranch. Amenities of note include: numerous parks, nature trails, golf courses, tennis courts, recreational facilities, shopping centers, restaurants, and schools within the community. Lakewood Ranch Main Street offers great events the first Friday of every month and varied stylish boutiques and international restaurants.
 
Many of Sarasota’s most popular restaurants have expanded into the greater Lakewood Ranch area. At the heart of the community lies Waterside Park, the new Main Street that will draw residents and visitors from Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch. At Waterside, new neighborhoods are designed around pristine lakes that connect via water taxi. Explore acres of nature preserve and trails or visit the dynamic lakefront town center.
 

Education

Access to top-rated schools, both public and private, makes Lakewood Ranch an attractive option for families with children.
 

Economic Growth

In recent years, many businesses have chosen to locate their offices and headquarters in the area, which led to job creation and further development of amenities and infrastructure.
 

Lifestyle

Lakewood Ranch offers a vibrant and active lifestyle with a strong sense of community and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation and socializing

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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 Pineapple Kitchen, Läderach chocolatier suisse, and Gofruit Juice Bar.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.91 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.28 miles 5 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.

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

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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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Marital Status

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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
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
Pinnacle Academy Inc.
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
R. Dan Nolan Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
B.D. Gullett Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Dr Mona Jain Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5

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