Lakewood Ranch : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch is a planned community between Sarasota and Tampa. At Lakewood Ranch: gourmet and family-friendly restaurants, A-rated schools, unique shops and boutiques, business parks, hospital and medical center, three different masterfully designed golf courses; an athletic center with fitness, aquatics and 18 lighted tennis courts; even Polo and Cricket clubs. And over 150 miles of sidewalks and trails, community parks, lakes and nature preserves sharing dramatic landscapes with forest and wetland preserves abundant with native wildlife. Lakewood Ranch, an 17,500 acre master-planned community, located on Florida's Gulf Coast, close to I-75.

 

Where to Retire in Lakewood Ranch and Home Prices

Choose from 10 villages offering a varieity of lifestyles and home choices. They range from townhomes to custom estate living, share dramatic landscapes with forest and wetland preserves and hundreds of species of native wildlife. Prices range from the high $100s to will into the millions.

 

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

From the free monthly concerts of "Music on Main" to Celebrity Golf Tournaments to "Grand Ovation at Lakewood Ranch," there's always some special event happening at Lakewood Ranch. Whether it's a tailgate party at the Polo Fields, our famous Pug Parade, a special screening at the Lakewood Ranch Cinemas or spending the weekend at the Tour of Homes, you can live in a community that brings world-class festivals and interesting events to your doorstep.

 

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What people are saying about Lakewood Ranch

Any Retirees in Lakewood Ranch?
We are planning on building in a new Lakewood Ranch neighborhood called Esplanade, a golf course community. Does anyone have information or experience regarding Lakewood Ranch for retirees? Is it too far from the beach and Sarasota restaurants/cultural activities? Is it easy to meet people? Any negatives? LWR is partly in Sarasota and partly in Bradenton, and I've heard negatives about Bradenton...can anyone weigh in? Thanks!
Posted by Jini1 on September 10, 2015

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Facts about LAKEWOOD RANCH
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Golf Community,New Urban/Master Planned,All ages,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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