Lakewood Ranch Ranks Number One in New Home Sales (Again!)

What do you know about Lakewood Ranch? Even if you’re not familiar with this master-planned community, it’s not too late to learn more. One visit is all it takes to see why Lakewood Ranch was the number one best-selling master-planned, multi-generational community in America.

Looking for more details on this one-of-a-kind place? Here’s everything you should know.

The Results Are In

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In a recent study conducted by RCLCO and John Burns, Lakewood Ranch was the most popular master-planned community in the nation for the second year in a row. Nearly 2,000 buyers moved in during 2019 alone, which is a 12% increase from the previous year. Additionally, Lakewood Ranch was also ranked as the second best community of the decade by the same study.

Of course, rapid expansion has helped to lure even more buyers to the Lakewood Ranch area. New neighborhoods, such as Cresswind, The Palisades, and Woodleaf Hammock, feature hundreds of homes—and they’re still growing.

What Buyers Love

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Wondering what makes Lakewood Ranch so popular? Here, developers have made an effort to attract a wide variety of buyers, including millennials, empty-nesters, young families, and even seniors. This diverse population creates a unique sense of community that you won’t find in just any master-planned area.

Buyers have also fallen for Lakewood Ranch’s unbeatable amenities. Although each neighborhood offers something different, it’s not uncommon to find “town centers” in some subdivisions, as well as expansive clubhouses and gorgeous water features. As a whole, Lakewood Ranch also offers plenty of shopping, dining, and job opportunities, so you’ll never run out of things to do.

Buying in Lakewood Ranch

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If you’re ready to join Lakewood Ranch’s 36,000 other residents, now is the perfect time to start your home search! With over 17 different neighborhoods to choose from, this master-planned community offers something for everyone—and your perfect home could already be waiting.

Not sure where to start? As you start planning your visit, be sure to book tickets for the community bus tour. It’s the easiest way to explore Lakewood Ranch’s top neighborhoods, and you can also get a good feel for what living there is really like. If you have any other questions, our area guide features all the details you need to know before you make a move.

Make Your Move!

Thinking about making a move to the Sarasota area? Lakewood Ranch is a stellar place to settle down! If you’re looking to get a head start on your home search, the Kotaska Team is here to help. We have plenty of buying resources to set you on the right path, so feel free to reach out!

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