Home of the Neal Communities corporate headquarters, Lakewood Ranch is one of East Manatee County’s newer, upscale communities. It’s become a true destination packed with shopping, dining and recreation. Established in 1995, Lakewood Ranch is a family-centered, master-planned community just about 20-miles from the beach. You’ll find nine villages, from townhomes to custom estates, where families become neighbors, neighbors become family and everyone enjoys a sense of community.
The 17,500-acre Lakewood Ranch is also home to a quaint and popular Main Street with retail shopping, office space and gourmet and family-friendly restaurants. The community also boasts A-rated schools, unique shops and boutiques, business parks, a hospital and medical center, and four different masterfully designed golf courses. Nature enthusiasts love the more than 150 miles of sidewalks and trails, community parks, lakes and nature preserves.
Lakewood Ranch is also designated as the largest green-certified community in the United States. Half of the land at Lakewood Ranch is set aside as open or recreational space. Each year Lakewood Ranch hosts great events and festivals that attract people from all over the state.