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THE CULTURAL COAST & METRO AREAS

Lakewood Ranch is surrounded by metro areas with endless entertainment. Get lost in one of many museums, explore lush gardens, and catch a concert or dance performance. In the same day, you can lace up your sneakers for an afternoon at the aquarium and get all dressed up for an evening at the opera.
Located just east of the Sarasota coastline, Lakewood Ranch is on Florida’s “Cultural Coast,” surrounded by significant metro areas, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota. The region is rich in arts, culture, entertainment, shopping, dining, and world-class beaches. So, when you call The Ranch home, you can take full advantage of life on Florida’s Cultural Coast 24/7.

ARTS & CULTURE

Get lost in a museum, explore lush gardens, catch a concert or dance performance. Here, you can enjoy the aquarium and the opera in the same day!
Lakewood Ranch is surrounded by metro areas with endless entertainment. Get lost in one of many museums, explore lush gardens, and catch a concert or dance performance. In the same day, you can lace up your sneakers for an afternoon at the aquarium and get all dressed up for an evening at the opera.

SPORTS

When you live here and you’re a sports fan, you’re in luck. Root on every Tampa Bay pro team and catch MLB spring training every year.
When you live here and you’re a sports fan, you’re in luck (and in good company!). Hockey, soccer and football fans can grab tickets to Tampa Bay Lightning, Rowdies and Buccaneers games. And baseball fans have year-round excitement with our home-team, the Tampa Bay Rays, and during the pre-season with multiple MLB teams spring training right in our backyard. 

BEACHES

Just a short drive from Lakewood Ranch awaits the powder-soft sands and bright blue waters of the Gulf Coast.
Just a short drive from Lakewood Ranch awaits the powder-soft sands and bright blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Sarasota coastline attracts travelers from near and far to relax on the warm beaches. Sarasota waterways and the Gulf coast are ideal for paddleboarding, parasailing, boating and fishing. Take a day to enjoy the nationally-ranked Siesta Key or our other barrier islands.

PARKS & RECREATION

Sarasota and Manatee counties are full of county parks for exploring the area and enjoy nature and the great outdoors.
Sarasota and Manatee counties are full of opportunities to explore the area and enjoy the outdoors. County parks and preserves provide great places to hike, bike, birdwatch and picnic while canals and waterways are great for fishing, paddleboarding or kayaking. There’s something for everyone at every age to enjoy. 

AIRPORTS

Lakewood Ranch residents have easy access to several airports located in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa and Clearwater.
Lakewood Ranch residents have easy access to several airports located in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa and Clearwater, which provide multiple travel options to help you reach your destination including both domestic and international nonstop flights.