The Southwest Florida regional housing market is supported by two strong pillars: Lakewood Ranch in Manatee County and Palmer Ranch in Sarasota County. Palmer Ranch is a master-planned community that was once a massive citrus and cattle ranch owned and managed by Bertha Palmer, a socialite turned farmer and real estate developer. In the 21st century, Bertha Palmer’s vision of premier neighborhoods that feature high quality of life in harmony with Florida’s pristine nature lives on with Palmer Ranch.
Palmer Ranch consists of more than a dozen neighborhoods that cater to different lifestyles. Bertha Palmer’s penchant for elegance and high society is reflected in the Country Club of Sarasota, which was developed in the 1980s and is considered one of the cornerstones of the famed golf lifestyle in Florida. Palmer Ranch was one of the earliest residential developments in Florida to follow the Sunshine State’s strict green building codes; as a result, energy efficiency and nature conservancy can be expected in each neighborhood.
Nature preserves, ponds and lakes are enjoyed by many homeowners across Palmer Ranch. Most neighborhoods have amenities such as swimming pools, playgrounds, fitness centers, tennis courts, and more. Although single-family homes are the most common residential structures found in Palmer Ranch, those looking for a maintenance-free lifestyle will enjoy the villas at neighborhoods such as Mira Lago and Deer Creek.
House hunters who consider making Palmer Ranch will find a range of lifestyle options to choose from. Nature lovers will gravitate towards Turtle Rock, one of the most eco-friendly communities in Southwest Florida. Serious golf and tennis players will prefer Stoneybrook and the classic Country Club of Sarasota with its magnificent Prestancia Tournament Players Club golf course and its numerous tennis courts. Families tend to prefer Huntington Pointe to the north since it is closer to the City of Sarasota and its numerous educational and cultural offerings.
Fitness activities are plentiful at Palmer Ranch. The Legacy Trail is a long, scenic pedestrian and bicycle path that leads all the way south to Venice and its gorgeous beaches. For even more serious workouts, the Potter Park Sarasota YMCA is very close to Palmer Ranch. The famous white sands of the Siesta Key beaches are less than 20 minutes away and a number of state parks are also in proximity.
When it comes to dining, shopping and entertainment, Palmer Ranch residents do not have to travel too far. The large Westfield Square Mall and its AMC movie theater is actually located inside Palmer Ranch. Three traditional Publix supermarkets are nestled within, and several restaurants surround the neighborhoods. School-age residents are served by the Sarasota Public Schools District, but the Pine View private academy is a major draw for families to the area.
House hunters do not have to worry about being priced out of Palmer Ranch and everything it has to offer. Housing opportunities start under $150K, and million-dollar estates can be found in neighborhoods such as Silver Oaks and the Oaks Club.
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