This 17,500-acre thriving area with its master-planned design is by far one of the most sought-after areas for real estate and businesses. Started in 1995 with high hopes following the real estate boom, it was a sudden success and has continued to be ever since. Having a range of activities and amenities makes the neighborhoods in Lakewood Ranch desirable for younger families as well as retirees. You cannot be left without as this area comes complete with its own sports complexes, medical center, movie theatres, hotels, convenience stores, and schools for all ages. Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club offers an exclusive clubhouse, swimming pool, and of course beautifully designed courses. The parks and preserves here are imperative to its character as more than 50 percent of the land remains untouched. Main Street boasts a Venetian Inspired shopping experience offering plenty of dining options and weekly events. Dine out on the patio of MacAllister’s Grill and Tavern while people watching and enjoying their featured Lemon Basil Chicken. Join the fun on Main Street every Friday night as musicians showcase their best lyrics. Located off University Parkway and I-75, this location is close to UTC Mall and only minutes from downtown Sarasota.