Best Equestrian Community of the Year - Lakewood Ranch
Don’t let the word ‘ranch’ fool you. This 13,500 acre master-planned community is one of the finest we’ve seen in Southwest Florida. Lakewood Ranch has it all including a world class polo facility and equestrian center. Since 1991, residents have spent Sundays watching the “fastest game on four feet”. The Sarasota Polo Club is a 130 acre competition facility situated on the east side of the equestrian community.
The equestrian center has nine world-class polo fields and a regulation size arena. The polo season attracts the best players in the world and the facility is dog friendly. Old fashioned Clydesdale wagon rides, tailgate parties, half-time entertainment and divot stomping take place during the tournaments.
Amenities on site include:
- Nine outdoor Polo Fields
- Full-size outdoor Arena
- Covered open-air Pavilion
- Three 24-Stall Barns with turnout
- Two Stick and Ball fields
- Members Clubhouse
- 3/4 mile Exercise Track
- On-site Veterinary Cinic
- Gift Shop
Lakewood Ranch has over 100 miles of nature trails wrapping in and around three community parks. With 35 private ranches ranging from 5 to 40 acres surrounding the polo fields, property owners have the option of keeping their horses at home. Over 600 horses are stabled in and around the club during polo season.
While our focus today is on recognizing Lakewood Ranch equestrian amenities, the community is a city in and of itself! Main Street Shopping, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and top rated schools are built within the neighborhood. This comprehensive master-planned community will have 20,000 homes spread across nine villages at the project’s completion. Approximately 8,500 homes have been built to date. Esplande is the community’s newest neighborhood.
Four championship golf courses, two clubhouses with dining, an elaborate tennis center and wellness center are more amenities at Lakewood Ranch. New homes can be found under $200k and ranch equestrian properties can exceed $2 million. We applaud Lakewood Ranch’s inclusion of horse amenities into their award winning neighborhood.
Lakewood Ranch is Real Estate Scorecard's 2014 Bliss Award winner for Best Equestrian Community of the Year.