Lakewood Ranch Opens Grand Tour of Homes


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, October 23, 2018 – Realtors in the Sarasota and Manatee can offer plenty of new recommendations this fall 2018 to prospective home buyers in Lakewood Ranch. Over 70 new home models and move-in ready residences are set in this master development’s annual Tour of Homes scheduled from October 19 to November 18.

Now on its 21st year, the showcase this 2018 easily stands out from the previous editions, with several new communities added to the touring list. Notably, Lakewood Ranch homebuilders are also offering wide-ranging price points to prospective home buyers.

Showings via Bus Tours

All in all, there are 22 communities which have either newly built models or move-in ready residences featured in this Lakewood Ranch showcase. Bus tours, a new feature this year, enable visits to several communities and their home designs included in the showcase, as well as interactive exploration of the master development’s various amenities.

The newest community in the tour is The Isles at Lakewood Ranch north of University Parkway. It is a project of national homebuilder Toll Brothers which is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania, and a newcomer in the Lakewood Ranch real estate market. Its maiden portfolio at the 340-acre Isles include floor plans of between 2,200 square feet and 4,200 square feet priced from the $400s‒$500s range. Three models of single family homes at the Isles are featured in the tour.

Market Movers in Sarasota’s Waterside

The new Waterside development and choice homes in its neighborhoods Shoreview and Lakehouse Cove are also on tap during this one-month Lakewood Ranch home showcase. Opened just last year, this Lakewood Ranch community in Sarasota has already sold over 100 single family homes as of September 2018, and its first residents have already moved in.

The current MLS of Sarasota homes for sale lists new builds of single family homes at Lakehouse Cove at prices between the mid-$400s and $1.75 million. These sales listings feature floor plans ranging between 1,800 and 2,700 square feet designed with two to four bedrooms.

Townhouses and Condos in the Mix

Prospective buyers of Lakewood Ranch homes for sale can likewise explore models of townhouses at the master development’s Harmony neighborhood. Mattamy Homes is offering in this community tours of its three-bedroom Marina townhouse model with a floor area of about 1,700 square feet and starting price in the $200s.

The Waterfront at Main Street adds condos to the mix of this year’s Lakewood Ranch home tours. The prices of sales listings in this property off Uihlein Lake in Lakewood Ranch’s downtown are quoted in the $400s. These units are designed with floor areas at between 1,300 and 1,460 square feet.

Also represented in this year’s Lakewood Ranch home show are Lakewood National Golf Club, Polo Run and Del Webb, relatively newer communities located east of the original villages of the master development. Other destinations in the tour are recent residential developments south of State Road 64, including Arbor Grande, Mallory Park, Savanna, and Esplanade Golf & Country Club. Showings of million-dollar residences as well as new condo units priced in the $200s stand as one of the top draws at the amenity-rich Esplanade, a community that encapsulates the best of what Lakewood Ranch has to offer.