Esplanade at Azario is a luxurious, amenity-rich golf community in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Even with all the amazing, self-contained amenities within Esplanade at Azario, we highly recommend you venture out and explore all the nearby culture hubs in cities like Sarasota, Bradenton, Saint Petersburg, and Tampa.
So, what’s the commute like if you plan to travel, work, or dine in one of these cities? Let’s take a closer look!
How Easy is Commuting from Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch?
If you are heading over to Main Street in Sarasota, commuting from Esplanade at Azario is very convenient since it is just 15 miles northeast of downtown Sarasota.
Depending on traffic conditions, you’ll typically need 25-30 minutes by car to reach the restaurant and theater district on Main Street from Esplanade.
In addition, Esplanade at Azario is also conveniently located for those who need to travel to St. Petersburg and Tampa.
Its location near major highways, including I-75, I-275, and US-301, provides easy access for commuters to these cities.
While it is easiest to drive from Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch, with some advance planning, you can also choose from private transportation options and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.
With either option, plan your commute accordingly and allow a little extra time for potential delays (a red light here and there could tack on an extra 3 minutes each! ).
But no worries, you'll enjoy the commute. The roads are lined with palm trees, the sky is sunny… you’ll get used to it.
As we mentioned, there are so many amenities to support your lifestyle within the gates of Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch, and you can absolutely experience all of life’s pleasures without leaving the gates!
Sarasota and other major cities are just a short drive away if you are looking to enjoy a more urban lifestyle, premium shopping, and amazing dining options, providing a perfect blend of lifestyles.
Healthcare and the Commute from Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch
A huge part of relocating is finding new doctors.
We get it because we did it ourselves!
It can feel daunting to contemplate where to go, who to trust, and how far away a good medical facility is.
Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch offers easy access to several healthcare facilities in the surrounding area and major hospitals and clinics in Sarasota.
The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is just a few miles from the community, providing residents easy access to primary care physicians, urgent care, imaging services, and more.
For major procedures and medical specialists, residents can also visit the nearby Manatee Memorial Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital. These hospitals provide various services, including cancer care, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, and more.
At Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch, you can enjoy living in a peaceful and serene environment while having the convenience of top-notch healthcare facilities just a short drive away.
What Are the Educational Opportunities near Esplanade at Azario?
We get calls all the time from prospective home buyers who place a high importance on the quality of the local schools here in Lakewood Ranch.
Esplanade at Azario is ideal for families with school children as many schools and colleges are nearby. The neighborhood is zoned to Manatee County schools; all A-rated and in high demand.
Some excellent schools near Azario include Gullet Elementary School, Mona Jain Middle School, and Lakewood Ranch High School. Lakewood Ranch Preparatory Academy is a nearby charter school as well serving grades K-12.
For higher education, LECOM College of Medicine is on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, and several other colleges like the University of South Florida, and the State College of Florida are nearby.
What Other Factors Affect the Commute from Esplanade at Azario?
Florida's weather conditions can significantly impact the commute from Esplanade at Azario.
If you’ve seen some of our YouTube videos, especially the one we did about SRQ Sarasota-Bradenton airport, then you have seen what heavy summer rains look like here!
During the summer, there is a higher chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain. It is always important that you check the weather conditions before heading out and adjust your commute time accordingly.
Continued Growth near Azario
Our area and the road infrastructure continues to grow. 44th Avenue East, which borders Azario to the south, has plans to be extended east and west.
The westerly extension of this road will be a bridge over Interstate 75, connecting East and West County and providing a new route to several of Bradenton and Sarasota’s beaches.
This will be a game changer for the entire region!
Esplanade at Azario provides an unmatched lifestyle with access to world class golf, top-notch amenities, and social activities.
Its convenient location close to major cities like Sarasota, Bradenton, Saint Petersburg, and Tampa, allows access to a world of culture and opportunities.
From Azario, it is easy and convenient to commute for work, study, healthcare, and enjoyment due to the short distance and access to the highway.
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