Today's video's all about making your Lakewood Ranch, Florida home search easy.
I'm going to share a secret that I tell all of our clients that helps them make their home search simple and organized in their minds.
So when they're online, looking at YouTube or Facebook, Instagram, Zillow, or Trulia, and trying to figure out what's the best neighborhood for them, this Tip is going to make it all easy.
So I'm going to start by recapping the Lakewood Ranch map
As you can see here... Lakewood Ranch is huge.
This piece of paper, this map, it really doesn't express how large it is. From top to bottom to drive is about a 20 minute ride, across is 15- 20 minutes as well. It's really huge.
Let's break this down into zip codes, because Lakewood Ranch sits within three different zip codes. It's that big!
An easy way to think of it is there's: Top middle bottom. We have the top zip code, middle, and the lower zip code is actually part of Sarasota county. But I'll get into that in a second.
Let's start at the top, the zip code on the Northern side, which would be between state road 70 and state road. 64 is 34211. This encompasses a very large area, like I said, and is where most of the new construction is occurring right now.
There's a street called Bourneside, which is the Eastern border currently of Lakewood Ranch. They're talking about going a little bit further across Bourneside They're talking possibly a new Del webb, which would be a 55+, and also a Lakewood National 2, so a new golf course community, which is kind of cool. But it hasn't even begun. It's just cows.
How many houses are for sale in 34211, the Northern part of Lakewood ranch? As of July 7th, which is just a couple of days ago, there are 227 active listings... that doesn't include property that's under deposit. It's not recently sold. It's just everything that's currently available that you can view, make an offer on, and purchase.
The median number is a really good number to use because it kind of takes the large, big, expensive house and the cheaper houses and disregards those so that you can understand where's that sweet spot in the middle. And that is $619,000 in this zip code, this data I pulled myself from the MLS.
This zip code includes probably about 50% of completely built out neighborhoods like Central park, Mallory park, Arbor Grande And it also includes the new construction stuff, like Star Farms, Sweetwater, etc. So if you're looking for new construction and your price point is in that $600k to $800k range, this is the area for you. Of course there's more expensive properties than that in the zip code, but, as a whole, the data shows 600 to 800. That's probably where we're at now in July of 20 22, in 34211.
Now let's go to the center zip code of Lakewood ranch. This is the original zip code when Lakewood ranch began and sold their first house. And I think it was in 1995 for $88,000.
I'm close...Don't quote me, but it's something like that.
Summerfield, Greenbrook, Country club, Riverwalk, and Edgewater. And then you have The Lake Club, Country Club East, the Ritz Carlton golf membership that that's just a golf course. That's privately owned. And then you have Del webb, The Isles, and another portion of Greenbrook.
That's 34202. You can see just from glancing at this that it is a bit smaller in land area than 34211.
And there's less neighborhoods. They're bigger neighborhoods. There's definitely a different aesthetic and a different feel from the two zip codes as you travel down, just simply because of when they were built and this zip code 34202, has the most established resale.
There's 131 active listings as of July 7th. This is from MLS data that I pulled. The median price is $815,000. So you could see it's a little higher.
34202 has slightly different school zoning than 34211 and there's some differences in terms of the aesthetic of the neighborhoods, just simply because these were developed as very, very large neighborhoods with individual communities and villages like Country Club East and Country Club.
They each have sub neighborhoods, in comparison to say a Mallory Park, which that's just one neighborhood Mallory Park.
The Southern portion of Lakewood ranch, which is from University Parkway down to Fruitville road is actually in Sarasota county. This is the area of Lakewood ranch where Waterside place is. And if you haven't heard of Waterside place, it's a town center that was built on this massive lake. So there's apartments and shops and restaurants.
It's become a really cool cultural center for the residents to enjoy
The shape of Lakewood ranch and the land that was actually owned and/or acquired by the original family, doesn't have as much of a consistent shape to it. So as you can see here, it goes across. And then down Lorraine road and stops where you see the village Windward.
Turning to the statistics of this particular zip code, 34240 in Sarasota. Now this is eye opening because like I said, it's a huge area. Huge and only a little portion of it is Lakewood ranch. But these numbers, this isn't just Lakewood ranch. This is for the entire zip code. So of that entire vast area, there's only 55 houses for sale.
The data's gonna be a little more difficult because this area is simply just not as developed. Waterside is still developing and there's a lot of residential opportunities still coming. Shoreview is there, LakeHouse Cove, but then there's the Alcove being built by Neil Signature, Avanti by Pulte.... All of this is under development right now.
There's a few resale here and there, but every one of these neighborhoods are pretty much brand spankin' new.
And that brings me to my final point. And it's a word of wisdom. It's a tip. It's something to really keep in mind when you're shopping online, looking browsing homes on realtor.com or Zillow.
What you see is simply what has been listed.
So if it hasn't been inputted into the MLS, or if someone hasn't manually inputted this property for sale in that website, within their database, it's not going to show. You won't even know that it exists.
Each of these builders have inventory that you just wouldn't be aware of.
Unless you have a resource here with boots on the ground to gather that information and make sure you get it right away.
And that's us!
So, if you're considering any of these neighborhoods in all three of the zip codes of Lakewood Ranch, give us a call and let's have a conversation.
It's our job to work with you and guide you to the very best decision to match the right neighborhood, the right floor plan, help you select all your options and design and make sure that when you choose a home and make an offer, it's the right fit for you.
To get a better visual of each neighborhood and zip code we mentioned, watch this video.
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One question people consistently ask us is:
How did you choose the neighborhood you live in?
With so many options in Lakewood Ranch, it can be overwhelming. We did our research and fell in love with Country Club East for many reasons, but here are our top 5 reasons why we love it, and love living here!
Reason # 5 – Established & Strong HOA
Feeling confident in the community you choose is important: confident in its budget and funding, its continually strong real estate values, and confident that you will be happy living there for a long time. With the shared ownership that an HOA establishes, everyone does their part to keep things looking great. Reserve studies show that the Country Club East association is in great shape and projected to be around 75% funded throughout the next decade. Translation = We are looking good!
Reason #4- Lakes & Preserves
Water views are good for the soul and CCE has plenty of them. With over 60 lakes and ponds scattered throughout the 20 neighborhood sections, chances are your home will have a view of some water. Additionally, the preserves that dot the land encourage natural wildlife habitats and maintain privacy between streets, so you can embrace all that the Florida lifestyle has to offer. Sip coffee on your lanai in the morning while the Sandhill Cranes stroll by and watch the sunset over the golf course. At all times of day, the lakes and preserves in Country Club East are something to enjoy!
Reason #3 – Variety of Architecture
Variety is the spice of life (or so they say!). Some new construction neighborhoods have extremely similar homes and color schemes, which can make driving through the streets repetitive and confusing if all the houses look alike! The variety of architecture in Country Club East is astounding and each home is unique and beautiful in its own way. Why be the same as everyone else when you can be different?
Reason #2 – Location
Located between University Parkway and Lorraine Road, Country Club East is walking distance to A-rated schools and just minutes to Lakewood Ranch Main Street, the Sarasota Polo Club, University Town Center, and the Premier Sports Campus. With the new Publix plaza on one corner and Wawa on the other, you do not have to travel far to find what you need, including a great night out at Libby’s! This location is ideal for travel all throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties due to its easy access to I-75. This puts Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Fort Myers within easy reach, as well, and beautiful world-class beaches are less than 40 minutes away. You really can’t beat this spot!
Reason #1 – People!
Take a walk at any time of day and you will find neighbors doing the same who are eager to stop and say hi. Neighbors and friends become family and welcome you to the neighborhood with open arms. All of the other details make living here wonderful, but the people make living here feel like HOME.
This list only breaks the surface of the things we love about this village, but we hope you found this information helpful!
If you have friends or family considering moving to the area, allow us to tell them why we think Country Club East is the best spot in Lakewood Ranch.
Looking for Florida luxury homes? This Toll Brothers gated community is north of University Parkway in Lakewood Ranch, FL and consists of 470 home sites on 340 acres of land designed with a coastal contemporary theme (think: luxury Caribbean). This village features two collections of homes, the Captiva Collection and the Sanibel Collection, with flexible floorplans and hundreds of options to personalize your dream home.
Looking for other Lakewood Ranch villages? Check out this video: https://youtu.be/EJduGVkjc88
Today we show you the Solana Model, which is one of 4 model homes available to see in this village. It is a 4 bedroom, 3 and a half bathroom home with 3,362 square feet and a 3-car garage. Starting price for this home is $607,995 and everything can be customized or upgraded to your liking.
Built by Toll Brothers, builders known for their attention to detail and commitment to quality construction, The Isles at Lakewood Ranch offer homes ranging in size from 2,220 square feet to over 3,400 square feet with up to 5 bedrooms. 4 car garages are also available in the Captiva Collection plans.
Homes for sale in The Isles at Lakewood Ranch start in the high $400s. The HOA fee is just under $300/month, maintenance included, and these homes are also subject to CDD fees as part of the tax amount.
Amenities at The Isles:
On Site Lifestyle Director
State-of-the-art Fitness Center
Resort style pool
Sports Courts for Tennis and Pickleball
Dog Park and open space for playing
To search current homes for sale in The Isles at Lakewood Ranch, click here.
Contact us with any questions!