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Originally known as Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, the current day Lakewood Ranch community began its transition into a master-planned residential development back in 1994.
Today, the Lakewood Ranch community is home to over 30,000 residents at an average age of 45 (2017 data) and features top-rated schools, top golf and country clubs, thriving community centers, sports facilities, a polo club and now ranks top Florida retirement destination in the country.
Sarasota is a booming small city on Florida's west coast. Located just an hour south of Tampa, Sarasota is best known for its top-rated Siesta Key Beach, its rich arts and theatre performances as well as its connection to the famous circus-performing Ringling family.
Sarasota offers its residents a high quality of life with year-round outdoor activities, a strong and growing employment market as well as quality healthcare from top-rated area hospitals. The population of Sarasota is approximately 54,000 persons (total Sarasota county population is roughly 380,000).
Bradenton is located on the West Coast of Florida, just south of Tampa Bay. With year-round sunshine, a warm tropical climate and water temperatures averaging 80 degrees, you’ll find the Bradenton Area hard to resist. Whether it is golfing at one of the dozens of challenging area courses, shopping at the variety of outlets, shops and boutiques, fishing, boating or simply just sitting back and enjoying a spectacular Gulf of Mexico sunset, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in our island paradise.
Population 50,672 per U.S Census. RCL & Co.
The Best Cities for Vegans in America | Sarasota
Avocado toast, vegan mac and cheese, kale salads. The vegan lifestyle is on the rise and well-placed for the food revolution, Sarasota was named No. 1 by Rent.com in the top 50 cities for vegans with 25.98 vegan restaurants per 100,000 people.
125 Best Places to Live in the USA | Sarasota
Coming in strong at No. 18, Sarasota shined as U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on the quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.
The 20 U.S cities where everyone’s moving to | Punta Gorda & North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton (No. 5)
Using data from the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program, Business Insider found that people are flocking to Florida. Ranked at No. 5, North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton had a migration of 140,889 people between 2010 and 2018 (or 20.1% of its 2010 population) and Punta Gorda clocked in at No. 3 with 35,551 people (or 22.8% of its 2010 population).
Top Master-Planned Communities for Housing Starts | Lakewood Ranch & West Villages
Lakewood Ranch was named the No. 1 master-planned community in the nation for housing starts with 1,561 new annual home starts as of the second quarter while West Villages ranked sixth nationwide with 876 annualized starts.
Best Cities to Live in Florida | Venice & Englewood
The US Chamber of Commerce ranked Florida cities by employment, housing, quality of life, education, and health, finding Venice (at No. 2) and Englewood (at No. 10) in the top ten. Venice was touted for its “thriving arts district, with the largest community theater in the country and a long stretch of beautiful coastline”.
25 Most Desirable Places to Live in the US in 2019 | Sarasota
US News and World Report cites Sarasota’s year-round warm weather and beaches contributing to its position in the No 20 spot in a compilation determined by affordability, job market and population growth due to net migration.
Best Wellness Environment | Lakewood Ranch
ideal-LIVING, a Southern living and real estate magazine named Lakewood Ranch to its “Best Wellness Environment” category recognized for its wellness-centered master planning, extensive recreational amenities, and health-conscious lifestyle program.
The Best Places to Live Near the Beach in the U.S. | Sarasota
Presenting the best places that offer access to the ocean, sand, and sunshine, Sarasota was named No. 3 in the nation by U.S. news.
Best Beach Towns to Live in | Sarasota, Venice
Wallethub.com shared many beach towns that are suitable to everyday life — and easy on the wallet, naming Sarasota (No. 6) and Venice (No. 10) among them.
The 50 Most Affordable Beaches in the U.S. | Siesta Key
Free parking and a friendly price for sunscreen, water, fish tacos, beer, cocktails, and accommodations were taken into consideration as Siesta Key was named to the No. 15 position.
10 Happiest and Healthiest Places to Live on the Beach| North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton
According to Coastal Living, Florida’s Gulf Coast is basically “Disneyland for happy grown-ups”, ranking North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton to fourth place.
10 Best Affordable Honeymoon Spots in the US | Sarasota
With an average nightly hotel price of $162, Liveability.comrecommended visiting Sarasota instead of the Mediterranean, wearing something Lilly Pulitzer-esque, and making sure you stop by The Ringling.
Country’s best cities to make it a quickie getaway | Sarasota
To create the “America’s Best Cities for a Quickie Index,” Hotwire analyzed more than 10,000 internal and external data points across 250 cities based on value, convenience, and leisure scores. Sarasota faired well among those looking to make the most of a one, two, or three-day getaway.
14 Classic Southern Weekend Escapes | Boca Grande
A bastion of Old Florida elegance and relaxed sophistication, the Gasparilla Inn & Clubin Boca Grande made a cameo on this list of beloved Southern getaways.
Best (Maybe Unexpected) Places to Visit in Spring & Summer| Sarasota
Livability.com rounded up seven picturesque cities, including Sarasota, where quieter seasons don’t take away from vivid attractions and activities to experience and reminisce about later.
Top Markets to Watch | Sarasota
Unique Homes selected markets that are top-performing, transitioning, or emerging under-the-radar locations and included Sarasota to the mix, noting a reimaging of the waterfront (The Bay Sarasota), growing cultural programming, increasing median prices, new construction and interest from those living in high-tax states.
Top 25 American Film Schools | Ringling College of Art + Design
The Hollywood Reporter hands out the annual grades to the colleges and universities — from USC to NYU — that are molding the entertainment industry’s next generation of geniuses. Ringling College moved up 9 spaces in 2019 to No. 16 with the completion of its Studio Labs complex.
Best Botanical Garden Lights | Selby Gardens
USA Today compiled on their 10Best list a look at botanical gardens across the United States with the best seasonal light shows. Local favorite Selby Gardens was lauded for their more than 2 million lights during Lights in Bloom.
Worlds Best Hospitals | Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Recognized every year for its quality of care, Sarasota Memorial Hospital was named to this elite list by Newsweek.
For even more area awards, check out our compilation of the previous years’ accolades on the MSC Blog:
When moving to a new place, that transitions you go through can be very stressful. There are so many items to juggle between selling your existing home, arranging for movers, securing a new job, getting your kids enrolled in a new school, obtaining your new drivers license, locating a new family doctor and dentist, and the list goes on and on. For your convenience, below is a step-by-step checklist of items to guide you once you are under contract on your new Florida home.
( INITIAL planning stage )
( AFTER your offer is accepted )
Florida Power & Light Electric Utility Co. (800) 226-3545
Teco Peoples Gas Gas Utility Co. (877) 832-6747
Xfinity/Comcast Cable TV/Internet (941) 342-3531
Frontier Communications Cable TV/Internet (800) 921-8101
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