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Lakewood Ranch on Florida's Gulf Coast has five excellent communities for active adults.

Whether they prefer multi-generational living or a neighborhood that’s restricted to 55+ residents, buyers looking for an active adult community in Lakewood Ranch have five excellent choices. Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, near Sarasota and Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch is an award-winning master-planned community covering 150 miles of residential, natural, and commercial space.

Del Webb Lakewood Ranch

Low $300s - Low $500s

Buyers who care about environmental impact will be proud to live at Del Webb Lakewood Ranch, which is the largest green-certified community in the nation. This 55+ neighborhood consists of 1,300 single-family and attached homes available as resale or new construction properties. 

Villas are offered in two models with 1,542 to 1,579 square feet, two or three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The single-family homes have 1,289 to 2,634 square feet, two to five bedrooms, and two or three bathrooms. They also have attached garages for two or three cars. These homes are offered in 10 models and floor plans.

Del Webb Lakewood Ranch takes amenities seriously. There’s a clubhouse, a fitness center with a movement studio, activity rooms, an arts and crafts room, and a cafe with free WiFi. Residents enjoy the library and the catering kitchen and can spend as much time as they want outdoors, where there’s a pool and patio as well as a barefoot bar and a fire pit. For a bit of exercise and recreation, there are opportunities on the polo fields as well as on the tennis, bocce, and pickleball courts. 

An activities director is available to help plan club meetings and special events. Residents enjoy movie nights, game nights, lectures, and day trips. 

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch

Low $300s - High $500s

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch just broke ground last year, but it’s a 55+ community that’s generating a lot of interest among buyers looking for Lakewood Ranch homes for sale. New homes are available in a number of models with between two and four bedrooms. Most properties are available as single-story homes, but it’s possible to add a bonus room on the second floor. 

The planned amenities are pretty impressive. There will be a recreational center covering more than five acres and a clubhouse with a fitness center, a yoga studio, a billiards room, and a ballroom. The demonstration kitchen will be a great place for communal meals, and the art studio will offer classes and group projects. There are lots of trails around the property for walking, biking, and jogging, and residents can also enjoy the pool and patio as well as the tennis and pickleball courts.

Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch

Mid $200s - Low $800s

With a great location that includes water access, Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch is a perfect option for active adults who want to live in a community that isn’t age-restricted but provides amenities and social events geared towards their age group and lifestyle. This community has a kayak and canoe launch as well as an 18-hole golf course and a pro shop. There are polo fields, pickleball courts, an outdoor resort-style pool, and a resistance pool. Residents can use the clubhouse, fitness center, library, and catering kitchen. Buyers looking for a pet-friendly community will love the gated bark park. 

Homes for sale are available as resale or new construction single-family properties. The Club Series are detached villas and have two models with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. There are also dens and open floor plans ranging from 1,686 to 1,926 square feet.

The Golf VII Series features 10 models of single-family homes with 1,856 to 2,929 square feet. They have two and three bedrooms, and most homes come with a den and extra bathrooms. The Golf VIII Series offers the largest homes. They offer 2,702 to 3,439 square feet with three bedrooms, a den, and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Buyers looking for expansive gourmet kitchens will want to consider these models.


High $200s - High $400s

Indigo is one of Lakewood Ranch’s more intimate communities, with only 453 new and resale homes covering 151 acres of land. Villas are available in two floor plans with 1,632 to 1,842 square feet, two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. There’s a great room and a lanai, and most kitchens come with an island for cooking and prep work. The single-family homes span 15 floor plans with between two and four bedrooms and at least 1,509 square feet. Some models are almost 3,000 square feet. Homes in Indigo have upgraded finishes and design features as well as large master suites.

Holiday parties, community events, and polo matches are frequently held at Indigo. Amenities include a clubhouse and a fitness center with a movement studio. There’s a multi-purpose room and a catering kitchen as well as a selection of cabanas near the pool and patio. Pickleball courts and bocce ball courts are also available, as well as several well-landscaped trails that lead past lakes and ponds. Indigo is not age restricted, making this an ideal community for active adults who may be moving with their grown children or grandchildren. 

Lakewood National

High $100s - Mid $600s

Golfers will have a hard time ignoring the outstanding Lakewood Ranch homes for sale at Lakewood National, a new active adult community without age restrictions. It’s centered around the 36-hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. A large lagoon is planned as well as two clubhouses with a state-of-the-art fitness center, a couple of outdoor pools, and eight clay tennis courts.

The new construction homes are divided into five categories. Terrace and Veranda properties are attached villas and condos, providing buyers with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and between 1,137 and 1,355 square feet. Coach homes have three bedrooms and two bathrooms and come in four models with 1,741 or 2,110 square feet and an attached two-car garage. Executive and Estate homes have two to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and from 1,850 to 3,800 square feet. Buyers can customize their homes and include any upgrades or special design elements that they’d like.