Exploring the Active Adult Communities in Lakewood Ranch, Florida

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

Whether they prefer multigenerational living or a neighborhood that’s restricted to 55+ residents, homebuyers 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.

Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch

Mid $300s – Mid $1Ms

Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch is a master-planned community with new construction homes for sale in a dozen floor plans and models. Taylor Morrison began construction in 2020 and plans to build 1,400 single-family and attached homes ranging from 1,533 to 3,502 square feet with two to five bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage.

Residents at Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch will have access to a clubhouse with a restaurant, a fitness center, and a multipurpose room. The amenities will continue outdoors with a large pool, a patio bar, an 18-hole golf course, and pickleball and tennis courts. Also, this community’s location allows easy access to cities like Sarasota and Bradenton.

Del Webb Lakewood Ranch

Low $300s – Mid $600s

Palm trees around the outdoor pool at Del Webb Lakewood Ranch in Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Del Webb Lakewood Ranch takes amenities seriously.

Buyers who care about environmental impact will be proud to live at Del Webb Lakewood Ranch, 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.

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.

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.


Mid $300s – Mid $600s

The outdoor pool beside the clubhouse at The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch in Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Homes in Indigo have upgraded finishes and design features as well as large master suites.

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 multipurpose 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. 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

Palm trees surrounding the community sign for Lakewood National in Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Buyers can customize their homes and include any upgrades or special design elements.

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.

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