View of a marina and resorts along the skyline in Sarasota, Florida

Active adult homebuyers looking to retire on Florida's Gulf Coast now have a new community to consider: Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch.

Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch is now selling, and active adults interested in living on Florida’s Gulf Coast will appreciate the resort-style amenities, 18-hole championship golf course, and new construction home models with attention paid to every detail. Lakewood Ranch is one of the most popular master-planned communities in Florida, and it provides residents with everything they need, from shopping and schools to recreation and dining.

Home prices will start in the high $200s, with HOA fees between $200 and $400 per month, depending on the property purchased.

Floor Plans

Taylor Morrison is building Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch, and buyers will have a choice between paired villas or single-family homes. Buyers with plans to downsize or those interested in a low-maintenance lifestyle will appreciate the twin villas. These Ibis models offer 1,533 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. There’s also a covered lanai and an open floor plan with an extra space for an office or a den.

Single-family homes will be built in 11 models. The Roma is the smallest with 1,689 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, and an attached two-car garage. The largest model is the sprawling Humboldt, with 3,502 square feet, four bedrooms, a den, four to five bathrooms, and an attached three-car garage.

Buyers interested in single-family models will have a choice of one- or two-story floor plans, most of them with 1,800 to 3,000 square feet and two to five bedrooms. These homes have between two and five full bathrooms, and buyers can elect to include half-bathrooms as well. There’s plenty of room for customizations and upgrades.

The sales center is open, and model homes are available to tour at Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch. With open floor plans, large gathering rooms, and ample outdoor space, these properties offer buyers plenty of options to consider. From formal dining rooms to gourmet kitchens, these home models have every convenience needed for modern living.

Amenities and Lifestyle

There’s a full-time lifestyle director employed at Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch, which means residents will rarely be without social activities and opportunities for entertainment. New buyers will feel welcomed as soon as they move in, with clubs, group fitness classes, and special interest activities happening regularly.

The golf course is available to the public for a limited time (it will eventually be a private course for Azario Lakewood Ranch residents). To enjoy the 18 holes designed by architect Chris Wilczynski, tee times can be scheduled by calling Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch.

In addition to the golf course, there will be plenty of opportunities for fitness, fun, and relaxation. Amenities planned for the community include a large clubhouse with a wellness center, a movement studio, and a fitness center. An outdoor pool is planned and will include a spacious patio as well as a poolside Tiki bar and restaurant which will be called Bahama Bar & Grill. For competition or recreation, residents can enjoy the tennis courts, pickleball courts, and bocce ball courts.

Lakewood Ranch Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch is routinely voted as one of the best multi-generational planned communities in the entire country. It offers buyers age-restricted enclaves as well as neighborhoods like Esplanade at Azario, which have no age restrictions and allow active adults to live with their older children, younger grandkids, or any other family members.

Lakewood Ranch is its own contained, small town. It has restaurants, shops, medical offices, and healthcare facilities as well as golf courses, schools, and conveniences like gas stations, banks, pharmacies, and dry cleaners.

Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch is a gated community, and in addition to all the amenities and opportunities within Lakewood Ranch, it offers residents the chance to live close to the beach and Sarasota. It’s about an hour from Tampa and St. Petersburg, and it's close to where the Tampa Bay Rays have their spring training baseball program.

Siesta Key is a dazzling white-sand beach with warm Gulf of Mexico waters. It’s less than half an hour from Lakewood Ranch, and it offers boating, fishing, and swimming as well as shops, restaurants, and cafes at Siesta Key Village. Tidal pools and coral reefs make the beach an excellent place for snorkeling and shell gathering.

Sarasota is only 20 minutes from the community, and it's full of art, culture, great dining, and plenty of outdoor hiking, biking, and other adventures. The Ringling is a vast art museum featuring the collections of John and Mable Ringling. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are also close by and offer 15 acres of diverse rainforest, butterfly, and flower gardens. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Myakka River State Park, where the chance of seeing alligators, deer, wild turkeys, and dramatic shorebirds is nearly 100 percent. Visitors can hike, bike, kayak, fish, and even camp.

Request more information about Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch here.