Do you dream about living in a tropical paradise with pleasant weather, or enjoying the relaxed lifestyle of Florida? There is a reason why Florida is known as the "sunshine state," and hundreds of thousands of people visit the state for it every year. Some of them decide to move here so they never have to leave, or end up buying a second home or investment property and visit for part of the year.

But, finding Florida real estate is not one size fits all. There are big cities, small towns, resort areas, and more to choose from. How do you know which real estate location is best for your needs or lifestyle?

If you are looking for a unique community with an established reputation, consider Lakewood Ranch homes for sale on Florida's Suncoast.

Lakewood Ranch is a Master Planned Community, ranking as second best-selling in the United States. This community, which spans both Manatee County and Sarasota County, is just 20 minutes from downtown Sarasota. Downtown St. Petersburg is 40 minutes away, and Tampa an hour. 

Read on to learn what you need to know about Lakewood Ranch homes for sale in the Sarasota area.

New Construction Homes 

Some home buyers want a fresh start and that build their dream home from the ground up, choosing all of their finishes, colors, structural options, etc. Lakewood ranch has many builders of new-construction homes to choose from, including some of the best custom builders in Florida.

Building your new home from scratch is exciting, but the process can be overwhelming. Choosing the right community is the first step, but then you'll need to find the right homesite, the right model of home, choose all of your options, design your pool. We will help you with all of these things, from choosing a community all the way to the closing table.

We have extensive experience with new construction, have established relationships with builders, and have guided countless clients through the building process, and we would love to help you.

Over 70% of buyers who build new construction homes in Lakewood Ranch work with a Realtor. Best of all, at the Daniel Bacon Group our services are FREE to our clients. Once your home is complete the builder will pay our commission. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by consulting with us on your new home purchase.

Waterfront Homes and Lakefront Homes 

If you are hoping to live in Florida, you may be considering a waterfront or lakefront home, like so many others looking for homes in Lakewood Ranch. Waterfront properties not only provide spectacular views, they can also be great investments and more likely to hold their value over time.

Lakewood Ranch has waterfront homes in all of its 22 communities (and counting). While you will pay a premium for a waterfront home compared to a preserve view, or a homesite backing to other houses, there is nothing like sitting in your living room or lanai and looking out over a peaceful lake.

Luxury Real Estate 

When you think of luxury homes, what comes to mind? In Lakewood Ranch, luxury real estate isn't out of reach. With 22 communities and counting you will be sure to find the home of your dreams.

Depending on your budget, there are plenty of luxury homes in Bradenton under the 1 million dollar mark. Many of these homes will have all the luxury finishes and touches you expect. Think open floorpans, gourmet kitchens, bright and luxurious master bathrooms, spacious lanais featuring custom pools and spas.

Market Expertise 

In the luxury sector, you'll need a guide with a lot of experience. The Daniel Bacon Group offers proven expertise in the Lakewood Ranch real estate market. 

Homes Over $1 Million 

There are many Lakewood Ranch homes for sale exceeding the $1 million dollar mark. These luxurious real estate offerings showcase the best of Florida, and include neighborhoods such as Country Club East, Lake Club, and The Concession. If you are interested in high end homes it may be useful to spend some time on our Market Reports page. You can search all active, pending, and sold homes within the last 6 months. You can also create an account and get email updates on all new listings for luxury homes over $1 million.

Golf Homes

Anyone in Lakewood Ranch can join the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. This is a country club as well as a community and is divided into two sections: Lakewood Ranch Country Club is the original, and Country Club East is the newer addition. Also, you can purchase a home in either of these communities without joining the club.

Other places to look for golf homes are the communities of Esplanade Lakewood RanchEsplanade at Azario, and Lakewood National.

Ready to Move? Lakewood Ranch Homes For Sale Are Waiting For You.  

Lakewood Ranch is a unique community that offers a place to call home for every taste. Whether you are searching for luxury homes on the resale market, or are ready to build a new construction home, we are here to help you make it happen.

To learn more about Lakewood Ranch homes for sale, visit homes, or to schedule a showing, contact The Daniel Bacon Group