Lakewood Ranch has garnered national attention as a great place to retire.
Where to Retire magazine has named the community one of the country's 50 best master-planned communities.
The magazine's top picks for retirees will be announced formally June 18, at which time its July/August issue hits newsstands.
“From the beginning, Lakewood Ranch was designed with the consumer in mind,” said Rex Jensen, president and CEO of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc., the developer of Lakewood Ranch. “As the Ranch continued to grow, we constantly recalibrated our product based on changing consumer needs and desires. Over the course of the last several years, we saw foresaw a wave of baby-boomers who would be retiring and looking for someplace where they could continue to enjoy their active lifestyles.”
Lakewood Ranch offers a variety of amenities, including a country club and golf courses, as well as more unique venues, including the Sarasota Polo Club, the Premier Sports CAmpus and the Ancient Oak Gun Club, among others. Residents also can participate in clubs and organizations, parades, chili cook-offs and other community events.
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31 Night of Light "Fall Farm Fest"
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6 Empty Bowls Luncheon at Main Street Lakewood Ranch
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
As ladies in the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club walked into a Monte Carlo-themed Casino Night Oct. 23, at the Polo Grill and Bar, a Sean Connery-version of James Bond, dressed in a white tuxedo, took them by the arms, and posed for a picture.
Give, get a treat
Residents of Summerfield Glades have made it a Halloween tradition to gather at the driveway of Maggie White and pass out candy.
Fall back an hour
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2, so turn back those clocks before bedtime Saturday night.