Lakewood Ranch, Florida

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Lakewood Ranch
Lakewood Ranch is located in Florida
Lakewood Ranch
Lakewood Ranch
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°27′54″N 82°25′48″W / 27.46500°N 82.43000°W / 27.46500; -82.43000Coordinates: 27°27′54″N 82°25′48″W / 27.46500°N 82.43000°W / 27.46500; -82.43000
CountryUnited States
CountiesManatee, Sarasota
EstablishedFebruary 24, 1994[1]
 • TypeCDD and HOA
 • Total8.59 sq mi (22.26 km2)
30 ft (9 m)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP codes
34202, 34211, 34240
Area codes941
FIPS code12-39067[3]
GNIS feature ID2571108

Lakewood Ranch is a master planned community located in southeastern Manatee County and northeastern Sarasota County Florida, United States consisting of approximately 5,500 acres (2,200 ha).[2] It is part of the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Portion of the community is built on part of what was previously a timber ranch owned by members of Milwaukee's Uihlein family.[4]

The first neighborhood development, Summerfield, was built and completed in 1995. The population for the 34202 ZIP Code Tabulation Area, one of the three zipcodes where Lakewood Ranch resides, was 19,816 at the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]


Lakewood Ranch is maintained through five community development districts (CDD). The CDDs main powers are to plan, finance, construct, operate, and maintain community-wide infrastructure and services specifically for the benefit of its residents.[6]

The Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority (IDA) was created to operate Town Hall and provide administrative, financial, and operations/maintenance services to the Lakewood Ranch CDDs. The IDA is composed of one representative from each CDD.[7]


Schools located near Lakewood Ranch:

Public schools[edit]

  • Lakewood Ranch High School
  • Braden River High School
  • Braden River Middle School
  • R. Dan Nolan Middle School
  • Carlos E. Haile Middle School
  • Gilbert W. McNeal Elementary School
  • Robert Willis Elementary School
  • Braden River Elementary School
  • B. D. Gullet Elementary School
  • Freedom Elementary School
  • Imagine School At Lakewoodranch

Private schools[edit]

  • Out-of-Door Academy
  • Sea of Strengths Academy
  • Pinnacle Academy
  • The Goddard School
  • Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy
  • Providence Community School


Vocational school[edit]

  • Manatee Technical College
  • Meridian College

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Ordinance No. 94-07 - Establishment of Lakewood Ranch Community Development District 1 (CDD1)" (PDF). Manatee County Government. February 24, 1994. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "SMR Farms". Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. (SMR) Farms. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Lakewood Ranch". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. September 21, 2009. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "The History of SMR Farms". Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. (SMR) Farms. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder - Community Facts for 34202". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "LWR:CDD". Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "LWR:IDA". Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Lisa Marie Lentz. "Lakewood Ranch Rounds up Residents", The Bradenton Herald, October 15, 2003, pp. 13C.

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