Lakewood Ranch, Florida

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Lakewood Ranch
Planned community
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[1]
CountryUnited States
CountiesManatee, Sarasota
EstablishedFebruary 24, 1994[2]
 • TypeCDD and HOA
 • Total8.59 sq mi (22.26 km2)
Elevation30 ft (9 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes34202, 34240
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-39067[4]
GNIS feature ID2571108[1]

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).[3] 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.[5]

The first neighborhood development, Summerfield, went up in 1995. The population for the 34202 ZIP Code Tabulation Area, in which Lakewood Ranch is located, was 19,816 at the 2010 Census[6] (a 29% increase over the population of 15,335 at the 2000 Census.)[7]


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.[8]

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.[9]


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

Private schools[edit]

  • Out-of-Door Academy
  • Sea of Strengths Academy
  • Pinnacle Academy
  • The Goddard School
  • Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy
  • Providence Community School[10]


Vocational school[edit]

  • Manatee Technical College
  • Meridian College

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. September 21, 2009. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ordinance No. 94-07 - Establishment of Lakewood Ranch Community Development District 1 (CDD1)" (PDF). Manatee County Government. February 24, 1994. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "SMR Farms". Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. (SMR) Farms. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "The History of SMR Farms". Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. (SMR) Farms. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Community Facts for 34202. US Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 11, 2016.
  7. ^ 34202 Fact Sheet. US Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 26, 2008.
  8. ^ "LWR:CDD". Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "LWR:IDA". Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "Providence Community School". Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  11. ^ Lisa Marie Lentz. "Lakewood Ranch Rounds up Residents", The Bradenton Herald, October 15, 2003, pp. 13C.

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