Lakewood Ranch

Known for its family-friendliness and outdoor opportunities.

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Overview for Lakewood Ranch, FL

35,068 people live in Lakewood Ranch, where the median age is 51.4 and the average individual income is $56,027.54. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

51.4 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Lakewood Ranch, FL

Lakewood Ranch has 12,841 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lakewood Ranch do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 35,068 people call Lakewood Ranch home. The population density is 537.71 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.49 / 50.51%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Marital Status


Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lakewood Ranch, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Lakewood Ranch. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Robert Willis Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Gilbert W McNeal Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Pinnacle Academy Inc.
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Beyond The Spectrum Education Center
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Primrose School At Lakewood Ranch Town Center
PreK - K
No rating available
R. Dan Nolan Middle School
6th - 8th
B.D. Gullett Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Dr Mona Jain Middle School
6th - 8th

Around Lakewood Ranch, FL

There's plenty to do around Lakewood Ranch, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including GNC, Läderach chocolatier suisse, and Gofruit Juice Bar.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.9 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Welcome to Lakewood Ranch

An award-winning, master-planned community with unlimited activities for every age.
Lakewood Ranch is an active community in southeastern Manatee County known for its family-friendliness and outdoor opportunities. The land was initially utilized by ranchers, hence its name, but has since been developed into a bustling community with easy airport and interstate access.

What to Love

  • Country clubs and outdoor activities
  • Nature trails
  • Surrounding lakes
  • Family-friendly community
  • Resort-style pools
  • Planned community

Local Lifestyle

The Lakewood Ranch community enjoys their time outside. Many residents play golf, tennis, and polo and take advantage of its many nature trails. It’s a lively and energetic area. Lakewood Ranch is also named the #1 Multigenerational Community in the United States, meaning it is a fantastic place for all ages. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Lakewood Ranch has dining options for everyone. Grove Restaurant, Patio, and Ballroom is a mouthwatering bistro with American, Japanese, Italian, and Mexican fare. It also keeps a full calendar of activities such as yoga, wine tasting, and comedy. For a taste of France, Paris Bistrot serves traditional French fare, like crepes, quiche, and boeuf bourguignon. 
Lucky Pelican is a relaxed, family-friendly raw bar and seafood spot. Nearby is Ed’s Tavern, an easy-going sports bar serving classic pub food. Locals love Ed’s for its live music, poker nights, and trivia. 
Wine lovers frequent Fine Wine & Tastings on Main, a wine bar with over 450 wines from around the world. This family-owned shop offers monthly guided wine tastings and courses through their “Wine Academy.” Those with a taste for beer, cider, and mead can head to Craft Growlers and Tasting Room. Craft is a great spot for live music, and also regularly throws block parties and events. Kids and dogs are welcome!
There are also three well-known shopping centers and plazas in the Lakewood Ranch area. Lakewood Ranch Main Street is an open-air center full of boutiques and small shops, cafes, and entertainment. The Green is home to over two dozen retailers, restaurants, and apartments. Waterside Place is a residential center with major stores, farmers' markets, and events. 

Things to Do

Locals take full advantage of Sarasota Polo, one of the largest polo clubs in the world. The club hosts weekly polo games where residents and visitors from across Florida watch from the bleachers, Adirondacks, or premium reserved seats. 
Golf enthusiasts enjoy the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Suncoast Classic, a golf tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour. The Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club is an evolving facility bringing golf, tennis, and swimming to Lakewood. Esplanade Golf and Country Club has several gorgeous resort-style pools and spas.
Many families spend their weekends together at the various parks in the area. Greenbrook Adventure Park is great for walkers, children, and roller skaters. Heron’s Nest Nature Park is a haven for bird watchers and fishers and Bob Gardner Community Park has a variety of trails, pavilions, wetlands, and bicycle paths.
Lakewood Ranch has an annual Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring a variety of work created by artists from across the United States. Whether you are looking for unique jewelry, eye-catching decor, or useful homeware, this festival has it all. 
Every Sunday, families and vendors come together at the Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch where over 90 merchants sell produce, baked goods, artwork, botanicals, and prepared meals throughout the year. The market pursues the mission of supporting local and sustainable businesses while encouraging good health and connection with the Earth. 

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