Home buyers looking for the best Sarasota has to offer should put Palmer Ranch at the top of their house hunting list. It’s been nearly 40 years since construction started in the 10,000 acres that make up this master-planned development, and things just keep getting better. As of February 2018, luxury home builder DiVosta Homes is planning to develop 500 single-family homes within a new gated community filled with high-end amenities, and this kind of incremental development is a perfect example of the ample real estate opportunities that Palmer Ranch has to offer to smart home buyers.
Spanning from Clark Road south to Oscar Scherer State Park and from Beneva Road all the way east beyond I-75, Palmer Ranch is one of the most desirable places to live in Sarasota County. Palmer Ranch started with the vision of Bertha Palmer, a 20th century real estate pioneer who believed in the great potential of Southwest Florida to deliver high quality of life through careful suburban planning. These days, Palmer’s vision can be found across dozens of stylish neighborhoods that feature handsome homes, great amenities and expansive green areas.
Palmer Ranch real estate ranges from the modest to the spectacular. All neighborhoods have been planned with nature conservation in mind, and thus residents can enjoy expansive green areas, walking trails, lakes, and ponds. Golf enthusiasts will likely gravitate towards the sumptuous TPC Prestancia Country Club, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Sarasota. Families will feel comfortable raising their children in the neighborhoods closer to the Legacy Trail, a hiking and biking path that runs south towards Venice.
House hunting in Palmer Ranch is very enjoyable; whether your are looking for a condo, a golf villa, a lakefront home, an active community for senior residents, or a secluded neighborhood with great amenities, you will certainly find a place you can call home. As of 2018, prices start under $150K for a two-bedroom condo to $1.5 M for an exclusive estate with nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms in the upscale Silver Oak neighborhood.
Living in Palmer Ranch means that you can choose between the white sandy beaches of Siesta Key and Casey Key; it also means that you will be close to the Potter Park YMCA, Culverhouse Nature Preserve, Twin Lakes Park, and more. You will never be too far from shopping centers anchored by Publix supermarkets at Northridge, Beneva Village, Sarasota Pavillion, Plaza at Palmer Ranch, and the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall. In a nutshell, you can fully expect Palmer Ranch to be the kind of place where you can really feel at home.