Cresswind Lakewood Ranch is one of a handful of 55+ neighborhoods located within the master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch in the Sarasota area on Florida's west coast.
For the uninitiated, Lakewood Ranch is the #1 best-selling multigenerational community in the country at the time of this writing.
Only The Villages – which is age-restricted – sells more homes.
This video is a good introduction to what you can expect to see here:
- 650 single family homes
- 1,524 to 3,574 sq. ft. of living area
- Homes start in the $400k's
The developer, Kolter Homes, builds their Cresswind 55+ communities across the state – as well as other locations in the southeast – and housing and amenities wise, they offer similar things.
Where is Cresswind Lakewood Ranch?
Cresswind Lakewood Ranch is in the northeast quadrant of Lakewood Ranch. It is bordered by the neighborhoods of Lorraine Lakes to the west, Sweetwater to the north, and Solera to the south. East of the community is vacant land.
Like most communities, Cresswind Lakewood Ranch has a clubhouse. While Lakewood Ranch has plenty of amenities for all residents to enjoy, “Club Cresswind” is exclusive to residents of Cresswind Lakewood Ranch.
Inside Club Cresswind you'll find:
- Multi-Purpose Event Rooms
- Cresswind SmartFIT Training Center
- Cardio Studio
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Lounge, Game & Social Spaces
- Social Clubs
Outside you'll find:
- Pickleball and Tennis Courts
- Small & Large Breed Dog Parks
- Wide Walkways
- Resort-Style Pool, Resistance Pool & Spa
- Event & Food Truck Plaza
- Bocce Courts
- Outdoor Social Spaces
And, again like most communities, there is a full-time activities director to keep the fun rolling all year long.
Finding a floorplan that fits your lifestyle is one of the biggest challenges going into retirement. Cresswind Lakewood Ranch offers 19 different floorplans to choose from, ranging in size from a 1,524 sq. ft. 2-bedroom model all the way up to a 3,574 sq. ft. 3-bedroom model, which is a good bit of choice. I'm not sure too many retirees will need it but there's even an option to turn one of their floorplans into a 5 bedroom.
HOA Dues and Property Taxes
At Florida Retirement Insider, I go more in-depth on Cresswind Lakewood Ranch and include information on the HOA dues and what they cover, as well as the current property taxes residents can expect to pay here.
Final Thoughts and More Information
Cresswind Lakewood Ranch is a great addition to the lineup of 55+ neighborhoods within Lakewood Ranch. The decision of which one you decide to move to will likely come down to some combination of the right price and the right floorplan.
My buddy John has helped several readers explore the various 55+ options in and around Lakewood Ranch, and if you'd like his help too just fill out the form below and I'll connect you two: