As with so many other communities in this part of the Sunshine State, it’s within close proximity of stunning beaches, phenomenal shopping, top-rated schools, delicious restaurants and many other key amenities. In the community and around it, you’re sure to be tickled by what you find.
The Bradenton Area
The closest large city to Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch is Bradenton, which has a population of just over 50,000 people. It is the quintessential Florida city; it’s even home to Tropicana, which is one of the most famous orange juice producers in the world. The town itself is charming and includes everything you could possibly want or need.
To the south of Lakewood Ranch, you’ll find the warm, welcoming city of Sarasota, which is famous for its beaches that have sand that is like baby powder. To the north, you’ll find Tampa and St. Petersburg. In short, you’re never far away from all kinds of fun and excitement.
Esplanade is one of seven villages that make up Lakewood Ranch, which is the largest green-certified community not only in the state of Florida, but in the country! It’s also the second most popular master-planned community in the state, so it’s clear that the developers did something right. In fact, they did many things right. Lakewood Ranch sprawls over more than 8,500 pristine acres. On the Gulf Coast, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more thoughtfully designed community. Esplanade is the crown jewel of the community, and it’s a popular choice for retirees and young families alike.
The Community at Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch
If you could only use one word to describe Esplanade, it would have to be “incredible.” Every last detail has been carefully planned, from the gorgeous single-family homes and villas to the remarkable array of activities that are always taking place. This community is perfect for people who like to stay active. There’s never a dull moment here, and there’s even a full-time Lifestyle Director on staff to make sure that something interesting is always in the works. Between the fun activities at Esplanade and the eclectic cities that encircle Lakewood Ranch, you will never run out of things to see, do and experience.
Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch is designed with active people in mind. Invigorating activities are always happening. With community features like a clubhouse, a formal events lawn, a bocce and pickleball court and a kayak launch, exciting opportunities abound here. Small kids will adore the adventure playground while pet lovers will appreciate the fenced dog park. Miles of walking trails wind through the community, so it’s possible to get all the exercise you need within its borders.
The clubhouse at Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch is the glue that binds the community together. Unforgettable events are routinely held at its gorgeous grand ballroom, and there are always people enjoying activities in its billiards room and card and craft room. A well-stocked library is an excellent place to break away from the hectic pace of everyday life, and there’s a first-rate aerobics and fitness center onsite as well. The clubhouse also features a catering kitchen, so the community is able to handle events of all sizes. You’re sure to find yourself at the clubhouse again and again when you make Esplanade your home.
Additional Community Features
Although the beach is only a short drive away, you don’t have to venture far to enjoy phenomenal swimming opportunities. Esplanade boasts a heated, lagoon-style pool where you can kick back and unwind. It also has a resistance pool where you can squeeze in plenty of extra exercise. Every last inch of this thoughtfully designed community is accessible by golf cart, so you can zip from place to place with ease. A fire pit and an outdoor barbecue space provide additional opportunities for getting together and creating memories with friends and loved ones.
Homes and Villas – Main Features
Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch is a gated community that includes 450 detached single-family homes and villas. Whether you need a lot of space or have more modest requirements, you’re sure to find the perfect home. Homes and villas in this popular community have designer kitchens that include all of today’s best features. Luxury bathrooms enhance the value and quality of these homes as well. Many energy-saving features and appliances are built right into these homes, and you’ll love the many dramatic interior features that you’ll find. Spaciousness, style and elegance all permeate these lovely, Mediterranean-inspired homes.
Home Prices and Sizes
Homes and villas at Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch span a wide range of sizes and prices. No matter what type of home you select, you will enjoy non-restricted access to all of the community’s features. As far as villas go, the Corte Villa collection features homes that range from 1,500 to 2,000 square feet. They cost between $200,000 and $300,000. Two types of single-family homes are available. The La Palma collection features homes that range from 2,200 to 2,700 square feet in size, and they cost $299,000 and up. The Novelli collection features home that average around 3,000 square feet in size and cost between around $250,000 and around $400,000.
Premium Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast
Thanks to Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch, you don’t have to pay premium prices to enjoy premium living. This community is well-suited for people who like to be on the go at all times. The gorgeous new homes and villas here are sure to thrill you with this chic elegance and thoughtful features. As for the community, you are bound to feel right at home within minutes of unpacking your belongings.