Lakewood Ranch is a 13,500 acre master-planned community. The concept behind a master-planned community is that the community provides just about anything and everything for an all-inclusive living experience. The community becomes its own city. Every day needs such as gas stations, dry cleaners, grocery stores and banks are easily accommodated. Doctor’s offices and even a hospital are immediately available. For those who enjoy the outdoors, over 150 miles of land have been reserved for trails, parks, ponds and recreation. Prominent gated golf course communities featuring stunning and ostentatious homes, family neighborhoods with community playgrounds and pools, condominiums and everything in-between, are all available within Lakewood Ranch.