Master-planned community with championship golf courses
Palmer Ranch is a master-planned community spanning more than 10,000 acres to the southeast of Sarasota. It’s comprised of more than 20 distinctive neighborhoods and over 90 subdivisions, including the private gated golf course communities of Prestancia, Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club, and The Oaks Club.
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Palmer Ranch’s diverse neighborhoods provide housing options to suit all lifestyles. The community has maintenance-free villas and condominiums, assisted living facilities, and many spacious and attractive single-family homes in a variety of styles. Development of Palmer Ranch began in the 1980s, but there are many newly-built properties in recently developed neighborhoods and communities.
Palmer Ranch is an award-winning community. Accolades lavished on the community include numerous Sarasota Garden Club Civic Beautification awards in recognition of Palmer Ranch’s attractive landscaping. The community is decorated with several species of palm trees alongside other colorful flowers, trees, and plants. Residents enjoy access to an abundance of recreational amenities within the community as well as great restaurants nearby and premier shopping at the Westfield Siesta Key.
Palmer Ranch is surrounded by some of the best shopping and dining that Sarasota has to offer. El Toro Bravo is a colorful family-run restaurant that specializes in the flavorful cuisine of Southwest Mexico. Puccini’s offers romantic Italian dining with elegant modern entrées that change every night of the week. This rustic trattoria has a BYOB policy with no corkage fee. Carraba’s is another fine choice for Italian fare with tasty meals served in a family-friendly setting. There are plenty of options nearby for steakhouse dining, including Stonewood Grill & Tavern, Outback Steakhouse, and upscale Ruth’s Chris Steak House. First Watch serves award-winning breakfast, brunch, and lunch plates with an enticing mix of traditional favorites and innovative new creations. Around a 16 minutes’ drive from Palmer Ranch, Westfield Siesta Key features premium retailers such as Loft, Macy’s, and Talbots, as well as several great restaurants and a movie theater.
Palmer Ranch is an incredible destination for golfers with three highly-rated courses. TCP Prestancia offers two private 18-hole championship golf courses covering a beautifully- landscaped area spanning 565 acres. Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club has an exceptional 18-hole course designed by famed golf course architect Arthur Hills. Just south of Palmer Ranch, The Oaks Club adds to the area’s golfing options with two exquisite 18-hole championship courses in a lightly-landscaped natural setting. Other recreational amenities include large parks and long trails. The Legacy Trail stretches for 12.5 miles between Sarasota and Venice with a trailhead in Palmer Ranch. Stonybrook Nature Trail is a 5-acre county park connected to the Legacy Trail. 37-acre Potter Park is a lush green space within Palmer Ranch featuring open-area picnic tables, basketball courts, four lighted tennis courts, a multi-purpose playfield, and a children’s playground. At Culverhouse Community Garden, residents plant and harvest all kinds of seasonal veggies and herbs.
Palmer Ranch is served by the Sarasota Public School District.