A lifestyle that is clean, healthy, and green is what makes Summerfield community draw continuous notice from homebuyers. This gated village was the first community established when Lakewood Ranch started to rise from an 8,500-acre site in Manatee County, Florida, during the mid-1990s.
From a modest start of two hundred Summerfield homes for sale sold the first year, Lakewood Ranch sales soon more than doubled. By the year 2000, house keys were turned over for some two thousand new residences. At last count, some 15,000 have taken up residence in the Lakewood Ranch Development which now consists of eight sprawling communities.
A choice to live at Summerfield means acquiring a home built to the green code of the Florida
Green Building Coalition. These homes are energy-efficient, single-family units built by construction companies whose expertise is not only building houses that are environment-friendly but also those that are stylish in their designs.
Such an ideal combination of function and style is a direct reflection of a thrust to develop Lakewood Ranch with utmost respect to the property’s natural surroundings. Methods and materials that went into the development of the real estate took into account the preservation of the natural environment. For instance, plants and trees used were only those that are indigenous to the area.
Moreover, the habitats of local wildlife were conserved and 3,500 acres of the Lakewood Ranch development were allocated as pockets of natural preserves akin to a state park. Summerfield even acquired a namesake lake, one of the several formed when dug-in areas for sand and shell were filled with water. These lakes and nature reserves, in turn, soon provided recreational outdoor activities such as canoeing and fishing for the Lakewood Ranch residents.
In addition to the miles of trails at these nature preserves are the greens and fairways of Lakewood Ranch’s golf courses. Likewise waiting for residents are elegant clubhouses, fully equipped fitness and athletic centers, and well-manicured cricket and polo fields. For more sports, the Lakewood Ranch development gave rise to soccer, baseball and football fields, swimming pools, and tennis courts, along with several community parks for community socials and family-oriented activities.
The amenities sought by a modern family are met by the business outfits within the Lakewood Ranch real estate development itself. Among these establishments that has already totalled at some 1,200, are boutiques, shops, restaurants and venues for recreation and entertainment. Combine all these with the excellent schools nearby and the local medical center, and for sure, Summerfield shall remain high in the options list of home buyers.
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