Palmer Ranch Communities
Palmer Ranch is one of Sarasota's largest master planned communities
Located in south Sarasota, Palmer Ranch features many of the area's most desirable communities. From the convenient condos of Serenade and Plaza de Flores to the upscale townhomes at Botanica or the stately estate sized homes in Deer Creek, Turtle Rock, or decidedly luxurious Silver Oak, there is a home in Palmer Ranch to suit both your lifestyle and budget. Like to golf? Stoneybrook is here for your pleasure and we also boast the TPC at Prestancia, host to many PGA tournaments and events. Residents of Palmer Ranch enjoy its wide, tree-lined streets, with communities carefully camouflaged behind lush landscaping to preserve the natural effect. The sidewalks, which meander through the majority of Palmer Ranch, are often dotted with joggers and rollerbladers. Bike paths provide transit around the area on nearly every road. The "rails-to-trails" program has resulted in the new Legacy Trail, a nature walk and bike path leading right through the natural habitat of nesting bald eagle families and allowing the adventurous to bicycle all the way to Venice and back.. Palmer Ranch also claims as its "mascots" a growing clan of sandhill cranes, who are often seen stopping traffic as they parade slowly across the street.
A Beautiful Place to Live
Many cite the still-present pastures and cows as a throwback to a different time in Florida, and remind us of our "ranch" background. Palmer Ranch shares with Osprey a connection with beautiful Oscar Scherer State Park, a nature preserve that is home to a myriad of species of native plants and animals; Bertha Palmer bequeathed the land for Palmer Ranch and the Oscar Scherer State Park upon her death in 1918.
Palmer Ranch also boasts the amazing Potter Park YMCA and aquatic center, home to the Sarasota Sharks Swim team. The YMCA has fitness/gym memberships, basketball, swimming, a newly expanded water park for the kids (free with membership), tennis, walking trails, and a rock climbing wall. The YMCA offers kids sports programs, teen activities as well as adult teams and classes. Membership in the YMCA allows you access to all 3 Sarasota area complexes.
Located Close to Siesta Key
Part of the great appeal of Palmer Ranch is her location, around 10 minutes drive south of America's top rated beach, Siesta Key. Located within the Ranch is the popular Westfield Sarasota Square shopping mall. A variety of restaurants and shopping venues can be found here, and more eclectic choices abound in Gulf Gate, our neighbors to the north. Palmer Ranch, just north of Osprey, is also the choice of many families with children attending Pine View school, America's #1 rated school by US News & World Report. Our other schools, Ashton Elementary, Sarasota Middle, and Riverview High are all A rated. Palmer Ranch is home to many families, professionals, and retirees, and it's easy to see why, with prices ranging from the $150,000's for condos, to over $1 million for luxury lifestyle estates, and a variety of options at all points in between. Allow the team of Buyer Agent experts to be your guide to one of our favorite developments in Sarasota.
We invite you to explore the individual community pages below, which provide information as well as homes for sale for each of the Palmer Ranch communities: