About Lakewood Ranch
Lakewood Ranch is a master planned community situated in southeastern Manatee County and populous Sarasota County Florida, United States comprising roughly 5,500 acres. It a part of this North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Part of this community is constructed on a part of what was formerly a wood ranch possessed by members of Milwaukee's Uihlein household .
The very first locality development, Summerfield, went up in 1995. The inhabitants for its 34202 ZIP Code Tabulation Area, where Lakewood Ranch is situated, was 19,816 in the 2010 Census (a 29% growth within the populace of 15,335 in the 2000 Census.)
Lakewood Ranch is preserved via five community improvement districts (CDD). The CDDs primary powers would be to plan, fund, build, operate, and preserve community-wide infrastructure and solutions particularly for the sake of its occupants.
The Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority (IDA) was created to function Town Hall and offer administrative, fiscal, and operations/maintenance solutions into the Lakewood Ranch CDDs. The IDA consists of one representative from every CDD.