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Palmer Ranch

Welcome to Palmer Ranch Neighborhoods!

Palmer Ranch is a large master-planned community of neighborhoods on over 10,000 acres located in Sarasota, Florida. It has become one of the most popular areas of Sarasota to live because of its very well planned out neighborhoods, location to many conveniences, and the diversity of housing styles from maintenance free condos to million dollar estates. Palmer Ranch is home to over 20 different neighborhoods. If you have every considered living in Sarasota perhaps looking at what Palmer Ranch has to offer may be a very good first step.

Palmer Ranch was not always a bustling area of well-maintained neighborhoods and golf courses. The history of what today is called Palmer Ranch goes back to 1900 when a wealthy socialite businesswoman from Chicago by the name of Bertha Honore Palmer fell in love with sunny Sarasota and purchased this very large tract of rural Florida land to be used for growing and farming oranges and raising cattle.

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Mrs. Bertha Honore Palmer Today this tract of land called Palmer Ranch is bordered on the north side by Clark Road, by the east with Honore Ave, and to the west by route 41 also known as South Tamiami Trail, with the south end of Palmer Ranch blending into The Oaks Golf Country Club on route 41 heading toward Nokomis, which is the area where Mrs. Palmer had her home.

The community of Palmer Ranch appeals to many different people whether you are a snowbird and would like to have a second home in sunny Sarasota, or if you are retiring to the south to live full-time, or if you are looking to raise a young family in an active fun family oriented area of Sarasota. Even though you will still see some cows in the fields in the Palmer Ranch outer areas, today Palmer Ranch is home to over 20 different planned neighborhoods and communities with business and recreation facilities throughout the Palmer Ranch area.

Golfing in Palmer Ranch

The Palmer Ranch area is home to 3 very prominent gated golf course communities. Prestancia is a gated community and with 13 different neighborhoods within its gates and in the center is the prestigious TPC Prestancia. TPC Prestancia has two 18 hole championship golf courses. Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club is another gated golfing community inside Palmer Ranch and has is a 18 hole, 72 par Arthur Hills designed course. The third golf community which is The Oaks Club sits just outside the area officially known as Palmer Ranch but borders Palmer Ranch’s southern border. The Oaks Club is a meticulously maintained gated community with two 18 hole courses.

Location, Location, Location…..

The location of Palmer Ranch makes it very convenient to shopping, restaurants, recreation, and some of the best-rated schools in Sarasota.


The Westfield Sarasota Square Mall is located at the intersection of route 41 and Beneva Road in Palmer Ranch. This large indoor mall includes stores such as Macy’s, JC Penny, Sears, Jos. A. Bank, Aeropostale, Hollister, Marks and Morgan Jewelers, and many more. The mall also has an AMC 12 theatre, along with a large food court area. The other large shopping area is located just down route 41 and Stickney Point and has a Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Stein Mart, Old Navy, Books-A-Million, Weight Watchers, Publix grocery store. Other stores in the Palmer Ranch area include Target, Robb and Stucky furniture, and assorted other specialty shops, home furnishings and whatever you can imagine. Palmer Ranch has 3 large Publix supermarkets in the general area.


Restaurants are everywhere in Sarasota with no shortage in the Palmer Ranch area. Selections include, First Watch, J Ryan’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Carrabba’s, Stonewood Grill, several of my new favorites are
El Torro Bravo for Southwest Mexican Cuisine, and Puccini’s Italian Romantic Restaurant which features a new menu every night of the week (bring your own favorite wine) and be sure to call ahead for a table (941) 923-7002.


Palmer Ranch and the Palmer Ranch neighborhoods have been very well planned for recreation and walking trails. Many of the Palmer Ranch neighborhoods have their own trails and all have sidewalks. In the center of Palmer Ranch is the “Legacy Trail”. This is an old retired section of railroad track that has been removed and graded to have a 12 foot wide paved walking/bike path starting in Palmer Ranch and running down into Venice. Bring your camera for some great bird pictures and pictures of the water from on top of the bridges that go over the Intracoastal/Sarasota Bay waters. You will also enjoy easy access to the Potter Park Sarasota YMCA located at 8301 Potter Park Drive just behind the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall. This YMCA is the home pool for the Sarasota Sharks competitive swimming team, and the Y also features a full work out gym, basketball, handball courts, tennis courts, rock climbing wall, teen center, and a beautiful water park.

The Beach

Of Course, you wouldn’t really be in Sarasota unless you had access to one of the best rated beaches in all of America including Hawaii. The Siesta Key Beach is about a 15-minute drive from any of the Palmer Ranch Neighborhoods. You cross onto the barrier Island of Siesta Key at the south bridge from Stickney Point, where Clark Road meets with route 41 (a.k.a. South Tamiami Trail). Cross over the draw bridge with a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway and take a right turn onto Midnight Pass Road. Drive down the road a few miles and look for the large free public parking lot with beach access the Gulf of Mexico side of the Island. For more information about this #1 rated beach in America visit “Siesta Key Beach”

Schools for Palmer Ranch Neighborhoods

If you are like myself and my husband when we moved to Sarasota having the proper schools for our 3 boys was important. The Palmer Ranch neighborhoods have access to the Sarasota Public Schools including but not limited to these A rated schools, Ashton Elementary, Sarasota Middle School, Riverview High School, Pine View Elementary thru High School. To view a complete list of schools in Sarasota visit “Sarasota Schools”.

Real Estate in Palmer Ranch

The Styles of real estate available in Palmer Ranch is as diverse as its residents. Prices range from $100,000 for a 1 or 2 bedroom condo in Vintage Grand or Bella Villino, to over $1,000,000 homes in Silver Oak or golf course homes in Prestancia and The Oaks Club.

Please find below a list of the neighborhoods of Palmer Ranch with descriptions and pictures of each of the neighborhoods. If you are interested in looking at any of the real estate available in these Palmer Ranch Neighborhoods simply click onto any of the highlighted links that you will see throughout the text and you will be taken directly to the page that has the current homes for sale in that particular neighborhood.

If you have any questions about the Palmer Ranch area or a particular question about a certain Palmer Ranch Neighborhood please feel comfortable in either calling me,
Sara at (941) 586-4790 or you can email me directly at SaraLeicht(at)MichaelSaunders(dotted)com

Arielle on Palmer Ranch

The Arielle neighborhood in Palmer Ranch is located on McIntosh Road. This is a gated neighborhood made up of two-story townhouses that have garages. There is a beautiful community pool and the location puts you close to Clark Road and is only a short bike ride onto the Legacy Bike Trail. These townhouse styles built by Pulte Homes are 2 and 3 bedroom designs between 1500 to 2000 square feet with prices starting out in the upper $100,000 and ranging to the mid $200,000.

Click on the link below to see real estate listings for Arielle.

Arielle Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Bella Villino on Palmer Ranch

Bella Villino is a great value while enjoying the benefits of living in Palmer Ranch of being close to shopping, the YMCA and to The Legacy Trail.
Bella Villino is a community of condos that feature 1,2, and 3 bedroom units that have vaulted ceiling, crown moldings, gourmet fully appliance kitchens, screened balconies. The community clubhouse boast a fully equipped fitness/workout area, resort pool area, lighted tennis courts, a billiards room, full concierge services, a community bar area with a wide screen TV, and a business center with internet access.

Bella Villino Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Botanica on Palmer Ranch

The Botanica neighborhood on Palmer Ranch is a luxury upscale gated condominium complex located in Palmer Ranch. Many of the residences have views of the lakes or preserve areas. Floor plans range from 1,600 to 2,300 sq. feet in size with second-floor units having a private elevator and driveways made of pavers. The 4,000sq. ft. community center has a fitness center, 2 heated pools, kitchen, and outdoor grilling areas.

Botanica Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch

Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch is a 70 acre designed and built neighborhood by Taylor Morrison with 180 homes and 9 different home designs. Homeowners enjoy the Esplanade style of living with a clubhouse, fitness center, resort style community pool, a community park and dog park, lighted sport and bocce courts. Cobblestone is within walking and biking distance to the Legacy Bike trail and is a short drive to the world famous Siesta Key Beach. Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch Homes for Sale

Country Club of Sarasota

The Country Club of Sarasota is a gated neighborhood in Palmer Ranch with its entrance located at Torrey Pines Blvd. from Beneva Road. This Palmer Ranch neighborhood is made up of single family homes that are well maintained and offer views of the TPC Prestancia golf course. If you love tennis like I do you may decide to become a member of the Sarasota Racquet Club that is located inside the gates of The Country Club of Sarasota. With its location off of Beneva Road, shopping and restaurants are a short driveway as well as being only a 10-15 minute drive to Siesta Key Beach.

Country Club of Sarasota Real Estate

Esplanade on Palmer Ranch

Esplanade on Palmer Ranch is a newer neighborhood of 500 single family and free standing villa homes designed and built by Taylor Morrison. This is a gated neighborhood that will feature a resort style wellness center, full time on-site lifestyle manager, fitness center, resort size pool, Bahama bar and restaurant, sports courts, tennis courts, spa treatments and nutrition programs. Outside maintenance is taken care of and the majority of the homes have beautiful lake front views. Esplanade on Palmer Ranch will have 2 direct access entrances onto the Legacy Bike Trail.

Esplanade on Palmer Ranch Homes for Sale

Deer Creek on Palmer Ranch

Deer Creek is a prominent gated, deed restricted Palmer Ranch neighborhood. Situated on 285 acres this neighborhood as 378 single family homes and 106 maintenance free villas. Home sizes range anywhere from 1,700 to 4,000 sq. ft. with many of these fine homes having been custom-built to very unique designs. There are 17 lakes that flow through Deer Creek and many of the great oak trees were preserved in the building process of this very desirable Palmer Ranch neighborhood. The main entrance to Deer Creek is a long stately driveway coming off of McIntosh Road. If you are looking for an upscale neighborhood with a great location to the mall, the YMCA, The Legacy Trail, and about a 10-15 minute drive to Siesta Key Beach then you will want to look at the available homes for sale in the Deer Creek neighborhood of Palmer Ranch.

Deer Creek Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Huntington Pointe on Palmer Ranch

Huntington Pointe is a gated Palmer Ranch neighborhood with its 2 entrances coming in from McIntosh Road near route 41. Huntington Pointe has 2, 3, and 4 bedroom single family homes that range in size from 1,800 to 2,600 sq. ft. Many of these homes have pools and there is also a community pool available to the residents of the neighborhood.

Huntington Pointe Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Legacy Estates at Esplanade on Palmer Ranch

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Legacy Estates at Esplanade on Palmer Ranch is a master-planned community by Taylor Morrison that includes 147 estate style homes in a gated neighborhood of over 100 acres that borders and has direct access onto the Legacy Bike Trail. Legacy Estates Homes range in size from 2,800 to 5,000 sq. ft. and are part of the Esplanade on Palmer Ranch Wellness Center that features a fitness center, resort size pool, Bahama Bar and Restaurant, sports and tennis courts, a full-time lifestyle manager.

Legacy Estates at Esplanade on Palmer Ranch

Marbella on Palmer Ranch

Marbella on Palmer Ranch is a gated neighborhood of Palmer Ranch with 139 homes and villas. These homes have a very distinct Mediterranean – Florida styling with home sizes ranging from 1,600 sq. ft. for villas to 3,300 sq. ft single family homes. Rentals are not allowed in Marbella. The entrance to Marbella is located on Palmer Ranch Parkway direct across the street from the entrance to Prestancia.

Marbella Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Mira Lago on Palmer Ranch

Mira Lago is a gated Palmer Ranch neighborhood of 180 maintenance free lakefront Villas. These villas are built on a zero lot line design and the floor plans range in size from 1,700 to 2,200 sq.ft. The Mira Lago entrance is directly across the street from the north entrance to Prestancia located on Palmer Ranch Parkway.

Mira Lago Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Prestancia on Palmer Ranch

TPC Prestancia is the world-class golf courses and club that is located in the middle of the Palmer Ranch neighborhood call Prestancia. TPC Prestancia is home to two 18 hole courses, The Club Course and The Stadium Course. The clubhouse at TPC Prestancia has recently be renovated which included adding Wi-Fi service, large flat screen TVs, and upgraded interior furnishings. The Club serves lunch and dinner and hosts weddings and corporate and private parties.

Prestancia is a 24 hour gated community of home and neighborhoods intertwined amongst the 2 championship golf courses. Prestancia is home to 14 different neighborhoods that are home to 495 full and part-time residents. The homes in Prestancia are meticulously maintained and have a very grand feel to them. If you are looking for one of the premier areas to live in Sarasota then click onto the link below and begin viewing homes that area for sale in Prestancia.

Prestancia Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Sandhill Preserve on Palmer Ranch

A new Palmer Ranch Neighborhood currently under construction by DiVosta Homes.
Estimates are between 300-350 single family homes will be built in the new gated community with amenities such as a health and fitness center, resort style pool and community clubhouse.

Sandhill Preserve on Palmer Ranch

Serenade on Palmer Ranch

Serenade on Palmer Ranch is a very affordable complex to live in and has units from 1, 2, to 3 bedrooms in size.
A former apartment complex that was converted to a condo complex Serenade offers many amenities to its owners. Serenade offers a clubhouse with a heated pool and exercise facility, tennis courts, spa, playground and BBQ area. Pets are allowed in Serenade but there is a size limit. The location of Serenade on Palmer Ranch is at the intersection of Honore Ave. and Northridge Road, and is within walking distance of a Publix supermarket and plaza.

Serenade Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Silver Oak on Palmer Ranch

The Silver Oak on Palmer Ranch is a gated neighborhood with the main very grand entrance coming in from Central Sarasota Parkway near Honore Ave. This is considered to be one of the luxury communities of Palmer Ranch. Silver Oak has been divided into three very distinct sections, The Estates, The Vineyards, and the Enclave. There are 181 homes is Silver Oak and the construction of these homes has been done by some of the more prominent builders of Sarasota including, John Cannon, Gibraltar, Todd Johnston, and Bamboo. Homes is the Vineyard and Enclave are smaller homes and are maintenance free making them to be very desirable as a second home. The Estates have very grand homes ranging in size from 3,000 to 7,000 sq. ft.

Silver Oak Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Stonebridge on Palmer Ranch

Stonebridge is a Palmer Ranch neighborhood of 3 and 4 bedroom homes built by US Homes. The majority of the homes in Stonebridge have swimming pools and many of the homes have lake and preserve views. This is a great family oriented neighborhood with sidewalks, quite streets, cul de sacs and great access to all that Palmer Ranch has to offer. The HOA fees are lower than most Palmer Ranch neighborhoods. The community does have a community swimming pool that can be used for parties. the location of Stonebridge is directly across the street from the north entrance to Turtle Rock on Palmer Ranch Parkway.

Stonebridge Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club on Palmer Ranch

Stoneybrook is one of the golf course neighborhoods in Palmer Ranch. Stoneybrook has a total of 14 different neighborhoods to choose from and a 18 hole, 72 par Arthur Hills designed golf course that runs through-out all many of the neighborhoods. To see a map of Stoneybrook click onto Stoneybrook Golf Neighborhoods. Stoneybrook is always bustling with activity.

The clubhouse is 20,000 sq. ft. and offers many activities for the members. Some of the amenities at Stoneybrook include lighted Har Tru tennis courts, swimming pool, fully equiped fitness center. To view the Clubhouse and fees for golf visit Stoneybrook Golf Course. To view all of the available homes and condos that are for sale and read more about the club please visit Stoneybrook Real Estate.

The Hamptons on Palmer Ranch

The Hamptons neighborhood on Palmer Ranch is a very popular area to live. With access into The Hamptons from Honore Ave. The neighborhood was built by Lennar Homes and has 3 different areas to live. The West Hamptons is the only gated section of The Hamptons and has the larger more executive style homes. The South Hamptons is not gated but the homes in this section enjoy being maintenance free as their homeowners fees pay for this service. The North Hamptons has fantastic homes but the owner is responsible for their own landscaping. Sizes of the homes in The Hamptons range from 1,700 to 3,000 sq.

The Hamptons Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

The Isles on Palmer Ranch

The Isles on Palmer Ranch is a Divosta Homes built neighborhood. This community of single family homes enjoys views of lakefront and natural preserves. The Isles is managed by a full time on site manager and also has a full time activities director. The residents of The Isles can enjoy the community center, the large heated lagoon pool, lighted tennis courts, booce ball court, basketball court, and fully equipped fitness center.

To view the homes that are for sale in the Isles click onto the link below.

The Isles Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

The Oaks Club

The Oaks Club is one of the most prestigious address in Sarasota. This very private golf community is guard gated and is located on the very southern end of Palmer Ranch. The Oaks Club is not officially in the Palmer Ranch main land area but it is where Mrs. Palmer had her home. Besides it is such a beautiful area we just wanted you to be able to see these properties. There are homes around the golf course and then there are homes on the water. There are two golf courses at The Oaks Club, the Heron Golf Course and the Eagle Golf Course. Membership either a social or a full is required for any resident of the Oaks. Click on this link to see all of the available homes for sale in The Oaks Club and to see all the information about these fantastic golf courses.

The Oaks Club Real Estate

Turtle Rock on Palmer Ranch

Turtle Rock is a Palmer Ranch neighborhood that is home to 758 homeowners, 610 of these are single family homes positioned around lakes and private quite streets, and 148 of these are maintenance free villa style homes. Two Gates control access into Turtle Rock, one from Palmer Ranch Parkway and the other from Central Sarasota Parkway. The Legacy Bike Trail runs along the outside Turtle Rock and you can access this from either gate entrance. The homes in Turtle Rock have been built around 17 lakes and ponds. There is a community clubhouse and community pools, tennis courts, and basketball court. The location of Turtle Rock gives it easy access to the YMCA, the Westfield Sarasota Square Shopping Mall, and about a 10 minute drive to Siesta Key Beach. Turtle Rock is a family friendly neighborhood and a favorite among Palmer Ranch residents.

Turtle Rock Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Village Walk on Palmer Ranch

Village Walk is a large gated community of 1,177 residences located on 516 beautifully landscaped acres in Palmer Ranch. The gated entrance into Village Walk is located from Honore Ave. near Central Sarasota Parkway. There are single family homes and town house style homes all are maintenance free. Village Walk offers miles and miles of walking paths around lakes and over bridges. You will never get tired of the beauty in this community. The very large Town Center complex offers a state of the art fully equipped fitness center, multipurpose rooms for meetings, post office, deli and cafe, gift shop, hair salon, gas station, 6 Har-Tru lighted tennis courts, a heated lap pool and a large tropical lagoon pool. As a resident you will enjoy over 30 different social activities and events.

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Village Walk Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Vintage Grand on Palmer Ranch

Vintage Grand is located directly across the street from the Sarasota Square Shopping Mall and is also next to the Potter Park YMCA. Vintage Grand was originally an apartment complex that has been converted into condos. Sizes vary from a little as 550 to 1,400 sq. ft. and there are 1,2, and 3 bedrooms available in Vintage Grand.

Vintage Grand Real Estate on Palmer Ranch

Wellington Chase on Palmer Ranch

Wellington Chase is a family friendly Palmer Ranch neighborhood of single family homes with lake views or greenbelt views. These homes range in size from 1,300 to 2,200 sq.ft. and many of these homes have pools. Homes are from 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms and the HOA fees are among the lowest in Palmer Ranch due to the fact that there is no gated access to this neighborhood. The location of Wellington Chase is near Clark Road and just a few minutes from exit# 205 on I-75.

Wellington Chase Real Estate on Palmer Ranch