Lakewood Ranch’s New Waterside Village, First One to Have Sarasota Address

Lakewood Ranch’s newest addition, The Waterside Village, is beginning to take shape and we could not be more excited about it!


After completion, Waterside will be the setting for 5,144 homes set on 5,490 acres with an incredible seven lakes and 20 miles of shoreline located south of University Parkway. Waterside Village will first Lakewood Ranch village to be located in Sarasota County along with a Sarasota Address.


Waterside Village is going to bring the Cultural and Arts aspects of Sarasota to the town of Lakewood Ranch with the building of the Players Center for Performing Arts in the center of the village. The non-profit theatre will boast a 480-seat mainstage auditorium, 125-seat black box theatre, a 100-seat cabaret and an educational wing. 600 events a year are said to be held at the theatre.


If the cultural aspect wasn’t enough, there are also plans for 100,000 square feet of offices, shops and restaurants, apartments and an eight-acre park on a small lake. Walking trails will link Waterside Place to surrounding neighborhoods. Two home builders have already begun their construction for the Waterside Community.


Grand opening events for Waterside will take place on October 21st and November 18th during the Annual Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes which runs from Oct. 20th -Nov 19th.