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Spotlight on Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

Looking back over my blogs, it seems I have been giving too much attention to The Oaks. Allow me to branch out to all of the other terrific golf communities we have to offer…starting with Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. A private club with less than 600 members, LWR consists of three courses. The King’s Dunes (2004) and Cypress Links (2001) golf courses were designed by Arnold Palmer, and Country Club East (2008) by Rick Robbins. This club is full service…large practise tees, multi- level, double-ended range ( great for avoiding the sun in your eyes at dawn or dusk)
3 putting greens, several chipping greens and practice bunkers.
I have sold two homes there in 2009…and both were all about golf…even though home owners need not join to live there. As mentioned in a previous blog, builders are starting to offer more than an upgrade to the appliances or granite countertops to move homes. Some select builders are offering to throw in a membership with a purchase…and at $52,000 ( 100% refundable equity !) this is not chump change.
This offer is good for some homes in The Lake Club as well.
This community took years of careful planning and flawless execution to become
the “greenest community in North America”. The developers were totally respectful of nature…which is why it has such a comfortable, established feeling. When they say Master Planned community they mean it…you don’t have to leave the community to shop, work out, worship, go to the movies or the hospital…I mean it has it all. Even a polo club !
And maybe the best part…homes at every price point. The majority of homes are in the $500k to $700k range…but depending on size, they can be far less (high $200’s) and far more…over $3 million at the top end. But all co-exist nicely in this
community that has over 100 miles of hiking trails, a water park and a dog park.
Feel free to e-mail for sample homes in your price range.

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