Summerfield Homes for Sale

A community subdivision on Lakewood Ranch, Summerfield is an active lifestyle community mainly geared towards the 55-and-over crowd, however, the residents and realtors will make it clear that this is anything but a retirement community.

Summerfield is the first community build on Lakewood Ranch over 18 years ago. All properties on Summerfield have been since sold and anything on the market will be a resell and something of a coveted acquisition for anyone who manages to land a space in this limited availability community.

Summerfield is also one of the largest green communities in the country where all housing meets the green standards of the Florida Green Building Coalition. Summerfield consists of five separate neighborhoods of mostly single-family homes. With such an emphasis on being environmentally friendly, there are more savings to be had here due to the energy efficiency throughout all of the homes in this location.

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Summerfield's breath-taking landscapes are another great reason to move into this community. There are over 150 miles of nature trails that are ideal for biking and jogging. There are also lakes that come in many different shapes and sizes and are filled with many different types of fish. One of the largest bodies of water in this community is over 150 acres in size and makes for an amazing fishing or boating experience.

Summerfield’s, Heron's Nest Nature Trail is the pinnacle of an outdoor nature experience, with hiking and biking trails to keep the most avid of adventure-seekers entertained. The clubhouse at Summerfield features an Olympic swimming pool and a fitness complex that is over 10,000 square feet in size. There is also a tennis court and basketball court on the premise. Summerfield has three grocery stores, its own tax office and also boasts its own polo field and a quality golf course. This location is rarely available and anyone that has an opportunity to live here should jump on that chance right away.


The community of Summerfield is the success story that started it all for Lakewood Ranch now hailed as the largest green real estate development in the entire US. This real estate development in Manatee County, Florida, started to be developed in the mid-1990s from an 8,500-acre stretch of pasture and timber land owned by SMR Farms.

Summerfield was the first village to rise at Lakewood Ranch which at the outset was already focused on providing single-family homes. In its first year, 200 units of these were sold, a figure that soon more than doubled to reach 2,000 homes, propitiously in the year 2000, as the property development added more villages.

At present, Lakewood Ranch has expanded to seven additional communities that adopted the template of Summerfield. Its residences, some of which are maintenance-free, are energy-efficient and environment-friendly. These homes are a manifestation of the core and mainspring upon which the development of the Manatee real estate property was pursued. More specifically, these residences are a reflection Lakewood Ranch’s corporate philosophy of responsible stewardship of the environment.

It was ensured that materials and methods used in building homes as well as other structures in Lakewood Ranch comply with the green standards of the Green Building Coalition of Florida. As important, development of the entire real estate property was undertaken with venerable respect on the natural surroundings.

A total of 3,500 acres were reserved as open areas where the habitats of local wildlife were left undisturbed. Scenic lakes became landmarks within Lakewood Ranch as pit areas mined for sand and shell were filled with water. Later stocked with fish, these lakes became areas for fishing and boating for the residents. Further recreational pursuits within the property are likewise afforded by the community parks and nature preserves which can be explored via their built-in trails and pathways.

More recreational options are offered at the world-class golf courses in Lakewood Ranch, as well as in its polo and cricket facilities, clubhouses, athletic and fitness centers, tennis courts, swimming pools, and football and soccer fields. A complex of businesses has also risen within the property, complete with shops, restaurants, boutiques, and venues for entertainment and social activities.

Within walking distance from Summerfield are elementary and middle schools so that schooling can even do away with a quick ride to academic institutions in the nearby cities of Sarasota and Bradenton. For healthcare needs, Lakewood Ranch has established its own modern medical center, yet another factor which contributed to its communities’ growth that all started at Summerfield.