Welcome to Palmer Ranch
Palmer Ranch is one of the most desirable communities in the Sarasota area for its strategic location, world-class golf courses, and mix of modern and old-world architecture. Known as Sarasota County's largest master-planned community, life in Palmer Ranch is all about ease. Its prime position creates accessibility for its locals and guests alike, providing the luxury of restaurants, shopping, and beaches within quick reach. From maintenance-free condos to multi-million dollar estates and gated communities hugging championship golf courses, there is somewhere for everyone to live and soak up the Florida sun in Palmer Ranch.
What to Love
- Convenient location near major attractions
- Environmentally friendly
- More than 30 individual communities with exclusive amenities
- Nearby trails and residential streets with sidewalks
- A short 15-minute drive to world-class Siesta Key Beach
Palmer Ranch locals appreciate the tree-lined streets, lush greenery, and close proximity to amenities their urban community has to offer. Residents spend the day with their toes in the sand at nearby Siesta Key Beach or strolling along The Legacy Trail's well-kept rail trail nearby.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Popular diner Munchies 420 Cafe serves many American favorites in an easygoing atmosphere with live music and arcade games. Its menu offering signature Philly cheesesteaks, extremely hot wing sauces, gigantic burgers, and handmade sandwiches with hilarious names has caught the attention of The Food Network’s most popular show, “Man vs. Food.” In an outdoor dining experience with an elegant flair, Mediterranean fare is found at Mattison’s Forty-One Restaurant. Explore a sprawling menu comprised of delectable dishes like mojo marinated chicken, rosemary honey salmon, and duck confit while enjoying a lineup of live music from local artists. Italian eatery Napule offers a fine dining experience you won’t soon forget. Wood-fired pizzas, pasta plates with fresh ingredients, and top-tier meats are found at this airy restaurant with a bar. Find casual, waterfront dining along Little Sarasota Bay at The Point, a three-story restaurant serving tasty dishes like pimento-stuffed chicken, crab cakes, and burgers. Surround yourself with Florida’s incredible sunsets while listening to live music on the third floor or get warm by a fire pit on the eatery’s first level.
Things to Do
With several state-of-the-art private and public golf courses in Palmer Ranch at your fingertips, teeing off with friends and family is an absolute must. Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club's members not only get access to their private course but to a wide range of amenities perfect for a day of fun and relaxation. Try out their fitness center or lounge by the club's heated swimming pool—the choice is yours. For those who prefer a public course, Misty Creek Country Club offers a par 72 championship course with stunning views.
Potter Park's 37 acres are home to a modern playground, picnic areas, basketball and tennis courts, and nature trails, making this recreational retreat in the heart of Palmer Ranch a great way to socialize with friends, entertain children, engage in sports, and get in touch with Mother Nature.
Festivals and community events are around every turn. Neighboring areas are home to St. Armands Art Festival and the year-round Siesta Key Farmers Market, a local market selling artisan goods and fresh produce less than ten miles from Palmer Ranch.
Palmer Ranch is served by the Sarasota School District. Nearby schools include:
- Imagine School at Palmer Ranch, a public charter school serving children pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, is identified as an “A” school by the Florida Department of Education
- Ashton Elementary School, a kindergarten through fifth-grade public institution, is a Five Star School for its impressive volunteer hours and boasts an active Parent-Teacher Organization