Palmer Ranch in Sarasota is a master planned community on 10,000 acres and includes more than 20 unique neighborhoods. The location of Palmer Ranch provides its residents convenience to shopping, restaurants, parks and recreation including the Legacy Trail. There are three prominent gated, golf course communities including Prestancia, Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club and The Oaks Club. The #1 Beach in America for 2011, Siesta Key Beach, is only 15 minutes away from most neighborhoods. Choices of homes include condominium, villas, single family residences and estate homes ranging in price from $100,000 to over $1,000,000.
In the center of Palmer Ranch is the Legacy Trail which is a paved 12 foot walking and biking path which was formerly a retired section of railroad tracks. The history of Palmer Ranch dates back to 1900 when Bertha Honore Palmer, a wealthy socialite from Chicago, fell in love with Sarasota and purchased this land. Bordered on the north by Clark Road, west on US 41, east to Honore Avenue and as far south as The Oaks Country Club. Even though Palmer Ranch contains 23 neighborhoods, golf courses, shopping, parks and schools, you will still see ranches with cows.