Retire in Lakewood Ranch, FL

Livability Score
53
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Fresh Kitchen

Great concept ! Fast healthy food. Great price. Don't miss the holy kale dressing. The almond butter rice krispy treats are so good. Will be back !

2. Maemi Peruvian Japanese Sushi Bar

Love this place. Before you get skeptical, it's Peruvian/Japanese because the owner grew up in Peru but his parents immigrated from Japan. So he's dedicated...

3. Full Belly Stuffed Burgers

What a find!! This place is sweet, the burgers are epic, dripping with savory cheesy goodness. To start with this is a casual place to just come have a...

4. Daily Eats

I stopped in here a few days ago and I can't wait to go back! I went on a Sunday at 12:30. Plenty of room at the counter for myself and it wasn't too...

5. First Watch

1. My server Kelsey was prompt & attentive. 2. My server Kelsey suggested Kale Tonic it was delicious. 3. If I could have the same service Kelsey gave...

Golf
1. Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

Seriously, am I the only member of the Yelp Tampa Bay family that actually plays golf? Three previous reviews on this page and absolutely zero involving...

2. Legacy Golf Club At Lakewood Ranch

This course has an awesome layout, by Arnold Palmer. In the past two years or so, the conditions were absolutely horrible.. burnt out greens and tee boxes,...

3. Golfsmith

As with all Golfsmith locations, they have a ton of inventory I've never seen more bags in one place. But this location has the most amazing people. They...

4. The Preserve Golf Club

I've golfed most public courses within a 30 mile radius of the The Preserve Golf Club at Tara and rate it at the top of my list for layout, condition, and...

5. Preserve Golf Club At Tara

Played last week 3/15/2015. Good layout, but this course needs work. Tee boxes are needing some work - rough shape, brown. It's hard to distinguish the...

Active
1. Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & Ecoventures

Absolutely wonderful experience. The owners have degrees in the trade and along with the wife, who is a marine biologist. Shane explained a lot of...

2. West Coast Kayaks & Paddleboards

Just purchased our first paddle board and accessories for my wife's birthday. As a newbie, I had a lot of questions. Both Ryan and Jill answered all my...

3. Sarasota Polo Club

Never attended a match here but hope to someday soon. I have facilitated meetings here for business however and it works. Really impressed with how well...

4. Jumpin Fun Sports

I took my kids on a sat at 11am. A birthday party was happening but the group finished at 1130ish. The place was very large and allowed a lot of space for...

5. Yolo Adventures

Our first time parasailing was a huge success! We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day in island paradise, and both Guy and John were very...

Arts
1. Psychic Medium Valentina

Visited Valentina for a Crossed Over reading shortly after the unexpected passing of my mom. She definitely told me things about my mom that she couldn't...

2. The Looking Glass

Really good, compassionated, loving people, good vibes and beautiful crystals. The owner Chris is an amazing person and has a very special energy. I can´t...

3. Mixon Fruit Farms

We had an awesome time here! For $5 a person (or $3 if you do the tour too)There's a water slide, bounce house, sandbox, slide,giant chess and other yard...

4. Lakewood Ranch Cinemas

Went to see a movie tonight, Raegan was super helpful with snacks and drinks and had a great attitude. Theaters and bathrooms are always clean, chairs are...

5. Pixie Dust Metaphysical Boutique

Beautiful energy that follows through store :) I visit ever time I come to the west coast. AWE50ME selection on gifts for others or yourself. Love their...

Shopping
1. Total Wine & More

Fantastic selection of all beverage types, a small but decently stocked humidor and great prices across the board. Very knowledgeable staff and great...

2. West Coast Kayaks & Paddleboards

Just purchased our first paddle board and accessories for my wife's birthday. As a newbie, I had a lot of questions. Both Ryan and Jill answered all my...

3. Pixie Dust Metaphysical Boutique

Beautiful energy that follows through store :) I visit ever time I come to the west coast. AWE50ME selection on gifts for others or yourself. Love their...

4. Ulta Beauty

Very happy with this Ulta. They always have my bare minerals in stock. Yesterday I went to the salon for the first time and I was very happy with my...

5. Rugs As Art, Inc

My wife and I don't live in Sarasota, but we only buy rugs when we're there. Rugs as Art has two main things going for it. First, the selection. Not only is...

Health
1. The Looking Glass

Really good, compassionated, loving people, good vibes and beautiful crystals. The owner Chris is an amazing person and has a very special energy. I can´t...

2. Elements Massage

Eric! Eric! Eric! Best hands in Florida! Takes out the stress and breaks up those knots. I am so comfortable with him and enjoy our conversations. He...

3. A Lys Facials

Truly amazing people here! It was my very first time and I couldn't believe how good they came out to be! My eyebrows and eyelashes look amazing! If I could...

4. Moricz and Varone Orthodontics

Super friendly, competent, efficient and timely. More than any other orthodontist that I had consulted with in the area, they really have their act...

5. Family Smile Dentistry

I was staying with friends in Bradenton because I had to evacuate Jupiter due to hurricane Matthew. Wouldn't you know it, my second night theater, I get a...