Desoto Lakes

One of Sarasota’s most popular and sought-after communities.

Welcome to Desoto Lakes

Bounded by I-75 to the east, Lockwood Ridge Road to the west, Desoto Road to the north and 17th Street to the south. Homes in this area range from the $300’s to over $1 million. Desoto Lakes is a suburban area with primarily three or four bedroom to studio-sized single-family homes and apartment complexes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Desoto Lakes neighborhood were built between 1970 and 1999.

One of Sarasota’s most popular and sought-after communities, The Meadows was developed by Taylor-Woodrow Homes and offers a wide variety of neighborhoods. Over 3,400 residences —including garden homes, villas and single-family homes—are situated among 80 stocked lakes, pristine waterways, and nature preserves in a 1650 acre setting. Complete with 14 miles of sidewalks and bike trails, and a 1.7-mile fitness trail, The Meadows is popular among active families and retirees. The Meadows also has an optional private member-owned golf and tennis country club. Notably, “Tennis” Magazine has ranked the Meadows as one of the nation’s “Top 20” tennis facilities and golfers can enjoy 54 holes that include two championship courses. The location, just West of I-75, enables easy access to Lakewood Ranch, the University Town Center mall, and Tampa to the north as well as Venice to the South.

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