East Sarasota is known for its sprawling land, large home lots and both luxury and equine residences. Communities here include The Founders Club, Forest at Hi Hat Ranch, Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club, Laurel Oak Estates, The Hammocks, Bent Tree Village, The Ranches at Bern Creek, Red Hawk Reserve, Barton Farms, Myakka Valley Ranches, Saddle Creek, Misty Creek and Deer Hammock.
Homes in the Founders Club are built on 1/4 to 1 acre lots with 3 to 5 bedrooms, 3 to 5 baths and private pools. You'll find both lake and golf course views. This is a gated golf community with a 24,000 square foot plantation-style clubhouse with oak paneled bar, restaurant and huge veranda along with a 24-hour fitness center, basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball and an active social calendar. It covers 700 acres surrounded by natural preserves, lakes and oak hammocks.
Homes in this community started in 2006 and are built on 3 to 5 acres with 3 to 5 bedrooms, 3 to 6 baths and private pools. This is a gated, forested community with serene lakes on approximately 270 acres with two large lakes and beautiful wetlands. These forests and wetlands attract bald eagles, red tail and red shouldered hawks, bobcat, deer, turkey and wild boar. Home builders here include Neal Signature Homes, Todd Johnston Homes, Anchor Builders, John Cannon Homes and Arthur Rutenberg Homes with no two homes looking the same. Golf and Social memberships can be found at the Laurel Oaks Country Club 10 miles away. Privacy abounds yet only 15 minutes to shopping and 30 minutes to Siesta Key!
This gated, 18 hole Azinger/Lewis golf course community has condominiums, villas and single family homes. Amenities include 5 heated swimming pools, hot tub, 4 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts and a fitness center with aerobic room and a full-time fitness director. The clubhouse has a grill room and restaurant and hosts many social activities.
Laurel Oak Estates hosts 2 Gary Player & Rees Jones designed golf courses with 12 Har-Tru tennis courts and a junior size Olympic pool. This is an active community featuring a 45,000 square foot clubhouse and is gated with 24-hour security. Country Club membership is optional, not required and has reciprocity with the Bird Key Yacht Club.