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Developer unveils plans for new 700-acre, gated neighborhood

Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch will have 1,500 single family homes, paired villas and townhomes.


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Courtesy. Forestar Group Inc., a national residential lot developer, has unveiled plans for a new community, Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch.
Courtesy. Forestar Group Inc., a national residential lot developer, has unveiled plans for a new community, Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch.
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LAKEWOOD RANCH — Forestar Group Inc., a national residential lot developer, has unveiled plans for a new community: Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch.

Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch will be a multi-generational, 700-acre, gated neighborhood, according to a statement. It is expected to have 1,500 single family homes, paired villas and townhomes with amenities, clubs and hospitality services. It will be within Lakewood Ranch, a 33,000-acre master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

"As the latest village in Lakewood Ranch, Star Farms plans to offer a wide range of amenities and diverse housing options for parents, children, retirees and singles to enjoy,” says Forestar West Florida Division President Tony Squiteri in the statement. “The Forestar team has significant experience designing, developing and executing the vision for lifestyle communities in the Lakewood Ranch area, and we are passionate about creating an inspiring experience for our homeowners within our master-planned communities.”

Forestar Group has operations in 49 markets and 21 states. It is a majority-owned subsidiary of D.R. Horton.

“We are excited that Forestar chose Lakewood Ranch to introduce its first-in-kind concept around multi-generational living,” says Laura Cole, senior vice president of Lakewood Ranch Communities LLC, in a statement. “Star Farms will be a vibrant new village with opportunities for diverse housing and a lifestyle that will bridge the gap between generations and shape community.” 

 

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