Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch Condos
Arts & EntertainmentVan Wezel Performing Arts HallSet along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater and comedy for more than 33 years.The Florida Studio TheatreFST produces world premieres and contemporary works which have been produced on or off-Broadway within the last five years. By focusing on the works of contemporary writers, FST has been able to offer plays to its audiences that are not normally produced by other area theatres. FST is comprised of six main programs: Mainstage, Cabaret, Stage III, Touring (In the schools), Education and New Play Development.Ringling Museum of ArtThe John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which is affiliated with Florida State University, is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. The 66-acre estate is the legacy of John Ringling (1866-1936), one of the great business tycoons of his day. The Museum of Art, recognized as the state art museum of Florida, includes 21 galleries of internationally recognized European and American art with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin and other baroque masters. In addition, the estate encompasses Cà d'Zan, the recently restored 32-room Ringling mansion; the Circus Museum; the Original Asolo theater; the Rose Garden and beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay.
Hospitals/ Medical CentersLakewood Ranch Medical CenterLakewood Ranch Medical Center, the hospital centered on your care, opened September 1, 2004. LWRMC offers patient-focused medicine and is equipped with advanced technology. Located just two miles from I-75 and bridging Manatee and Sarasota counties, this new, 120-bed acute care hospital has an extensive system of fully-integrated inpatient and outpatient services that share a single purpose—to provide compassionate, quality patient care. Patients have access to a medical staff of over 300 physicians and allied health professionals with a comprehensive range of specialties who use technological advances in medicine.
RecreationMote Marine AquariumThe 135,000-gallon shark tank at Mote Marine Aquarium lets you view its inhabitants from above and below the water's surface. Additional tanks show off sharks, rays, and other marine creatures native to the area.
Shopping & RetailUniversity Town CenterThis world-class fashion and dining destination features approximately 880,000 square feet of retail space with Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Dillard's and more than 100 stores and restaurants.
SportsEd Smith Sport ComplexEd Smith Stadium opened in 1989 in time for the Chicago White Sox' spring training, replacing old Payne Park. This 53-acre site maintains a national reputation as a premier baseball facility in the State of Florida and continues to be the mecca of baseball activity in the area.
Now the Spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles since 1998 local residents and visitors from across the country and Canada have a chance to catch the action of their favorite teams and players in the relaxed atmosphere of beautiful Sarasota.