Miles from stress, minutes to everything!

Located nine miles east of I-75 in Sarasota County, Oak Ford is part of an 850-acre nature preserve. The neighborhoods are made up of wooded properties with views of wildlife preserves and private picturesque lakes on many of the larger homesites. Surrounded by nature, families are attracted to this unique community for its friendly neighborhood-feel, canopied streets, and flourishing wildlife. Wooded home sites at Oak Ford range from one to five acres, with larger properties allowing an equestrian lifestyle. Custom homes pay homage to classic and contemporary Florida styles, grand southern estates, and newer Mediterranean designs. Residents enjoy the convenience of nearby SR-70, Lakewood Ranch, University Town Center, grocery stores, and the Sarasota Audubon Nature Center. Within a 30-minute drive, experience the outdoor adventures presented at Myakka State Park, Lido Beach, and Siesta Beach.

Shopping
The Mall at University Town Center

Open 11 am - 8 pm Monday - Thursday; 10 am - 9 pm Friday & Saturday and 11 am - 6 pm Sunday.

140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243

St. Armands Circle

 130+ retail shops, dining establishments, ice cream and chocolate retailers, art galleries, salons, spas and the like.

St Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236

Beaches
Paw Park Beach

Only beach area in Sarasota County where dogs are allowed.

1600 S. Harbor Drive
Venice, FL 34285

Siesta Key Beach

Top Beach in America!

948 Beach Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242

Tel:  941-861-5000

Lido Key Beach

Sandy beach featuring a concession stand, gift shop & picnic tables, plus a swimming pool.

400 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Tel:  941-388-0400

Wildlife
Myakka River State Park

his state park consists of 37,000 acres (150 km2), making it one of the state's largest parks. It is also one of the oldest parks in the state.

13208 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241

Circus Hammock

22.14-acre preserve with unpaved walking trails

4572 17th St, Sarasota, FL 34235