Our Heritage & Legacy
We inherited Lakewood Ranch from hardworking farmers and business men who made a tradition of preserving the land and helping the community. These traditions have become our legacy.
In 1922, the Uihlein family, founders of the Schlitz Brewing Company, purchased the Schroeder-Manatee Ranch from its longtime owner, John Schroeder.
After breaking ground in 1994, the first neighborhood opens in 1995 and Lakewood Ranch's 50 founding residents can officially call the community their home.
Since 2005, every village, home and business has used eco-friendly products and building techniques to ensure healthier, more efficient and environmentally responsible homes.
Our community of Lakewood Ranch reaches its 20th year. Since breaking ground, it has grown into a thriving and award-winning community.