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Neal Communities to Begin Taking Sales at Windward at Lakewood Ranch

Neal Communities, Southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, is pleased to announce that Windward at Lakewood Ranch will begin taking sales on July 14. 

This new 450-acre gated community, which will have 780 homes at completion, will feature a variety of popular architectural styles for home elevations from which buyers can choose. Options include British West Indies, Coastal, Island and Farmhouse designs, and all homes will be green certified. 

“We’ve had a lot of interest in Windward at Lakewood Ranch due to its desirable location and variety of housing types that appeal to many different buyers,” said Pat Neal, founder and chairman of Neal Communities. “Lakewood Ranch is such a dynamic, growing area with excellent schools, great shopping and dining and close proximity to a variety of cultural and outdoor attractions. Windward at Lakewood Ranch will be an ideal place for both families and active retirees to call home.”

Opening in mid-2021, the community’s amenities will feature a British West Indies architectural style with Dutch Colonial touches. A 7.8-acre amenity center will include a 9,600-square-foot clubhouse with community gathering spaces, fitness center, adult and children’s pools, sports courts including eight pickleball and two tennis courts, sports fields, playgrounds, two dog parks and two event lawns.

A full-time lifestyle coordinator will plan and host events for the community’s residents throughout the year. Pedestrian and bike trails will also wind throughout Windward at Lakewood Ranch, creating extensive connectivity within the community and providing opportunities for outdoor exercise. Fitness stations will be mixed in along the trails.

Windward at Lakewood Ranch will offer 16 unique floorplans, seven of which will be on display as model homes in the community’s Phase 1. Floorplans will include paired villas and single-family homes. Paired villas range from 1,434 square feet to 1,524 square feet. Single-family homes start at 1,531 square feet and can be as large as 2,907 square feet. Pricing ranges from the low $200s to high $400s.

Windward at Lakewood Ranch is ideally located in Sarasota County along the southern gateway of Lakewood Ranch, just three-and-a-half miles east of I-75 at the corner of Lorraine and Fruitville Roads and adjacent to Lakewood Ranch’s Waterside Communities. The community is close to A-rated schools in the area, as well as several private school options. 

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About Neal Communities 

Neal Communities, based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is Southwest Florida’s largest and most established locally owned and operated private builder. During the company’s 50-year history, it has built over 15,000 new homes in more than 90 acclaimed communities from Tampa to Naples. The company consistently ranks among the nation’s top 100 home builders and has earned numerous awards including the prestigious Builder of the Year from Professional Builder in 2015 and America’s Best Builder in 2012 from BUILDER Magazine. With a core belief that “Where You Live Matters,” Neal Communities has given more than $7 million to local charities throughout Southwest Florida and is committed to the communities where they live, work and build. Company sales in fiscal year 2019 were $410 million.


Additional Neal Communities brands include Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding and Allegiant Title Professionals. For more information, please visit

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