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Buy the LWR life: climbing the property ladder.

$173,570 This two-bedroom plus den is a typical Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch is a master-planned community that has been developed since 1994 on the border of Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida[1]. The development is to the East of I-75 and sits mainly between University Parkway to the South and State Road 64 to the North.  "starter." It comes in at 1,323 square feet and features Corian counters and double sinks in the master bath. Located in the brand-new gated community gat·ed community  
A subdivision or neighborhood, often surrounded by a barrier, to which entry is restricted to residents and their guests.
 of Central Park. 5031 Newport News Circle. Listed by Neal Communities.


$238,486 - A little larger at 1,870 square feet, this home, also in Central Park, has a more impressive facade, granite countertops and stainless steel stainless steel: see steel.
stainless steel

Any of a family of alloy steels usually containing 10–30% chromium. The presence of chromium, together with low carbon content, gives remarkable resistance to corrosion and heat.
 appliances. Three bedrooms--or two, plus den. 4808 Claremont Park. Listed by Neal Communities.


$319,000 Though a little smaller than the model above, this maintenance-free home has a beautiful golf course view, high ceilings, columns, niches and built-ins galore. Being sold turnkey furnished. 7807 Heritage Classic Court. Listed by Michael Saunders & Company.


$349,000 All the bells and whistles A slang English term for exceptional features in some product. In the computer field, it typically refers to functions in software that may be greatly appreciated by some users, even though they may not be necessary most of the time.  start to kick in at this price point--Brazilian hardwood floors, a granite island in the kitchen, elaborate master bath, even a fountain in front. Located in the Country Club. 7192 Whitemarsh Circle. Listed by Re/Max.


$485,000 A third garage appears, along with lots of extra space--3,204 square feet, four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Granite in the kitchen, enormous his and her closets, lakefront lot, swimming pool, upstairs bonus room. Located in Green-brook Preserve. 15024 Bowfin bowfin, primitive freshwater fish found in the Mississippi basin, the Great Lakes, and E to Vermont. The bowfin has a light covering of rounded, overlapping scales, a large mouth, and sharp teeth.  Terrace. Listed by Atchley International Realty.


$750,000 Twelve-foot ceilings, fireplace, pool overlooking a lake. At almost 4,000 square feet, it has five/six bedrooms and tons of kitchen upgrades. Built in 2000. Located in the Country Club. 7925 Royal Queensland Way. Listed by Keller Williams Realty.


$1,241,065 About as good as it gets. At 4,207 square feet it's not the largest, but it's packed with custom extras and has a formal, elegant feeling. Leaded glass and spectacular chandeliers, lush landscaping. There's even a generator. In the Country Club. 13309 Palmers Creek Terrace. Listed by Keller Williams Realty.

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Publication:Sarasota Magazine
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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