Now, imagine this property being twice the size of
Manhattan at some 50 square miles. ;at was the opportunity—and challenge some might say—facing
Schroeder-Manatee Ranch executives in the early 1980s
as demands from encroaching growth forced the working ranch to change the course of its future.
Consequently, the thoughtful planning they put into
place 35 years ago has reaped dividends for the ranch
like never before, and created one of the most remarkable and successful mixed-use, master-planned communities in the world. Case in point was the historic
10,000th home sale last March.
Picture yourself with a prime piece of property in southwest Florida with the ability to create a community from scratch. ;is opportunity would encompass everything from building
roadways and utilities to the development of homes,
businesses, and recreational amenities.