Travis Allen Hall, born and raised at Lakewood Ranch (LWR) in Sarasota, FL, experiences most palm-tree-lined, 78-degree days as though he’s looking
through a colorful kaleidoscope of moments
pulled from those sprinkled across a 25-year
timeline. Hall’s family was one of the first 25
families to move into Lakewood Ranch.
“There were literally cows just beyond our
backyard,” Hall says. “There were only three
other houses when we first got here.”
Hall says that during his daily drives along
Lakewood Ranch’s bustling Main Street, that
years of memories are readily accessible—playing
basketball with friends on courts that projected
laughter and sound for miles, of riding bikes
and playing outside until dark with no sign of
people or even houses, and of his first days on
the tennis courts shortly after they were laid.
“We’re all still here for a reason,” Hall says.
“My parents have retired here, and my brother
and I certainly aren’t going anywhere. It’s where
we’ve made our best memories.”
25 years later, Hall’s mother and father
live in the same Summerfield house he grew
second best-selling planned
the nation, turns
25 this year.
How did they
get here and
where are they
Life on the
Ranch by Jamie Penn