Despite what is being said by others, most of the residential part of Lakewood Ranch is not in Sarasota County but in Manatee County. Another interesting fact that you might want to know is that Manatee taxes are not lower than Sarasota taxes. They are indeed higher. This being said, do not believe for a second that I am putting down LWR. I live there, I work there and I love it there. It has great schools, great neighborhoods, great golf, great people and lots of great stuff to do for anybody. As realtors, we can find you almost anything you want. You just have to realize that there are certain limits to our ability to find certain properties. Before asking us to find you a 3BD, 2BA gulf view property with den and 3 car garage under $175,000, we suggest that you go to our site, use the MLS search option and see what kind of property you will find in that price range. Then, we can give you as much info on these properties as you want.