I also live in Manatee County and have a mailing address of Sarasota. University Parkway is the county line. Lakewood Ranch is on both sides of University Parkway and has several zip codes. Lakewood Ranch started as a 36,000 acre development about 15 years ago. There are still several ranches on the property that have not yet been developed. Most of Lakewood Ranch lies on the east side of Interstate Highway 75, however, a small portion of Lakewood Ranch lies on the west side of the interstate. There has been several legal efforts toward incorporating Lakewood Ranch as a municipality but they have fallen short. I predict that Lakewood Ranch will be a municipality within five (5) years.