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The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch


The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch features a unique opportunity—the opportunity to build your own custom estate!

While it is sometimes possible to buy a lovely newer construction home at The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch, the most exciting aspect of life at this community is the prospect of building your own custom dream house from the ground up, putting in all the features, upgrades, and details that you have always wanted. Finding a property where you can build your own custom home is rare in Sarasota, as many desirable lots have already been filled with dwellings. Many residences in this community are custom homes designed by some of Sarasota’s most acclaimed builders, including Anchor Builders, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, and John Cannon Homes.

With its secluded location, set in preserved, natural Florida wilderness, The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch is away from all the high traffic and noise of more residential areas while still relatively close to modern conveniences. The property is well known for its three to five acre estate lots and the endless amount of wildlife living in the area for residents to view, such as deer, egrets, and Sandhill cranes. This location boasts an endless amount of outdoor recreation. Located just a short distance from various equestrian centers, golf clubs, and other outdoor-activity venues, residents will be able to enjoy all the pleasures of Florida’s natural landscape. One outdoor attraction nearby is Myakka River State Park, a diverse landscape set on almost 58 miles of swamplands, hammocks, and grasslands. If you love to hike, then you will love exploring all the native lands of Florida. The park also offers picturesque lake tours on some of the world’s largest airboats.

About five miles from I-75, this gated community is only a short distance from all the attractions, shopping, and restaurants in Sarasota. With its proximity to Sarasota, it is also only a short trip from Siesta Key Beach, which was ranked in the top 10 beaches of the United States by “Dr. Beach” multiple times.


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