Arbor Grande

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Arbor Grande is a private, gated community within Lakewood Ranch, the nation’s 2nd-fastest selling community located near Sarasota, Florida. 

ELM designed Arbor Grande’s community master plan, orienting homesites and common areas toward spectacular natural edges and committing nearly one-third of the property to ponds, parks, and landscape spaces added to enhance the outdoor living aspect and reflect the community’s casual “front porch” way of life.

Additionally, ELM-designed resort-style amenities include a 7,000-sq-ft community clubhouse and fitness center, two resort-style pools with fountains and beach entries, outdoor pavilions, event lawns, dog parks, as well as a trails linking the community’s homesites to a major regional park.


SMR is developing four new parks, all to be finished by the end of the year.

Parade of Homes the largest since Great Recession

Standard Pacific to build 305 homes in Lakewood Ranch


CalAtlantic Homes (now Lennar)


Master Planning

Project Visioning & Theming


Landscape Architecture

Signage and Entry Design

Construction Observation