Master Planned For Estate Homes
The Forest is part of the Hi Hat Ranch—one of Sarasota’s historic private land holdings. This environmentally sound property has been managed under the careful stewardship of the Turner Family for decades. Now, for the first time ever, new homebuyers can share the beauty of this place on large estate parcels.
The Forest is the first neighborhood of a future master planned community envisioned on the Ranch. It encompasses over 270 acres of abundant natural beauty, much like nearby Myakka State Park. Tall pines shadow an understory of scrub palmetto while stately oaks shelter open fields, natural wetlands and lakes. This environmental gem attracts egrets, osprey, wild turkeys and deer with its many ponds and bird habitats. It is also attracting new homebuyers in search of a gated community where true Estate Homes are possible. The first phase of 54 homesites, ranging from three to six acres, are intended for grand residential estate homes. Low-impact development guidelines protect the integrity of the land, providing for expansive preserve areas and natural filtration of water.