The Forest - A Site Planned For Estate Homes

Home Sites Available


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 home buyers can share the beauty of this place on large estate parcels. Careful specifications ensure unique custom homes where privacy with peace and quiet are the highest priority:

There are just 54 homesites in this unique community 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. Construction guidelines ensure homes are in keeping with Sarasota's premier estate home community. Download the most Frequently Asked Questions about building a home and living in The Forest.

The Forest is the first neighborhood on the Ranch. It encompasses over 270 acres of abundant natural beauty, much like nearby Myakka State Park. Tall pines shadow an under-story 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. Lake Wood, just inside the entry gates, features a passive park where all residents can enjoy the beautiful setting. It is also attracting new homebuyers in search of a gated community where true Estate Homes are possible.

Homesites range from the high $80s. Contact us to learn more and schedule a private tour to preview the available homesites.