Prestigious Palmer Ranch real estate is comprised of a large master planned community spanning roughly 10,000 acres—the largest in Sarasota. Palmer Ranch itself is made up of over 30 + neighborhoods, along with various commercial areas for homeowners to conveniently visit. Palmer Ranch was part of 80,000 acres of land originally purchased by Bertha Honore Palmer in 1910. Bertha Palmer was the wife of Chicago department store tycoon Potter Palmer and she began the trend of establishing winter homes in Florida. Bertha Palmer devoted much of her acreage to cattle ranching and citrus groves. In 1973 Hugh Culverhouse, Sr. purchased Palmer Ranch which was then 11,000 acres, eventually developing the area.
One of the most beautiful Palmer Ranch developments, Turtle Rock is a deed restricted community of 750+ single-family homes and villas set in the most picturesque, serene landscapes around. Turtle Rock homes range from 1,800 to 3,300 sq. ft. Two sub-divisions within Turtle Rock, Savannah and Somerset, offer maintenance-free homes—perfect for those buying vacation homes or who simply want to live a more carefree lifestyle. Turtle Rock is an attractive area for families, young professionals, and retirees alike. The neighborhood affords tranquil privacy while also easily accommodating those who love an active lifestyle.
The Beautiful Turtle Rock community in the heart of Palmer Ranch offers numerous amenities including 24 hr guarded gate, pool, tennis, basketball and meeting room. Located south of Palmer Ranch Parkway and North of Sarasota Central Parkway and just west of the Legacy "Rails to Trails" bike path.