The Forest is part of an Historic
Sarasota Private Ranch

The Forest is the first neighborhood of a master planned community on the historic Hi Hat Ranch in Sarasota Florida. This gated community, designed specifically for true estate homes, sets the stage for a vision to bring Sarasota’s next great “Ranch” community forward at Hi Hat Ranch. Behind the impressive gated entry are 270 acres of beautiful pines, stately oaks, recreational lakes and wetland preserves. It’s an environmental gem that attracts egrets, osprey, wild turkeys and deer. Discerning homeowners in search of a gated community with acreage for a true estate property will also be attracted to the opportunity to own a piece of Sarasota’s premier private ranch.

Main entry gate at Sarasota's Private Ranch The ForestIn keeping with the expanse of the Hi Hat Ranch, at one time the largest Sarasota private ranch property encompassing 1/8 of Sarasota County, The Forest features large three to five acre ranchette parcels in a natural Florida setting. It is gracious country living quietly removed from the ordinary gated Sarasota “estate” community where large houses sit just a few feet apart. At The Forest, like in the old days of Sarasota private ranch properties, your neighbors are close enough to be friends you see socially—rather than daily through neighboring windows.

The Forest is inspired by the Turner family’s decades of land stewardship as owners of this historic private Sarasota ranch. As developers, they are dedicated to preserving the natural environment and creating a gated community of distinction. Low impact development guidelines protect the integrity of the land, providing for expansive preservation areas and natural filtration of water run-off.

The cookie-cutter approach does not get past the main entry gate at The Forest. Sarasota’s best custom builders work closely with the developer and homeowners to meet design standards that offer flexibility while ensuring a unique street scene. Impressive custom estate homes become tasteful private ranchettes rather than ostentatious “McMansions.” Each builder offers a variety of standard floor plans and featured homes. They can also provide full design/build services giving new home buyers in The Forest the widest opportunity to find the perfect plan to meet their particular taste, needs and lifestyle.

Each grand estate home celebrates and preserves the private ranch heritage and natural beauty of Sarasota’s Hi Hat Ranch, while providing a very civilized lifestyle for its newest owners.

Visit the community and discover how different life on a true Sarasota Private Ranch can be in The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch.



Brian Wood, Sales Associate, Premier Sotheby's International Realty
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The Forest At Hi Hat Ranch

The Forest At Hi Hat Ranch