Forestar Announces D.R. Horton as First Homebuilder in Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch

DECEMBER 8, 2021 – Forestar Group Inc. (“Forestar”), a leading national residential community developer, is proud to announce D.R. Horton as the first homebuilder in Star Farms, a multigenerational lifestyle community in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, plans to build nearly 300 homes in Phase 1 of the resort ranch community.

With 25 distinctive floorplans in Phase 1, D.R. Horton plans to feature single-family homes, townhomes and villas ranging from approximately 1,500 to over 3,100 square feet, showcasing its D.R. Horton, Emerald and Freedom Homes brands.  This will be the first community to offer the Modern homes series in the Sarasota area. As part of Phase 1, potential homebuyers will have the opportunity to tour nine models. Construction is currently underway with the projected opening in early 2022.

“D.R. Horton is excited to be a featured homebuilder in Star Farms,” said Tarak Patel, D.R. Horton Tampa South City Manager. “Being part of this new community enables us to provide additional homebuying opportunities with an enhanced lifestyle in Lakewood Ranch.  Our future homeowners can explore an array of single-family offerings, including our very popular Modern Series, paired villas, carefree one-story single-family homes and townhomes.  As the largest builder in the nation, D.R. Horton truly provides homes for every stage in life, which is something that will be resoundingly true at Star Farms.”

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Southwest Florida, Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch will offer a unique experience tailored to meet the needs of today’s diverse homebuyers. The thoughtfully designed, 700-acre, gated village that Forestar is developing will be a resort ranch hometown featuring 1,500 single-family homes, paired villa retreats and townhomes with a variety of amenities, clubs and hospitality services. Positioned within the award-winning master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch, Star Farms is minutes from dining, shopping, cultural activities and top-rated beaches.

“We are pleased to partner with D.R. Horton and unveil Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch,” said Forestar West Florida Division President Tony Squitieri. “With a range of product offerings catering to multigenerational buyers and two decades as the leading homebuilder in the nation, D.R. Horton is the ideal first homebuilder in our resort ranch hometown.”

Whether exploring new adventures, discovering new passions, meeting new neighbors or finding new ways to connect with nature, Star Farms will be an extraordinary place to call home. Experience a hometown that connects and inspires.

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About D.R. Horton

D.R. Horton, “America’s Builder,” has been building families beautiful homes in desirable locations for over 40 years. America’s largest homebuilder by volume since 2002, D.R. Horton has built more than 870,000 homes with quality, functionality, value and style in mind. For more information about D.R. Horton’s Tampa South division, please call (844) 261-0038 or visit  Home and community information including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation.  Square footage dimensions are approximate. D.R. Horton is an equal housing opportunity builder.

About Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch is the 33,000+-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more than 50,000 residents and features A-rated schools, the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, three town centers that include theaters, shopping and dining, and more than 5.5 million square feet of commercial property. For more information, visit

About Forestar Group Inc. Forestar Group Inc. is a residential lot development company with operations in 56 markets and 23 states and delivered 15,915 residential lots during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021. The Company is a majority-owned subsidiary of D.R. Horton. For more information, visit