Forestar Breaks Ground on First Amenity Campus for Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch 

Sarasota, FL, June 29, 2023 – Forestar Group Inc. (“Forestar”), one of the largest single-family community developers in the nation, celebrated breaking ground on The Resort Club, the first amenity campus for Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch. Attendees at the groundbreaking ceremony held on May 16, 2023, were members of the Forestar team including Tony Squitieri, Florida Regional Vice President; Ted Gadoury, Land Development Amenity Manager; John Barnott, Investments and Development Director; and Christian Cotter, Homeowners Association Manager.

The social hub of Star Farms, The Resort Club will be an innovative, amenity-rich campus including a hospitality-staffed clubhouse, where members can explore interests, stay active and connect with friends. Phase One will feature a resort pool and spa, poolside cabanas and beach areas, pet park, Trade Route Coffee Shop, Star Fit Wellness Complex – Fitness and Performance Centers, community lawn, courtyard, golf cart parking, and mail kiosk. Future phases are planned to showcase a poolside bar and grill, outdoor activities area, event center and The Terrace – Chef’s Patio. Upon completion, Star Farms will offer four resort campuses: The Resort Club, Junction Place, Adventure Retreat and Cabana Corner, in addition to greenways and trails.

“We are thrilled to break ground on the first amenity campus in Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch, laying the foundation for a truly exceptional hometown lifestyle and experience,” said Squitieri. “This milestone represents our commitment to creating vibrant, engaging spaces that foster a sense of community and enrich the lives of our residents.”

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Southwest Florida, Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch is a multigenerational lifestyle community that offers a unique experience tailored to residents. The thoughtfully designed, 700-acre, gated village is 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 and cultural activities as well as top-rated beaches.

Whether exploring new adventures, discovering new passions, meeting new neighbors or finding new ways to connect with nature, Star Farms is an extraordinary place to call home.

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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 64,000 residents and features A-rated schools, the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, and three town centers that include theaters, shopping and dining. For more information visit

About Forestar Group Inc.

Forestar Group Inc. is a residential lot development company with operations in 52 markets and 20 states. Based in Arlington, Texas, the Company delivered more than 12,600 residential lots during the twelve-month period ended March 31, 2023. Forestar is a majority-owned subsidiary of D.R. Horton, the largest homebuilder by volume in the United States since 2002. For more information, visit

Community information including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities are subject to change at any time without notice or obligation. Dimensions are approximate. Forestar is an equal housing developer.