Forestar Welcomes Homes by WestBay to Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch 

SARASOTA, FL, AUGUST 3, 2023 – Forester Group, Inc. (“Forestar”), one of the largest single-family community developers in the nation, welcomes Homes by WestBay to Star Farms, a multigenerational lifestyle development located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Homes by WestBay, Tampa Bay’s largest locally-owned, privately held homebuilder, is anticipated to unveil four new model homes at Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch, with a public grand opening event and sales release anticipated early 2024.

Buyers will have the choice to build and personalize award-winning floorplans from the ground up or select from professionally designed Quick Move-In homes. Homes will range between approximately 2,100 to 3,500 square feet and will feature bright, open floorplans ideally designed for the Florida lifestyle. Offering buyers 50- and 60-foot homesites, the builder’s Innovation series includes five floorplans ranging from approximately 2,100 to 3,300 square feet. The Artisan series features 11 floorplans with options from about 2,500 to 3,500 square feet. Homes by WestBay plans to showcase four models, two on the 50- and 60-foot homesites respectively.

“We’re thrilled to join the Star Farms and Lakewood Ranch family of builders and believe Homes by WestBay will offer our discerning homebuyers exceptional value for their investment,” said Willy Nunn, Homes by WestBay Founder and President. “The Tampa Bay and Sarasota area is more than a market to us—it’s home. Our floorplans are thoughtfully designed with the Florida lifestyle in mind.”

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 Homes by WestBay

Founded in 2009, Homes by WestBay is Tampa Bay’s largest locally-owned, privately held homebuilder. Throughout Tampa Bay, including Pasco, Hillsborough, Polk and Manatee Counties, Homes by WestBay designs and develops the finest communities and best neighborhoods. We deliver exceptional quality and value in our price range, superior design and lead the market in customer satisfaction. Homes by WestBay is a recognized Energy Star Market Leader, earned the 2019 Platinum Builder Award from the Annual Builder Achievement Awards Program through 2-10 Homebuyers Warranty, and has received numerous other awards from the Tampa Bay Builders Association and the Southeast Building Conference. For more information, visit or get social on Facebook and Instagram

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 12,900 residential lots during the twelve-month period ended June 30, 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.