Whether you’re a family in search of a home with acreage of land for you and your children to enjoy, an equestrian fanatic seeking a house with a barn, paddocks and riding trails for your horses, or a retired couple looking for privacy and tranquility among nature, The Forest at Panther Ridge offers the perfect combination of enjoyment and safety all within a beautiful landscape of hundreds of acres of natural forest and wildlife habitat.






Panther Ridge was one of the most successful, fastest-selling land and home communities on Florida’s west coast. What continues to make this community truly unique is that the land was never farmed. Left in their native state, the pine and oak hammocks thrived, and gentle creeks still meander through the lush acres. As it was developed, great care has been taken to retain the pristine beauty of the land.

Since it opened in early 1996, the large home sites and rich natural environment have generated extraordinary interest in Panther Ridge. Phases of the community sold quickly, and the popularity of Panther Ridge continues to grow to this day, especially with the equestrian community. Adding to this draw is the opportunity to take advantage of the culture, fine beaches and the many activities that Sarasota and Manatee Counties offer.

Panther Ridge is comprised of nine communities that feature single family homes as well as large homesites suitable for equestrian living. There are miles of beautiful equestrian trails throughout the community. The Panther Ridge neighborhoods are:

  • The Highlands, Grand Oaks, The Preserve: Single Family Homes on half-to one-acre lots
  • The Trails, Bridle Creek, The Forest, The Ranches: Equestrian neighborhoods of single family to grand scale estate residences on 5 to 10+ acres.
  • Foxwood, The Pointe: Equestrian neighborhoods of single family to grand scale estate residences on 5 to 20+ acres.