Laurel Lakes is an established gated community just east of I-75 and within a short drive of downtown Sarasota, Siesta Key beaches, numerous restaurants, medical facilities and shopping at Sarasota's new luxury mall, UTC. Homes range from 1900 sq. ft. to over 4,000, with an eclectic mix of custom homes and residences built by national builders, producing a unique, pleasing ambiance of varied architecture and home styles. Both 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes are built throughout the neighborhood, which was completed with its last section of new construction in 2016. Known for its 4 large and deep lakes, a majority of homes have water views and an array of visiting birds, including snowy pelicans and green parrots, and fish jumping for residents' enjoyment. Kayaking and canoeing in the lakes is allowed. Laurel Lakes also offers its residents an array of amenities at very reasonable HOA fees, as well as highly rated schools.