What do rapper Rick Ross, Baahubali The Rock and Flex Seal CEO Phil Swift have in common? They’re all in one low-key South Florida real estate play: Southwest Ranches.
Located just 22 miles outside of Miami and 15 miles from Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Southwest Ranch is a low-density, equestrian community that’s more accessible on a gas tank than the hour-plus, traffic-heavy trek to Wellington. is much easier.
But you don’t have to be a trick rider to appreciate the wide open spaces.
In August, Bill Weiland, owner of the nation’s largest natural foods brokerage, bought a custom estate in Southwest Ranches for $15.4 million, a town record.
That same month, a pair of side-by-side mansions in the area at 13000 and 13001 Levin Lane hit the market, seeking a combined $54 million.
Owned by chiropractor Robert Levin and his twin brother, Harley, the larger mansion is 17,000 square feet and includes seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, while the smaller home measures 14,485 square feet, five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Both are filled with perks and amenities and are on the market with Kyle Sorrell of No Limit Real Estate, along with Jill Eber, John Mann and Jill Hertzberg of Coldwell Banker Realty.
“Southwest Ranch is a value proposition for ultra high-net-worth individuals,” said Douglas Elliman’s Miguel Serrano, noting that despite the area’s rural character, it is close to three major international airports. “It’s a Hamptons lifestyle in a little-known location, and thanks to strict preservation regulations that prevent future overdevelopment, it’s about to stay that way. The town’s motto is ‘The sidewalk stops here!’ ,
Serrano is currently marketing the last available properties in Landmark Ranch Estates, the only private gated community in the area.
Developed by Landmark Custom Homes, it consists of 44 estate sites ranging from 2 to 5 acres, with architectural plans from designers including Affinity Architects, Yates Associates Architecture, Maurice Menashe, Danny Sorghan and others.
There are just five estate properties left on the market, which start at $7.9 million and go up… well, the sky’s the limit.
“A community like this will never be built again in Southwest Ranch,” says Rick Bell, owner of Landmark Custom Homes, who bought the development’s 150 acres (which now has a restricted gate) nearly two decades before the city’s incorporation. – to be a grandfather in the style of community).
Time to pony up.