One of Sarasota's most popular and sought-after communities, The Meadows is ideally situated east of downtown Sarasota, near I-75. Offering numerous amenities—including golf, tennis, racquetball and biking—The Meadows is noted for its immaculately maintained and environmentally rich resort-style atmosphere. Nearby are some of Sarasota's most upscale new shopping and dining venues. ... more.Developed by Taylor-Woodrow Homes, this mature country club community features a wide range of neighborhoods. Over 3,400 residences—including garden homes, villas and single-family homes—are nicely distributed in a beautiful, 1650-acre setting. This unique environment includes more than 80 stocked lakes, pristine waterways, and nature preserves. Winding through the Meadows, there are approximately 17 miles of roads, 14 miles of sidewalks and bike trails, and a 1.7-mile fitness trail.