Located east of I-75 in Sarasota County, Oak Ford is part of an 850-acre nature preserve. The neighborhoods are made up of wooded properties with views of the Oak Ford golf course, wildlife preserves, and private picturesque lakes on many of the larger properties. Dedicated to a more relaxed version of country club living, avid golfers and their families are attracted to this unique community. ... more. Wooded home sites at Oak Ford range from one to five acres, with larger properties allowing an equestrian lifestyle. Home styles pay homage to classic and contemporary Florida homes, grand southern estates, and newer Mediterranean designs.