The most pristine Sarasota County Real Estate is found to the East of Interstate 75. Building restrictions and zoning codes have left much of this area untouched by development. With few exceptions, where development has occurred its been restricted to one home per 5 acres, making this the most popular area for those who want the lifestyle of a “country gentleman”. Areas such as Saddle Creek and Myakka Valley Ranches are designed for the equestrian, offering miles of trails for riding and many homes have their own barns. Hidden River boasts its own runway and airplanes have the right of way on the roads. The “denser” developments located east of I-75 are typically gated golf course communities.