The Meadows, Florida

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The Meadows is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,423 at the 2000 census. The Meadows was originally built by the British construction company Taylor Woodrow in the early 1980s. The Meadows contains an active rental retirement community, an assisted living facility, nursing services and a shopping village. The Meadows Country Club offers golf and tennis facilities. It is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.



The Meadows is located at 27°21′53″N 82°28′23″W / 27.36472°N 82.47306°W / 27.36472; -82.47306 (27.364719, -82.473011)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,423 people, 2,395 households, and 1,456 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,909.7 people per square mile (736.1/km²). There were 3,163 housing units at an average density of 1,365.7/sq mi (526.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.47% White, 1.72% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 2,395 households out of which 5.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.77 and the average family size was 2.19.

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