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Beautiful Sarasota, Florida, is small enough to provide a welcoming small-town feel, yet large enough to provide an array of world-class amenities. Located near some of the world’s best entertainment hotspots, the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport services over 1.3 million travelers and Sarasota tourists each and every year.

Conveniently located south of St. Petersburg and Tampa, and north of Naples and Fort Myers, Sarasota provides excellent access to miles of incredible beaches, some of which have the reputation of being among the best in the country.

Sporting what can safely be called “some of the best winter weather on the planet,” charming Sarasota enjoys incredible winters, with an average January high temperature of 71, an average February high of 73, and an average March high temperature of 76.

Sarasota includes the islands of Lido Key and Siesta Key, which are separated from the city. Measuring approximately 25.9 square miles, Sarasota offers visitors and residents warm winters, hot summers, plenty of sun, and an endless supply of activities.

Sarasota is also known for having one of the most vibrant and interesting downtown areas in all of Florida. Sarasota has a true world-class cultural environment with plenty of music, art, and creative options to be explored, such as the famous Sarasota Film Festival. The region is also known for its many notable architects, artists, performing artists, and writers who have settled in Sarasota and now call it home.

Major corporations have a presence in Sarasota as well. For example, Boar’s Head Provision Company is based in Sarasota, and major employers include such diverse companies as L-3 Aviation Recorders, Zenith Insurance Company, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and Capgemini SE, the French multinational professional services and business consulting corporation.

Homes in Sarasota

Sarasota is full of beautiful and historic homes. In fact, most of the luxury homes built on the northern shore of Sarasota Bay in the 1920s are still standing and well preserved. Lovers of historic homes will find Sarasota to be something of a revelation. Many of these historic homes sit on elevated land along the bay with the exquisite John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art nestled in the center.

The median home price in Sarasota is approximately $260,000. Prospective homebuyers will find that their home buying dollar is well spent in Sarasota, as the city has many elegant and historic homes on the market for a reasonable price. In addition, buyers will find that there is a great deal of variety, both in terms of price point and type of home.

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Beautiful Architecture

The Sarasota School of Architecture helps the community appreciate and preserve its valuable historic real estate assets. Throughout the city, visitors will notice that many of the buildings are in the Italianate style, with a prime example being the striking Cà d'Zan, which is also a major tourist attraction. The Cà d'Zan resembles a Venetian palazzo and was built during the height of Sarasota’s boom in 1924.

A Great Place for Families

Sarasota is definitely a great place to raise a family. The city is built around fun, entertaining, and educational activities for children. The Mote Marine Laboratory is a popular aquarium, and there are museums in the area, such as the visually impressive and informative Classic Car Museum.

The city has a fun and vibrant downtown area with shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and galleries. There are various exciting events including a weekly farmers market as well as notable annual parades, performances, and festivals.

Sarasota County public school system enjoys a strong reputation, with fourteen elementary schools, and four middle schools, namely, Booker Middle, Brookside Middle, McIntosh Middle, and Sarasota Middle.

High schools include Booker High, Riverview High, Sarasota High, Suncoast Polytechnical High School, Sarasota Military Academy, and Oak Park School. Higher Education options include the New College of Florida, Keiser University, Ringling College of Art and Design, and FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.

A Rich History

In the past, the Bradenton and Sarasota area was known as Zarazote, later Fort Armistead, and then Sara Sota (1842) before the final name of Sarasota was established in 1902. After Florida became a U.S. territory in 1819, Fort Armistead was constructed along the bay. Some experts believe that the original Zarazote name is a reference to the daughter of a Conquistador named Sara. Native Americans originally settled the area, and the conflict between the region’s European settlers and Native Americans led to the Seminole War.

Arts and Culture

Artists have long been drawn to Sarasota. Today, residents and visitors alike can enjoy an array of arts and cultural entertainment including the Sarasota Orchestra founded in 1949, the Sarasota Ballet, and the Sarasota Opera. Sarasota is also an area hub for theater and film, thanks to the presence of the Asolo Repertory Theater, the Banyan Theater Company, Florida Studio Theatre, the Sarasota Players, the famous Sarasota Film Festival, and more.

A Gorgeous Natural Setting

Many Sarasota attractions highlight the impressive natural wonders of the area. The Sarasota Jungle Gardens feature ten full acres of exquisite gardens and animals. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens can be found on Sarasota Bay and is home to a garden museum and thousands of tropical plants.

The area’s beaches are some of the best in the world. Siesta Key is known for having the whitest beaches in the world. Lido Key is well known for its cruises, sailing, eco-tourism, and dolphin watching.

Perfect for Golfing and Fishing

Sarasota’s great weather means that golfing is a sunny and fun year-round activity. If you want to improve your golf game, then Sarasota is tough to beat. Sport fishing is very popular, and the Sarasota Marathon is now an annual fixture, having begun in 2005.

A Unique Destination

Sarasota is a unique place both in Florida and on the national stage. Few areas can lay claim to such consistently good weather. The amazing winters of Sarasota are one of the key reasons that so many artists have flocked to the area over the decades.

Rich in natural beauty, arts, and cultural activities, wonderful historic homes, wonderful beaches, and a large and well-regarded education system, Sarasota is an excellent place to both visit and live.

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Latest Sarasota MLS Listings

2 Beds 3 Baths Bayso Sarasota SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Discover BAYSO at The QUAY Sarasota, the most exciting new residential destination in all of downtown Sarasota! Nestled amidst the vibrant city life, this exquisite condominium beckons you to indulge in the array of exceptional restaurants, quaint specialty boutiques, farmer's markets and beloved local theaters that have become woven into the downtown Sarasota lifestyle. Poised high upon the 15th floor, this unit provides extensive long southern vistas capturing the sparkling lights of downtown Sarasota, look across the Sarasota Bay to Siesta Key, Lido Key, Bird Key and you can even see the Gulf of Mexico in the horizon! Experience the allure of floor to ceiling windows and impact rated sliding glass doors, large format porcelain tile flooring, contemporary Italkraft cabinetry dressed with quartz countertops which are complimented by an upscale Jenn Air appliance package. Enjoy a spacious split floor plan that offers great privacy to both ensuite bedrooms plus a versatile den that includes an adjacent 3rd full bathroom should you need to flex for additional guests. The owner's suite includes two walk-in closets and a spa-like bathroom with double vanities, a spacious shower and a separate soaking tub. The guest ensuite features its own full bathroom plus a large walk in closet. Step out onto the spacious 23 foot wide balcony that offers an idyllic retreat perfect for unwinding while absorbing the enchanting city lights and the melodic rhythm of downtown life. BAYSO spoils its residents with a premium package of on site amenities including a resort style pool, cutting edge fitness center, a luxurious club lounge, private conference room and several common glass enclosed workstations for your private use. Pet Friendly and they prove it with a dog bark park located on the 5th floor amenities level. Live only steps away from the city of Sarasota's most anticipated new waterfront project, The Bay Sarasota, a 53 acre site which features a host of exciting activities and future improvements that include walking trails, kayak launch, waterfront restaurants, an amphitheater and so much more. As an added bonus, this residence includes TWO highly sought after DEEDED parking spaces exclusively for its owners!

301 Quay Commons Unit 1509, Sarasota

2 Beds 1.5 Baths Renaissance SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Ideal location for luxury downtown living. Unlock the potential of this one of a kind 2-bedroom residence, poised on a high floor of the renaissance and awaiting your distinctive designer touches. A unique open-concept custom floor plan seamlessly integrates a spacious living/dining area and a versatile flex bedroom/den with captivating city and water views. The open kitchen fosters effortless entertaining, making this home an ideal canvas for your creative vision. Discover a luminous master bedroom adorned with new sconces above the wardrobe storage cabinets, providing a bright and welcoming retreat. A barn door cleverly divides the living and flex bedroom/den areas, infusing a touch of hominess into the predominantly modern living/dining space. Official records show this unit has 2 bathrooms. Luxury living is yours at the Renaissance which is nestled in the Rosemary District in downtown Sarasota, and just across from the new Bay Park. Indulge in a wealth of amenities, including resort-style pool with lap lanes and jet spa, club room with a full kitchen, library, fireplace, and TV, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room, two massage rooms for ultimate relaxation, bicycle storage room for active residents, business center, conference room, and multimedia room for convenience. For your guests, two exclusive guest suites are available for rent on a daily basis, subject to availability, ensuring a comfortable stay for your overflow of family and friends. Concierge and convenience define life at The Renaissance, with 24-hour security, a front reception desk, and secure resident parking. Positioned in the heart of the cultural arts district, the residence is directly across from The Bay, a 53-acre waterfront parcel offering kayak rentals, scenic walkways, proximity to Van Wezel, and numerous events at the Bay. Situated within easy reach of downtown shops, upscale restaurants, Whole Foods, and Publix, The Renaissance is a short drive away from Lido Beach, the Marina, Selby Gardens, and St. Armand’s Circle. Embrace the Florida lifestyle at its finest and envision yourself in this home today.

750 N Tamiami Trail Unit 1418, Sarasota

4 Beds 4.5 Baths Bungalow Hill SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Welcome to 1140 Citrus Avenue, located in the historic Hudson Bayou neighborhood near downtown Sarasota. First time on the market, this award-winning residence designed by architect Chris Leader was voted in 2018 Platinum Best Overall Home of the Year, Platinum winner for Best Landscape, Platinum winner Sustainability|Green Award, Platinum winner Best Kitchen, & Platinum winner Best Great Room. The home has achieved the National Green Building Standard’s Gold certification. This near downtown location cannot be more convenient to the urban lifestyle afforded by its proximity to Palm Avenue with boutiques, restaurants, Marie Selby Botanical Garden, and Sarasota’s bayfront—all within walking distance. Plus, a mere half mile to Southside Village's coffee shops, boutiques, gourmet food market & restaurants galore to delight the senses. The owners worked closely with the architect to create this warm, modern, sophisticated home designed around magical Zen gardens. The home achieves a respectful context within the neighborhood, while providing privacy for the residents. Meandering east to west across the length of the 20,000 sq ft double lot, the home wraps around a series of courtyards. Each room offers a unique vista of the gardens, designed by landscape architect, David W. Young. The cantilevered entry's courtyard features carefully placed curved sabal palms, plantings, and a concrete stepping stone path leading to the front door. Guests enter into a gallery space and are greeted with an enchanting long view across the pool courtyard. This is a “wow” moment as the eye is drawn to a water wall, painted a vibrant Luis Barragan pink, which serves as the focal point of the pool courtyard. The living room features 13-foot ceilings & west-facing clerestory windows to capture colorful sunset sky views. Floor-to-ceiling glass faces the pool courtyard and a backdrop of dense plantings providing privacy. This is the heart of the home, providing a place to pause and reflect on the surrounding beauty. The kitchen opens to a deep porch with large overhang, providing shade from the southern sun. White kitchen cabinets wrap the perimeter while the center island is wrapped in rift cut white oak. A marble backsplash and back-painted glass upper cabinets provide timeless accents. The dining area is enveloped by its own dreamy views of the north gardens and landscape lighting illuminating specimen plants. The owner’s wing opens to both a private meditation garden and the pool courtyard. There are separate bathrooms, one with the shower and tub placed to allow views of the meditation garden, connecting visually between indoor and outdoor spaces. A guest suite with a secluded outside sitting area is accessed from the pool courtyard. A den at the front of the home can serve as a 4th bedroom, and opens to the entry courtyard and front porch, providing an intimate space to relax. There are two offices, both with views to the pool and gardens. A warm palette of materials is used on both the interior and the home's exterior. The exterior Cypress wood detailing and Coralina Shell Stone cladding provide a rich contrast to the smooth white walls of the interior. With first class quality construction lending to the timeless appeal of the entire experience, it's as if the home was completed just yesterday. Don’t wait to see this magnificent property; you will come away with a feeling of enchantment. This just may be your next home.

1140 Citrus Avenue, Sarasota

4 Beds 5.5 Baths Aqua Subdivision SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Incomparable single-family scale and style in an intimate waterfront location on Golden Gate Point with private boat docks and spectacular unobstructed 360-degree views. This two-story Downtown estate has no parallel in Sarasota. Spanning the fourth and fifth floors of the exclusive Guy-Peterson designed AQUA building, with more than 8,000 square feet of air-conditioned living space accompanied by 8,000 additional square feet of private outdoor space that includes an expansive wrap-around terrace, this exceptional home encompasses every luxury, all directly on Sarasota Bay and within steps of cosmopolitan Downtown amenities. Floor-to-ceiling windows complement the grand scale of each living space, showcasing exquisite views of the Ringling Bridge and Sarasota Bay. Each room offers incredible views and comfort with seamless access to the enormous private terrace that wraps entirely around the fourth floor. Among the notable design elements in this fully customized home are a sculptural steel staircase artfully connecting the lower and upper levels, collectible antique and modern designer light fixtures, custom artisanal concrete planters, Holland and Sherry draperies, and smart home integrations. Beyond the grand staircase on the entry level, a large dining space defined by an iconic custom Gala chandelier by Rich Brilliant Willing sits adjacent to a wet bar echoing the luxury finishes of the elegantly minimalist kitchen that features Wolf double wall ovens, a Gaggenau 5-burner gas cooktop, Wolf microwave drawer, and Subzero refrigerator. The kitchen and breakfast area open entirely to the terrace through a full-height accordion glass wall that leads to the terrace and additional seating. In addition to the private living spaces on the fourth floor, including two ensuite bedrooms, there is a temperature-controlled wine room, an additional powder bath, service elevator through private vestibule, additional storage, and catering pantry with oven, dishwasher and prep area. The massive owners’ bath features an extra-long floating double vanity, Kohler soaker tub, glass enclosed shower with rain head, and separate water closet, with oversized porcelain tile flooring, wall and counter finishings of marble, and Dornbracht fixtures. Through the bathroom, the large owners’ dressing room features integrated LED lighting and a central dresser with 24 drawers and marble top. Adjacent to the owners’ suite, dual offices are uniquely connected by a double-sided see-through glass fireplace. Opposite the studies, there is a dedicated fitness space with cork flooring and five attached yoga wall stations. To the rear of the fifth floor, there is an additional ensuite bedroom with large walk-in closet. Additional amenities on this level include laundry room, powder bath, service elevator and stair access. Two private garages offer four dehumidified spaces, each upgraded with electric car charging stations. There are two private boat slips. AQUA offers exceptional shared amenities, including concierge with daily delivery of papers, dry cleaning, etc. through the home’s private service elevator. In addition to the dry sauna, yoga studio, massage suite, and equipped fitness room, the building’s board room and shared lounge offer additional space for entertaining and secure wine storage. With only 7 units, AQUA is an exceptionally private and secure building ideally located for appreciating Sarasota’s coastal beauty and cosmopolitan appeal.

280 Golden Gate Point Unit 400, Sarasota

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