Sarasota FL Homes For Sale

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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 2 Baths Bay Plaza SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Discover luxury living in the heart of downtown Sarasota at Bay Plaza. This exquisite 2-bedroom/2-bathroom residence boasts 1654 square feet of living space and breathtaking views from every room, offering a truly unparalleled urban lifestyle. As you step inside, you'll experience a seamless blend of serenity and sophistication, where every room offers a front-row seat to nature’s masterpiece. From the 11th floor, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking vistas of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay, and the lively city landscape. Whether it’s the sun-kissed mornings or the mesmerizing sunsets, every moment is elevated by the unparalleled beauty of the waterfront. Indulge in the array of amenities, including a fitness facility with sauna and steam rooms, a private heated outdoor pool, spa, and a spacious, shaded entertainment deck, outdoor grill, and storage, all designed to elevate your lifestyle to new heights. With 'round-the-clock' concierge staff, on-premises valet parking, and EV charging stations, convenience is truly at your fingertips. The residence is thoughtfully designed for safety, and tranquility, with newly installed impact-resistant sliding glass doors and windows throughout. This ensures not only security, but also a peaceful sanctuary amidst the bustling city. Beyond the residence, the location offers unparalleled walkability, with the Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota Opera House, coffee shops, art galleries, and restaurants all within a short stroll. Whole Foods and the Saturday morning Farmers Market are also just moments away, adding to the allure of this exceptional address. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this extraordinary lifestyle firsthand in charming downtown Sarasota.

1255 N Gulfstream Avenue Unit 1106, Sarasota

1 Beds 1 Baths 1350 Main Residential SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Location, location, location! Discover the best downtown address in the heart of Sarasota with this beautifully designed corner unit condo. Featuring modern designer décor. This condo is perfect for those who love the vibrant downtown lifestyle or as a seasonal getaway. This 1 bedroom , 1 bathroom condo offers 895 square feet of luxurious living space, highlighted by 40 inch ceramic tile floors, granite counters, and stainless appliances. Luxurious bathroom with a double vanity, garden tub and gorgeous subway tile wall. Master bedroom has walk-in closet with built-in storage. Private balcony overlooking the pool and city, is perfect for relaxing and entertaining. The building amenities are second to none, including a 24-hour concierge service, on-site management, secure fob access to entryways and elevators, a 72’ heated lap pool and spa, steam room, state of the art fitness center, library, pool table, social rooms, private conference rooms, an outdoor grill area with herb garden, secure under building parking garage with assigned space, climate-controlled storage, whole building water filtration system, and a guest suite for visitors. You are walking distance to some of Sarasota’s world class restaurants, shopping, theater, farmer’s market, festivals, art galleries and entertainment including Marina Jacks, Sarasota Opera House, Florida Studio Theater, Selby Gardens, Bayfront Park, Burns Court Cinema, and the Selby Library. St. Armand’s Circle, Longboat Key, Lido Key and the white sand beaches of Siesta to the south are just a short drive. For those who prefer not to drive, the trolley from your front door offers a scenic ride over the Ringling Bridge to Armand’s Circle and Lido Key Beach. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to embrace the endless possibilities at 1350 Main! Schedule a showing today!

1350 Main Street Unit 709, Sarasota

1 Beds 1.5 Baths Alinari SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
FURNISHED AND MOVE-IN READY! Embrace sophisticated urban living in Downtown Sarasota's premier community at The Alinari. This wonderful condominium offers unparalleled luxury and convenience, boasting a plethora of resort-style amenities and a prime location just steps from Sarasota's cultural and recreational gems. Showcasing a beautiful, bright open floor plan, this unit boasts elegant furnishings —included in the sale— that enhance each room with a blend of sophistication and comfort. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, and a generous island overlooking the expansive great room. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliders flood the interior with natural light, while a private balcony offers serene views of zen gardens and the inviting pool area, perfect for morning coffee or evening sunsets. A new air conditioning system installed in 2023 ensures year-round comfort. The expansive master bedroom is a serene retreat, featuring dual walk-in closets and an en-suite bathroom with dual sinks, a soaker tub, and a separate shower. For added convenience, Alinari offers 3 guest suites available for reservation at a reasonable nightly rate, ensuring your visitors experience the same level of luxury. The Alinari sets a new standard in luxury living with its unmatched amenities, including 24-hour concierge and security services, a resort-style saltwater pool and spa, outdoor grilling areas, a state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna, private theater, billiard and card rooms, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. Host gatherings in style at the club room with kitchen facilities. EV charging stations and ample visitor parking enhance convenience. Location is paramount, with the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center and the new Bay Park just across the street. Explore the vibrant Rosemary District, featuring world-class dining, shopping, and live theater. Downtown Main Street's dining and shopping is just a 10-minute walk away, while Sarasota Airport, St. Armands Circle, and Lido Beach are a short 10-minute drive. Whether you seek a seasonal retreat with rental opportunities or a full-time residence, this condo offers unparalleled luxury and convenience in Sarasota's coveted real estate market. Embrace the allure of urban living combined with resort-style amenities – schedule your private tour today and elevate your lifestyle at The Alinari.

800 N Tamiami Trail Unit 404, Sarasota

1 Beds 1 Baths Frances Carlton SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Enjoy the vibrant pulse of the downtown Sarasota lifestyle in this elegant Spanish Mediterranean designed building ideally located steps away from the waterfront, theaters, fine dining establishments, cultural events, farmers markets, Selby Botanical Gardens, boutique shopping, Bayfront Island Park Marina and more. Step inside this historical building and be captivated by the European flare of the Frances Carlton, with higher ceilings and interesting architecturally designed windows throughout providing an abundance of natural light. This completely UPDATED condo offers a brand-new kitchen featuring high end appliances, a spa like bathroom, and larger custom closets for additional storage space. Recently painted throughout, this condo features new light fixtures, updated plumbing and electric, an in-unit washer and dryer, updated flooring and more. In addition to the spacious primary bedroom, you will find a versatile window filled bonus room with abundant natural light and glancing views of the bay. This coveted retreat can be utilized as a home office, library, and or guest space for visiting family and friends. The historic Frances Carlton is on the National Register of Historic Places built in 1924 and features 20 units, a private heated pool, courtyard and ideally located secure gated parking. Don’t feel like driving? Hop on the free Sarasota Bay Runner Trolley that has a stop right on Palm Ave for a free ride to pristine Lido Beach and St Armands Circle. Even more, this building has passed the state required engineering inspection (the first in Florida to do so) and has fully funded reserves. This condo has historic charm, exquisite architecture, and a downtown location with a vibrant atmosphere that cannot be beat. Schedule your private showing today.

1221 N Palm Avenue Unit 305, Sarasota

2 Beds 2.5 Baths One Hundred Central SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Experience urban living at its finest! This condominium features tranquil views of the resort-style pool surrounded by lush palm trees and tropical plants. Beautifully appointed with eastern exposure, you will enjoy sunrises and a serene setting in the heart of downtown Sarasota free from street noise. One of the most popular and convenient locations adjacent to Whole Foods and Starbucks, 100 Central offers a maintenance-free lifestyle and 24-hour concierge service. Upon entering the condominium, you are welcomed by abundant natural light and an open floor plan with 9’ ceilings. This unit boasts a unique and spacious balcony that spans its entire length and is accessible from nearly every room. All windows are impact resistant. The kitchen features wood cabinetry with ample storage, granite countertops, an island, breakfast bar, and a separate dinette area. The spacious primary bedroom has a large custom walk-in closet, built-in bookshelves and a renovated en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has its own bathroom and walk-in closet. Additional features include a powder room and a utility room with storage cabinets. 2 parking spaces side-by-side, and a climate-controlled storage unit are included. One Hundred Central offers luxury living with state-of-the-art amenities, including a heated lap pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen with two gas grills, a media room, a social room, a fitness room, and a guest suite that sleeps four. Enjoy creative moments in the art studio and secure your bicycles in a dedicated space. The building is pet-friendly, allowing two pets up to 100lbs (breed restrictions apply). Conveniently located across from the Opera House, the Library, and Florida Studio Theatres and just two blocks to the bayfront. Only a short drive from Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle, with the airport only 10 minutes away. Call now to schedule your private showing!

100 Central Avenue Unit K622, Sarasota

3 Beds 3.5 Baths The Mark Sarasota SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
A Rare Opportunity at The Mark - Downtown Sarasota's Premier Urban Residence. Welcome to urban living at its finest in this rarely available south and west facing end unit 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath plus den, with the den now used as a spacious custom bar, at The Mark. Situated in the highly sought-after “14” stack, this edge unit with large windows in all major rooms boasts wonderful natural light with panoramic views of Sarasota’s vibrant skyline and partial bay views, with only one such unit available in the last four years. Step inside to discover an impeccably designed open floorplan featuring 10 ft ceilings, tall sliding glass doors, large porcelain tile flooring throughout the unit along with custom remote window treatments.. The heart of the home is the designer-coordinated kitchen, equipped with sleek 2 tone European cabinetry, Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances, an induction cooktop, and quartz countertops. Additionally, the owners have added a stunning custom bar area with quartz countertops, a wine refrigerator, beverage cooler, and extra cabinetry for enhanced storage. The spacious owner’s suite is a sanctuary with a luxurious spa-like bath featuring European cabinetry, an oversized semi-frameless shower and custom closets with 1 walk in closet. Two generously sized guest bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms and custom closets, provide comfort and privacy for family or guests. Beyond the residence, enjoy the convenience of two premium side-by-side parking spaces and 24-hour concierge service catering to your every need. The Mark is renowned for its world-class amenities, including a 5th-floor amenity deck with a 65-foot resort-style heated saltwater pool and spa, fire pit lounge, outdoor grills, high-tech fitness center, spin room, and a club room with fireplace, bar, billiards, catering kitchen, and newsroom. Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, The Mark places you mere moments away from the city’s finest dining, entertainment, and cultural venues. Experience a lifestyle of unparalleled luxury and convenience - welcome home to The Mark, where every day feels like a vacation on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

111 S Pineapple Avenue Unit 614, Sarasota

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