From waterfront estates and golf communities to downtown condos and historic cottages, Sarasota offers a range of residential options for every lifestyle and price range. Find the perfect home for your boat. Enjoy the social and recreational amenities of country club living. Or get away from it all in your own island retreat. Whatever lifestyle you desire, the possibilities are endless. Architectural styles ranges from Spanish Mediterranean to charming bungalows to the minimalist style of the Sarasota School of Architecture.
Cherokee Park. Located just south of downtown and close to the hospital district, this bayfront neighborhood of traditional and Spanish homes is one of Sarasota’s oldest suburban areas. Wide, quiet streets and sidewalks are lined with mature, tropical trees.
Downtown. Bordering Sarasota Bay, downtown Sarasota is booming with new construction. Many new luxury condominiums are under way and several older neighborhoods are being renovated. A thriving arts district, new upscale retail and sophisticated amenities contribute to vibrant city living.
Gulf Gate. Ranch-style homes with barrel tile roofs and well-maintained yards are featured in this quiet older neighborhood near shopping, schools and movie theaters. The Gulf Gate Golf Club offers an 18-hole short course and a nine-hole executive course.
Harbor Acres. This elite bayfront community is located between downtown and the hospital district. Architectural styles range from Old Florida to contemporary in this beautifully landscaped neighborhood of timeless charm.
Oyster Bay. Oyster Bay is an upscale bayfront neighborhood concentrated around the Field Club, one of Sarasota’s oldest and most respected private clubs. Here you’ll find classic Old Florida-style homes, executive residences and even a few mansions.
The Landings. Located in south Sarasota between Sarasota Bay and Phillippi Creek, The Landings is a gated community of homes and condominiums in a park like setting. The Landings Racquet Club offers tennis, swimming, a clubhouse and gym. The Landings is conveniently located near schools, shopping and restaurants.
McClellan Park. A sense of history permeates this quiet neighborhood of mostly Old Florida homes, many bordering on the Bay.
Museum Area. In north Sarasota near the Ringling Museums and Asolo Theatre, you’ll find some of Sarasota’s most majestic bay front estates, comfortably coexisting with smaller, more affordable homes. Mature trees, including stately banyons, grace the winding streets.
South Gate. East of Tamiami Trail, not far from the hospital district, Southgate is an older neighborhood that is gaining new attention. Its 2,000 home sites feature ranch-style homes, barrel tile roofs and well-tended lawns. South Gate is close to the beaches, shopping, schools and restaurants.
Part of a string of barrier islands that extends southward from Anna Maria Island to the Florida Keys, the Sarasota barrier islands of Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key and Manasota Key each have their own unique character and lifestyle and feature some of the areas most distinctive properties. Sarasota’s extensive waterways also harbor other island communities.
Bird Key is located off the John Ringling causeway between downtown Sarasota and Lido Key. This exclusive gated community is a boater’s paradise with deepwater canals and a private yacht club. Its 510 homes include spectacular bayfront estates, some owned by celebrities.
Nearly every home has a view of the Gulf on this narrow, secluded island located south of Siesta Key between the Gulf of Mexico and Blackburn Bay. One of Florida’s most prestigious addresses, Casey Key consists almost entirely of single-family homes and offers unparalleled privacy, un-crowded beaches and some of Sarasota’s most exceptional properties.
The northernmost of the Sarasota barrier islands, Longboat Key is located half in Manatee County and half in Sarasota County. The 11-mile island paradise is connected by bridge to Anna Maria Island to the north and Lido Key to the south. Home of world-class golf and tennis resorts, Longboat Key is a wonderland of manicured fairways and opulent high rise condominiums lining the Gulf of Mexico.
The southernmost island in Sarasota County, quaint Manasota Key has no high rise buildings or traffic lights. It is accessible by two bridges, one in Sarasota County and one in Charlotte County. A two-lane, canopied road runs the length of the key with properties on both sides, many of them spanning both the bay front and gulf-front. Pristine beaches include a state park and wildlife sanctuary on the far south end of the key.
Home of the "world’s whitest sand beach," Siesta Key is an eight-mile island connected to the mainland by two bridges. The feel of an Old Florida tropical island is enhanced with mature trees, lush foliage and flowering plants. A mix of residential options range from waterfront homes and mid-rise condominiums to quaint beach cottages.
COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITIES
Offering water views, wide landscaped streets, well-stocked lakes and a variety of architectural styles, the Bent Tree master-planned community features an 18-hole private golf course. Spacious fairways are lined by towering oaks draped in Spanish moss in this established community. Bent Tree hosted the LPGA Classic in which golf legend Nancy Lopez claimed her first LPGA tournament win and her 35th career victory to establish her in the LPGA Hall of Fame. Amenities include three all-weather tennis courts, a four-lane swimming pool, a children’s wading pool and clubhouse.
Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club
A gated, upscale community with an 18-hole Ted McAnlis‑designed championship golf course, Calusa Lakes is set within 460 acres of wooded terrain with 28 lakes and large greens. Amenities at this semi-private club include a clubhouse, an aqua driving range, tennis courts and a fully stocked pro shop.