SARASOTA AREA NEIGHBORHOODS

 

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 modern and minimalist style of the Sarasota School of Architecture. 

For a brief description of our area neighborhoods, please go to our Interactive Neighborhoods Map

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Cherokee Park.  Cherokee Park transcends the times with its wide, quiet streets, gracious, traditional homes, and tropical mature trees. Many of the homes in this well-established neighborhood have been recently renovated.

Downtown.  From new luxury condominiums facing the bay to renovated apartments and a delightful mix of both new and refurnished single-family homes, downtown Sarasota is a vibrant and exciting place.

Gulf Gate.  This tranquil, older neighborhood features the classic Florida home -- a single-story, ranch-style, concrete homes with barrel tile roofs. Yards and homes are beautifully maintained in Gulf Gate while winding streets and mature trees help to create a comfortable atmosphere.

Harbor Acres.  With its beautifully landscape streets and location along Sarasota Bay, Harbor Acres is an astute property investment as well as a wonderful place to live.

Oyster Bay.  Centered around the Field Club, Oyster Bay is a small area of distinguished homes featuring classic Old Florida style homes along with executive residences, and a few mansions as well.

The Landings.  One of Sarasota's most popular newer communities, The Landings is a gated community just moments away from schools, shopping, Siesta Key Beach, and Sarasota's finest restaurants. A community with tennis, pool, gym, clubhouse, walking and biking trails.

McClellan Park.  McClellan Park is a neighborhood of mostly older homes, set in a tranquil area of narrow, winding streets. There's a sense of history here...a quiet neighborhood holding onto its inherent charms.

Museum Area.  The museum area comfortably mixes the modern and the traditional. Those homes facing Sarasota Bay include some of our city's most imposing residences and there are also smaller, more affordable homes along the quiet streets.

South Gate.  One of Sarasota's signature neighborhoods, South Gate is a community of more than 2,000 single-family homes. and renowned for its unpretentious ranch-style houses, easily identifiable by their concrete and stucco exteriors, barrel tile roofs and well-tended lawns.

The Keys

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.   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.

Casey Key.  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, uncrowded beaches and some of Sarasota’s most exceptional properties.

Lido Key / St. Armands Key.  Lido Key is located just west of downtown Sarasota via the John Ringling Bridge.  It is also accessible by bridge to Longboat Key to the north.  Features include St. Armands Circle, a world-renowned shopping and dining destination; South Lido Park, a 100-acre natural waterfront park; and Lido Public Beach.  The Gulf, Bay and Sarasota skyline provide spectacular views for luxury condominiums, upscale homes and luxury hotels.   

Longboat Key.  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. 

Manasota Key.  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 bayfront and gulf-front.  Pristine beaches include a state park and wildlife sanctuary on the far south end of the key.

Siesta 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 Clubs

When you buy a house in one of Sarasota's country club communities, it's not just property you're buying, it's a lifestyle.  With an abundance of amenities, luxurious, manicured grounds and fine dining, residents have almost everything they need within the security gates.

Bent Tree.  Bent Tree is a master-planned community offering a wide range of architectural styles with its golf course views, wide, beautifully landscaped streets and well-stocked lakes.

Calusa Lakes.  With a sparkling backdrop of 28 lakes, Calusa Lakes is situated on a 460 heavily wooded acres offering a choice selection of single-family homes and challenging golf course.

Country Club of Sarasota.  Country Club of Sarasota single-family homes border either a fairway of the world-famous TPC Golf Course in Prestancia or a delightful lakefront setting.

Lakewood Ranch. Lakewood Ranch is an award-winning master-planned community offering a variety of lifestyles from townhomes to private ranches and luxurious estates, all designed with an attention to detail and concern for environmental impact. Recreational facilities include Lakewood Ranch Country Club and Athletic Center, 54 holes of Championship Golf, the Sarasota Cricket Club, luxurious Clubhouse, nine world-class Polo Fields, 22-court state-of-the-art Tennis Facility and a variety of community parks, over 150 miles of sidewalks and trails, with abundant lakes and nature preserves. Residents enjoy nearby shopping, exceptional dining, excellent schools and health care -- recently voted "Best Neighborhood" by the readers of Sarasota Magazine.

The prestigious Country Club at Lakewood Ranch offers a secure gated entrance to the impressive array of luxury homes on the Arnold Palmer-designed Legacy Golf Course.

Country Club East is a a private gated Lakewood Ranch community, surrounded by lakes, nature preserves and 18 holes of Royal Lakes course. As the nation’s largest master-planned “green” community, every home in Country Club East meets the Florida Green Building Coalition’s standards for energy efficiency.

The Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch features 35 private ranches ranging from 5 to 40 acres surrounding the polo fields. A regulation arena, covered pavilion, exercise track and members clubhouse are only the beginning of the exceptional Club amenities.

Laurel Oak Estates & Country Club.  An upscale country lifestyle is the theme of Laurel Oaks. No more than 430 homes will be built on its 813 acres and are surrounded by two 18-hole golf courses designed by Gary Player.

The Oaks.  With two championship courses and three housing developments (golf course homes, waterfront estates, and the “Preserves” condominiums), The Oaks offers diversified living. The lavish clubhouse is the scene of many culinary events.

Palm-Aire Country Club.  One of the area's most distinguished country club communities, Palm-Aire consists of 1,300 acres of land with residences ranging from condominiums to estate-sized homes and wooded villa communities. Palm-Aire offers two championship golf courses, 14 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, an Olympic-sized pool and clubhouse.

Palmer Ranch.  Palmer Ranch is one of Sarasota's largest master-planned community consisting of 1,000 acres of superbly developed single-ownership land. A wide range of lifestyle choices are provided from maintenance-free villas and condominiums to sprawling estates and beautiful single-family homes.

Prestancia.  Home to senior PGA tournaments and two championship courses, Prestancia is a golfing community with many elegant homes.

The Meadows.  One of Sarasota's most popular communities, The Meadows offers a big assortment of single-family homes, villas and condominiums. golf, tennis, racquetball, bicycling and jogging trails, along with dozens of stocked for leisure and recreation.

University Park Country Club.  Recognized as one of Sarasota's premier lifestyle communities, University Park offers a variety of home style choices, including maintenance-free, single-family homes, patio homes and custom-designed estates.

Boating Communities

Grand Mariner on Longboat Key.  Grand Mariner in Longboat Key is undeniably the new crown jewel of Florida's Gulf Coast. With indulgent amenities, lush tropical landscaping, exclusive condo community living, a private deep-water yacht harbor and distinctive architecture, it is simply a place without equal. Nestled amid secluded, billowing palms in prestigious Longboat Key, it's a dream come true for just fourteen exclusive condominium residents.

The Inlets at Riverdale.  The Inlets, one of Florida's last unspoiled waterfront properties, is every homeowner's dream, a home with a dock in your own backyard. A gorgeous setting, framed by hundred year old oaks and pines. Gracious homes, designed by a world-class architectural firm. Deep water dockage, home to schools of jumping fish and stately herons. Those are the things that first strike you when you enter The Inlets. Other neighborhoods: Harbour Walk at the Inlets and Hawk Island.

Portofino on the Bay.  Portofino On The Bay is a gated and maintenance free community with boat slips and water access for home buyers. Located on Little Sarasota Bay, you can choose from 6 model home designs that provide plenty of living space with many extras.

River Wilderness Golf & County Club.  Privacy, Gated Security, Championship Golf and Classic Southern Living... on the River - Nestled along the north shore of the historic Manatee River in the heart of the Sarasota/Tampa Bay area, the 1,400 acre, private golf and country club community of River Wilderness offers a surprising array of custom home choices and amenities, including direct boating access to the Gulf of Mexico - attracting discerning buyers from throughout the United States and abroad.

Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club.  Southbay owns and operates one of the largest and finest community-owned deep water marinas on the west coast of Florida.  It has 172 boat slips that can accommodate boats up to 55 feet in length. For property owners' use only, its monthly slip rentals are some of the most affordable in Florida.

Stillwater on the Bay.  Spectacular bay views, private docks with lifts, opulent architectural details, and exquisite amenities in a gated community.

Waterlefe Golf and River Club.  Discover a world of exquisite amenities and breathtaking beauty at Waterlefe Golf & River Club.you are a boating enthusiast, you'll definitely want to check out the marina and private boat docks.  Fifty-nine slips line the Manatee River and lead to the Gulf of Mexico.  Plus, many private docks are available for those residents who wish to keep their craft at their home.

Tennis Communities

Lakewood Ranch.  One visit to Lakewood Ranch and you'll know why this is one of the most award-winning master-planned communities in the nation. The combination of residential Villages, recreational amenities, superior golf courses, convenient shopping and services, great schools, medical facilities, and office and commercial opportunities leaves nothing to be desired. All the components of life are here in one great plan. A superior Tennis Facility features 22 clay courts, with a state-of-the-art fitness center, 2 pools, luxurious clubhouse and so much more.

Laurel Oak Country Club.  A truly private country club situated in a prestigious gated community. It is designed for the member for whom luxury and privacy are necessities. You and your family can enjoy a host of activities specifically designed for those who want the most out of life. Golf, tennis, swimming, casual and fine dining and socializing are presented in an atmosphere that is exclusive yet comfortable and inviting. Tennis: 12 clay courts using the “Hydro” irrigation system (six courts are lighted for night play).

Meridian at The Oaks Preserve.  This gated community features luxury high-rise condominiums with panoramic views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. Each superbly crafted residence includes a private elevator foyer. Tennis: Residents will enjoy the world-class amenities at the exclusive Oaks Country Club including 36-holes of championship golf, regulation croquet, and tennis and swim clubs.

The Racquet Club of El Conquistador.  A private, member-owned tennis club in Bradenton, Florida.  The club has been in operation for over 20 years. We are part of an active and growing community nestled on Sarasota Bay just one mile from the prestigious IMG Academies, “Bollettieri.” Tennis: Private, member-owned club.

Rosedale Golf & Country Club.  Whether maintenance-free patio homes or larger single-family homes, Rosedale residences are a blend of high-tech materials and architectural aesthetics.  Finely tuned detailing and appealing extras are found in these luxurious homes bordering the golf course, lakes or nature preserves.  Tennis: 5 Har-Tru lighted tennis courts.

Serendipity at the Country Club of Sarasota.  Set in a private community in the heart of Sarasota and minutes from the Gulf’s finest beaches, Serendipity Racquet Club stands out as one of the premier tennis, athletic and dining facilities on Florida’s West coast.  Tennis: 19 Har Tru tennis courts, 13 lighted courts for evening play, 5 USPTA certified tennis professionals.

University Park Golf & Country Club.  Enter University Park and step into the area's most beautiful residential environment. Quality is defined throughout University Park's many individual neighborhoods, each with its own distinguishable entrance, and award-winning homes offered by the area's most sought after builders. Tennis: 11 Lighted Har-Tru Courts and a Tennis & Fitness Pro Shop. 
 

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LENORE TREIMAN
Realtor, MBA, Real Estate Consultant & Marketing Specialist
8660 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238-3033
 Cell (941) 356-9642  |  Office (941) 966-8000
LenoreTreiman@michaelsaunders.com