Sarasota Downtown Real Estate
Thanks to its unique combination of high-rise condos and historic residential neighborhoods, the downtown Sarasota real estate market is among the most desirable destinations on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Not only does the area offer a myriad of cultural, dining and shopping opportunities, but there are residential properties available to suit just about anyone’s lifestyle and budget. For those who desire to live the urban lifestyle, there is a diverse selection of condos and homes. New bayfront condominiums offer stunning views and on-site amenities while historic neighborhoods offer homes with unique charm with a touch of history.
While downtown Sarasota is home to more than 50 condo developments, the area manages to maintain its small town charm without seeming like a big city or condo haven. There are a relatively small number of large businesses located in the downtown area. Sarasota feels more like a medium-sized city with big city amenities and nearby access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. With condos available in a variety of architectural styles and spanning a variety of price ranges, there is bound to be a condo for just about anyone interested in purchasing property here.
Of course, condo living is not for everyone. Those who are looking for a single family home or townhouse may want to consider neighborhoods such as Towles Court or Laurel Park. Towles Court, which is an artist colony located in the middle of downtown, offers homes built in the 1920s and 1930s. Laurel Park, on the other hand, features cobblestone streets lined with old brownstones alongside newly constructed townhomes. Both areas are within a short walking distance from popular downtown areas such as Burns Court and Pineapple Square.
In addition to the wide range of living options, those who reside here enjoy living a walkable lifestyle filled with rich cultural opportunities. From the Sarasota Opera House to the many art galleries located throughout the downtown area, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the arts. Similarly, the farmer’s market, festivals and other local events that take place throughout the year provide residents with ample opportunity for entertainment. On Main Street alone, residents will find locally-owned restaurants, charming boutiques, a state-of-the-art cinema and numerous night life opportunities.
Given the recent revival of the real estate market, there has never been a better time to buy a home or condo in downtown Sarasota. With so many options to choose from and with so much to offer, it is no wonder why so many people flock to the area.
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