Downtown Sarasota Real Estate

Downtown Sarasota Real Estate

For me, a huge part of Sarasota’s charm is the cool combination of big city cultural venues and easy-going small town charm… and then of course, there’s the amazing waterfront! Day or night, there’s plenty to do, whether you’re into outdoor recreation, the arts or just daydreaming the day away on picture-perfect beaches. 

I love strolling downtown, roaming the shops and then stopping for a cup of coffee and a perfect pastry at Allegra at Whole Foods, my absolute favorite café. If you like a little entertainment along with your retail therapy, check out downtown’s First Fridays, monthly events when shops and galleries are open late with complimentary refreshments. Be sure to save some money for Saturday though, when the Sarasota Farmers’ Market opens up with loads of crafts, jewelry, local produce and awesome breakfast foods. My friends and I love to grab some fresh-baked muffins and fruit and head down to the waterfront for a little picnic in the grass.

Which brings me to one of the very best features of my favorite city – it’s right on drop-dead gorgeous Sarasota Bay. Cool mornings are perfect for walking the Ringling Bridge, cycling to Island Park or just packing up the car and taking the short drive out to Lido, Siesta or Long Key where sugary white sands fringe those gorgeous translucent Gulf waters. You can swim, sun, snorkel or rent water sport equipment for some seaside fun.

Flowers are everywhere here! The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are the perfect place to while away a balmy afternoon among rare orchids, mysterious mangroves and glimmering koi ponds. If you want to be where the really wild things are, head over to the Sarasota Jungle Gardens where you can roam ten spectacular acres of tropical gardens or have a turn at holding an eight-foot Burmese python at the bird and reptile show!

Sarasota’s lively arts scene rivals that of any city in the country, just one reason it’s known as the Cultural Capital of Florida. Visit awe-inspiring museums and impressive galleries by day, or experience the wonder of artistic evenings. You can head to The Ringling Museum of Art’s after-hours event, Art After 5, for cocktails and a stroll through the exhibits, or check out Friday evening art walks at Palm Avenue, Towles Court and Burns Court for live music and open galleries and studios. 

You can’t be in Florida and not have a special sunset ritual, and one of my absolute favorites is combining beauty and exercise by walking the Ringling Bridge as the sun goes down. Once darkness falls and the city lights are twinkling, we sometimes take the dog, stroll down Main Street and slip into the marina to roam the docks, view the visiting boats or just watch the stars come out. 

The end of the day also signals the time for one of Sarasota’s very fine and very cheap happy hours – check out great views of Bird Key and super drink prices at Marina Jacks or go upscale with magnificent martinis under the umbrellas at Mattison’s. If you’re still hungry after all those delicious tapas, there are a myriad of restaurant options; Sarasota is truly a foodie heaven! You can dig into anything from Mediterranean fusion at chichi Mozaic to top-notch seafood at delightfully funky Owen’s Fish Camp. 

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1830 Hawkins Ct, Sarasota $949,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 3,000 SqFt
  • 0.12 Acres

A Rare Opportunity To Own A Newly Built Downtown Home With Pool. You’ll Find A Spacious Open Floor Plan Of 3,000 Square Feet, A Large Caged Pool, Fenced Yard And A Side Entry Two-car Garage. There Is Also Five Bedrooms, Three-and-a-half Baths With An Office...

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340 S Palm Ave # 43, Sarasota $1,895,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,437 SqFt

Gorgeous, Panoramic Views Of Sarasota's Bay, City Marina And Gulf Of Mexico Are Amazing From The Balcony. This Spacious Three Bedroom Two Plus Bath Unit Is On The Fourth Floor, 7th Level. An Open Living, Dining And Kitchen Is Ideal For Entertaining. Expa...

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755 S Palm Ave # 102, Sarasota $499,900

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,421 SqFt

Exceptional Downtown Sarasota Location With The Convenience Of Walking To Restaurants, Theaters, Selby Gardens, Bayfront And Much More! This 2 Br 2ba Unit With Partial Bay View Is Priced To Sell. Travertine Floors Throughout Except In Bedrooms. Track Lig...

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35 Watergate Dr # 1501, Sarasota $3,800,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,751 SqFt

Known World-wide For Its Excellence, The Ritz-carlton Delivers The Ultimate In Privacy, Luxury And Five-star Service At The Ritz-carlton Tower Residences Located On The Bay And Culturally-attractive Downtown Sarasota. Step Off Your Private Elevator To Disc...

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800 N Tamiami Trl # 1104, Sarasota $300,000

  • 1 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,070 SqFt

Open And Spacious 1 Bedroom, 1 And A Half Bath Eleventh Floor Alinari Unit With City And Pool Views. Features Include Tile Floors, Faux Painting, Furnishings, Stainless Steel And Granite Kitchen. Master Bath Has Double Sinks, Tub And Separate Shower; Large ...

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1 N Tamiami Trl # 0401, Sarasota $1,579,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 2,625 SqFt

Discover The Newest And Most Anticipated Address In Downtown Sarasota, Vue. Now Under Construction, Residences At Vue Will Soar Above Sarasota Bay, With Multiple Floor Plans Designed To Take Full Advantage Of The Panoramic, Southern Water Views That Will R...

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624 Palm S Ave # Level 16, Sarasota $3,640,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 4,155 SqFt
  • 0.12 Acres

On A Palm Shaded Boulevard Along The Bay, Touching The Center Of Downtown Sarasota Is Echelon On Palm. With Just 16 Full-floor Residences Of Over 4100 Sq. Ft., And A One-of-a-kind 2- Story Town Home, Echelon's Contemporary Architecture, Walls Of Glass, Mult...

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1188 N Tamiami Trl # 404, Sarasota $500,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 1,843 SqFt

Downtown San Marco! Offering An Open Floor Plan With 3 Full Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, A Den/formal Dining/flex Room And A Private Balcony. Located On The Fourth Floor Overlooking Peek-a-boo Bay Views From The Great Room With Both Living And Dining Spaces. ...

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37 Sunset Dr # 23, Sarasota $525,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,066 SqFt

The Location Is Ideal, Downtown Waterfront Directly On Sarasota Bay With The Ritz Carlton As Your Neighbor. Le Chateau Is A Boutique Building On A Quiet Street With Easy Access To The John Ringling Bridge, The Bay Front And Downtown Activities. It Is The Pe...

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1990 Main St # 15, Sarasota $400,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,562 SqFt

Urban Loft Living In The Heart Of Sarasota! This Unit Was Completely And Elegantly Designed To The Owner's Tastes - Lube Kitchen, Travertine And Wood Inlay Floors, Custom Bathrooms ... No Expense Was Spared When It Was First Designed To Make It A Truly Uni...

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1255 N Gulfstream Ave # 204, Sarasota $615,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,822 SqFt

Downtown Bay Plaza! This Residence Offers A Nearly 2,000 Square Foot Great Room Plan With 2 Bedrooms, A Den/flex Room, 2 Baths And 2 Private Balconies Overlooking Peek-a-boo Bay Views. The Gallery Style Foyer Sets The Stage For The Upgrades Found Through...

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800 Hudson Ave # 104, Sarasota $164,900

  • 1 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 600 SqFt

Wonderful 1 Bed, 1 Bath Condo Now Available For You To Call Home. Upon Entering You Will Be Welcomed By The Quaint Kitchen, Shared Dining And Living Area, As Well As Sliding Doors That Lead You To The Back. Relax In The Convenience Of Your Screened Patio Th...

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Four Things to Know About Downtown Sarasota

 Most living options in downtown Sarasota are condominiums.

 There aren't many single family homes downtown. See Laurel Park if you want one. 

 If you want a walkable lifestyle get as close to Main Street as you can.

 Many Realtors stretch the definition of "Walkable". Ask Us where to live downtown.


Downtown Sarasota Condos

Downtown Sarasota condo options have blossomed since the real estate boom of 2004 and 2005. Many of the newer developments were finished in 2007, giving condominium buyers plenty to choose from in the downtown core.

100 Central 1350 Main
Alinari Beau Ciel
Bay Plaza Broadway Promenade
Burns Court Villas City Place
Cityscape Condo on the Bay
Dolphin Tower Encore
Golden Bay Grande Riviera
Harbor House Harbor House South
Harbor House West Kanaya
La Bellasara Library Mews
Majestic Bay Marina Tower
Marquee en Ville  
One Watergate Orange Blossom Tower
Palm Avenue Villas Phoenix
Pier 550 Plaza at Five Points
Regency House Renaissance
Ritz Carlton Tower Res Ritz Carlton Residences
Rivo on Ringling San Marco
Sarabande Savoy on Palm
Tessera Vista Bay Point
Central Park  

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Downtown Sarasota Homes

Those looking for quick access to the amenities of Downtown Sarasota want to look for homes in Harbor Acres, Cherokee Park, McClellan Park, and Laurel Park. These highly sought after enclaves feature a varying mix of architectural styles, fabulous schools, easy access to beaches, and established landscaping.

Downtown Sarasota Foreclosures

Looking for a great deal in downtown Sarasota? Visit my Downtown Sarasota foreclosures page to view all bank owned and short sale homes for sale. It is updated daily with pictures, virtual tours, Birdeye images, addresses, descriptions and maps of all homes and condos for sale.

Downtown Sarasota Realtor

Looking to buy a home or condo in downtown Sarasota? A real estate purchase will most likely be one of your largest investments ever. Don't hire just anyone. Hire the services of a Downtown Sarasota Realtor who works hard, has vast market knowledge and years of valuable experience.

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Listing information last updated on May 24th, 2015 at 2:00am EDT.