Search all downtown Sarasota condos for sale and Sarasota, Florida real estate listings below! Sarasota, Florida, is well-known as one of the region's most culture-rich cities, and downtown Sarasota is the center of it all. Located on Sarasota Bay, downtown offers something for everyone. It provides a wide array of big city activities and events while still retaining the small town vibe.
Visitors to downtown will enjoy an eclectic mix of shops and dining, with everything from kicky used book shops to gourmet restaurants. One of the most popular shopping events in the downtown area is First Friday. On the first Friday of every month, the local businesses on Main Street and Palm Avenue extend their hours, allowing shoppers to enjoy evening shopping while sipping on wine. Be sure to come back on Saturday morning to visit the Sarasota Farmer's Market at the corner of Lemon and Main. It takes place every Saturday, rain or shine. The market features fresh produce, flowers, arts & crafts, as well as just-baked breakfast food. It is a wholesome activity for the entire family, including four-legged friends.
You Will Be Spellbound By The Captivating Views Of Sarasota Bay & The Gulf Of Mexico From This Rejuvenated 2/2 Condo + Den At The Newly Renovated One Watergate Building. With 1736' Of Interior Living Space, This Condo Feels Like Home. New Hurricane Floor-t...
Expansive 4 Bedroom Contemporary 2-story Downtown Penthouse Loft, Features Walls Of Glass And 2,597 Sq Ft Under A/c In Prime Downtown Sarasota Location On Main Street. Loft Features A Great Open Floor Plan With A 20' Wall Of Glass On Ne Corner Of 9th Floor ...
Under Construction. Occupancy Expected Fall 2017. Risdon On 5th Is A Mixed Use Condominium Development Located In Downtown Sarasota's Rosemary District. Award Winning Architecture With 22 Residences Enjoying Gated Secured Parking In A Lush Landscaped Courty...
Completely Tiled Fourth Floor Condo, End Unit With Two Tiled Balconies To Enjoy. One Balcony Is Off The Master Bedroom While The Other Balcony Is Off The Main Living Area. Enjoy Your Morning Coffee On Either One!! This Unit Is Bright With Light And Has A...
Stunning And Tastefully Remodeled..this Updated Renoir Model Is Immaculate And Shows Like A Model Home. You Can Have The Best Of Both Worlds At This Direct Bayfront Complex With The Conveniences Of Downtown Living And The Waterfront Lifestyle. Lounge By One...
Simply Stunning Views From This Well-updated Popular Van Gogh Model At Condo On The Bay. Interior Has Been Completely Remodeled And Gently Lived In. Fresh Color Scheme, Lovely Kitchen With Bosch Stainless Appliances, Granite Counters, Tray & Crown Ceiling P...
Enjoy The Spectacular Panoramic Views Of Sarasota Bay And Stunning Sunsets From This 2br/2ba 10th Floor Condo With World Class Amenities. This Spacious Van Gogh Floor Plan Has An Open Living Area Surrounded By Windows To Savor The Gorgeous Views Of Sarasota...
Rare Two Story Townhouse With Incredible Location In The Heart Of Downtown Sarasota Convenient To Dining, Shopping, And The Bay Front. This 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Home Plus Den Has An Open Floor Plan With An Elevator And A Private Courtyard, 2 Assigned Parki...
Want To Live In Historic Laurel Park In Downtown Sarasota Without The Hassle Of Maintaining A Home? Look No Further Than The Villas On Laurel; A Unique Opportunity To Enjoy Carefree Living. Located On A Quiet, Lightly Travelled Street And Next Door To Charm...
No Car Needed--this Exquisite Condo Is Located On The 8th Flr Of Sunset Towers -- The First 2 Floors Are Parking. Beautiful View Of The Bay, Ringling Bridge, & The City. As You Enter The Unit, The View Is Prominent, As You Pass The Kitchen To Your Left And ...
Full Bay Views From The 15th Floor Define This Downtown Sarasota Condominium Residence At Alinari. Beautifully Appointed With Top Notch Details Such As Crown Molding, 9 Ft. Ceilings, Solid Wood Cabinetry, Granite Counters And Stainless Appliances, This Love...
This Is Rare Opportunity In Gillespie Park. Seize The Opportunity To Build Your Dream Home In The Highly Sought-after Downtown Family Neighborhood Of Gillespie Park, Right Next To A Brand New Residence On The Same Size Lot Next Door! There Is A Preliminary ...
Looking to enjoy the vibrant energy of downtown Sarasota with a condominium lifestyle? Here is an assortment of condominiums for sale in downtown Sarasota, Florida. Contact me if you would like me to email a customized list of condos for sale or if we can help you buy a condo.
This development is located just south of Mound Avenue and off Osprey Avenue. It is on the outer edge of downtown Sarasota. That makes it a more affordable downtown Sarasota condo option. From here you can walk to main street, restaurants, shopping, Southside Village, Selby Gardens, Marina Jacks and the Sarasota bay front.
This condominium in downtown Sarasota is conveniently located at the corner of U.S. 301 and Main Street. Cityscape at Courthouse Centre contains restaurants, offices and 19 lofts that overlook the city.
This waterfront condominium on Golden Gate Point offers residents a posh lifestyle with plentiful amenities. La Bellasara has as twenty-nine luxurious residences sharing over 450 feet of direct waterfront behind a gated entry.
Newly constructed condominium on Golden Gate Point. This contemporary 5 story building has 8 luxurious residences overlooking Sarasota Bay and offers all the posh features to live the ultimate high life.
Located at 50 Central in Downtown Sarasota, Plaza at Five Points is an upscale condominium development set in a very desirable location. There are a mix of retail spaces, offices, and condos in Plaza at Five Points
This uniquely circular shaped complex was built in 1972 with 80 condominium units. The condo units facing west provide spectacular views of the water while the units facing north offer great views of the downtown Sarasota skyline.
Enjoy the legendary service of the Ritz Carlton in your own Downtown Sarasota condominium. The Ritz Carlton Residences offers stunning views, spacious units, unsurpassed service, and unrivaled luxury Florida living.
This distinctive 15 story building in downtown Sarasota features 92 two-three bedroom residences ranging from 1500 square feet living area as well as 14 penthouse residences on the top three floors, each providing over 3,000 square feet of living area.
Tessera is located in on Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota. It offers wonderful views of the Sarasota Bay, the barrier islands and the Gulf of Mexico. The condo units are spacious and have large terraces. There are only 2 lavish residences per floor and they range from three to five bedrooms.
Located on the north end of Downtown in the Rosemary District, this contemporary 6 unit community is a breath of fresh air and the beginning of what's new to come in this charming, historic area of town.
The newest addition to the downtown Sarasota condo skyline.
1 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Downtown Sarasota Highrise Condos
There are a variety of Sarasota highrise condos in the downtown area. When I say highrise, I mean buildings from 12 to 18 stories. Sarasota isn't like Miami where we build 50 story condo towers. You will also find high-rise condos on the beaches ofSiesta Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key. You can find a lower priced unit starting in the $300,000s all the way to a lavish penthouse priced in the multi-millions.
Living in a Sarasota condo highrise offers a glamorous carefree lifestyle. As a condominium owner you may be privy to your choice of great amenities. Condo living spaces are a combination of an apartment life, with the interior comforts of a house. Some people love the idea of condo ownership, while others prefer the hands-on responsibilities of home ownership.
Downtown is the place to live in Sarasota. I love the beach but if you want to walk everywhere then check out downtown. Love it. It is also very close to the beach. We ride our bikes on a a good day. Lido Key beach is a few miles away.
* Homeless people
I wouldn't live anywhere else in Sarasota.
Love Sarasota, Visitor
Beaches, sunshine, arts, restaurants, entertainment, golf, friends. We like the idea of downtown because we are walkers. The homeless problem prevented us from buying there.
We love Sarasota and have been coming here for years. We originally thought about downtown because we like the vibe. Ultimately, we decided to purchase west of the trail because of the homeless problem downtown. There are just too many homeless downtown and it is starting to make the town less desirable.
I love living downtown. It is vibrant, energetic and fun yet isn't too large. I have lived in a condo for several years and would not trade it for the suburbs.
Homeless people. Please fix it Sarasota!
In my opinion it is the best place to live in Sarasota if you enjoy the city lifestyle. This area of Florida has so much to offer.
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Downtown Sarasota Lifestyle Explained by a Resident
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.
written by Downtown Sarasota Resident
5 Tips to Finding a Downtown Sarasota Condo
1. Hire a good Realtor.
I know, it sounds a little self serving but this is a good tip. Whether, you use me or not make sure you find a good Sarasota realtor. A good agent can make a huge difference and save you plenty of time. Don't hire an agent that needs to learn all of the buildings. Find one that knows the pros and cons of each condo building.
2. Decide if you want old or new construction.
If you don't care go on to #3. Whether, you want old or new there are plenty of options to choose from. Do you dislike lower ceilings? If so, focus only on the newer buildings. In the 2003 to 2005 several condo buildings broke ground and were finished in 2006 and 2007. These include:
There are a variety of new condo buildings that were or will be finished after 2015. It is refreshing to see the new modern, contemporary architectural design that is a welcome break from the spanish-mediterranean design that was so popular. Some of these new condo buildings include:
Your Realtor should discuss with you the price ranges of various downtown Sarasota condos. Decide what is a comfortable price range for you. Although, you can afford to spend $2 million you may find exactly what you need for $1 million. We know the downtown condo market well and we can guide you to the buildings that match your budget.
4. Do you want a fabulous water view?
Some buildings in downtown have great water views while others do not. Figure out how important a water view is to you. Some of the condos with great water views include:
Contact us for a complete list of downtown condo buildings with great water views.
If you want a building on the interior of downtown then your view will suffer a bit. While some of the views from the interior buildings are still spectacular they typically have buildings obstructing the views of the water.
5. How far is too far to main street?
Are you looking to have restaurants, bars, shopping, book stores and entertainment within a few steps of your front door? Well, not every building has that luxury. If you want to walk everywhere here are a few condos to consider:
Once you have hired a good Realtor and figured out your view, convenience, price range and building age requirements most of your work is done. Now it is time to go out and find the best units that are priced realistically.
Why I Bought in Downtown Sarasota
I asked a client of mine to write about why he chose to purchase a downtown Sarasota condo. He was nice enough to write the following:
Downtown Sarasota: Sophisticated, Urban and Manageable
On June 30, we closed on our new home in downtown Sarasota. It was the culmination of a four-year process that took us to three continents in search of a new place to live.
New York City had been our home for more than 30 years. We loved the theater, the dance, the music, the museums and the art, the access to some of the world’s best shopping and restaurants. Those are the positives, but there were negatives, too: the congestion, the prices, the subways at rush hour, and the general pace of things.
We made a list of cities we might consider – Paris; Palm Springs; Santa Fe; Sydney; Saratoga, New York and Vancouver –- and we travelled to each of them at least once to check them out. We were looking for a manageable, sophisticated urban environment, a reasonable cost of living, and an active arts scene Each had a lot to offer, but none of them captured both of our fancies or imaginations.
Last February my partner was visiting his elderly mother in the Tampa area and decided to take her on an outing. They ended up in Sarasota. He called to say he was at Lido Beach, and he had never seen a beach so perfect anywhere in the world. He gushed about the sand, the breeze and how perfect the water looked.
A couple of hours later he called again, this time to rave about the downtown area. “It’s a real downtown with a real Main Street, and there is a restaurant for almost any taste: tapas, seafood, Italian, a steak house, Peruvian, Belgian, French, and a very cool club. Not only that, but Patty LuPone just played here, Itzak Perlman was playing tonight, and the Joffrey was coming in for a run.”
He had my attention, and we both scheduled a trip down to take a close look. We called a realtor to show us around. (We called three actually. We explained we would fly down from New York City for a couple of days, and two of the realtors said they could spare an hour or so for us.) We found the third realtor online, and we contacted him. In less than an hour, Marc Rasmussen got back to us with pertinent questions about what we wanted and said he would be happy to spend all the time we needed when we visited.
Sure enough, we came back down to Sarasota. Marc picked us up at our hotel and showed us a variety of properties in different locations and at different price points to give a feel for the market. Over the next few months, we worked closely with him through numerous emails, text messages, phone calls and visits.
He always had time for us, always got back to us with helpful and incisive information, and always retained his Rock of Gibraltor calm throughout the emotional roller coaster ride of selecting, negotiating for and closing on a new home. He even recommended a terrific attorney, Anne Weintraub, and an insurance agent, Robert Ludwig.
We’ve been in downtown Sarasota for seven weeks now, and there is no buyer’s remorse. Three or four days go by at a time when we don’t drive our car; we walk to a different restaurant several evenings a week; we just saw a play, “Sylvia,” that we missed in New York a few years ago; we have our tickets for a Diana Kral concert in the fall; and we are choosing among a number of other musicals, dance performances and opera.
In other words, it’s everything we wanted. A small, manageable urban environment with sophistication that rivals just about anyplace else.
DWELL - Downtown Experts
Downtown Sarasota is our home.
With so many real estate options in downtown Sarasota, DWELL Real Estate can help you navigate the many condo and home communities, narrowing down the choices until you find the perfect home. Whether you are looking for a cozy condo with a large terrace and a personal concierge or a large condo with floor to ceiling windows, a library, and a resort-style pool in which the children can entertain their friends, our agents will help educate and explain the downtown Sarasota real estate market.
No matter which stage of life you find yourself in, life in downtown Sarasota is about more than just concrete, windows and square footage. It’s about lifestyle. It is only here that you will find yourself living the kind of lifestyle most people only dream of living. It is here you can marry a life of luxury with the casual feel of beach living. Weekends are perfectly spent making the short drive over the bridge onto the white sand beaches of the barrier islands with the children. If you’re retired and finally able to live life on your own terms, perhaps a round of golf on one of the many championship golf courses located only minutes from your front door sounds like a perfect way to spend a weekday morning. Retired, working, or raising a family, evenings are perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail on the bay at the Ritz-Carlton and a delicious dinner at one of downtown’s many upscale restaurants.
Finding the perfect downtown Sarasota condo means waking up to the first day of the rest of your life. Let one of our Realtors help you find the perfect home for your family, whether they live with you full time or visit a few times a year with the grandchildren. Don’t just choose a new home; choose a new lifestyle. The life of your dreams is much closer to reality than you think.
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