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. Read more from this  downtown Sarasota resident.

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990 Blvd Of The Arts # 703, Sarasota $1,350,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,335 SqFt

As You Step Off The Elevator Into Your Private Elevator Foyer, No Doubt You Can Feel Your Body Relax Knowing What Awaits You On The Other Side Of The 8 Foot Double French Doors. Mesmerizing Views Of The Sailboat Checkered Sarasota Bay On One Side And The Tw...

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1685 Laurel St # 3, Sarasota $465,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 1,812 SqFt

Rare Opportunity To Own In One Of Downtown Sarasota’s Best Kept Secrets! The Villas On Laurel Is A Mediterranean Style Development Of Only Nine Units. Located On A Quiet, Lightly Travelled Street Next Door To Lovely Laurel Park And A Close Walk To Main St...

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1350 Main St # 1509, Sarasota $437,500

  • 1 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 895 SqFt

Professional Photos Coming Soon. This Recently Remodeled 1/1 End Unit, With Its Remarkable High End Contemporary Finishes, Is Beautifully Decorated And Meticulously Maintained. Luxury Features Include 10.5' Ceilings Only Available On The 15th Floor, The Hig...

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800 N Tamiami Trl # 1010, Sarasota $438,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,323 SqFt

Fantastic Opportunity To Purchase A Move In Ready, Gorgeous Condominium In The Outstanding Alinari. Friendly Resort Style Living In The Heart Of Downtown Sarasota. This Lovely Cellini Floor Plan Condo Is Freshly Painted And The Brand New 100% Smart Strand S...

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850 Hudson Ave # 850, Sarasota $599,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 1,556 SqFt

Enjoy Privacy In The One Of A Kind Townhome With An Attached Two Car Garage! Located In Hudson Landings, This Unique Towhouse Is An Easy Stroll To Selby Gardens, The Bayfront And Downtown. A Private Drive Leads To The Front Door. This Property Lives Like A ...

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1 N Tamiami Trl # 306, Sarasota $1,069,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 1,770 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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1255 N Gulfstream Ave # 1003, Sarasota $925,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,577 SqFt

Updated With Wrap-around Bay Views! Sensational, Sweeping Views Of Sarasota Bay, Marina Jack’s And The Gulf Of Mexico Beyond Set The Stage In Nearly Every Room Of This Completely Updated Condominium With Two Full Bedrooms, A Den/bonus Room And Two Private,...

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306 Golden Gate Pt # 2, Sarasota $1,900,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 3,436 SqFt

Alta Mer On Golden Gate Of Downtown Sarasota’s Most Distinctive Addresses With Some Of Sarasota Bay's Best Waterfront Views And Gorgeous, Ever-changing Sunsets, Glorious Sunrises And Twinkling City Skyline. Intimate Condominium With Six Residenc...

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888 Blvd Of The Arts Blvd # 1605, Sarasota $969,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,729 SqFt

Bay Views Go On Forever From This 16th Floor Condo.. From Siesta Key, Including St. Armands And Lido To Longboat Key And The Gulf Of Mexico Beyond. Glorious Sunsets From Every Window. You'll See The Boats And Dolphins During The Day To The Twinkling Light...

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1064 N Tamiami Trl # 1304, Sarasota $250,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,084 SqFt

Luxury Downtown Living At A Price You Can Afford! This Must See Original Owner 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Broadway Promenade Condo Is Located Directly Across From Centennial Park And Boat Ramp. You'll Love Sipping Your Morning Coffee From The Private Lanai Balcon...

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707 S Gulfstream Ave # 308, Sarasota $450,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 1,591 SqFt

Rarely Available 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath Condo In The Heart Of Downtown Sarasota With Partial Bay Views, Offered At $450,000! The Essex House Is Located On Highly Sought After Gulfstream Avenue Directly Across From The Sarasota Bayfront And Is In Walking Dista...

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988 Blvd Of The Arts # 914, Sarasota $975,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,729 SqFt

Glorious Open Views-the Waterfront Lifestyle Beckons From One Of Sarasota’s Iconic Bay Front Locations, Condo On The Bay. This 9th Floor Van Gogh Enjoys Spectacular Bay/sunset Views From Every Room. A Remarkable Renovation No Surface Was Left Untouched & No...

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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

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  

Video of Downtown Sarasota 


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 July 29th, 2015 at 7:49pm EDT.