Downtown Sarasota Real Estate

Downtown Sarasota real estateImagine starting each day on your spacious terrace sipping your decadent coffee while watching the boats take off from the marina. You might wonder if the boaters are heading out for a day of fun in the sun with the entire family or a romantic sunrise sail. The fresh, warm air and the relaxed feeling of knowing that you don’t have to waste your days mowing the grass or painting the porch helps you decide how to spend your day. A day at the beach, on the water, antique shopping, or dining at an upscale waterfront restaurant before making the short walk downtown to see the symphony or opera are all everyday options for residents of downtown Sarasota real estate. With an average temperate of 73 degrees year-round, breathtaking bay views, and the many luxuries of upscale living at your fingertips, downtown Sarasota real estate is in high demand. Whether you are in need of a winter getaway, the perfect retirement location, or a place to raise your family, the real estate in downtown Sarasota are a wise choice. There is a certain quality of life associated with upscale condo living that only downtown Sarasota real estate can provide.

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1221 N Palm Ave #101, Sarasota $349,900

  • 2 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 1,124 SqFt

Unbeatable Location In Historic 1924 Building ** Right In The Heart Of Downtown Sarasota, Steps To Marina And All The Fantastic Restaurants And Shopping ** This 2 Bedroom 1 Bath End Unit Steps Right Out Onto The Sidewalk Of Downtown With Only A Few Steps To...

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856 Hudson Ave #856, Sarasota $424,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,499 SqFt

Looking For A Fabulous 3 Bedroom Condo In Downtown Sarasota? Hudson Landings Lives More Like A Townhouse With A Welcoming Entryway, Screened Terrace And A Private Garage. Rarely Available, Difficult To Find And Move-in Ready. Explore The Benefits Of A Tight...

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33 S Gulfstream Ave #305, Sarasota $280,000

  • 1 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 814 SqFt

Super Location!!! Who Thought You Could Live Downtown And Be So Close To Restaurants, Night Live, The Sarasota Opera... Marina Jacks And All The Attractions On Main And Palmer For This Price?? Building Is Nice And Has Incredible Amenities Including: A Sun...

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1064 N Tamiami Trl #1516, Sarasota $399,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,425 SqFt

Rarely Available 3 Bed/2bath Unit In The Luxurious Broadway Promenade! Great Year Round Or Winter Residence. Granite Kitchen. Open Floor Plan. Balcony Overlooking Huge Courtyard. Great Downtown Location Across From The Van Wezel. Municipal Auditorium And Ba...

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1771 Ringling Blvd #1207, Sarasota $784,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,808 SqFt

Rivo @ Ringling Unit 1207 – Downtown Sarasota’s Best Newer, Higher-floor, Three Bedroom, Downtown Residence Under $1 Million. This 12th Floor, End-unit, Rivo @ Ringling Residence, With 10ft Ceiling Throughout, Built In 2006; Has Expansive Southern, Southeas...

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800 N Tamiami Trl #603, Sarasota $580,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,323 SqFt

Gorgeous Contemporary Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom With Western Exposure Available In The Luxurious Alinari Building In Downtown Sarasota, Florida. Across The Road From The Arts District And The Van Wezel, Symphony, Etc. Walking Distance To Grocery Store, Thea...

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707 S Gulfstream Ave #904, Sarasota $510,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,262 SqFt

Enjoy Panoramic Views Of Downtown Sarasota From This Ninth-floor Remodeled Condominium. The Residence Was Remodeled By Ann Folsom-smith, One Of The Premier Interior Designers In Sarasota, And Includes Wood Flooring, Crown Molding, Built-in Units, Open Updat...

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707 S Gulfstream Ave #1002, Sarasota $499,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,487 SqFt

Sophisticated Downtown Living At A Coveted Palm Avenue Address. In The Heart Of Everything - A Short Walk To Main Street, Sarasota's Bayfront Park And Ringling Bridge. Elegantly Updated This Penthouse Is A Real Winner. Features Include; A Recently Updated K...

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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.


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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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Four Things to Know About Downtown Sarasota Real Estate

 Most downtown Sarasota real estate options in consist of 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 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. 

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Why Live in Downtown Sarasota?

Why live in downtown Sarasota?Downtown Sarasota, Florida is an ideal locale for active people of all ages. Sarasota offers plenty of pristine coastlines to enjoy year-round, but downtown is where the action truly happens. Packed with amazing dining, entertainment and shopping options, downtown Sarasota is a fun and culture-filled place to live.

If you are looking for a vibrant music scene, downtown Sarasota has you covered. You’ll find an abundance of concert halls and clubs where you can find your favorite performers or talented up-and-comers. Spend an evening at the Sarasota Opera, which has been entertaining guests for over 50 years and offers a wide array or performances. Or grab tickets for a show at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, which can seat over 1,700 concert fans. For a more laid-back musical experience head to one of the many bars that feature great live music alongside amazing cocktails, like the ever-popular Five O’Clock Club. Or head outdoors and check out the annual Blues Festival at the Bradenton Riverwalk.

If you’re an art lover, then you’ll love filling your Sarasota home with pieces found in downtown’s rich arts scene. It’s hard to walk down the street in downtown Sarasota without bumping into an art gallery or other cultural destination. There is a variety of art festivals held regularly throughout the year, and there are plenty of unique boutiques and shops featuring handcrafted items. Check out the amazing finds at Towles Court or head to Burns Court to seek out priceless antiques.

If you’re a foodie at heart then you can’t beat the variety of amazing restaurants that downtown Sarasota has to offer. You can find everything from freshly caught local seafood to ethnic cuisine from all corners of the globe. There are so many dining options that it can be hard to choose, which is why culinary tours have become so popular in the area. These guided expeditions allow you to taste the best of the best at some of the area’s most beloved restaurants and bakeries.

There is an endless amount of things to see and do in downtown Sarasota. Take a picture at the famous Unconditional Surrender statue. Catch a movie at the Burns Court Cinema. Spend a lazy day fishing at Hart’s Landing. Or ring in the New Year with the Pineapple Drop, a huge New Year’s Eve party that welcomes thousands of revelers each year.

No matter where your interests reside, you are bound to find plenty to do in downtown Sarasota. It is an exciting place to live where no two days have to be the same.

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Why Hire DWELL?

DWELL Real Estate Office SarasotaBecause 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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Listing information last updated on October 23rd, 2016 at 7:19pm EDT.