Downtown Sarasota Condos For Sale

Downtown Sarasota real estateSearch 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. 

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101 S Gulfstream Ave #15g, Sarasota $527,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,061 SqFt

New And Half Finished Construction - New Kitchen // Living Room - Kitchen Floors Finished - Buyer May Still Select The Remainder Finishings To Condo - Seller Can Finish Condo Prior To Occupancy - Or Buyer May Finish After And Seller Will Adjust Price /// ...

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609 Golden Gate Pt #south 201, Sarasota $1,495,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 2,750 SqFt

Pre-construction. To Be Built. The Five-story Pearl Is Quite A Gem; It Is An Elegant, Rare And Distinctive Residential Development Located Just To The West Of Downtown Sarasota, Nestled In The Heart Of The Luxurious And Charming 22-acre Peninsula Known As G...

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609 Golden Gate Pt #north 302, Sarasota $1,595,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 2,750 SqFt

Pre-construction. To Be Built. The Five-story Pearl Is Quite A Gem; It Is An Elegant, Rare And Distinctive Residential Development Located Just To The West Of Downtown Sarasota, Nestled In The Heart Of The Luxurious And Charming 22-acre Peninsula Known As G...

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609 Golden Gate Pt #north 402, Sarasota $1,695,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 2,750 SqFt

Pre-construction. To Be Built. The Five-story Pearl Is Quite A Gem; It Is An Elegant, Rare And Distinctive Residential Development Located Just To The West Of Downtown Sarasota, Nestled In The Heart Of The Luxurious And Charming 22-acre Peninsula Known As G...

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609 Golden Gate Pt #north 502, Sarasota $1,895,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 2,750 SqFt

Pre-construction. To Be Built. North Penthouse. The Five-story Pearl Is Quite A Gem; It Is An Elegant, Rare And Distinctive Residential Development Located Just To The West Of Downtown Sarasota, Nestled In The Heart Of The Luxurious And Charming 22-acre Pen...

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188 Golden Gate Point #202, Sarasota $2,899,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 3,028 SqFt

One88: The Author Of Elegance And Refinement Of Downtown Sarasota With Exceptional Gulf To Bay Views, And Timeless, Modern Luxury. It Truly Is The First Of Its Kind. One88 Is Over 3000+ Sq. Ft. Of Breathtaking Living Space & Endless Views Of The Sarasot...

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770 S Palm Ave #1804, Sarasota $699,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,408 SqFt

When Only The Best Will Do. This Junior Penthouse Is Perfectly Situated On The 18th Floor Corner Of The Embassy House In Downtown Sarasota. When You Step Into This One Of A Kind Residence Be Prepared For All Encompassing Forever Water Views Of The Sarasota...

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1400 State St #904 L-2r, Sarasota $799,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 1,604 SqFt
  • 0.45 Acres

Pre-construction To Be Built. Downtown Is Downstairs! The Mark Is Sarasota’s Hottest Landmark Address, Set To Be Built Just One Block South Of Main Street. The Sleek Modern Floor Plans Overlook The Vibrant Cityscape With Expansive Terraces That Make Ente...

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1400 State St #601 E-5, Sarasota $1,099,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 2,216 SqFt
  • 0.45 Acres

Pre-construction To Be Built. Downtown Is Downstairs! The Mark Is Sarasota’s Hottest Landmark Address, Set To Be Built Just One Block South Of Main Street. The Sleek Modern Floor Plans Overlook The Vibrant Cityscape With Expansive Terraces That Make Ente...

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1350 Main St #1408, Sarasota $865,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,336 SqFt

Living The Dream…has Never Been More Stylish In This Rarely Available And Highly Sought After 14th Floor Residence At 1350 Main Street In Downtown Sarasota, With Panoramic Views Of Sarasota Bay, Marina Jacks And Stunning Sunsets In The Distance Over The Gul...

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1771 Ringling Blvd #605, Sarasota $525,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,483 SqFt

Location, Location, Location! Enjoy All The Conveniences Of Living In The Heart Of Downtown Sarasota With Fantastic Restaurants, Movie Theater, Comedy Club, Shopping And Saturday Weekly Farmers Market Just A Short Walk Away. This 6th Floor Unit Is Being So...

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Downtown Sarasota Condo Buildings

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.

 

100 Central Sarasota

100 Central

This complex was finished in 2005 and has one of the best locations in downtown Sarasota. You are close to just about everything downtown has to offer from 100 Central. 

Address: 100 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2005
# of units: 95
Minimum lease: 1 month
Leases/year 3
Water views Some
Walk to Main Street: You can't get much closer

 

1350 Main Sarasota

1350 Main

That is the name as well as the address of the building. In the heart of downtown Sarasota 1350 Main is one of the newest additions to the Sarasota skyline.

Address: 1350 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2007
# of units: 138
Minimum lease: 1 month
Leases/year 12
Water views Yes but limited
Walk to Main Street: Can't get any closer

 

Alinari Sarasota

Alinari

There are some wonderful bay views from this condominium that was finished in 2007. Located on the northern edge of downtown it is still considered very walkable to everything.

Address: 800 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2007
Number of units: 205
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year: 2
Water views: Yes
Walk to Main Street: On the longer side

 

Allure

New construction on Golden Gate Point. This sleek, geometric design holds 10 units incorporates a Miami chic vibe on the Gulf coast. 

Address: 111 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2016
# of units: 10
Minimum lease: 6 Months
Leases/year 2
Water views Sarasota Bay
Walk to Main Street: Very Close - 10 minute walk

 

Aqua

Newly constructed condominium on Golden Gate Point. The stunning building has 8 units and overlooks Sarasota Bay and the John Ringling Bridge.

Address: 280 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2016
# of units: 8
Minimum lease: To be determined
Leases/year To be determined
Water views Sarasota Bay
Walk to Main Street: Very Close - 10 minute walk

 

  

Azure on Palm

New construction on the south end of downtown. A four level, intimate condo community with only 15 units.

Address: 711 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2017
# of units: 16
Minimum lease: 3 Months
Leases/year 2
Water views None
Walk to Main Street: Close - 10 minute walk

 

Beau Ciel Sarasota

Beau Ciel

This is one of my favorite buildings in downtown Sarasota. Beau Ciel was constructed in 2003 and offers breathtaking water and city views.

Address: 990 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2003
# of units: 44
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year: 2
Water views: Yes - Breathtaking
Walk to Main Street: On the longer side

 

Bay Plaza Sarasota

Bay Plaza

Located at 1255 Gulfstream Avenue, Bay Plaza not only is close to countless restaurants and great shopping but it also offers residents lovely views of Marina Jacks and the Sarasota bay.

Address: 1255 Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1982
# of units: 102
Minimum lease: 1 year
Leases/year 1
Water views Yes
Walk to Main Street: Short - Right down the street

 

Broadway Promenade Sarasota

Broadway Promenade

Located on the north edge of downtown Sarasota, Broadway Promenade is one of the most affordable communities.

Address: 1064 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2007
# of units: 187
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year 1
Water views Yes but limited number of units with view

 

Burns Court Villas Sarasota

Burns Court Villas

One of the newest additions to downtown Sarasota. Burns Court Villas are comfortably situated between Pineapple Avenue and Palm Avenue, only steps away from Burns Court Cinemas.

Address: Oak Street and Selby Lane, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2007
# of units: 23
Minimum lease: 6 months
Leases/year: 2
Water views: No
Walk to Main Street: Moderate walk

 

Central Park Sarasota

Central Park

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.

Address: 825/835 S Osprey Ave - Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1985
# of units:  
Minimum lease: 3 Months
Leases/year: 4
Water views: Hudson Bayou
Walk to Main Street: 1 mile south of Main Street

 

Cityscape Condos Sarasota

Cityscape at Courthouse Centre

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.

Address: 1990 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2005
# of units: 19
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year 2
Water views Limited - East side of downtown
Walk to Main Street: Out the front door

 

Condo on the Bay Sarasota

Condo on the Bay

Looking for expansive, breathtaking water views? You can have them at Sarasota's Condo on the Bay. This building has the most unobstructed water views out of any building in Downtown Sarasota.

Address: 888 and 988 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1982
# of units: 272
Minimum lease: 888 - 4 months / 988-1 year
Leases/year 888 - 1 lease / 988 - 1 lease
Water views Yes - the best in the downtown area
Walk to Main Street: On a gorgeous day walk, on a hot day drive

 

DeMarcay

New construction in downtown Sarasota that should be complete in 2017. This 18 story modern, sophisticated residence will be the new standard of privileged living on the gulf coast.

Address: 33 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2017
# of units: 39
Minimum lease: 3 months
Leases/year To Be Determined
Water views West facing units on top floors
Walk to Main Street: Steps away from Main Street

 

Dolphin Towers Sarasota

Dolphin Tower

This oldie but goodie sits between Palm Avenue and Gulfstream Avenue. Condos to the west have water and Marina views while the units to the east offer city views. Close to everything.

Address: 101 Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1974
# of units: 116
Minimum lease: 1 year
Leases/year 1
Water views Yes
Walk to Main Street: Very close

 

 

Echelon on Palm

New construction expected to be complete in 2017 on the outer bands of downtown. This chic and sophisticated residence offers 17 units and can only be owned by a few elite owners.

Address: 624 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2017
# of units: 17
Minimum lease: 3 months
Leases/year: 2
Water views: Sarasota Bay
Walk to Main Street: Very Close - 5 minute walk

 

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Encore

Want the townhouse lifestyle in downtown Sarasota? This is one of a handful. These condos sit right on Fruitville road putting you close to the heart of downtown.

Address: 1255 - 1283 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2004
# of units: 15
Minimum lease: 1 month
Leases/year 12
Water views No
Walk to Main Street: Short walk

 

Golden Bay Sarasota

Golden Bay

Conveniently located on prestigious Golden Gate Point, Golden Bay is a 10 unit condominium building with breathtaking views of the Sarasota bay.

Address: 166 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2002
# of units: 10
Minimum lease: 6 month
Leases/year 2
Water views Yes, very nice water and marina views
Walk to Main Street: Moderate - Wear good walking shoes

 

Grande Riviera Sarasota

Grande Riviera

Stunning. Breathtaking. Convenient. These Golden Gate Point condos exude luxury with sweeping views of the bay, Sarasota skyline, Siesta Key, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Address: 420 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2005
# of units: 13
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year 4
Water views Yes - fabulous views
Walk to Main Street: Moderate - wear comfortable shoes

 

Harbor House Sarasota

Harbor House

Another oldie but goodie, Harbor House is a small complex has some of the best views from Golden Gate Point.

Address: 174 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1967
# of units: 13
Minimum lease: No renting
Leases/year No renting
Water views Yes - fabulous bay views
Walk to Main Street: Moderate

 

Harbor House South Sarasota

Harbor House South

This small but cozy condo complex has only fourteen units. It sits on the southern most point of Golden Gate Point and has mouthwatering views of the Sarasota bay.

Address: 400 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1965
# of units: 14
Minimum lease: No renting
Leases/year No renting
Water views Yes - fabulous bay views
Walk to Main Street: Moderate - you will sweat on a hot day

 

Harbor House West Sarasota

Harbor House West

This twenty four unit complex is located on the west side of Golden Gate Point. Owners are fortunate to have the wonderful sunsets over the water, Bird Key, Lido Key and Siesta Key.

Address: 226 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1968
# of units: 24
Minimum lease: No renting
Leases/year No renting
Water views Yes - fabulous bay views of bay and bridge
Walk to Main Street: Moderate

 

Kanaya Sarasota

Kanaya

Finished in 2006, Kanaya is a thirty five unit exclusive residential complex situated in downtown Sarasota, Florida.

Address: 505 South Orange Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2006
# of units: 35
Minimum lease: 3 months
Leases/year 2
Water views If you get high enough
Walk to Main Street: Pretty easy walk

 

La Bellasara Sarasota

La Bellasara

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.

Address: 464 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2006
# of units: 28
Minimum lease: 1 month
Leases/year 2
Water views Yes - fabulous bay views of bay, city and marina
Walk to Main Street: Moderate

 

Le Chateau condos in Sarasota

Le Chateau

Located directly on the Sarasota bay font with private sandy beach and within short walking distance to everything downtown Sarasota has to offer. You will love the water views!

Address: 37 Sunset Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1971
# of units: 26
Minimum lease: 1 year
Leases/year: 1
Water views: Yes - Stunning
Walk to Main Street: Moderate to Easy

 

Library Mews Sarasota

Library Mews

This luxurious townhome community was built in 2000 and are steps away from everything downtown Sarasota has to offer.

Address: 200 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2000
# of units: 11
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year 2
Water views No

 

Majestic Bay Sarasota

Majestic Bay

Only ten privileged owners can call Majestic Bay home. This luxurious condominium complex sits on the highly sought after Golden Gate Point peninsula.

Address: 258 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2004
# of units: 10
Minimum lease: 1 year
Leases/year 1
Water views Yes - Stunning
Walk to Main Street: Moderate - you might decide to drive

 

Marina Tower Sarasota

Marina Tower

Marina Tower is the white highrise on the corner of Gulfstream and Cocoanut Avenues. It offers picturesque views of the Sarasota bay and Marina Jack's.

Address: 1233 Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2001
# of units: 40
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year 4
Water views Yes - marina and bay views
Walk to Main Street: Very close - one block

 

Marquee En Ville Sarasota

Marquee en Ville

These four story townhomes with private elevators and two car garages are unique in design. Owners can enjoy a meal or a night cap on the fabulous roof-top terraces.

Address: 235 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2006
# of units: 29
Minimum lease: 1 month
Leases/year 2
Water views No
Walk to Main Street: Very close - 5 minute walk

 

 

One88

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. 

Address: 188 Golden Gate Pt, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2015
# of units: 8
Minimum lease: 1 month
Leases/year 2
Water views Sarasota Bay
Walk to Main Street: Very close - 5 minute walk

 

One Watergate Sarasota

One Watergate

A wonderful place for a winter retreat or to call home. Many of the units have spectacular water, bridge and marina views.

Address: 1111 Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1974
# of units: 104
Minimum lease: 1 year
Leases/year 1
Water views Yes
Walk to Main Street: Average walk - You have to cross some busy streets

 

Orange Club

New Condominium located in the south section of Downtown. A combination of Condos and Townhouses as well as boutique shops located on the bottom levels.

Address:

635 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

614-662 S Rawls Ave - Sarasota, FL 34236

Year built: 2016
# of units: 15 Condos & 9 Town Homes
Minimum lease: 6 months
Leases/year 1
Water views None
Walk to Main Street: 4 blocks south of Main Street

 

Orange Blossom Tower Sarasota

Orange Blossom Tower

Orange Blossom Tower is conveniently located at 1330 Main Street in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Florida. Each floor is one residence and they start at just under 4,000 square feet.

Address: 1330 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1926
# of units: 7
Minimum lease: 1 month
Leases/year 2
Water views Yes - limited on the lower floors
Walk to Main Street: Steps out of the front door

 

Palm Avenue Villas

This lovely 12 unit townhome community was constructed in 1998. Residence enjoy the close proximity to downtown, Selby Garden, Marina Jacks and the fun activities of Island Park.

Address: 523 Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1998
# of units: 12
Minimum lease: 2 month
Leases/year 2
Water views No
Walk to Main Street: Moderate - wear some comfy shoes

 


Phoenix Sarasota

Phoenix

Built in 2001, with only 13 units the building offers a cozy and peaceful atmosphere. It is easy to spot The Phoenix with its modern and contemporary look.

Address: 136 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2001
# of units: 13
Minimum lease: 1 year
Leases/year 1
Water views Yes - your friends might envy your view
Walk to Main Street: Moderate - on a hot day you will probably drive

 

Pier 550 Sarasota

Pier 550

Located on the south east side of Golden Gate Point, you can enjoy the beautiful bay views and downtown skylines. Community fishing and boat docks are only steps from the owners front door.

Address: 550 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1948
# of units: 51
Minimum lease: 1 month
Leases/year 12
Water views Yes - bay and marina
Walk to Main Street: Moderate

 

laza at Five Points Sarasota

Plaza at Five Points

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

Address: 50 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2006
# of units: 52
Minimum lease: 6 month
Leases/year 2
Water views Yes - but there are some buildings in the way
Walk to Main Street: Easy, you can't get much closer

 

Regency House Sarasota

Regency House

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.

Address: 435 Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1972
# of units: 80
Minimum lease: 1 year
Leases/year 1
Water views Yes
Walk to Main Street: Not that far

 

Renaissance Sarasota

Renaissance

The Renaissance of Sarasota is a master planned condominium development located on approximately 11 acres in downtown Sarasota, Florida.

Address: 750 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2001
# of units: 244
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year 3
Water views Yes - very nice above the 5th floor
Walk to Main Street: Not on a hot day - moderate distance

 

Ritz Carlton Residences Sarasota

Ritz Carlton Residences and Tower Residences

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.

Address:

1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2001
# of units: 48
Minimum lease: 1 month
Leases/year 4
Water views Yes
Walk to Main Street: Moderate to easy

 

Rivo on Ringling Sarasota

Rivo on Ringling

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.

Address: 1771 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2006
# of units: 106
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year 3
Water views Yes - if high enough
Walk to Main Street: Easy

 

Royal St. Andrew Condos in Sarasota 

Royal St. Andrew 

With some of the best water views of any condos in the Sarasota, this building has maintained a level of excellence that far surpasses many others.

Address:   555 S. Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year Built:   1969
Number of Units:   55
Minimum Lease:   12 months 
Leases Per Year:   1 lease per year
Water Views: Amazing Bay Views
Walk to Main Street:  Yes, but not a short walk

 

San Marco condos in Sarasota

San Marco

Located on the north side of downtown San Marco is close to the new Publix and retail mix at Broadway Promenade.

Address: 1188 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2006
# of units: 23
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year 2
Water views Peek a boo view
Walk to Main Street: Only if you are exercising, otherwise drive

 

Sansara

New construction on the corner of Pineapple Ave and Ringling Blvd, this urban sanctuary offers 17 units infused with elegance and zen-inspired minimalism. 

Address: 300 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2016
# of units: 17
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year 1
Water views Peek a boo view
Walk to Main Street: 1 block south of Main Street

 

Sarabande Sarasota

Sarabande

This very exclusive building with only 57 spacious condo residences is located at 340 Palm Avenue overlooking the gorgeous Sarasota bay, Marina Jacks, Island Park, Siesta Key, Lido Key and Bird Key.

Address: 340 Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1998
# of units: 57
Minimum lease: 3 month
Leases/year 2
Water views Yes - Some of the best
Walk to Main Street: Close - I would walk if I lived there

 

Savoy Sarasota

Savoy on Palm

This luxurious new condo building was finished in 2006. Residents enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sarasota Bay, gorgeous sunsets over The Gulf of Mexico and the downtown Sarasota skyline.

Address: 401 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2006
# of units: 24
Minimum lease: 1 year
Leases/year 1
Water views Yes - between 2 buildings but still nice
Walk to Main Street: Close - 10 minute walk

 

Tessera Sarasota

Tessera

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.

Address: 500 Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2000
# of units: 24
Minimum lease: 1 year
Leases/year 1
Water views Yes - Breathtaking
Walk to Main Street: Easy to moderate

 

Valencia at Rosemary Place

A trendy and new community on the north end of downtown. Offering 30 units with clean designs and a convenient location to all the best Downtown Sarasota has to offer.

Address: Coconut Ave & Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2017
# of units: 30
Minimum lease: To be determined
Leases/year To be determined
Water views None
Walk to Main Street: 5 Blocks North 

 

Vanguard Lofts

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. 

Address: 1343 4th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2016
# of units: 6
Minimum lease: No Restriction
Leases/year No Restriction
Water views None
Walk to Main Street: 4 Blocks North 

 

Vista Bay Point Sarasota

Vista Bay Point

This wonderful complex has seventeen spacious units which encompass a whole floor, offering gorgeous views of the Sarasota Bay and city skyline.

Address: 128 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2004
# of units: 17
Minimum lease: 1 month
Leases/year 2
Water views Yes
Walk to Main Street: Moderate - on Golden Gate Point

 

The Vue Sarasota 

The Vue 

The newest addition to the downtown Sarasota condo skyline. 

Address: 1 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 2016
# of units: 57
Minimum lease: No Restriction
Leases/year No Restriction
Water views Sarasota Bay
Walk to Main Street: Across the street from Downtown

 

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 of Siesta KeyLido 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 Sarasota Highrise Condo Buildings

100 Central
1350 Main
Alinari
Aqua
Beau Ciel
Bay Plaza
Cityscape
Condo on the Bay
Dolphin Tower
Echelon on Palm
Golden Bay
Kanaya
La Bellasara
Le Chateau
Majestic Bay
Marina Tower
One Watergate
Orange Blossom Tower
Phoenix
Plaza at Five Points
Regency House
Renaissance
Ritz Carlton
Rivo on Ringling
Royal St. Andrew
Sansara
Sarabande
Savoy on Palm
Tessera
Vista Bay Point
The Vue 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews for Downtown Sarasota

 
4.33 Based on 3 Ratings
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5
, Resident
Pros:

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.

Cons:

* Expensive * Homeless people

Summary:

I wouldn't live anywhere else in Sarasota.


3
, Visitor
Pros:

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.

Cons:

Homeless problem

Summary:

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.


5
, Resident
Pros:

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.

Cons:

Homeless people. Please fix it Sarasota!

Summary:

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.

Downtown Sarasota CondoI 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:

3. Decide on a comfortable price range.

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

1350 Main 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.

Enter Sarasota.   

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.

Alan Dee

 

DWELL - Downtown Experts

DWELL Real Estate Office SarasotaDowntown 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 May 28th, 2017 at 9:21am EDT.