Rosemary District Homes & Condos For Sale
Rosemary District Blends Urban Environment with Small Town Charm
The Rosemary District plays a vibrant role in the revitalization of downtown Sarasota where construction of high-rise residences is changing the skyline. The neighborhood uniquely combines an urban environment with the relaxed atmosphere of a small town with cultural amenities. Developers have singled out this area just north of downtown for its part in the rediscovery of Sarasota.
Homes in the Rosemary District range from soaring condominiums to bungalows. Development plans call for an additional 30,000 square feet of retail and office space, townhomes and apartments within walking distance of downtown. Read more about Rosemary District.
A strong sense of community, Rosemary Rising Street Festival is an annual neighborhood party hosted by neighbors and businesses every December to celebrate the community with local entertainers preforming live music, food and drink, and a visit from Santa Claus. With a history dating back to 1886, residents have a lot to celebrate.
Local small businesses are a significant part of the district’s charm. Numbered among them are boutiques, cafes, galleries, and art studios. The neighborhood’s excellent schools include Alta Vista Elementary, Booker Middle, and Booker High School.
Located only five blocks from Sarasota’s downtown waterfront, the Rosemary District is just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota’s beaches and barrier islands. Head east to sun-kissed Siesta Key and enjoy the fun on “America’s Best Beach” of 2011, Siesta Beach. Great dining, shopping and entertainment await on Lido Key and at St. Armand’s Circle on St. Armand’s Key.
Being close to major cultural attractions are just as much a part of the Rosemary District appeal as famed Florida sun and sand. Sarasota boasts a professional symphony, 30 art galleries and more than ten theaters. Dozens of shops, restaurants and nightclubs line downtown’s Main Street.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, McCurdy's Comedy Theatre and the not-for-profit The Players’ Theatre are nearby. The Ringling Museum of Art welcomes visitors with two circus museums, fine art, historic mansion, and a jewel-box theater. Art Center Sarasota, the hub of the region’s contemporary art scene, presents classes and exhibitions that emphasize the work of living artists.
Baseball fans can watch the Baltimore Orioles during spring training at Ed Smith Stadium, while orchid lovers will revel in the chance to see more than 6,000 orchids among the 20,000 plants at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Come see how the Rosemary District uniquely blends timeless small town charm with modern urbanity in in the renaissance of downtown Sarasota.