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Downtown Sarasota

Downtown Sarasota

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All of the advantages of a big city, with the feel of a small town are captured in Sarasota’s downtown area. 
Luxurious high-rise condominiums, with marvelous amenities and magnificent Sarasota Bay views, as well as single family homes on tree-line streets, offer an eclectic mix of urban lifestyle choices.

Downtown Sarasota sets a new standard for exceptional urban living. Throughout the year, an array of cultural amenities, dining and shopping, music venues, festivals, beautiful parks, and the allure of Sarasota Bay create an unmatched urban experience that tantalizes the senses.

From Main Street to Palm Avenue you can discover chic boutiques and art galleries, antiques, fine jewelry, pampering salons, organic grocers, and so much more. Downtown residents and visitors alike cherish their Saturday morning jaunt to the Farmers Market for the freshest of produce.

Downtown Sarasota offers a vast array of restaurants and cuisines to satisfy every palate. Local cafes and coffee houses to European cuisine and award-winning chefs…from morning until late-night, this walkable area offers something for everyone.

From sunrise to sunset the Sarasota Bayfront is the epicenter of downtown Sarasota living. A peaceful walk along the waterfront is a magical journey. Sailboats moored in the bay provide the perfect backdrop for the meandering waterfront path sprinkled with inspired sculptures carefully placed to add the perfect artistic touch to the incredible sunsets.

I have lived downtown on the bay front for 12 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else. We have the perfect blend of the peaceful waterfront lifestyle filled with manatee, osprey, pelicans and heron. Just steps away we have the arts, restaurants, and buzz of Main Street. Life doesn’t get any better than this.

Some of the best features of downtown living are the plethora of activities. Downtown is always bustling with festivals and events, a few of the most prominent are the: Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts, the Art Shows in Towles Court, Rosemary Rising Street Festival, Sarasota Chalk Festival and one of my favorites, the Sarasota Film Festival, coming soon: April 13th – 22nd.

The real estate market in Downtown Sarasota is as hot as it’s been since 2005, when buyers lined up at 5:30 am to reserve a pre-construction condo at 1350 Main. Many buyers think they will never again see prices this low, so don’t miss this opportunity to grab your slice of Downtown paradise, and enjoy this wonderfully unique lifestyle.

Downtown Districts

Burns Square
South of Main Street, Burns Square offers an interesting mix of retail shops, restaurants, salons and galleries. Historically significant, this area was developed by Owen Burns in the 1920’s.

Historic Distric
Encompassing First Street, Orange Ave, State Street, Gulfstream Ave and North Pineapple Ave, the area was recognized on the National Historic Register as of April, 2009.

Main Street
Consisting of Main Street, 1st Street, State Street and, and their surrounding areas enjoy local artisans, galleries, dining, dancing, theatre, symphony, ballet, opera, and great parks.

Palm Avenue
One of Sarasota’s most vibrant areas,  palm lined streets outline this prestigious neighborhood filled with events, shopping, and so much more.

Rosemary District
One of Sarasota’s oldest districts, located east of the Tamiami Trail and north of Fruitville. This area offers a unique bohemian attitude filled with music, dining, and festivals.

Towles Court
Located between Washington Blvd and Osprey Ave, Towles Court is known for its galleries and artisans. Home to the “Third Friday Night Walk,” explore galleries offering a wide assortment of art.

Contributing Writer
Linda A. Page
Michael Saunders & Company
Ph  941.504.0123  Email

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