Downtown Sarasota, Florida
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Downtown Sarasota is full of excitement with new luxury bayfront condos, renovated apartments, and both new and reconditioned single-family homes.
Downtown is a vibrant place to call home.
Sarasota has long been known as Florida's Cultural Coast, and downtown Sarasota epitomizes that honor. It is home to a professional symphony, ballet, opera, jazz clubs, nearly a dozen theaters and 30 art galleries . Sarasota was recently ranked #1 on American Style Magazines annual list of the 25 Best Arts Destinations. But downtown Sarasota is also much more than an arts and cultural gem.
There are also dozens of boutique shops, restaurants and nightclubs. Nearby, there are 35 miles of beaches including nearby world-famous Siesta Beach known for having the whitest, quartz sand, and, of course, St Armands Circle and with its famous collection of eclectic shops and casual restaurants.
The boundaries of Downtown Sarasota are roughly, and depending upon who you ask, Sarasota Bay and the Golden Gate peninsula on the west, the Rosemary District and Citrus Square areas on the north, Washington Boulevard (or U.S. Route 301) to the east, and Mound Street and where some of the citys oldest, and most desirable suburbs begin and Selby Botanical Gardens on the south.
Within this approximately one square mile are a surprising number and variety of neighborhoods and living spaces, from the stretch of opulent high-rise condominiums lining the waterfront to vintage neighborhoods like Laurel Park, which in 2008 was named a National Register of Historic Places District with homes dating from the 1920s. In other neighborhoods, Old Florida
bungalows are intermixed with newer and larger homes of all architectural styles. And then, there are the lofts of the Rosemary District. Downtown Sarasota housing options offer something for every taste and budget all in a very walkable urban environment.
Downtown Sarasota is the county seat of Sarasota County. During the daytime hours, it is also home to financial, business and consulting services, a number of high-tech entrepreneurial enterprises, as well as a shopping and dining mecca. During lunch those who choose a light lunch or a walk enjoy the tree-shaded esplanade of Main Street Along the waterfront, youll also find
people engaged in maintaining and operating all sorts of watercraft from simple sailboats to enormous ocean-worthy yachts.
It wasn't so long ago that people used to say, "When the sun goes down, Sarasota rolls up its sidewalks. But no longer. Now, bistros and casual dining spots take
over for some while the "Arts and Cultural District" attracts devoted patrons. Others visit the salons and art galleries on Palm Avenue,
Burns Court cinema or the Towles Court artist colony. Downtown is now filled with activity well into to evening.
Every weekend, it seems, theres an event of some sort; an art festival, a live music event, a boat, RV, or motorcycle show, a
boat parade or boat race, a film festival, or something truly unique like the now-annual sidewalk chalk festival on Pineapple Avenue. Theres even a
Farmers Market every Saturday at Main Street and Lemon Avenue during the winter months.
During the Spring, Baltimore Orioles spring training baseball takes to the field at Ed Smith Stadium.For those who need a fishing
pole in hand to be truly happy, there are full day fishing charters from downtown slips. And finally, not far from downtown, there are 80 golf courses
of every type from public courses to exclusive private clubs, one of which is perfect for your golf game.
There is something for everyone in Downtown Sarasota. If you havent spent time Downtown, you've missed the biggest
single thing that brings so many people to our fair city.
There's everything from the most luxurious to much more modest Sarasota condos, homes and town homes.
I hope you enjoy this tour of many of the nicest Sarasota downtown condos and neighborhoods.
If you would prefer a waterfront location, check out my Downtown Sarasota Waterfront Condos section of my website.
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