Downtown Sarasota Real Estate
Downtown Sarasota is the dynamic setting for a variety of luxury downtown Sarasota condos for sale -- comfortable single-family homes, elegant town homes and villas, panoramic high-rise waterfront condos, and more -- and savvy home buyers are increasingly drawn to the many delights of Sarasota's several downtown districts and communities. It's a city that consistently wins national acclaim. MoneyMagazine has called Sarasota "America's Best Small City." Sand and surf expert "Dr. Beach" recognized Siesta Beach, which also has amazing Siesta Key Real Estate as "America's Number One Beach" in 2011. Penske Truck Rental has for 2 consecutive years ranked Sarasota, and more specifically Siesta Key among the Nation's "Top Ten Moving Destinations." Only several months ago, Portfolio.com named Sarasota "America's Most Popular Retirement Destination." And in late 2012, the Honeywell Corporation ranked Sarasota Number 3 in the nation for cleanest air in a metropolitan area. The accolades for Sarasota just keep rolling in.
What makes downtown Sarasota such a special location for so many residents and visitors? Some would say it's the diversity of great downtown Sarasota restaurants and cosmopolitan shopping along Main Street. Others would point to downtown's many cultural venues and attractions: the Ringling Museum of Art, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota Opera, Historic Asolo Theater, and a number of smaller museums, galleries, comedy clubs, and live music venues. Downtown Sarasota is also the home of a number of increasingly popular annual events, including the Sarasota Music Festival, the Sarasota Jazz Festival, the Sarasota Folk & Acoustic Music Festival, and the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival.
Always something to do in beautiful Downtown Sarasota
Island Park and Baypoint Park, both set on the water, offer spectacular, panoramic views. Others point to climate: the annual average temperature is 73 degrees, and gentle breezes off the Gulf of Mexico cool down even the warmest late-summer days. So whether you choose one of more than 50 downtown Sarasota condo communities -- ranging from modest, long-established communities to the ultra-lavish condos on impressive Golden Gate Point -- or you prefer a single-family home in a quaint downtown community -- Towles Court, for example, is an historic artists' colony -- you'll be part of a vibrant, emerging young city on the cutting edge of today's active urban lifestyles.
And living downtown doesn't keep anyone from the area's many great outdoor recreations. Downtown Sarasota is less than 30 minutes from a half-dozen prestigious country clubs and golf courses including TPC Prestancia, the Concession Golf Club, and the Legacy Golf Club. Downtown is also only 5 to 10 minutes from Sarasota's beautiful barrier islands and 35 miles of sparkling, white-sand beaches including "America's Best Beach," Siesta Beach on Siesta Key. Sarasota's beaches offer plenty of concessions, playgrounds, picnic facilities, restrooms, and kayak and canoe rentals. From downtown Sarasota, the very best of southwest Florida is literally at your fingertips. If you're thinking about buying a luxury home, take a closer look at the many luxury homes for sale in remarkable downtown Sarasota.