The Best in Urban Living is in Downtown Sarasota
Sarasota is the southwest Florida city that never stops receiving recognition. 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 one of the top 10 beaches in the United States mulitple years. Penske Truck Rental has for consecutive years ranked Sarasota, and more specifically Siesta Key among the Nation's "Top Ten Moving Destinations." Sarasota is also mentioned as one of America's best place to retire. And Sarasota is always ranking high for cleanest air in a metropolitan area. The accolades for Sarasota just keep rolling in.
What makes Sarasota so attractive to so many homeowners and homebuyers?
Why Sarasota? The diversity of superlative restaurants and cosmopolitan shopping venues downtown along Main Street and Palm Avenue is one answer. Others look to downtown Sarasota's wide assortment of cultural venues and options: the Ringling Museum of Art, theVan Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota Opera, Historic Asolo Theater, and a multitude of smaller museums, galleries, clubs, and performance venues. Downtown Sarasota is also the setting for a number of annual events growing in popularity, including the Sarasota Music Festival, the Sarasota Jazz Festival, the Sarasota Folk & Acoustic Music Festival, and the celebrated Sarasota Film Festival.
Some will claim that Sarasota's colorful waterfront and waterfront parks are the big attraction.
Others say climate: the year-round average temperature is 73 degrees, and gentle breezes from the Gulf of Mexico cool down even the warmest summer afternoons. You'll be part of an exciting, emerging young city on the cutting edge of today's active urban lifestyles, whether you choose an ultra-lavish condo on impressive Golden Gate Point or a single-family home in a quaint downtown community like Towles Court. There’s always a new exhibit at the Ringling or a world-renowned performer appearing at the Van Wezel. The Baltimore Orioles train at Ed Smith Stadium every spring. The Sarasota Farmers Market offers open-air fun every Saturday morning with live music, superb breakfasts, and gourmet coffee. Vendors offer locally grown foods and a variety of arts and crafts items. Palm Avenue’s First Friday Walk, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, features live music, dancing, refreshments, and a festival atmosphere.
Thousands love Sarasota’s active urban lifestyle and call downtown Sarasota their home.
It’s the vibrant setting for a variety of properties: single-family luxury homes both venerable and new, elegant townhomes and villas, panoramic high-rise waterfront condos, and more. Smart homebuyers are all the time more drawn to the benefits and joys of Sarasota's several downtown districts and communities. Burns Court, the Flower Streets, Laurel Park, and the Rosemary District are charming downtown communities beloved by families, working singles, and retirees; single-family homes and condos ranging from the modest to the lavish are available in each of these neighborhoods.
All the downtown communities are in walking distance of one another and Sarasota’s spectacular, scenic waterfront. Sarasota’s downtown parks are perfect for hiking, birding, bicycling, romantic or contemplative strolls, and the world’s most breathtaking sunsets. From downtown Sarasota, the very best of southwest Florida is literally at your fingertips:golf, the beaches, fishing and water sports, world-class shopping, culture, and fine dining. If you're purchasing a luxury home, consider the some of the outstanding luxury homes for sale in remarkable downtown Sarasota.