With its near-perfect weather, diverse cultural attractions, world-famous beaches and ample dining and shopping opportunities, it is easy to see why people from around the world are are interested in visiting downtown Sarasota. With a wide range of real estate opportunities, it is even easier to see why so many who those who visit the area are interested in exploring the option of calling Sarasota home.
Anyone who has spent time in the alluring downtown area can attest, that there is always plenty of entertainment and social activities. In addition to art galleries, theaters, restaurants, shopping and nightlife, there are unique venues such as the GWIZ, a hands-on science and technology center. For the nature lover, the historic Selby Gardens features lush tropical plants and vegetation on a beautiful waterfront setting .
The area surrounding downtown offers a wide array of attractions. The world-renowned beautiful white sand beaches of Siesta Key are just a 15 minute drive to the south. St Armands Circle is just across the John Ringling Bridge. The “Circle” offers over 100 unique and specialty shops along with dozens of restaurants and cafes.
For those who are interested in purchasing real estate in downtown Sarasota, a variety of housing options are available. From luxurious high-rise condos to historic homes with a lot of charm, there are properties available to fit almost everyone’s budget and lifestyle. Luxury home buyers have plenty of options with multi-million dollar waterfront estates nearby on Bird Key , St Armands and the west of the Trail district. For those with smaller budgets, condos and homes are available that start in the $200,000’s.