Sarasota Florida rests in the center of Sarasota County, buffered from the Gulf of Mexico by Longboat Key and other coastal islands. The town has a rich history dating back to the American Revolution giving it rich colonial ties alongside upscale modern developments. The average listing to date this year is roughly $600,000 but inventory is disappearing quickly. As the weather gets colder up north, snow birds flock to Florida and Sarasota’s famed beaches. Sarasota has always been in the national spotlight for real estate as it was one of the biggest areas of growth in the early 2000’s housing boom. Consequentially, REO and short sales have grown in popularity in recent years, attracting real estate investors from all over to buy and renovate many properties that maintained their high market value. Home buyers in the Southwest Florida market never miss a chance to look at homes for sale in Sarasota as its year round climate and optimal location make it some of the most comfortable living in the country – if not the world.
Sarasota offers a number of fascinating historical museums including the Ringling Museum and arts centers like the Van Wezel performing arts hall. Sarasota also has a trendy downtown region that can satisfy any shopping or food craving. Locals enjoy a number of art museums and outside activities on and off the water. Boatingis one of the biggest hobbies for coastal residents who enjoy some of the warmest, calmest waters in the gulf. Sarasota also offers great fishing, kayaking, and sailing or golf at the Bobby Jones championship golf course for those that prefer land to the sea. Sarasota also offers a number of public and private tennis courts for players of all levels.
Some of the luxurious communities within Sarasota include:
Sarasota is right across the bridge from Longboat Key and Siesta Key each featuring several traditional and gated communities. One of the most popular neighborhoods east of Interstate 75 is Lakewood Ranch that offers something for everyone. Lakewood Ranch has everything from cozy townhomes to sprawling multi-million dollar estates. Split into seven villages, Lakewood Ranch offers a variety of outdoor activities like hiking and tennis to polo and shopping. It also has a number of shopping and dining destinations all within walking distance of the town center. Across the interstate is Indian Beach Sapphire Shores which is home to the historic Ringling mansion, right next to a number of modern mansions and family homes. Considered a historic and cultural center, real estate in Indian Beach Sapphire Shores is some of the hottest on the market.
If you are in the market to buy or sell your home in Sarasota, Jeff Rhinelander is the Realtor for you. His years of experience in business negotiation and luxury real estate sales ensures you will get home you want at the price you want. Contact Jeff today for more information on Sarasota real estate