In Downtown Sarasota, residents and visitors spend their days walking along Main Street, perusing local boutiques, dining at bustling restaurants and enjoying the southwest Florida breeze. One long street lined with businesses leads to the bayfront, where waterfront restaurants and a sprawling walkable park sits directly overlooking Sarasota Bay. The lifestyle in Downtown Sarasota is heavily focused on health, activity, entertainment, and all around quality experiences! With ample new condo buildings and development taking place in the area, living in Downtown Sarasota can be an easy reality with plenty of options for things to do, see and enjoy.
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Downtown Sarasota is popular among developers with new condo buildings adding to the skyline. Popular choices for residents and second-home owners are The Vue, which features stunning balconies overlooking the ocean, and brand new condominiums in The Mark, which sits at the apex of State Street, Main Street and Lemon Avenue, with retail space and a breezeway underneath. Downtown Sarasota is excellent for pet owners, with safe walkable streets, and many condo buildings allow small dogs and cats.
When it comes to dining in Downtown Sarasota, there is no shortage of options. Choose from fine dining restaurants with white tablecloths in a traditional steakhouse setting at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, or opt for more of a scene at State Street Eating House + Cocktails. Many restaurants line Main Street, most of which are locally owned and frequented by neighbors in the area. Trendy coffee houses, casual lunch jaunts, and even craft breweries and wine bars are also popular in this area. If you prefer to cook in your chef’s kitchen at your new condo, Whole Foods is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, making it easy to run to the store for quick, healthy bites.
Shopping is also another favorite pastime for Sarasota locals. Boutiques like Lotus, T. Georgianos Boutique, L. Boutique, and more showcase luxury items from stunning gowns for the high-profile social season to luxe jewels and couture. For the car enthusiasts, The Car Studio by Dimmitt features high-speed toys from Aston Martins to Mclarens.
One thing that Sarasota is renowned for is its cultural scene. Sarasota is called the "cultural capital" of Florida, and for good reason. In Downtown Sarasota, you have access to world-class arts, from The Sarasota Ballet to the Sarasota Opera House. From October to December of each year, the area attracts out-of-state visitors with a seemingly international parade of operas, plays, symphonies and more. We advise booking your tickets in advance as the cultural season is a highlight here, and seats fill up fast. Additionally, for a more low profile look at the arts and culture in Downtown Sarasota, peruse local galleries featuring neighboring artists. On any given Saturday, you can enjoy an art show at a local downtown park featuring arts and crafts created by Sarasota vendors.
The Ringling museum, with its vast collection of artwork, is a big draw for domestic and international visitors. Ca' d'Zan, the former home of the American circus owner John and Mable Ringling, is a Venetian Gothic revival residence that overlooks the Sarasota Bay.
It’s not all adult activities and fun in Downtown Sarasota. Believe it or not, there’s also plenty to do for the whole family! Bring the whole crew to the popular Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings for live music, fresh produce, delicious local food and activities. It’s a great way to meet new people and support local businesses. Additionally, the area is spotted with parks like Bayfront Park and Gillespie Park, where kids spend their days climbing on play structures and enjoying the fresh air. Selby Marie Botanical Gardens is another fun option for the whole family, with a Children’s Garden and thousands of species of flowers and plants to admire.
Built in 2005 with a total of 95 units, 100 Central Avenue is located on the corner of Central Avenue and Main Street across from the city library. Oh, and Whole Foods and Starbucks are right there too!View Community
Located on the corner of Palm Avenue and Main Street, 1350 Main Street is located in downtown Sarasota and is a short walk away from Marina Jack's and the Sarasota Bay!View Community
1500 State Street is located in the heart of downtown Sarasota. With only 20 residences spanning across 6 levels, the condos for sale in this building are newer (2017) and close to all that Sarasota offers!View Community
Located on the southernmost block of South Palm Avenue, this newer building offer a lovely blend of modern architecture and impeccable quality in Downtown Sarasota.View Community
Alinari condos for sale range from 1070 sq. feet to 3200 sq. feet. Condos include 1 bedroom designs all the way up to two-story penthouses, and everything in between, including 2 bedroom residences. Each residence has its own private balcony ranging with either Sarasota Bay or city views!View Community
Located on Golden Gate Peninsula, the architectural design of Allure in downtown Sarasota is indicative of a shift from Mediterranean-themed high rises to a more modern architecture. Clean lines, sharper angles, and unmistakably contemporary, Allure is a beautiful addition to the Golden Gate Peninsula.View Community
Located just across from Bayfront Park in Downtown Sarasota, Bay Plaza offers stunning views of the Sarasota Bay skyline.View Community
Bay's Bluff is directly on the Sarasota Bay. Talk about amazing views! Condos for sale in Bay's Bluff rarely come up, but when they do its best to run and not walk to see this terrific condo complex on the water.View Community
Beau Ciel, or "beautiful sky", lives up to its name with stunning panoramic views of Sarasota Bay. Located in the heart of Sarasota, this condo's location. Residents have immediate access to the Sarasota Arts, entertainment, galleries, award winning beaches and more.View Community
BLVD Sarasota rises 18 floors and features 7 distinct floorplans that range from the several millions. Totally 49 exclusive and luxury condos, these residences have access to an entire floor of amenities located on the 18th floor!View Community
The Broadway Promenade is a condominium community located just across from the Sarasota Bay and across from Centennial Park in downtown Sarasota. One of the most outstanding developments about this location is the commencement of the a new master plan park comprised of 53 acres right on the Sarasota Bay.View Community
The Burns Court Villas are comprised of just 23 residences nestled in the historic Burns Square section of downtown Sarasota. Built in 2007, these condos feature a two or three story townhouse design with a Mediterranean flair.View Community
Developed in 1984, Central Park is located right on the Hudson Bayou. If you are a nature lover and want to walk out your front door and go biking or kayaking, Central Park is a good place to start your search.View Community
Central Park II has a total of 180 units with residences ranging from 620 to 1312 square feet. The community offers a fishing pier, heated swimming pool, BBQ, tennis and pickleball, fitness, and, of course, kayaking and bike racks.View Community
Completed in 2009, these townhomes have are distinct from many of the Mediterranean Revival inspired condos in downtown Sarasota. Designed to create the illusion of several adjoining buildings, the rooflines are varied but complementary. The property is intended to resemble a row of French downtown buildings...just in Sarasota! With a walk score of 91, the location is highly desirable.View Community
Cityscape is located in the eastern section of downtown Sarasota at the intersection of Main Street and US 301. This convenient location is notable for a couple of reasons. If you travel north on 301, you will reach the Fruitville Road intersection and travel east to I-75. Travel a little further, and you will reach the University intersection, with access to the Sarasota International airport and the Ringling Museum. If you choose to travel south on US 301, there are opportunities to explore some truly historic homes, Siesta Key, and great restaurants too.View Community
While there are many home ownership opportunities at a variety of condo complexes in downtown Sarasota, there are only a handful of condos that are true waterfront properties. The Condo on the Bay in Sarasota is located right on the bay and has some of the most stunning views in downtown Sarasota. Even better, the leisure opportunities are only set to improve with the new Bay Park Conservatory.View Community
Dolphin Tower is located on South Gulfstream Boulevard and very close to the renowned Marina Jack Seafood restaurant, giving you the perfect blend of convenience and luxury.View Community
Echelon on Palm is located in one of the most sought-after places in Downtown Sarasota- in between Palm and Gulf Stream Avenues. This upscale area continues to attract interest and is quickly becoming one of the go to destinations in Sarasota.View Community
Located in South Palm Avenue and very close to the Sarasota epicenter of arts and culture, the Embassy House spans 17 floors and is comprised of 68 units. Built in the 1970's, the Embassy Suite is a fusion of older architectural style and periodic renovations to meet the current industry standards. The Embassy House is a great option for people that want mesmerizing views of Sarasota Bay.View Community
What does luxury mean to you? The new synonym for elegance is Epoch in Sarasota. Taking over the location of the Bayfront Condo Versailles, this new condo development is set to be the largest residential structure in the Sarasota School of Architecture Style (also called Sarasota Modern) and one of the most luxurious in Southwest Florida.View Community
This mid-rise 12-story building is home to 76 residences. Built in 1974, the building has been renovated to meet modern day house needs. Major improvements in the lobby make for a terrific first impression. Of course, the location is simply fabulous. Bayfront Park, Owen's Fish Camp, and the Burns Court Cinemas are just a few notable places that homeowners frequent.View Community
If you love history and artful elegance, then Frances Carlton should be on your list to see. Built in 1924 to serve as furnished rentals for Northerners, this Mediterranean Revival style building was part of the Florida land boom amidst the roaring 20's.View Community
The Golden Bay condos marked an important progression of the Golden Gate Point Peninsula development as it became one of the most sought after locations for people seeking luxury and class in their choice of condos. Sitting majestically on a 22-acre peninsula in downtown Sarasota, the Golden Bay condos have an amazing architecture with elegant fittings to help maintain its luxury status for years to come.View Community
Grande Riviera is the next thing to grandeur, exclusively designed elegance with access to downtown Sarasota. This masterpiece was built in 2005 and has carved a name for itself as being one of the more breathtaking architectural designs on the Golden Gate Peninsula.View Community
Gulfstream Towers is a beautiful building that dates back to 1964 and has constantly evolved with today's modern day architectural practices. It is located just a block away from the main streets of Downtown Sarasota, so access to a wide range of dining and entertainment options are "on the menu" for you to explore day in and day out. The open floorplans of the Gulfstream Towers gives residents outstanding views of Sarasota Bay.View Community
The fishing and deep waterways that are accessible at the Harbor House make it distinct from many condo residences in the area. There is a fishing pier sitting right in front of your condo! You will also enjoy tasteful interior finishes and quality amenities that are constantly maintained. The Harbor House overlooks the Sarasota Bay and that means that you can have mesmerizing water views from the comfort of your own home.View Community
Renaissance at Golden Gate Point is located in one of the most attractive locations in Sarasota. With sweeping views of Sarasota Bay and the historic Ringling Causeway Bridge, the Renaissance at Golden Gate offers full floor living for just 6 residents.View Community
Developed in 1985, Riggs Landing is located right on the Hudson Bayou and home to just 9 residences. With close access to Downtown and South Sarasota, you are never far away from restaurants, shops, and the beach.View Community
While the Ritz Carlton is usually synonomous with a luxury hotel, the Ritz Carlton Residences are your opportunity to enjoy luxury living at another level. As an owner, you will have access to the unrivaled service of the Ritz-Carlton staff. In total, there are 130 residences. 80 of these residences are located at the Tower residences and the other 50 comprise the upper floors at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.View Community