From the beautiful neighborhoods on Siesta, Longboat, Bird & Lido Keys, to the rolling golf course communities inland, the cultural mini-mecca of downtown, the greater Sarasota area has so much offer. Explore some of Sarasota's communities below.
bay isles, longboat key
An expansive gated community on Longboat Key, Bay Isles has a variety of coastal living options on its grounds: villas, condos, single family home, and luxury residences, many of which are waterfront.
This exclusive island community is home to some of Sarasota's most stately properties, many on open water or canals. Located just over the beautiful Ringling Bridge, Bird Key is a stone's throw to Sarasota's cultural landscape.
Downtown is the cultural epicenter of Sarasota, home to the Sarasota opera, Florida Studio Theater, an arts cinema, and a plethora of art galleries, shops and top-notch restaurants. If you desire being in the center of it all, downtown is the place for you.
Edgewater at Hidden Bay, Osprey
One of the newest waterfront developments is currently under construction. This small condo community features spacious residences right on the water with waterfront-style amenities including kayak launch and fishing pier.
The Lake Club, Lakewood Ranch
The Lake Club offers a luxury living experience in one of the nation’s fastest-growing areas, Lakewood Ranch. This community of elegant single-family homes is its own exclusive lakefront enclave, with a private, gated entrance and a host of amenities.
A visually beautiful west of trail neighborhood, the Landings has an absolute bevvy of choices when it comes to living styles. This gated neighborhood is beloved for its location right by Siesta Key, its verdant landscaping and many lakes and waterways, and the active lifestyle it makes possible for its residents.
Lands End is a private sanctuary of 12 residences on the far end of Longboat Key overlooking Sarasota Bay. This gated, intimate community and its lush tropical environment offer tennis court, swimming pool, and deep water docks for the exclusive use of its residents.
An upscale gated community, Laurel Oak Estates is a collection of homes situated on 813 acres amidst the scenic rolling golf courses of the Laurel Oak Country Club. Laurel Oak offers large lots with designated natural spaces that encourage wildlife.
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Sarasota, McClellan Park is a 56-acre West of Trail enclave located just south of Downtown Sarasota. Developed in 1916, McClellan Park offers a wide range of lifestyles from charming bungalows to new construction with all the bells and whistles, desired by many for its walkability to charming Southside Village.
One of the first planned communities in Sarasota that continues to grow and evolve is mid-Sarasota's The Meadows. From modest villas to large single family homes, residents in The Meadows enjoy beautiful scenery, including three golf courses, myriad lakes & waterways, and mature landscaping throughout.
This expansive community located just south of downtown boasts a fantastic central location. The homes exude mid-century charm: you’ll find mostly Florida ranch-style homes set within large yards with mature landscaping. Phillippi Creek runs right through South Gate so many homes are water-accessible.
The ever-popular West of Trail area remains one of Sarasota's most coveted locations. With communities that are waterfront on Little Sarasota Bay & Robert's Bay, these southern west of 41 neighborhoods especially desirable to those who appreciate the boating life but desire a bit more tranquility than its neighbors to the north closer to downtown.
Just south of downtown are the beloved Flower Streets, a beautiful neighborhood with easy access to the vibrancy of downtown, many of which are waterfront. Encapsulated in this area are many prized neighborhoods, including Harbor Acres, Cherokee Park, Bayview, and South Poinsettia. Original beach cottages mixed with more modern estates are juxtaposed in this area, providing beautiful homes for everyone from young families to empty-nesters.
Gone are the days of sleepy retirement communities — at least here in Sarasota. These two communities are beacons for active retirement life, featuring a wealth of amenities in a beautiful setting that is just the right pace for active 55+ people.