USA Today Touts Sarasota

Posted by Louis Wery on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 6:46pm.

Sarasota makes a great place for Boomer retirees, points out USA Today (September 9, 2013). After decades in the suburbs, Baby Boomers are moving to cities where they may safely walk to shopping, dining and events.

I encourage my clients to click on the WalkScore® feature associated with the listings shown on my website to see how friendly a neighborhood is for walkabouts. Many of my clients find that a walkable neighborhood contributes health, environmental, and economic benefits. For example, One Hundred Central in Downtown Sarasota boasts a WalkScore® of 94.

Downtown Sarasota appeals to Boomers seeking small-town ambiance yet big-city amenities. Located at the center of Florida’s cultural coast, the city center boasts excellent restaurants, upscale shopping, library, farmers market and a thriving theater scene.

As far as I know, Sarasota is the only city in Florida with a dedicated opera house. Sarasota Opera opens its 55th season with Die Fledermaus on Friday, November 1, 2013.

The Sarasota community also offers several different lifelong learning programs as well as colleges and universities.

For sports enthusiasts, our community gives plenty of opportunities for active and spectator sports. Kayaking in Sarasota Bay ranks as a favorite with added benefits for bird-watchers. Benderson Rowing facility draws international scullers to compete here. Baseball fans fill the stadium for Spring Training.

And there’s always the lure of America’s best beaches edging Sarasota & Her Islands.

Here are some condos with high walkability scores in Downtown Sarasota:

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Price, High to Low

3 Bed • 4 Bath • 3,288 Sf


1335 Second Street #ph8, Sarasota

“pre-construction, To Be Built” - This Full Level Penthouse In The “core” Features 360’ Skyline And Bay Views - With Almost 1,000 Sqf Of Private Te...

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2 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,120 Sf


1301 Main Street #501, Sarasota

Rare Find At The Jewel Where You Will Achieve Downtown Luxury Living At Its Finest. This Modernly Designed Corner Unit Boasts Spectacular Unobstruc...

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2 Bed • 4 Bath • 3,387 Sf


1255 N Gulfstream Ave #1502, Sarasota

Views. Terraces. Space. Amenities. This Two-bedroom Penthouse In Bay Plaza Sits High Above Sarasota Bay, Offering Sparkling Water Views From Every ...

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3 Bed • 4 Bath • 2,753 Sf


1400 State St #1203 Ph-11, Sarasota

Under Construction. Downtown Is Downstairs! Mark Sarasota Is Sarasota’s Hottest Landmark Address, Set To Be Built Just One Block South Of Main St...

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3 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,491 Sf


1335 Second Street #202, Sarasota

“pre-construction, To Be Built” - The Villa At The Collection Will Be One Of The Most Unique Estates In The Core Of Downtown. With A 1,324 Sqf Of P...

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Reduced 5%

2 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,288 Sf


1350 Main St #1510, Sarasota

Rare 15th Floor Corner Unit - Perfect Location! Phenomenal Gulf & Bay Views! This Is The Condo For Those Who Desire The Joy Of Urban And Coastal Li...

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