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:

Price, High to Low
54 Properties Found.
Photo of Listing #A4110657
  • MLS® #: A4110657
  • 50 Central Ave #16s
  • Sarasota, FL 34236
  • $2,495,000
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 4181 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #A4198302
  • MLS® #: A4198302
  • 1233 N Gulfstream Ave #404
  • Sarasota, FL 34236
  • $1,499,000
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 2906 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #A4192713
  • MLS® #: A4192713
  • 1350 Main St #1210
  • Sarasota, FL 34236
  • $1,450,000
  • 2 Bed, 3 Bath, 2288 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #A4190543
  • MLS® #: A4190543
  • 1233 N Gulfstream Ave #1403
  • Sarasota, FL 34236
  • $1,290,000
  • 2 Bed, 3 Bath, 2035 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #A4187177
  • MLS® #: A4187177
  • 1400 State St #615 E-6
  • Sarasota, FL 34236
  • $1,269,000
  • 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 2346 SqFt, 0.45 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #A4191658
  • MLS® #: A4191658
  • 100 Central Ave #d509
  • Sarasota, FL 34236
  • $1,100,000
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2273 SqFt
  • Residential
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Photo by Louis Wery

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