Downtown Sarasota Living
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Downtown Sarasota Real Estate, Over $1,000,000
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935 Whitakers Ln, Sarasota
Large Lot, Just One Home In From The Open Waters Of Sarasota Bay, Surrounded By Luxury Homes Within The Gates Of Whitaker's Landing And Looking Acr...View Listing
3 Bed • 4 Bath • 2,750 Sf
609 Golden Gate Pt #201 South, Sarasota
Under Construction. “completion April 2019.” The Pearl, Conveniently Located In The Heart Of The Luxurious And Charming 22-acre Peninsula Known As ...View Listing
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...View Listing
505 S Orange Ave #1c, Sarasota
Located In The “core” Of Downtown Sarasota, This Lovely, Well Located 2 Story Office Condo Features 14 Private Garage Parking Spaces, Easy To Find ...View Listing
3 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,845 Sf
405 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota
Under Construction- Stunning Contemporary Home In Laurel Park. The Modern Home Features An Open Floor-plan With A True Chef’s Kitchen, 3 En-suite B...View Listing
About Downtown Sarasota
Internationally-acclaimed opera. Live theater. Art galleries. Fine restaurants. Sidewalk cafés. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Technicolor sunsets over Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Saturday Farmers Market.
Everything’s close by when you live in Downtown Sarasota.
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Residential Market Overview for Downtown Sarasota
- Total Listings for Downtown Sarasota: 2,297
- Average Listing Price for Downtown Sarasota: $724,805
- Highest Listing Price for Downtown Sarasota: $16,570,000
- Lowest Listing Price for Downtown Sarasota: $42,500
This overview graphs activity for single-family homes and condos in ZIP Code 34236 during the past 12 months.
Downtown Sarasota residents extol living at the center of Florida’s Cultural Coast. Located less than 15 minutes away from the famous Gulf beaches, the City of Sarasota clusters most everything cultural at its center.
The Theater District includes the Sarasota Opera House, which draws audiences from all over the world to its famous Verdi Cycle. The Florida Studio Theatre campus looks like a village of theaters – the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres, and the Parisian-style Goldstein Cabaret.
We call Palm Avenue “Gallery Row,” but there are art galleries or crafts galleries on most streets downtown. Palm Avenue’s First Friday Gallery Walk expanded to include Main and State streets, and the event’s popularity inspired a Third Friday Art Walk at nearby Towles Court Art District.
The Burns Court Cinemas screen independent and foreign films and the Sarasota Chalk Festival takes place annually in nearby Burns Square.
Downtown Sarasota hosts a vibrant nightlife with excellent restaurants, frequent street festivals and music events all within walking distance of the city center.
The Fanciful Legend of Sara de Soto
Sarasotans have been known to make up stories about where Sarasota got its name. No doubt, you’ve heard that the town was named for the explorer Hernando de Soto’s daughter, Sara. Thus Sara Sota.
The embellished tale included a romantic story about how she fell for an Indian brave who fell ill. After he had recovered, Sara came down with the same disease and died. She was buried in Sarasota Bay, and supposedly 100 Indian men drowned themselves so that their souls could protect her for all eternity.
Some storytellers take the yarn further and claim that’s why Sarasota has been protected from hurricanes. The City of Sarasota has not experienced a direct hit in more than a century, but we’ve had our share of near misses in times since the de Sotos were here.
Historians point out that a 1763 land-grant map showed the name Zarazote or Zara Zote for this area. Some think that the word may derive from the indigenous Calusa language and mean “Place of the Dance.” Others see references to the dunes or the Sahara in the first syllable and, in the second, the azure blue Sarasota Bay.
In other words, how Sarasota got its name was lost in time. Federal postal regulations in the 1800s may have combined Sara and Sota to become Sarasota.
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Listing information last updated on September 19th, 2018 at 5:15am EDT.