Downtown Sarasota can be anything you want it to be! An internationally-acclaimed opera house, live theater, Ringling Museum or the Marie Selby botanical garden. A soul-stirring symphony and soaring ballet. Fabulous places to dine as a prelude—or postscript—to a night on the town. How about a challenging round of golf in the morning, a relaxing afternoon on a powdery white beach and soak up a blazing sunset over the Gulf of Mexico to launch an evening's worth of exciting opportunities. This all adds up to Sarasota—Florida's Cultural Gold Coast—where days begin at the water's edge and spill into downtown after dark. So much to do everyday.
Stroll Main Street—filled with shops, restaurants, cafes, and local hang outs. Enjoy the boutiques, salons and art galleries of Palm Avenue. Meander the antique stores and enjoy a independent film at Burns Court and friendly artists' colony at Towles Court. It's a morning's jog along the bayfront, lunch beneath the banyans at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and afternoon high tea sipped in grand style at the Ritz-Carlton. It's a daylong fishing charter that glides from its bayside slip; or a sunny morning stroll amid fresh produce and other open-air delights at each Saturday's Farmers' Market.
Residential opportunities are as eclectic as the culture, possessing the same unique blend of possibilities. From the bungalow-rich side streets of vintage neighborhoods like Laurel Park, to opulent new bayfront condominiums like the Vue, downtown Sarasota offers a walk-able lifestyle that overflows with casual tropical charm, the distinct aura of history, and the excitement of all things new and fresh.