The neighborhoods of Sarasota, Florida present buyers with amazing choices of lifestyles. You can live by the water, on a golf course or just live a simple lifestyle in one of the areas mainland communities.
Use the guide below to tour the area's neighborhoods from mainland Sarasota to the gorgeous barrier islands of Siesta Key, Casey Key, Longboat Key, Bird Key and Lido Key. If you are interested in gated maintenance free living, visit our communities page for area information and current listings.
From new luxury condominiums facing the bay to renovated apartments and a delightful mix of both new and refurnished single-family homes, downtown Sarasota is a vibrant and exciting place.
Architectural styles of homes in Sarasota neighborhoods are eclectic, ranging from "old" Florida to Spanish Mediterranean to contemporary. In many areas, smaller or older homes are currently being renovated or replaced with mini-mansions and elaborate estates. There's an intriguing mix of old and new homes and condos everywhere you look in Sarasota.
West of the Trail
The area west of the Tamiami Trail is referred to as "West of the Trail" and touted as the "best" location in Sarasota. Properties in this area are convenient to everything: beaches, shopping, restaurants, hospitals.