As its name accurately indicates, Hidden Forest in Sarasota is a secluded neighborhood where homeowners enjoy significant privacy thanks to mature trees, dense greenbelt sections and lush tropical landscaping. Located in the center of the Desoto Lakes district of Sarasota, Hidden Forest is an established subdivision that earned the distinction of being called a green community as early as the 1970s.
Hidden Forest is one of the leafiest neighborhoods of Sarasota. From mature live oaks to weeping willows and from imposing ficus to Florida elms, Hidden Forest is perfect for home buyers who appreciate the benefit of thick canopies. All lots in this subdivision are larger than the average home site in Sarasota County, and the sheer diversity of architectural styles gives the neighborhood plenty of character.
All properties at Hidden Forest feel delightfully secluded. Even though this is a through-traffic subdivision, the streets do not directly connect with major roadways, thus increasing privacy and tranquility for neighbors. This is a community where you can find homes designed by Carl Abbott, founding member of the Sarasota School of Architecture. The home styles range from Florida ranches to Mediterranean revival estates, and pricing as of May 2019 starts at $369K for a five-bedroom and three-bathroom home built on 2,452 square feet of interior; this is a property that sits on one acre of land, and it features extras such as hardwood floors, natural stone fireplace, two screened porches, studio, and private guest suite.
Even though living in Hidden Forest feels like living in the countryside, you will find its location very convenient. You have four Publix supermarkets within 10 minutes at the University Walk, Lakewood Ranch Plaza, Sarasota Commons, and Sarasota Crossings shopping centers. The Mall at University Town Center is also nearby, and driving to Siesta Key should take you less than 30 minutes. Other nearby attractions include Nathan Benderson Park and the Bobby Jones Golf Club.