In the tradition of Central Park West in New York, Corona Heights in San Francisco, Bel Air in Los Angeles, Coconut Grove in Miami, and Buckhead in Atlanta, Sarasota’s West of the Trail has emerged as one of the most prestigious residential districts in Southwest Florida.
The West of the Trail district is a collection of about 30 neighborhoods where home buyers can expect to find some of the most attractive real estate in Sarasota. This part of town has a lot of character in terms of architectural styles as well as quality of life.
The geographical heart of this district surrounds Sarasota Memorial Hospital, this is a major reason why many physicians choose to live West of the Trail. The eastern boundary of this district is US 41, better known as the Tamiami Trail; from the north, it starts at Laurel Park all the way south to Bayview and stops at the Sarasota Bay shoreline. This proximity to the water makes West of the Trail a highly sought-after district; however, there is a lot more to appreciate.
If you would like to live in a neighborhood filled with Mediterranean mansions and lined with replicas of classic sculptures from the Renaissance periods, you should inquire about the listings at San Remo Estates, easily one of the most spectacular neighborhoods in Florida. For a more American style of housing, the historic and delightfully leafy Cherokee Park is reminiscent of an Old Florida neighborhood, and you may be able to find a remodeled ranch house under $400K.
Younger home buyers are more likely to enjoy Bungalow Hill, a very trendy part of town where being able to bid on a listing is reason enough to celebrate. In general, the West of the Trail neighborhoods that attract the most attention from home buyers are located closer to Downtown Sarasota and the upscale shopping district near the hospital; here is where you may be able to find some townhouses and low-rise condos.
At West of the Trail, you will find that all the conveniences and amenities you need to enjoy life are located just a few blocks away. As one of the most pedestrian districts in Sarasota, West of the Trail is ideal for people who enjoy walking and riding their bicycles to the beach, museums, parks, theaters, shopping centers, restaurants, boutiques, fitness clubs, and more.
Whether you want to raise a family, retire or enjoy the best Sarasota has to offer, you will certainly find a suitable property West of the Trail; likewise, if your intention is to build equity, you cannot go wrong in this district.
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(all data current as of 3/8/2021)
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