You can never go wrong with waterfront homes in Southwest Florida, and the steady value appreciation of properties in Southpointe Shores over the decades is living proof of this real estate axiom. As one of the most traditional waterfront communities in Sarasota, Southpointe Shores offers diverse real estate, gorgeous views, boating, fishing, and great quality of life, all "West of the Trail".
Southpointe Shores is located west of the TPC Prestancia Country Club and south of the Stickney Point Bridge connecting Sarasota with the southern beaches of Siesta Key. Originally developed in the 1960s, Southpointe Shores is a neighborhood where the real estate is simply spectacular; the various architectural styles include Cape Cod and Key West homes as well as Florida ranch-style homes and refined Mediterranean revival mansions.
In terms of property value appreciation, Southpointe Shores is a leading Sarasota neighborhood. As of late 2018, most homes were priced higher than a million dollars, and only a few properties come on the market at any given time. The most sought-after properties sit on the western ends of the small peninsulas; this provides a better view of Little Sarasota Bay and Siesta Key. The homes facing the inner canals tend to be more affordable unless they have special features such as docks with seawalls and private fishing piers.
Most homes at Southpointe Shores have private swimming pools and ample yard space for playgrounds, sundecks and even half basketball courts. Residents enjoy their very own community ramp and boat ramp. The convenient location of this neighborhood makes it a breeze to drive to nearby shopping centers such as The Plaza at Palmer Ranch, Beneva Village and Sarasota Pavilion. Many seafood restaurants can be found less than five minutes away along the Tamiami Trail, and driving to the beach is a matter of heading north towards Stickney Point Road and hitting the white sands of Siesta Key Beach in less than seven minutes.