Greater Sarasota Area

Sarasota Communities

Looking for your dream Sarasota, Florida home? The metropolitan area of Sarasota stretches from Bradenton in the north to Venice in the south, and includes the desirable communities of Lakewood Ranch, University Park, and Osprey. We’ve made it easy for you to narrow your search by customizing searches for some of the most popular Sarasota Area communities. You'll find a variety of neighborhoods with something for everyone. From starter homes to gated waterfront estates, and everything in between, you'll find it here.

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Dolphin Fountain in Bayfront Park, Sarasota, Florida

Greater Sarasota Area Home Statistics

Average Price $977K
Lowest Price $300K
Highest Price $31.8M
Total Listings 8,006
Avg. Days On Market 97
Avg. Price/SQFT $427

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The real estate market of Sarasota, Florida—and by extension, the entire Greater Sarasota Area—encompasses a wide range of home styles and price points. While certainly an appealing area for those searching for a luxury property, prospective buyers can find a variety of different options to suit their needs and budget, making this an excellent area for many different lifestyles. 

As the Greater Sarasota Area encompasses the areas of Bradenton, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice, there are not only many opportunities to own a property, but also exceptional choices. These, of course, include beautiful bayfront and beachfront homes, to private villas in gated communities. Although the area is typically regarded as affluent, there are more affordable properties listed on the market for those interested. 

Sarasota is recognized for its architecture, particularly its Mid-Century modern designs, although it has its share of early 20th century constructions—Mediterranean Revival being exceptionally popular at the time. This extends into the homes in and around the city today, which feature both traditional and modern designs, spanning a number of styles. From ranch-style bungalows to Contemporary waterfront estates, Sarasota homes are usually priced on the higher end, starting at around a million dollars and only going up from there. Condos, much like the single-family homes of the Sarasota area, are also constructed in a range of different styles, but typically lean either Contemporary (for mid-rise) and Mediterranean (for low-rise). 

Those searching for new construction properties have a wealth of listings to select from. These include, once again, homes in more traditional (i.e. Craftsman) styles, but do also include custom homes, which are some of the most luxurious properties in the area. Homes for sale in Venice, for example, are more affordable those in the heart of Sarasota or on the Keys. The same is true of Bradenton, although from a design perspective, homes take on a smaller, cottage-like, charming architectural style. The planned community of Lakewood Ranch offers new construction properties that are exceptionally large and luxurious, often featuring substantial acreage and/or a waterfront location as well. 

The most luxurious properties are generally located along the waterfront, in Sarasota neighborhoods such as Harbor Acres, Cherokee Park, San Remo, Bayview, and Bay Isle—just to name a few. Of course, Longboat Key offers some of the premier real estate in the area, especially in the north end as this area becomes more private. 


Explore Top Highlights In The Greater Sarasota, FL Area

There’s much to see and do in Sarasota, Florida and its surrounding areas. While it is known for its stunning beaches (that draw both full-time residents and vacationers), the area also offers shopping, dining, and entertainment, all wrapped up in a vibrant atmosphere. 

Sarasota, as the heart of the area and the county seat—although its population is about equal to that of Bradenton—has an interesting history. It is recognized for its art and culture scene, which includes numerous museums and annual festivals. While the city certainly attracts its share of visitors, those who live here enjoy the abundance of things to do, for those of all ages. 

Highlights of the city include the historic Bidwell-Wood House, as well as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Ca' d'Zan, the Sarasota Opera House, the Sarasota Fairgrounds, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens, the Ed Smith Stadium, the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and so much more. Outside of Sarasota, there are numerous golf clubs and parks (including Oscar Scherer State Park).

Of course, when thinking of the Greater Sarasota Area, one cannot forget the beaches. Turtle Beach and Sarasota Beach on Siesta Key are two popular options, as well as Lido Beach on Lido Key and the public beach at the northern end of Longboat Key.

Goldern Gate Point and the John Ringling Causeway Bridge during sunset in Sarasota, FL

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