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Sarasota Florida Real Estate

Sarasota is the cultural capital of Florida, home to some of the best beaches in the world (according to Mr. Beach) and the location of more theaters per capita than New York City. Sarasota also is home to the Sarasota Ballet of Florida, the Sarasota Opera which has its own recently renovated historic opera house, Circus Sarasota, the Jazz Club of Sarasota which presents more than 80 musical events per year, the Sarasota Symphony, Sarasota Art Center, the internationally known Sarasota Film Festival, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall with its Fine Arts Society art collection, Towles Court Art Colony, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, an 80-year-old community theater (The Players) plus the Florida Studio Theatre complex and the Asolo Repertory Company and its world-famous Asolo Conservatory of Actor Training, a master’s degree program which the company runs in conjunction with Florida State University.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, now owned by Florida State University, is considered the most valuable university-owned museum in the United States and the 20th most valuable museum in the U.S. It is the most valuable legacy of circus magnate and real estate magnate John Ringling who moved to Sarasota in the early part of the 19th century and brought the famed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to town in 1927, effectively sealing the cultural fate of the city in the process, when the museum acquired the Historic Asolo Theater from Asolo Italy. Recently restored and installed within the museum’s visitor center, that theater was home to the first performances of the Asolo Theatre Company, the Sarasota Opera, and the Sarasota Ballet. Also part of the museum complex is the Museum of the Circus, the Tibbals Learning Center with its 3,800-square-foot miniature circus, the finest rose garden in America, and the former Ringling winter home, Ca d’Zan, which is considered one of America’s finest houses.

The result for the city was an influx of people who care about art. Those people have included famous writers such as Stephen King, Stuart Kaminsky, and the late John D. MacDonald. Many celebrities also make their home in the area.

With its cultural climate and its tropical climate came the Sarasota School of Architecture designers, fine doctors who would establish Sarasota and Doctors hospitals, and people with a strong sense of community who would insist on the finest schools in the state and who also would support a variety of organizations that care about the well-being of all. In addition to fine public schools, which include Pineview School (one of just eight public schools for the gifted in the country), Sarasota is known for New College, FSU Sarasota campus, Manatee Community College, and the Ringling College of Art and Design among others.

Along its 35 miles of waterfront, one can find sugar sand beaches, perfect conditions for sailing, fishing, and other water sports. Kayakers and canoe paddlers enjoy many inlets and smaller waterways. With summer temperatures cooler than those in Cleveland and Chicago and winter temperatures conducive to year-round beach walking, boating, fishing, gardening, golfing, and other outdoor activities in a pleasant subtropical environment. The expanding Rails to Trails program will soon allow walking and biking between Venice and Sarasota on the former railroad right of way.

Sarasota Year-round Average Temperatures and Rainfall
Venice Florida Average Temparature and Rainfall Chart

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $278,900

Home Size in Square Feet

Zillow Home Size Chart

Year Built

Zillow Home Year Built Chart
Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $278,900 $248,900
Median Single Family Home Value $295,200 $247,200
Median Condo Value $206,200 $269,800
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $216,700 $184,800
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $296,300 $228,900
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $452,600 $348,000
Percent Homes Decreasing 3,490 2,032,814
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $256 $298
Median Sale Price $279,000 $250,000
Property Tax 3,490 2,032,814
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 3,481 2,032,814
1-Yr. Change 2.3% 4.1%

 


Sarasota Homes For Sale

New Listing - a week online
$299,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,238
SQFT
2047 Datura Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
GROVE LAWN REP Subdivision
$479,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,099
SQFT
2131 Hyde Park Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
LA LINDA TERRACE Subdivision
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,353
SQFT
2205 Datura Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
GREENWICH Subdivision
Price Change - yesterday
$980,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,919
SQFT
2181 Hillview Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
LA LINDA TERRACE Subdivision
$549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,727
SQFT
2089 Arlington Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
LA LINDA TERRACE Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$339,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,388
SQFT
2207 Hibiscus Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
GREENWICH Subdivision
$1,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,480
SQFT
2139 Hawthorne Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
LA LINDA TERRACE Subdivision
$369,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,503
SQFT
2231 Sunnyside Lane
Sarasota, FL 34239
SUNNYSIDE PARK Subdivision
Price Change - 6 days ago
$913,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,339
SQFT
2201 Hawthorne Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
LA LINDA TERRACE Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$449,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,646
SQFT
2335 Milford Circle
Sarasota, FL 34239
PITTMAN-CAMPO SUB Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$449,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,710
SQFT
2341 Hibiscus Court
Sarasota, FL 34239
PINES, THE Subdivision
$334,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,196
SQFT
2355 Milford Circle
Sarasota, FL 34239
PITTMAN-CAMPO SUB Subdivision
$395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,402
SQFT
2363 Milford Circle
Sarasota, FL 34239
PITTMAN-CAMPO SUB Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$514,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,940
SQFT
2735 Grove Place
Sarasota, FL 34239
SOUTH SIDE PARK Subdivision
$999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,809
SQFT
1715 Hyde Park Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
NICHOLS SARASOTA HEIGHTS Subdivision
$775,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
2335 Waldemere Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
LOMA LINDA PARK Subdivision
$739,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,559
SQFT
1828 Grove Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
GROVE HEIGHTS Subdivision
$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,191
SQFT
1379 Tearose Place
Sarasota, FL 34239
MANDARIN PARK Subdivision
$439,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,035
SQFT
1518 S Osprey Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34239
MIDWOOD MANOR Subdivision
$849,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,510
SQFT
1701 Hashay Drive
Sarasota, FL 34239
MCCLELLAN PARK Subdivision

Sarasota Florida Real Estate