Downtown Sarasota – Urban Vitality and Historic Neighborhoods Make it the Place to Be

The downtown Sarasota real estate market is among the most vibrant and desirable destinations in all of Southwest Florida.  The relative affluence and elegance of the surrounding area, comprised of shiny high-rise condos and historic residential neighborhoods, creates a unique and appealing place to call home.

A surge of pending sales marks a notable rebound in this housing market. There is no shortage of luxury high-rise living options. Sarasota stands in the center of the action – a rare community that combines small town charm with big city amenities.

Sarasota offers a diverse array of activities that could fill the calendar of even the most adventurous resident. Unrivaled choices entice you on both land and sea. Take advantage of the energetic art scene coupled with fine dining or a casual bistro meal.  Visit entertainment and educational venues as a family.  Endless possibilities complement the sophisticated yet laid-back lifestyle of the city and these can especially be enjoyed by those living downtown Sarasota.

Our city is known around the world as a luxury destination. The allure of Sarasota remains clearly evident with numerous condominium buildings going up simultaneously – from boutique buildings like the Risdon on 5th to luxury waterfront high-rises such as the Ritz-Carlton Residence, Epoch, The BLVD, and Bayso. Luxury properties in downtown Sarasota, compete to out shine each other, and these condos represent the crème-de-la-crème.

Below is a quick guide to the most luxurious residential buildings in Downtown Sarasota.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences

You will find a fresh new collection of waterfront luxury condos with spectacular bay views. Residents experience top-notch service in elegant surroundings. Amenities will include aquatic options (resort-style pool, spa and lap pool), an indoor-outdoor bar with food service, club room, outdoor plaza (featuring a full catering kitchen complete with a bar, custom fireplace, and wine vault), and a fitness center.

Residents will have access to The Ritz-Carlton Member’s Club, including its restaurants, full-service spa and salon, renowned beach, and golf clubs. The Ritz-Carlton makes this an unmatched place to call home and is currently in pre-construction and are selling quickly, so don’t miss your opportunity to own one of these waterfront luxury condos.

Bayso

A new luxury condominium will be added to our Downtown Sarasota Skyline in late 2020. Bayso, located on 15-acres of the waterfront in the Quay district, will offer 149 luxury residential units, upscale retail, and a boutique hotel. Residences at Bayso include access to a fabulous array of amenities that will include an elegant lobby with dedicated concierge staff, elevated resort-style pool deck with spa, cabanas and outdoor kitchen area, state-of-the-art fitness center, residents club room with catering kitchen and bar, board room, private dog park, and an on-site management. Condominiums will be priced from the $800,000s, and construction will be completed by early 2023. This is your opportunity to own a contemporary residence with resort style amenities just steps from Sarasota Bay.

The Risdon on 5th

This newly constructed community features a creatively designed, mixed-use development that is setting the new standard for design and architecture. This modern and contemporary development exudes an exciting Urban lifestyle that includes 28 residential units, 22 condominiums and 4 luxury penthouses in the heart of Sarasota’s Rosemary District. Residents will enjoy an exclusive garden, as well as a spectacular solar-heated rooftop pool and sundeck with two additional lounge areas where they enjoy breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay. A lush and bright courtyard with gated and secured parking provides designated and flex parking spaces. Condominiums will be priced from the high $300,000s

Epoch on Palm

A wonderfully walkable downtown neighborhood with shopping, cafes, theaters, galleries, the farmers’ market, and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens within a short walk. A Bayfront living option with 23 expansive luxury residences with unobstructed views of Sarasota Bay. Modern design yet timeless. Three and four bedroom plans available ranging in size from 3,681 – 5,655 sq. ft with walls of glass and breathtaking Bayfront views.

Penthouse levels 18th  and 19th– Enjoy an ultimate, full-floor penthouse with unobstructed panorama views of the bay, city, and gulf from the 18th  and 19th penthouse levels. The penthouse comes with a private elevator entry, walls of floor-to ceiling impact, insulated glass, and soaring 12’3” ceilings. A private three-car garage and two air-conditioned on-floor storage rooms add to the appeal. Take a look at this unique penthouse on the 18th floor that is under construction – listed at $9,995,000. They are selling rapidly, so don’t miss your opportunity to own one of these unique condos or penthouses.

All of Sarasota is literally at your doorsteps! Condominiums will be priced from the high $3,000,000s – Ready in Spring

Everything about these downtown Sarasota luxury condos meets the highest standards – from the size of the units and the upscale design elements, to the quality of the appliances and amenities.  This array of well-crafted, luxury condos accommodate every type of lifestyle and they provide ideal places to unwind from a full day or to entertain family and friends.

I have assisted clients with their purchasing of sought-after luxury condos in this area for many years.  I welcome an opportunity to help you with your search for that special place you’d like to call your own.

If you are interested in some of the residential properties mentioned above or any others in the downtown Sarasota luxury real estate market, please feel free to email me at stacyhanan@michaelsaunders.com or call me at 941.266.0529 with any questions.

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