Downtown Sarasota

Downtown Sarasota is a lively and quaint community filled with shops, galleries, dining, theaters, and more. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants then enjoy a stroll along historic Palm Avenue or the landmark John Ringling Bridge with its magnificent views of the Sarasota Bay.

Known for its art and culture, Sarasota downtown is home to the Sarasota Opera House, the Players Theater, Van Wezel Performing Arts, and the Ringling Museum of Art. Popular downtown Sarasota annual events include the New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop, The Sarasota Film Festival (April), the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival (June / July), Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival (October), and the Chalk Festival (November).

The downtown community offers a variety of housing options for young professionals to retirees. Downtown Sarasota condos range from one bedroom efficiency units to luxurious penthouses with upscale amenities, many of which include Sarasota Bay views. Downtown Sarasota homes for sale provide home buyers the opportunity to reside in one of several historic neighborhoods with the convenience of all that downtown has to offer.  Learn all you need to know about downtown Sarasota real estate by visiting the links below.

Downtown Sarasota Real Estate

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Pet Friendly – Max Weight 100+ Lbs

All Downtown Sarasota Condos and Homes

Downtown Sarasota Condo Index

Building NameProperty AddressYear Built# of Floors# of UnitsViewPets AllowedLeaseFloor Plan
1350 Main1350 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236200717134Bay, City2 Pets
No max
3 Month Minimum
4x Per Year
1-3 Bedrooms
Alinari800 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236200718205Bay, City2 Pets
75 lb. max
3 Month Minimum
2x Per Year
1-3 Bedrooms, Loft townhouses
Bay Plaza1255 N Gulfstream Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236198219100Bay2 Pets
25 lbs. max
3 Month Minimum
1x Per Year
2-3 Bedrooms
Beau Ceil990 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 3423620031544Bay2 Pets
12 Months,
1x Per Year
2-3 Bedrooms
Broadway Promenade1064 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 3423620076 - Bldg 1
4 - Bldg 2
186Bay, City2 Pets
100 lbs. max
30% Rental Cap1-3 Bedrooms
Cityscape1990 Main Street, Sarasota, Florida 3423619951019City2 Pets
45 lb. max
3 Month Minimum
2x Per Year
1-3 Bedroom Loft Style Units
Condo on the Bay888 Boulevard of the Arts & 988 Boulevard of the Arts198218272Bay888 - No Pet
988 - 2 Pets
Suites - No restriction
888 - 4 Month Min
988 - 1 Year Min
1x Per Year
2-3 Bedrooms
2-3 Level Townhouses
Dolphin Tower101 S. Gulfstream Avenue in Sarasota, FL 34236197415116Bay, CityNo12 Month Minimum
1x Per Year
1-2 bedrooms
Embassy House770 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 3423619751969Bay1 Cat
No Dogs
3 Month Minimum
4x Per Year
2-3 bedrooms
Essex House707 S. Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL 3423619741276Bay, City20% of building may have pets15% Cap on Rentals
1x Per Year
1-3 Bedrooms
Frances Carlton1221-1227 N Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 342361924320City2 Pets1 Per Year1-2 Bedrooms
Gulfstream Towers33 S. Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL 3423619641072Bay1 Pet
15 lb. max
Rental Cap of 14 Units
3 Month Min
1x Per Year
1-2 Bedroom
Regency House345 S. Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL 3423619721180Bay, CityNo Pets1 Year Minimum
1x Per Year
1-3 Bedrooms
Renaissance750 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236200116244Bay, CityPet Friendly3 Month Minimum
3x Per Year
1-3 Bedrooms
Renaissance Golden Gate378 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota, FL 34236199366Bay1 Small Pet12 Month Minimum
1x Per Year
1-3 Bedrooms
Ritz Carlton Residences1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota FL 342362003Top 850Bay, City2 Medium Pets3 Month Minimum
1x Per Year
1-5 Bedrooms
Rivo at Ringling1771 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 3423620061592City2 Medium Pets3 Month Minimum
3x Per Year
2-3 Bedrooms
14 Penthouses
Royal St. Andrew555 S Gulfstream Avenue in Sarasota, FL 3423619691554BayNo12 Month Minimum
1x Per Year
1-3 Bedrooms
Sarabande340 Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 3423619981857Bay2 Pets
100 lbs. max
2 Month Minimum
2x Per Year
2-4 Bedrooms
St. Regis301 S. Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.1969312Bay2 Pets
No Weight Restriction
8 Month Minimum
1x Per Year
2 Bedrooms
Sunset Towers11 Sunset Drive, Sarasota, FL 342361980962Bay, City1 Pet
35 lbs. max
Furnished:
3 Month Minimum
2x Per Year. Unfurnished:
12 Month Minimum
1x Per Year
2 Bedrooms
The QCosmopolitan Court, Sarasota, FL 342362015-20172-340City2 small dogs or 1 pet up to 100 lbs.7 Month Minimum
1x Per Year
2-3 Bedrooms

Things to Do in Downtown Sarasota

Historic downtown Sarasota offers a variety of things to do. Enjoy downtown Sarasota Main Street with its dining, shopping, arts and culture, sightseeing and water sports.  Some of the annual downtown Sarasota events include the Sarasota Boat Parade, the Grand Prix Boat Races, and the popular New Year’s Eve celebration. And of course, our beautiful Sarasota beaches are just minutes away. 

Bayfront Park –  Experience the most beautiful Sarasota Bay views while picnicking, fishing, or taking a relaxing stroll along the bayside.   For entertaining the children, there is a playground area and play fountain, providing hours of enjoyment. Finish off the day by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants.

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Downtown Sarasota Walking Tour – Professionally guided, this tour is full of interesting history and folklore, enriching your understanding and appreciation for this beautiful city. 

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Florida Studio Theater – Also known as FST, this non-profit organizaiton, located on Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota, offers enlightening contemporary plays for all to enjoy.

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John Ringling Bridge Causeway Park – Located at 420 John Ringling Causeway, the landmark John Ringling Bridge, which connects downtown Sarasota to St. Armand’s Circle, is a great way to get in some exercise while capturing the gorgeous Sarasota Bay views.  Parking is available at both ends of the approximately mile long bridge.

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John Ringling Museum – One of the greatest influences on Sarasota’s arts and culture is the legendary John Ringling. Learn about  the legacy of John Ringling, the circus and its rich history, explore John and Mable Ringling’s 56 room mansion, and stroll through their 56 acres of botanical gardens. 

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – Located on S. Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota, along Sarasota Bay, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a tropical oasis not just for adults, but for kids too.  The Children’s Rainforest offers a hands on experience of discovery and exploration.

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Palm Avenue First Friday Walk – Held on the first Friday of every month, the Palm Avenue Arts Alliance sings, performs, and dances for the community as guests shop and dine along  the historic Palm Avenue.

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St. Armand’s Circle – From downtown Sarasota, just beyond the Ringling Bridge is the posh St. Armand’s circle with its sidewalk cafe’s, dining venues, ice cream shops, and boutiques.

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The Players Center – Enjoy performances by a cast of volunteer non-professional performers with incredible talents. For a schedule of current and upcoming shows, click here. 

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The Sarasota Opera House – Located at  61 N. Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota, the historic Opera House is host to a number of performances throughout the year. Click here for upcoming performances and events.

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Towel’s Court Friday Night Art Walk – From October through May, every third Friday, visit the Towels Court Artist Colony located at 1938 Adams Lane in downtown Sarasota. Meet the artist and enjoy live music. 

 

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