Savannah Preserve

Savannah Preserve is a gorgeous gated neighborhood of 90 carriage homes, located in Manatee County in University Park, FL. This well-kept Georgian style neighborhood boasts lush landscaping, a community pool, and a fitness center.  In addition to great schools, the neighborhood of Savannah Preserve is approximately 20 minutes from the local beaches and 5 minutes to interstate I-75 and the popular University Parkway with its array of shops and restaurants.

Homes for sale in the Savannah Preserve neighborhood University Park, FL range from 1512 square feet and higher. Current prices start from the low $300,000’s. Prices vary depending on age, size, upgrades, and views.

Savannah Preserve Zip Code


About Savannah Preserve

The carriage homes you would expect to find in the Savannah Preserve Sarasota neighborhood are ground floor and second-floor homes. Savannah Preserve carriage homes are constructed with quality materials including 10′ of concrete beneath the floors and double pane windows which withstand 130 mph winds. The oldest homes in Savannah Preserve were built in 2006. There are typically 2-3 bedrooms in these carriage homes with 2 bathrooms and a one car garage. Many of the second-floor homes have elevators.

Investors looking to purchase a home in the Savannah Preserve community can expect to yield approximately $1,800 – $2000 per month for an annual rent, or approximately $4000 per month for a seasonal rental during the months of January through April. There is a 3 month rental minimum with a maximum rental of 4 times per year, yet these restrictions can change at any given time. As with any property, it is important you do your due diligence and acquire the most recent set of rules and regulations.

Condo Fees

The condo fees are approximately $300 – $400 per month depending on the size of the unit. They cover water, sewer, trash pick-up, ground maintenance, roof maintenance, exterior building insurance, pest control and maintenance of the community pool and fitness room.  

For new buyers, there is a one-time capital contribution of 2x the monthly condo fee due at closing, which amounts to approximately $600 – $700.

Pet Policy

Savannah Preserve is a pet friendly community allowing 2 dogs up to 100 pounds each. Aggressive breeds are not allowed. Owners are required to pick up after their pets. In addition, pets must be on a leash at all times when outdoors.

Nathan Benderson Park is within 5 minutes from the community and is a pet friendly 660 acre park with a walking and/or biking path around the 400 acre lake.

Other local dog parks include the 17th Street Paw Park in Sarasota, Happy Tails Dog Park in west Bradenton, and the Heritage Harbor Dog Park in east Bradenton.

Schools Near Savannah Preserve

The quality of a school can greatly influence home values in an area. If you buy a home for sale in the Savannah Preserve neighborhood, University Park, FL, kids will be part of the 34201 school district.  Nearby schools include Tara Elementary School, Braden River Middle School, and Lakewood Ranch High School.

There are also several private schools close to the community including Foundations Academy, Beyond the Spectrum Education Academy, Sea of Strength Academy and Out of Door Academy (Upper School).

Elementary Schools

Teacher assiting her elementary students


Elementary | PK-5 | PUBLIC | 601 students

Distance: 2.2 miles


Preschool | PK | PUBLIC

Distance: 1.3 miles

Middle Schools

middle school children studying in school library


Middle | 6-8 | PUBLIC | 1000 students

Distance: 2.6 miles

High Schools

high school chemistry students in action


High | 9-12 | PUBLIC | 2296 students

Distance: 3.4 miles

Things to do Nearby

Savannah Preserve Sarasota is less than 5 minutes from the well-recognized University Parkway with its abundance of shops, restaurants, and the University Town Center Mega Mall.  For those who like fashion, there is Macy’s, Dilliards, Sax Fifth Avenue, J Jill, Ann Taylor, Nordstroms Rack, Target, Stein Mart, Old Navy, Marshalls, and Kohls to name a few.

For home furnishings there is Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrell, Arhaus, American Signature Furniture, Pomaro Shop, Z Galleria, Marshalls, Kirklands, and Home Goods. View our comprehensive list of the best places to shop for furniture and home décor.

Grocery stores nearby include Whole Foods and Publix.

There is a restaurant to please just about any palate including Bone Fish Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, Kona Grill, Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Yo Sushi, Burger and Beer Joint, Burger Fi, Blaze Pizza, Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, Apollonia Mediterranean Grill, Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar, and so much more.

You will love being only 10 minutes from downtown Lakewood Ranch Main Street where you will enjoy an assortment of quaint shops, restaurants, mini golf, and a movie theater. In addition, the first Friday of each month, enjoy Music on Main, a free concert series that takes place from 6-9 pm on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.

Nearby Medical Facilities

The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Located at 8330 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard in Lakewood Ranch, and only a 10-minute drive from the neighborhood.

The Sarasota Memorial Hospital Urgent Care Center

Located at 5360 University Parkway in Sarasota, only a few miles from the community.

Doctors Hospital

Located at 5731 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233, and approximately a 10-minute drive from the neighborhood.

Market Statistics

Median income:  $462,760

Median days on market: 59

Median age: 69

Number of homes: 1835

Number of homes with children: 269

Education levels completed:  24.51% have completed a grad degree, .38% of the people have completed a bachelor’s degree, 7.68% have completed an associate’s degree, 22.99% have completed some college.

Some Large Employers Near Savannah Preserve

Doctors Hospital, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Neilson Media Research, Publix, Charter One Hotels, PGT Industries, FCII Insurance Group, IMG Academies, Tropicana, State College of Florida Manatee Sarasota, Feld Entertainment, Manatee Glens, and t3SYSCO West Coast Florida Inc.

Finding a Savannah Preserve Real Estate Agent

If you have a home in the Savannah Preserve neighborhood that you are thinking about selling, use our helpful home estimator calculator to find out what your home is worth in today’s market.

For more information or to view Savannah Preserve homes for sale, contact your Sarasota realtor, Gina Ursini by email, phone or text at 941-812-4894

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