About the Meadows Community

Meadows Zip Code: 34235

The Meadows Community is one of the most well-established Sarasota neighborhoods. It is located in Sarasota County, just west of I-75 and north of University Parkway. With over 1600 acres, the Meadows community properties are comprised of over 3400 homes including condos, villas, and single-family homes.  The community offers the Meadows Golf Club, tennis, and 13 miles of bike and walking trails which wind throughout the nature inspired community.  The Meadows Shopping Village with its shops and dining is situated in the heart of the community.

The Meadows is a deed restricted community, divided into a number of fine neighborhoods with homes starting from the low $200,000’s. Home prices vary depending on the location, age, size of the home, upgrades and condition of the home.

The community was developed in the early 1980’s by Taylor Woodrow, and offers more than 80 serene lakes, 17 miles of roads, and 1.7 miles of walking trails.

There are no CDD (Community Development District) or Stewardship fees in the Meadows.

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Things to Do Near the Meadows

The Meadows in Sarasota, FL is conveniently located near University Parkway. With its shops, restaurants, places of worship, schools, and the new University Town Center mega mall, Meadow’s residents always have something to do.

If you like the water, Siesta Key Beach and Lido Key Beach are a short 25-30 minutes away. Experience one of many available Kayak tours in the area or tour the Sarasota intercostal waterway while having lunch or dinner on the Marina Jack Sunset Dinner Cruise.

Sarasota has been referred to as the cultural capital of Southwest FL, so if you like the arts, then you don’t want to miss out on The John and Mable Ringling Museum. Enjoy a play or opera at one of the many performing theaters in the area including the Sarasota Opera House, the Van Wezel Performing Arts or the Florida Studio Theater.  In addition, there are many reoccurring cultural events in the Sarasota area such as the First Friday Gallery Walks on Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota, the first Friday Music on Main in Lakewood Ranch, and the third Friday Art Walks in Towels Court in downtown Sarasota.

  • 5 – 10 minutes from Interstate I-75.
  • 5 – 10 minutes to University Parkway with all its shops and dining.
  • 5 – 10 minutes to the new University Town Center mega mall.
  • 10 – 15 minutes to downtown Lakewood Ranch with its shops, restaurants, mini golf, and movie theater.
  • 15 – 20 minutes from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
  • 25 – 30 minutes to the world-famous Siesta Key Beach.
  • 45 minutes to the Tampa International Airport

Schools Serving the Meadows Sarasota

The quality of a school can greatly influence home values in an area. View our list of schools serving the Meadows 34235. Schools near The Meadows include:


High | 9-12 | PUBLIC | 1097 students

Distance: 4.2 miles


High | 9-12 | PRIVATE | 433 students

Distance: 1.82 miles


K-8 | PUBLIC | 210 students

Distance: 1.7 miles


K-8 | Private | Special Needs | 41 students

Distance: 1.71 miles


Elementary | K-5 | PUBLIC | 675 students

Distance: 1.7 miles


Preschool | PK | PUBLIC | 50 students

Distance: 0.7 miles

The Meadows Community Amenities

Each neighborhood in the Meadows has a community pool for the resident use. In addition, membership opportunities are available to The Meadows Country Club, offering a wide array of amenities. There are three beautiful 18-hole golf courses, a practice range, and a putting and chipping area. In addition to golf, there are 17 Har-Tru tennis courts with lights for night time play. Lessons and tournaments are offered throughout the year.

Dining is available to country club members at the Meadows restaurant. The Fountain View lounge offers casual dining and the Regency Room offers scenic views of the golf course, fountains, and waterfalls.

Additional country club amenities include an Olympic size pool, spa, yoga, dancing classes, mah-jongg, and a 5,000 square foot fitness center.

The Meadows Club address is 3101 Longmeadow, Sarasota, FL 34235. For more information on membership programs call the membership sales director at 941-378-5957.


Married vs. Single

58% of the population is married, and 43% is unmarried.


Female vs. Male

54% of the population is female and 46% are male.



59.4% of the population in Sarasota 34235 own their homes. This higher percentage of ownership indicates an area where people like to live and stable property prices.

Community Statistics and Data 34235

The Meadows community in Sarasota is located in the 34235 zip code. The estimated population for this zip code is 3,365.

There are approximately 6,357 households, with 1074 homes having children.

22% of the population is between 65-74 years of age, 38% of the population is between 25-64 years of age, 2% are between 18-24 years of age, 2% are between 12-17 years of age, and 2% are under 2 years of age.

The median home value is $273,000. The median days on the market are 54, which is significantly shorter than the national average.

21.87% of the residents in 34235 have a Bachelor Degree, 14.47% have a Graduate Degree, 8.42% have an associate degree, 20.94% have some college, and 27.90% have a high school degree.

Hospitals and Nearby Medical Centers

  • Lakewood Ranch Medical Center- 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34202
  • Doctors Hospital – 5731 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

Finding a Meadows Realtor to Buy or Sell a Home

This home buying guide about the Meadows community of Sarasota real estate market is presented to you by one of the best Sarasota, FL Real Estate Agents, Gina Ursini of Ursini & Company. When it comes to Sarasota Realtors, we are one of few in the area that specializes in home buying, home selling, as well as home renovations and new home construction.

We will provide you with a wealth of knowledge to help make the home buying and home selling process as smooth as possible. This includes providing you items such as our Home Sellers To Do Check List or sharing with you the Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home. 

If you have any questions about Florida Real Estate, Sarasota Real Estate, the Meadows Sarasota FL, or the surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to email or call us at 941-812-4894.

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