Bay Plaza

About Bay Plaza Condos Sarasota

Bay Plaza Address:  1255 N Gulfstream Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Built in 1982, this downtown Sarasota condo building is one the few downtown condominiums that enjoy unobstructed views of the beautiful Sarasota Bay. A majority of the Bay Plaza apartments have private balcony views. These luxurious condominiums are conveniently located between the upscale Palm Avenue and N. Gulfstream Avenue. The building is 19 stories, consists of 100 units, ranging from 1,600 square feet to 3,500 square feet. On the lower level, there are seven retail and mixed-use office spaces.  The average prices for recent sales ranged from $650,000 and higher. The Bay Plaza lobby underwent a major renovation, updating it to a modern feel. In addition, there have been several homeowner renovations as well.

In addition to its prime location, Bay Plaza also offers a variety of luxurious amenities, including valet service, an on-site manager, heated pool, 24 hours concierge service,  a state of the art exercise facility, and secured parking. This downtown condo is a mere step away from specialty boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, theaters, Whole Foods, the weekly Farmers Market, and of course, the Sarasota Florida beaches including the famous Siesta Key Beach. Residents of Bay Plaza will enjoy the urban lifestyle in a premiere Sarasota, Florida location. Are you ready to start living the high life?  

Discover which Bay Plaza condo best fits your needs.

Condos for Sale in Bay Plaza

Our ‘for sale’ property information is a direct feed from the MLS and updated multiple times per day.

Pet and Rental Policies

Pet Policy 

1 dog or 1 small cat under 25 lbs.


Rental Policy

Minimum three-month rental, 1x per year.

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Bay Plaza Amenities

Bay Plaza on the upscale Palm Avenue is one of the most luxurious condominium boasting all the amenities you could want.

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hr concierge
  • Heated pool & spa, sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Media room

Nearby Things to Do

Located directly across the street from Marina Jack on one side and Louis Modern on the other, and truly in the heart of restaurant & theater district!

All of Sarasota’s premier shopping, restaurants, and beaches are a close distance from the Bay Plaza condominium.

Bay Plaza is a short walk to shopping and restaurants on the historic Palm Avenue and Main Street or a short drive to St. Armand’s Circle.

Enjoy a show at the nearby Sarasota Opera House or find a new book at Selby Library.

Take a stroll over the popular Ringling Bridge, where you can catch unparalleled views of the Sarasota Bay.

And to top it all off, you’re less than 5 miles from the white sands of Lido Key!

Siesta Key Beach | Siesta Key |  Approximately 6.5 miles

Lido Key Beach | Lido Key | Approximately 5 miles

Beer Can Island | Longboat Key |  Approximately 14 miles

Coquina Beach | Bradenton | Approximately 14.5 miles

Manatee Beach | Anna Maria Island | approximately 18.6 miles 

Bradenton International Airport | Sarasota | approximately 3.8  miles

University Town Center | Sarasota | Approximately 8 miles

Housing and Population Statistics for Downtown 34236

  • Median list price – $819,950
  • Median days on market – 124 days
  • Population of adults 18-20 years of age: 287
  • Population of adults 21-24 years of age: 389
  • Population of adults 25-34 years of age: 1,598
  • Population of adults 35-54 years of age: 2,475
  • Population of adults 55-64 years of age: 1,854
  • Population of adults 65-74 years of age: 1,853
  • Population of adults 75 years of age or older: 3,192
  • Population of toddlers: 263
  • Population of elementary age children: 313
  • Population of middle school age children: 285
  • Population of high school age children: 162

Schools Near Downtown Sarasota

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Alta Vista Elementary School

Public |  Grades K-5


Westcoast School For Human Development

Private  | Grades K-12


Kanner Academy

Private |  Grades 3-12


Suncoast School For Innovative Studies

Charter  | Grades PK-8


Living Word Christian Academy

Private  | Grade K


Children First

Public  | Grades PK-12


Agape Christian School Of Sarasota

Private |  Grades 1-12


Private |  Grades PK-8

Sarasota School Of Arts/Sciences

Charter  | Grades 6-8


Achievement Center (The)

Private | Grades 7-12


Kanner Academy

Private |  Grades 3-12


Suncoast School For Innovative Studies

Charter  | Grades PK-8


Children First

Public  | Grades PK-12


Amikids Sarasota County School District

Public |  Grades  7-12


Agape Christian School Of Sarasota

Private | Grades 1-12


 Private |  Grades PK-8


Sarasota Military Academy

Charter | Grades 9-12


The Achievement Center

Private |  Grades 7-12


Kanner Academy

Private |  Grades 3-12


Sarasota High School

Public |  Grades 9-12


Children First

Public |  Grades PK-12


Amikids Sarasota County School District

Public   Grades Served: 7-12


Agape Christian School Of Sarasota

Private |  Grades 1-12

Downtown Sarasota Home Values

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Home Buying Guide to Bay Plaza

This buyer’s guide about Bay Plaza Sarasota and the Sarasota downtown real estate market is presented to you by one of the best downtown Sarasota, FL realtors, Gina Ursini of Ursini & Company. When it comes to realtors, we are one of few in the area that specialize in home buying, home selling, as well as home renovations and new home construction.  If you have any questions about Sarasota, FL Real Estate, 1255 N Gulfstream Ave., or the surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to contact us.