Sarasota boasts a diverse range of communities, each with its own unique charm and character. From the golf communities of Palmer Ranch to the waterfront luxury of Longboat Key, the family-friendly vibe of Lakewood Ranch, and the historic charm of Southside Village, Sarasota offers a rich tapestry of neighborhoods that cater to different lifestyles, interests, and preferences. Whether it's the pristine beaches, vibrant arts scene, or renowned cultural attractions, the diverse communities of Sarasota offer something for everyone to enjoy and call home.

Downtown Sarasota

Downtown Sarasota is the vibrant urban core of the city, known for its cultural offerings, dining scene, and waterfront views. The real estate in downtown Sarasota ranges from modern high-rise condominiums with panoramic views of the bay or city skyline, to historic homes and lofts with unique character and charm.

Palmer Ranch

Palmer Ranch is a large master-planned community that spans over 10,000 acres and is renown for its well-maintained neighborhoods, amazing golf courses, incredible ameneties and proximately to beaches. Notable communities within Palmer Ranch include Prestancia, The Oaks, Turtle Rock, Stoneybrook, and more.

Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch is a master-planned community known for its family-friendly atmosphere, lush landscapes, and lovely amenities. With extensive housing options, top-rated schools, recreational facilities and vibrant town center, Lakewood Ranch offers a high-quality lifestyle, making it one of the top communities of Sarasota.

Lido Beach

Lido Beach is a coveted location for real estate in Sarasota. The area surrounding Lido Beach offers a mix of luxurious waterfront condos, charming beach cottages, and upscale homes, many of which offer stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico or the Sarasota skyline, making it a sought-after location for a coastal lifestyle.

Siesta Key

Siesta Key is a world-renowned for its award-winning white quartz sand beaches and vibrant island vibe. Siesta Key offers a diverse range of options, from charming beach cottages to luxurious waterfront estates and modern condos, catering to different lifestyles and preferences, boasting stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a charming barrier island located off the coast of Bradenton, known for its laid-back beachy vibe, pristine beaches, and historic sites. The island offers a slower-paced lifestyle, with opportunities for fishing, boating, and kayaking, and is popular for tourists and residents seeking a relaxing coastal getaway in Florida.


Bradenton is a small, bustling city located on the Gulf Coast, known for its charming downtown district, arts & culture scene, and outdoor recreation opportunities. Bradenton offers a diverse mix of living options, ranging from historic homes & bungalows to modern condos & waterfront estates, with nearby access to famed beaches.

West of Trail

Southside Village is a trendy neighborhood known for its walkability, eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, and historic charm. Southside Village offers a mix of charming bungalows, historic homes, & modern residences, it’s a desirable location for those seeking a vibrant and convenient urban lifestyle.

Gulf Gate

Gulf Gate is a well-established neighborhood known for its affordability, convenient location, and strong sense of community. Gulf Gate consists of a mix of single-family homes and condos, making it a popular choice for those seeking a suburban lifestyle with easy access to urban conveniences of surrounding Sarasota.

Longboat Key

Longboat Key is an exclusive barrier island & consists of a mix of luxurious waterfront estates, elegant condominiums, and chic beachfront villas, offering a serene and luxurious coastal living experience. Many properties in Longboat Key offer breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico or Sarasota Bay.

Palm Aire

Palm Aire is a well-established golf and country club community known for its lush landscaping, serene lakes, and prestigious golf courses. With a mix of single-family homes, condos, and villas, Palm Aire offers a variety of housing options, and its residents enjoy access to golf, tennis, fitness, and social amenities.


Arlington, a Sarasota hotspot, is known for its tranquil setting, mature landscaping, and friendly neighborhood vibe, with a range of architectural styles and sizes to suit different lifestyles. The area is characterized by tree-lined streets, well-maintained properties, and  being conveniently located close to downtown Sarasota.


Osprey & Nokomis are neighboring communities located south of Sarasota, known for their natural beauty and small-town charm. Properties in Osprey & Nokomis consists of a mix of single-family homes, condos & villas, and are a popular destination for those seeking a quieter, more laid-back Florida lifestyle.


Venice is a charming coastal city south of Sarasota, known for its picturesque downtown area, pristine beaches, and natural beauty. Venice offers a variety of property styles, from waterfront estates & condos, historic homes & new construction, all with a relaxed and friendly lifestyle, with world-famous shark tooth beaches.


If you are interested in buying or selling property in the area or need any real estate assistance at all, please don't hesitate to contact me

A part of the most active real estate company in all of the Sarasota SRQ region, Michael Saunders & Company.  Specializing in Sarasota County Real Estate, my experience is in the entire Suncoast real estate market and I am happy to be the Realtor® you turn to.