Learn More About Sarasota, Florida
Currently there are 1,545 homes for sale, 883 condos and apartments for sale, 168 vacant land for sale, 52 villa for sale and 137 townhomes for sale in Sarasota
Learn More About Sarasota:
Sarasota is a midsize city in Sarasota County on Florida’s southwestern coast. The city is located in the southern end of the Tampa Bay area just north of Fort Meyers and has a population of just over 53,300.
The town’s official slogan is “where urban amenities meet small town living” and this very aptly described the appeal of Sarasota. There’s everything here you could want without having to leave the city. And yet, there is still a very strong sense of community which the residents take pride in.
Sarasota has a humid subtropical climate which closely borders a tropical savannah climate featuring hot humid summers and warm dry winters. The average high in the winter is 70° and in the summer it commonly reaches in the high 80s and low 90s.
Unless you absolutely hate nature and the sunny outdoors, one of Sarasota is major draws is its proximity to the Sarasota Cays, a group of small islands just off the coast. The cays feature some of the softest white sand and clear blue water you will find anywhere. This is a paradise for anyone who likes to enjoy the sun, swim, or do some boating.
Culturally, Sarasota has a lot to offer for lovers of the fine arts. The Sarasota Orchestra, which for years was known as the Florida West Coast symphony, is famous for its three weeks Sarasota music festival which attracts performers, teachers and students from all around the world. Altogether Sarasota has more than a dozen cultural performance centres and organizations such as the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota Film Society, Sarasota Opera House, and the Sarasota Ballet just to name a few
One of the city’s true gems is the Mary Selby Botanical Gardens which is a 15 acre natural wonder that features beautiful plants and natural wildlife. Here you’ll find a children’s rainforest garden with a waterfall and a koi pond.
It was widely viewed that Sarasota was the epicentre of the 2008 housing crash. Perhaps no area of the country was hit harder than this one. However, nearly 10 years later, the housing market has rebounded fully.
Schools in Sarasota are administered by the School Board of Sarasota County. The district is made up of nine high schools, nine middle schools, 24 elementary schools, six special schools, 11 charter schools, and two alternative schools. The district has consistently scored above national averages in both college testing programs and on scholastic aptitude tests.
Amongst the highest rated schools in Sarasota are: Tatum Ridge Elementary School, Ashton Elementary School, Suncoast Polytechnic High School, and the Sarasota school of Arts/Sciences
Sarasota’s best of both worlds appeal is one of the strongest drawing points. It has fully modern amenities, access to beaches and water, and a strong sense of community. This is why it has received several community designations this decade including 100 Best Communities for Young People in 2011, Top 10 Best Places to Retire in the US in 2012, and the Number One Arts Destination Among Cities With Populations of 1000 or Smaller in 2012.
ByOwner.com offers For Sale By Owner listing services throughout the country. By posting home with ByOwner your property will get the same exposure you’d receive from a traditional real estate company. Our Sarasota, Florida Flat Fee MLS listing Service saves you from paying the traditional 6% commission charged by most real estate offices, but gives you the same worldwide exposure.
Your home will be found on the local MLS, plus all the major search engines and popular real estate portal sites, including: Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, MSN, AOL, Bing, Yahoo, and of course Google. Additionally when your home gets added to the MLS, your FSBO listing will listed alongside of the homes listed by ReMax, C-21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Redfin, Movoto, Keller Williams and all the other nationwide brokerage sites. These sites often display “all” of the MLS postings, not just their own, which means your home will be on these sites also.
The average seller who uses our Flat Rate MLS Listing, will save over $15,000. We give you the tools and exposure you need as a ForSaleByOwner to compete with every other listing in the MLS. But you are in control of the savings and the fees you pay.
Currently Sarasota has 2,793 properties on the market for sale. The inventory was last updated 10/23/2021. Of these properties, 1,545 single family homes are for sale by their owners in Sarasota, and 883 condos are for sale by their owners in Sarasota. The average price of the single family homes for sale in Sarasota, is $1,370,583, the average condo price in Sarasota, is $1,228,880. The average price per square foot of the active inventory is $281. This is based the living area square footage.
Over the last year, there have been 48 of properties sold in Sarasota. Of these properties, 42 single family homes have sold by their owners in Sarasota, and 2 condos have sold by their owners in Sarasota. The average sales price of the single family homes sold in Sarasota, is $645,662. Single family homes have been selling for 232 per square foot of living area. The average sales price of the condos for sale in Sarasota, is $819,759. Condos have been selling for 2,049 per square foot of living area.
The most active subdivisions with listings for sale in Sarasota, are:
The Strand Sarasota (147 For Sale),
Bay Landing (49 For Sale),
South Gate (31 For Sale),
Sarasota Spgs (30 For Sale),
Lake Sarasota (20 For Sale),
Sandhill Lake (18 For Sale),
Bayso Sarasota (18 For Sale),
Bird Key Sub (18 For Sale),
Promenade East (18 For Sale),
Gulf Gate (16 For Sale)
If you are thinking of selling your Sarasota home, try our flat fee listing service, Our list fees start at $449, and may save you $15,000 in real estate commissions. Click here to start saving.
Disclaimer: Copyright 2021 Multiple Listing Service, Inc. - All Rights Reserved. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers/lessees are advised to confirm all information IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use that it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing, and that data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. The MLS may, at its discretion, require use of other disclaimers as necessary to protect Participants and/or the MLS from liability.
This data up-to-date as of 10/23/2021