WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN/BIRD KEY
Downtown Sarasota is an attractive and lively area on the southwest coast of Florida. The flourishing city is known for its vibrant culture, scenic beauty, and upscale coastal lifestyle. Downtown Sarasota also has a rich architectural history and is home to some of the most iconic buildings in the state. The houses in the area are built in various styles, from modern to classic, and span from private estates to convenient condominiums.
From its vibrant downtown lifestyle to the cultural and performing arts, Downtown Sarasota provides something special for everyone. It’s a neighborhood full of friendly people and mixed cultures. This city is covered with lushly landscaped parks, and its public spaces are designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. The Bay Project is progressing beautifully and promises to be a cultural and natural city landmark. You can see the plans and progress at: www.thebaysarasota.org/
One of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Sarasota area is Bird Key. Located just southwest of downtown and connected by the Ringling Bridge, Bird Key offers a tranquil lifestyle with quiet streets, manicured lawns, and beautiful views. This unique community is home to many affluent residents and offers a marina with direct access to the bay and gulf. www.birdkeyyc.com
WHAT TO LOVE
- Upscale communities walkable to shops and restaurants
- Luxury homes and amenities
- Close to pristine beaches and recreational activities
Downtown Sarasota and Bird Key are full of life and energy. These thriving communities offer an upscale coastal lifestyle. There is a wide selection of activities, from outdoor recreation to shopping and dining. The area’s vibrant atmosphere is perfect for those seeking a unique and exciting place to live.
Locals can enjoy a walkable and hip atmosphere and still be close to the beach. With its world-class beaches, great shopping, and dazzling nightlife, Downtown Sarasota and Bird Key offer a unique experience.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
- A modern, elegant dining option focused on sustainability. The restaurant has a seasonal menu that showcases fresh produce based on peak availability and works with local fishermen, farmers, and artisan growers.
- A romantic Italian trattoria that serves fresh, authentic dishes where every item is made from scratch.
Owen’s Fish Camp
- Bustling locale that serves up imaginative takes on seafood dishes and craft beer amid eclectic decor. With live music on the back patio it can be a great night out, but avoid the patio if you want to talk.
THINGS TO DO
The Sarasota Opera House
is a performance venue where locals can find entertainment and educational programs.
Just a few miles from downtown Sarasota is City Island
, a small peninsula home to some of the most beautiful views and landscapes. This unique area boasts many exciting activities, including Sarasota Bay Walk, the Sailing Squadron, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, and charter services.
The Bay Park
is a conservation program spanning 53 acres on Sarasota Bay. The park features a fountain garden, mangrove bayou, boardwalk, living shoreline, and open lawns. There are also many activities and events like yoga, live music, nature tours, and more.
Sarasota Farmers Market
is a year-round weekly event on Saturday mornings
with farmers, businesses, and artisans offering services and products.