Welcome to West of Trail
Located in the heart of Sarasota, Florida, the West of Trail neighborhood is a charming, affluent and offers the perfect blend of historical charm and modern conveniences. This vibrant neighborhood is situated between Tamiami Trail and Sarasota Bay, and it's known for its stunning waterfront properties, lush greenery, and close proximity to downtown and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
West of Trail boasts some of the most desirable real estate in the Sarasota area, with a mix of grand waterfront estates, historic bungalows, and modern luxury homes. It’s proximity to downtown Sarasota and both Lido and Siesta beach makes it an ideal location for those who want to enjoy the best of both worlds. The West of Trail neighborhood is also home to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
WHAT TO LOVE
One of the things that make West of Trail so special is its prime location. The neighborhood is just a few minutes away from downtown Sarasota, where you'll find a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. But also has options within the neighborhood on Osprey and Hillview. At the same time, it offers a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere that's perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
West of Trail is also known for its excellent schools, including Southside Elementary, Sarasota High School, and Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School.
West of Trail has a vibrant and active community that's full of friendly and welcoming people. Harbor Acres, Cherokee Park, San Remo, and Oyster Bay Estates are just a few of the neighborhoods that are home to many young families, retirees, and professionals. It offers a relaxed and laid-back lifestyle that's perfect for those who want to enjoy a more established and exclusive neighborhood with beautiful scenery in the heart of Sarasota.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
West of Trail offers a range of dining options, from upscale restaurants to casual cafes and bistros. Several unique boutiques as well as Morton’s Gourmet market are located West of Trail in Southside Village on Osprey Ave.
- Seasonal New American cuisine served in a stylish space with a copper bar & outdoor dining.
- Blu Home is one of the premier home furnishings stores in Sarasota that brings a fresh approach to design, specializing in custom upholstery, lighting, art, rugs and home decor. Blu Home provides a diverse mix of carefully selected pieces from various lines.
Marmalade Salon & Boutique
- Marmalade is more than a salon and a boutique - it’
s a lifestyle. See for yourself when you stop in and say hi. We can’
t wait to meet you!
xx Jenna & Nicky
- offers an upscale moviegoing experience with seven auditoriums.
For entertainment, plenty of additional options are minutes away in downtown Sarasota, including the Sarasota Opera, the Florida Studio Theatre, and the Sarasota Orchestra.
West of Trail offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing.
Served by Sarasota County Public schools and by some private schools.
- Southside Elementary, K-5
- Brookside Middle, 6-8
- Sarasota High, 9-12
- Cardinal Mooney, 9-12 (private)
- Out of Door Acadamy, pre-K-12 (private)
In summary, West of Trail is a charming and vibrant neighborhood that offers a unique blend of historical charm and modern conveniences. With its prime location, excellent schools, and variety of dining, entertainment, and shopping options, it's no wonder why West of Trail is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Sarasota, Florida.