It was established in the 1920s as Sarasota's first golf community.

Welcome to Whitfield Estates

Whitfield Estates is a beautiful neighborhood located just north Sarasota, Florida in Manatee County (but still with a Sarasota address).  It was established in the 1920's as Sarasota's first golf community.  It is a highly sought-after location for those looking for a beautiful living experience in a picturesque and convenient location. This community boasts a stunning array of luxurious homes as well as more affordable homes just off the water and stunning natural beauty, making it an ideal place to call home.
The neighborhood is located just minutes away from downtown Sarasota, with easy access to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, I-75, and a host of local amenities. The community is made up of just over 300 homes, each of which is situated on a large, private lot. The streets are wide, tree-lined, and perfect for a leisurely stroll, bike ride or dog walk.

What to Love

One of the things to love about Whitfield Estates is its prime location. The neighborhood is situated on Sarasota Bay, offering breathtaking views of the water and the city skyline. Residents can enjoy water sports, fishing, and boating in the bay, or take a short drive to the famous Gulf Coast beaches for a day in the sun.

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle is one of comfort and luxury, with an emphasis on outdoor living. The community is surrounded by lush greenery, and many of the homes feature spacious yards with swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, and plenty of space for entertaining. Residents enjoy an active lifestyle, with regular community events, social clubs, and recreational activities.
Dining, entertainment, and shopping options abound very near the Whitfield Estates area. Just minutes away, the vibrant downtown Sarasota area offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, shops, and galleries. The Sarasota Farmers Market, held every Saturday, is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, offering fresh produce, live music, and artisanal goods.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

There is no shortage of things to do around Whitfield Estates and the surrounding area. Residents can explore the many local parks and nature preserves, take a trip to the Ringling Museum of Art, or enjoy a day on the water. Golfers will appreciate the many nearby courses, and sports enthusiasts can catch a game at the nearby Ed Smith Stadium.  Ana Maria Oyster Bar is seafood restaurant and bar just north of Whitfield Estates featuring fresh oysters, sushi, and other seafood dishes, located in Sarasota, Florida.
Mirna's Cuban Cuisine is a family-owned Cuban restaurant serving authentic cuisine like arroz con pollo and vaca frita.
Captain Brian's Seafood Market is a seafood market and restaurant offering fresh seafood and sushi dishes with a casual atmosphere, located near the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.


Families with children will appreciate the excellent schools in the area, including some of the best public and private schools in the state. The neighborhood is served by the highly regarded schools in the Sarasota County School District, including Bayshore Elementary, Booker Middle, and Booker High School.
In summary, Whitfield Estates offers an exceptional living experience for those seeking luxury, comfort, and convenience in one of Florida's most sought-after locations. With its prime location, stunning homes, and abundance of amenities, it's no wonder that Whitfield Estates is such a desirable community for those looking to call Sarasota home.


31,400 people live in WHITFIELD ESTATES, where the median age is 52.6 and the average individual income is $39,169. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for WHITFIELD ESTATES, FL

WHITFIELD ESTATES has 13,301 households, with an average household size of 2.3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in WHITFIELD ESTATES do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,400 people call WHITFIELD ESTATES home. The population density is 1,747.08 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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