Welcome to Downtown Sarasota

Where Urban Elegance Meets Coastal Bliss

Sarasota, Florida, is a vibrant coastal city that beckons with its combination of natural beauty, cultural richness, and a relaxed, sun-soaked atmosphere. Nestled on the southwestern Gulf Coast of Florida, Sarasota boasts miles of pristine, white-sand beaches, including the world-renowned Siesta Key Beach with its powdery quartz sand. Beyond its stunning coastline, Sarasota is a cultural hub, home to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, showcasing an impressive collection of European paintings and decorative arts. 

The city also offers a thriving performing arts scene, featuring the Sarasota Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and Sarasota Ballet. With a diverse range of dining options, boutique shopping in St. Armands Circle, and a calendar filled with festivals and events, Sarasota is a destination where the allure of coastal living meets a rich cultural tapestry, making it an inviting and enchanting place to call home.

What to Love

  • A harmonious blend of urban and coastal, right where you live
  • Walk everywhere—boutiques, eateries, and the marina await
  • Upscale living mainly in stylish condos—luxury at every corner

Local Lifestyle

Downtown Sarasota effortlessly curates a lifestyle where quaint town vibes merge with the cosmopolitan. Life here feels like an endless vacation with water almost within arm's reach, creating a soothing backdrop for your daily activities. The modest scale of the downtown area ensures that you'll master its layout in no time. It's an easy, elegant life, punctuated by the occasional sailing trip or oceanside stroll.

Dining and Entertainment

In Downtown Sarasota, your palate embarks on a journey without your passport ever leaving the drawer. At Owen’s Fish Camp, embrace the soul-soothing ambiance of a coastal haven while you revel in seafood offerings that exude culinary genius.

Then, there's Marina Jacks, your go-to for both a luxurious dinner and captivating marina views. This gastronomic Eden is nothing short of spectacular, offering you a venue where the food rivals the scenic setting.

Let's not forget the gem that is Cafe Epicure. It’s an intimate culinary theatre where each dish feels like a showstopper. From heavenly brewed coffee to divine desserts, the cafe leaves no taste bud untouched.

Finally, Sage adds a dash of exotic luxury to the mix. Here, the sumptuous interiors and superlative service promise an evening where every sense is catered to, offering an oasis of refined taste amid a world of culinary marvels.

Things to Do

Begin your weekend by meandering through the Downtown Weekly Farmers Market. It's not just a place to stock your pantry but an event where you immerse yourself in the local culture, organic produce, and handmade crafts.

When you're in the mood for a more high-energy scene, make your way to the Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival. Celebrate your love for good food, excellent music, and even better company, all while taking in the picturesque ocean views. It’s an annual staple that captures the area's spirit in the most exuberant way possible.


  • ODA (Out-of-Door Academy): A private institution known for academic excellence.
  • IMG Academy: A mecca for budding athletes and scholars alike, with top-notch facilities and training programs.

Overview for Sarasota, FL

53,786 people live in Sarasota, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $48,380. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Sarasota, FL

Sarasota has 23,984 households, with an average household size of 2.1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sarasota do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,786 people call Sarasota home. The population density is 3,659.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.69 / 53.31%

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Around Sarasota, FL

There's plenty to do around Sarasota, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Seagrape Wine Company, Vesuvio Wood Fired Pizza, and T.Georgiano's Boutique.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.41 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.18 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.97 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.72 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.68 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
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