The neighborhoods tucked between Sarasota Bay and Tamiami Trail are affectionately called “West of the Trail” by the locals. The neighborhoods North of Bay Street and South of Mound Street are perfectly situated within minutes to the heart of Downtown Sarasota, the powder white sand on Siesta Key and all the amenities on US41 and Osprey Avenue.
“West of the Trail” is real-life living, and it is a perfect location for professionals, families, and active retirees. This area offers a great selection of retailors, dining, banking and personal service trades. From Southgate Mall to Southside Village’s locally owned boutiques and bakeries, there are fantastic selections of businesses at your doorstep. [read more=”more” less=”less”]
It is bound to be a great place to raise children when you have on of the area’s best elementary schools, oodles of parks, playgrounds and plenty of sidewalks. You will find families walking to the village for an ice cream, people bicycling to the bay front with fishing poles in tow, and locals enjoying conveniently located dog-friendly parks. Nowhere else in Sarasota can you find so many conveniences and amenities in one location.[/read]
If visions of various architectural styles lining street after street with proximity to downtown and the beaches intoxicate you, then “West of the Trail” may be just what you are looking for. Whether you desire a waterfront estate, or a little bungalow with a butterfly garden, you will find it here… And the best part? You do NOT have to be a Rockefeller to afford living here!