34236 Real Estate

Downtown Sarasota is a lively and quaint community filled with shops, galleries, dining, theaters, and more. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants then enjoy a stroll along historic Palm Avenue or the landmark John Ringling Bridge with its magnificent views of the Sarasota Bay.

Known for its art and culture, Sarasota downtown is home to the Sarasota Opera House, the Players Theater, Van Wezel Performing Arts, and the Ringling Museum of Art. Popular downtown Sarasota annual events include the New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop, The Sarasota Film Festival (April), the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival (June / July), Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival (October), and the Chalk Festival (November).

The downtown community offers a variety of housing options for young professionals to retirees. Downtown Sarasota condos range from one bedroom efficiency units to luxurious penthouses with upscale amenities, many of which include Sarasota Bay views. Downtown Sarasota homes for sale provide home buyers the opportunity to reside in one of several historic neighborhoods with the convenience of all that downtown has to offer.  Learn all you need to know about downtown Sarasota real estate by visiting the links below.

Historic downtown Sarasota offers a variety of things to do. Enjoy downtown Sarasota Main Street with its dining, shopping, arts and culture, sightseeing and water sports.  Some of the annual downtown Sarasota events include the Sarasota Boat Parade, the Grand Prix Boat Races, and the popular New Year’s Eve celebration. And of course, our beautiful Sarasota beaches are just minutes away.

Bayfront Park –  Experience the most beautiful Sarasota Bay views while picnicking, fishing, or taking a relaxing stroll along the bayside.   For entertaining the children, there is a playground area and play fountain, providing hours of enjoyment. Finish off the day by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants.

Downtown Sarasota Walking Tour – Professionally guided, this tour is full of interesting history and folklore, enriching your understanding and appreciation for this beautiful city.

Florida Studio Theater – Also known as FST, this non-profit organization, located on Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota, offers enlightening contemporary plays for all to enjoy.

John Ringling Bridge Causeway Park – Located at 420 John Ringling Causeway, the landmark John Ringling Bridge, which connects downtown Sarasota to St. Armand’s Circle, is a great way to get in some exercise while capturing the gorgeous Sarasota Bay views.  Parking is available at both ends of the approximate mile long bridge.

John Ringling Museum – One of the greatest influences on Sarasota’s arts and culture is the legendary John Ringling. Learn about the legacy of John Ringling, the circus and its rich history, explore John and Mable Ringling’s 56 room mansion, and stroll through their 56 acres of botanical gardens.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – Located on S. Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota, along Sarasota Bay, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a tropical oasis not just for adults, but for kids too.  The Children’s Rainforest offers a hands-on experience of discovery and exploration.

Palm Avenue First Friday Walk – Held on the first Friday of every month, the Palm Avenue Arts Alliance sings, performs, and dances for the community as guests shop and dine along the historic Palm Avenue.

St. Armand’s Circle – From downtown Sarasota, just beyond the Ringling Bridge is the posh St. Armand’s circle with its sidewalk cafe’s, dining venues, ice cream shops, and boutiques.

The Players Center – Enjoy performances by a cast of volunteer non-professional performers with incredible talents. For a schedule of current and upcoming shows, click here. 

The Sarasota Opera House – Located at  61 N. Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota, the historic Opera House is host to a number of performances throughout the year. Click here for upcoming performances and events.

Towel’s Court Friday Night Art Walk – From October through May, every third Friday, visit the Towels Court Artist Colony located at 1938 Adams Lane in downtown Sarasota. Meet the artist and enjoy live music. 

Downtown Sarasota Condo Index

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34236 - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in 34236: $1,501,300 / County Avg $913,100


Avg Taxes in 34236: $12,900 / County Avg $26,300


Avg Sq. Ft. in 34236: 2,123 / County Avg 2,166


Avg Price per/ft2 in 34236: $707 / County Avg $422


Avg Walkscore in 34236: 67 / County Avg 29


Avg Year Built in 34236: 1993 / County Avg 1992


Avg Days on Website in 34236: 181 / County Avg 125


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Areas in 34236 FL
Neighborhoods in 34236 FL
1350 Main Residential
1500 State Street
332 Cocoanut
5Th And Central
624 Palm Condo
Alta Mer
Bay Plaza
Bay Point Apts
Bay Point Park 2
Bayso Sarasota
Beau Ciel
Bird Key
Bird Key Sub
Blvd Sarasota
Broadway Promenade
Central Park
Central Park Sec 2 Ph 1
Citrus Residences
Cityscape At Courthouse Centre
Condo On The Bay Tower I
Condo On The Bay Tower Ii
Condo On The Bay Unit 1911
Courtyard At Citrus
Dolphin Tower
Dolphin Tower- The 101
Embassy House
Essex House
Gillespie Park
Gillespie Park Sub
Golden Bay
Gulfstream Towers
Harvey Elsie E Prop
High Point Circle
Hudson Landings
Hudson Oaks
Inwood Park
Key Tower South
L Elegance On Lido Beach
La Bellasara
Lawrence Pointe 1
Library Mews
Lido Ambassador
Lido Beach
Lido Beach Club
Lido Beach Div B Resub
Lido C
Lido C - Lido Shores
Lido Dorset
Lido Harbour Towers
Lido Regency
Lido Surf & Sand
Marina Tower
Mark Sarasota
Mark Sarasota Condominium
Marquee En Ville
One Hundred Central
One Watergate
Orange Club
Orchid Beach Club Residences
Osprey Ave Sub
Owen Burns
Palm Place
Park Residences Of Lido Key
Park Residences-Lido Key
Pelican Gardens
Petroutsa Brothers Sub
Plaza At 05 Points Residences
Presidential The
Regency House
Renaissance 1
Risdon On 5Th
Riviera Of Lido Beach
Rivo At Ringling
Royal St Andrew
Saint Armands Div John Ringling Estates
Sarasota Bay Club
Sarasota Harbor
Schindler Sub
St Armand Towers North
St Regis
Sunset Towers
The 101 Condominium
The Beach Residences
The Beacon
The Collection
The Collection Condominium
The Demarcay
The Jewel
The Residences
The Ritz-Carlton Residences - Sarasota
The Tower Residences
Town House Condo
Valencia Terrace Rev
Vista Bay Point
Vue Sarasota Bay
Washington Park
Whitakers Landing