West of the Trail, or West of Tamiami Trail in Sarasota’s 34239 zip code, is and has been one of the hottest places to live in Sarasota. Hardly scathed during the recession, the neighborhoods comprising “West of the Trail”, just south of downtown, remain as popular as ever and in demand as always.
The neighborhoods representing this moniker are charming, memorable, eclectic and enduring. Various architectural styles line the streets of neighborhoods with names like Poinsettia Park, Cherokee Park, Harbor Acres, Avondale, and McClelland Park. They range from quaint Key West cottages to grand waterfront estates to Spanish-Mediterranean homes built in the 1920s to new custom homes to 1960-70 homes undergoing renovations. Streets are lined with mature, canopy trees in many neighborhoods shading sidewalks meant for walking and biking. These neighborhoods are part of Sarasota’s history and as such, are not “cookie cutter” neighborhoods.
Properties in West of the Trail also offer location, location, location. Within biking distance to both downtown and Siesta Key, these neighborhoods also claim walking or biking distance to numerous restaurants, salons, boutiques, cafes, and a gourmet market all located in Southside Village, a quaint area near Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Sarasota’s bay front is accessible by a quick trip by car or by bike and the shops of St. Armand’s Circle along with its restaurants are just minutes away. Southgate Mall, transforming into Westgate Siesta Key, is also very close by and plans are moving forward to make this mall an upscale lifestyle mall mixing current high-end retail with restaurants, a Cinebistro movie theatre in the works, nightlife, lounge areas and other entertainment.
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