Harbor Acres Real Estate for Sale

Harbor Acres

Harbor Acres is an upscale real estate development in Sarasota, Florida, where the residential options can be truly outstanding. It is comparable to the luxurious community of the Bird Key Island directly to the west of homes in Harbor Acres.

Like most of the older but durable Sarasota real estate developments, Harbor Acres came about as a result of the Florida land boom in the 1920s. This was a time when the Sunshine State strongly emerged as a winter haven for the well-to-do in the US. Two peninsulas constitute this property that largely emerged through dredging its surrounding areas of Sarasota Bay and canals in the locality. The last elected mayor of Sarasota City, Earnest A. Smith, was said to have had a hand in the development of the Harbor Acres real estate.

The bonanza of Sarasota real estate during Smith’s time was accompanied by the establishment of facilities to bolster the area’s emergence as a vacation destination for snowbirds. Besides upscale housing developments like Harbor Acres, theaters, hotels, restaurants, banks, churches, schools, and medical facilities were rapidly built, many of which still exist today.

Among these is the Sarasota Memorial Hospital which was constructed a short distance away from the community. It opened in 1925, and because of its proximity to Harbor Acres and the local physicians taking a liking for the place, the neighborhood also has been affectionately called “Doctors Acres.”

There are 166 residences in this community, with many of them located at the bayfront. Others enjoy canal-front locations which are as ideal for those with an inkling for sailing or boating. Over the years, the architectural style in the community has become a charming blend of Mediterranean and contemporary designs. The original Harbor Acre homes though are those that are most striking for their old-style Florida architecture.

Current MLS listings of Harbor Acres real estate for sale can feature three-bedroom residences with floor areas of approximately 2,500 square feet and 3,200 square feet, with their starting prices in the $600s. The grand choices go to the multi-million dollar mansions and estate homes at the pinnacle of which can be a home with a quoted price near the $8 million level.

These homes for sale in Harbor Acres, of course, benefit much from their proximity to the downtown district of Sarasota. In this area are the same fabulous shopping and dining venues that developed along with the growth of the city as a wintering ground for the rich and famous. Among the points of interest are the Southgate Mall and Main Street, plus the local centers of arts and culture which contributed much to molding Sarasota as a winter retreat.


Harbor Acres Real Estate for Sale

Below are all of the current real estate listings available for sale in Harbor Acres.

Please contact me if you would like to schedule a tour of any of the listed properties.

1333 VISTA DR

$6,249,000 - 5 BD/5+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 5,738

Sand Dollar Realty Group Inc

1540 HILLVIEW DR

$5,595,000 - 5 BD/6+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 7,074

MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

1505 HILLVIEW DR

$4,695,000 - 5 BD/5+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 5,491

Coldwell Banker Res R E

1352 HARBOR DR

$3,995,000 - 3 BD/3+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 4,373

Michael Saunders & Company

1329 VISTA DR

$3,795,000 - 4 BD/3+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,762

Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

1344 HARBOR DR

$3,793,000 - 5 BD/4+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 6,101

Developers Realty Inc

1449 HILLVIEW DR

$3,495,000 - 5 BD/4+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 4,982

Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

1337 VISTA DR

$2,995,000

SARASOTA

Acreage: 1/2 Acre to 1 Acre

PATERSON PROPERTIES LLC

1508 FLOWER DR

$2,499,900 - 4 BD/4 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 4,750

Michael Saunders & Company

1581 HILLVIEW DR

$2,495,000 - 4 BD/4 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 4,108

Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

1465 HILLVIEW DR

$2,125,000

SARASOTA

Acreage: 1/2 Acre to 1 Acre

Coldwell Banker Res R E

1571 HILLVIEW DR

$1,050,000 - 5 BD/5 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,331

Jack Keller Inc

1385 HARBOR DR

$1,050,000

SARASOTA

Acreage: 1/4 Acre to 21779 Sq. Ft.

Michael Saunders & Company

1359 HARBOR DR

$999,000 - 4 BD/2+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,223

Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

1820 S ORANGE AVE

$699,999 - 2 BD/2 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 1,581

Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

Listing data source: MFRMLS - IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use, that it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing, and that the data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.