South Gate Real Estate for Sale – Sarasota

South Gate

If going retro is your drift in a hunt for Sarasota homes for sale, then an invite at South Gate is open. Conveniently located in Central Sarasota, this community is one of the suburban neighborhoods that sprouted south of the downtown towards the 1960s.

The South Gate area over the years has grown as a rich resource for pre-owned Sarasota homes for sale. This community now counts more than 2,000 households, even rivaling in size some of the newer master-planned property developments around the city center.

“Old School”Homes

South Gate

This community is well-known in the Sarasota real estate market for its beautifully remodeled 1950s ranch-style homes. South Gate is also popular for its classic residences of the 1960s which have great bones and are thus excellent as “fixer-upper” choices amongst Sarasota homes for sale.

Nearly all of the “old school” single-detached residences in South Gate are of one-story construction. The Village Green neighborhood for 55+ residents here also provides choices on condo villas of relatively newer vintage. With its rich mix of residences, the community offers a lifestyle suitable to single young professionals, families, and retirees.

Multi-use Community Center

South Gate

South Gate is a well-kept neighborhood, thanks largely to its active community association. Membership in this neighborhood group is optional for community residents. However, joining the association is quite attractive with its very reasonable social membership fee of $65 per year. An additional $125 annual membership fee is charged for access to the community’s swimming pool.

The association manages and holds office at the South Gate Community House, a historic mid-century building designed by noted Sarasota School of Architecture disciple Victor Lundy. Located at a lushly wooded site on Philippi Creek, this circa 1956 neighborhood center was rendered as a graceful glass pavilion and is set for a restoration project spearheaded by the association.

Besides being rented out for social and community gatherings, the center also hosts weekly yoga classes. From the creek side of the Community House, association members can launch canoes and kayaks onto Philippi Creek.

Perks of a central location

In addition to these neighborhood perks, South Gate homes for sale enjoy close proximity to top-tier public and private schools. Many of the commercial hubs along the South Tamiami Trail are also nearby. Notable amongst these is the upscale Siesta Key Westfield (erstwhile known as Westfield Southgate Mall), which has drawn new tenants including high-end retailers and restaurants following its renovation in 2014. 

The award-winning beach of Siesta Key is likewise easily accessible via a short trip westward on Siesta Drive. Similarly, the central location of South Gate homes for sale allows quick northward transit to downtown Sarasota and its eclectic cultural and urban lifestyle offerings.

Incentives for buyers and sellers

All these sweeteners for South Gate homes for sale must have helped a lot to push market activity in this community. In the 24-month period ending mid-January 2015, close to 300 South Gate residences were sold, while some 30 are still on the active list of Sarasota homes for sale.

Sustained market dynamism and the entry of additional listings at South Gate can be expected. The continued improvement of prices on the Sarasota real estate market in recent years is coming on as a strong incentive for prospective sellers.

Aspiring buyers, on the other hand, will find South Gate homes for sale relatively more affordable. In lower-range sales listings, bargain-hunting buyers can typically find two-bedroom homes with floor plans of about 1,000 square feet and asking prices around the mid-$100s. Going for upper-range options, the choices can include three-bedroom homes within floor plans of about 2,000 square feet up to 4,000 square feet at inviting prices of between the upper $300s and the $500s.

South Gate Real Estate for Sale

Below are all of the current real estate listings available for sale in South Gate.

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28 listings found

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$205,000 - 2 BD/1 BA


Sqft: 1,159

Keller Williams Realty Select

3230 BRUNSWICK LN #709

$200,000 - 2 BD/2 BA


Sqft: 1,673

Michael Saunders & Company

3512 MEDFORD LN #1107

$198,500 - 2 BD/2 BA


Sqft: 1,673

Keller Williams Classic Group


$189,900 - 2 BD/2 BA


Sqft: 1,323

Keller Williams On The Water

3297 SUFFOLK LN #521

$187,500 - 2 BD/2 BA


Sqft: 1,323


3276 BRUNSWICK LN #705

$187,000 - 2 BD/2 BA


Sqft: 1,323



$185,900 - 2 BD/1+ BA


Sqft: 1,086





Acreage: Up to 10,889 Sq. Ft.

Michael Saunders & Company

28 listings found

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