West of the Trail


Those seeking to find the best neighborhoods in Sarasota in which to reside in often end their search in a community located “West of the Trail”. This is a term that is understood by everyone residing in Sarasota but for those visitors that do not know what it means, allow us to explain:

West of the trail is any area located west of US 41 or Tamiami Trail. Tamiami Trail was the original highway connecting Tampa with Miami long before I-75 was built. Many of you are familiar with Route 66 that connects Chicago to Los Angeles, well Tamiami Trail is Florida’s own version of ‘66 and this route shares the same nostalgic flair.

What makes the real estate west of Tamiami Trail so desirable is its close proximity to the water and the “finer things” Sarasota has to offer, not to mention some of Sarasota’s most historic neighborhoods.

The vast majority of the luxury homes that can be found in Sarasota are also located “West of the Trail”. Communities like Harbor Acres, South Pointe Shores, McClellan Park, and Cherokee Park are the locations of some of the most opulent homes in our Area.

Further west of Tamiami Trail you will find the lesser and barrier Islands bordering the Intracoastal Waterway and Sarasota Bay. If you are seeking that one of a kind luxury property fit for the most affluent of tastes, Lido Shores, Ringling Estates, and Bird Key have the finest homes available in our market. Prices for properties in these neighborhoods can reach as high as 10 million dollars.

Representing the most affluent buyers and sellers

When seeking to purchase or sell one of the many fine homes located “West of the Trail” you will want mature representation with a track record of experience and customer satisfaction. Gary and I have been the choice of representation for many buyers and sellers of real estate in the Sarasota market and or service record certainly speaks for itself.

Voted FIVE STAR Best in Client Satisfaction, Sarasota Magazine 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and recipients of the realtor.com on-line award of excellence, we understand the needs and goals of our customers and this experience will serve you well every step of the way.

Searching for Luxury Sarasota Real Estate

Our website contains some very comprehensive tools that will make your search process easier. The quick search box at the top right will allow you to search by location and price point. The advanced search form allows more comprehensive searches and a link to that form can be found at the top of the page.

For those of you whose time is precious, you may wish to take advantage of our Property Finder Accounts, These optional accounts allow you to save your search criteria and have the listings of new properties that have come on the market emailed to you the day they are published in the MLS. You can also save your favorite properties and receive notification when any of them have had a price reduction.

Also, please feel free to contact us if you would like us to do the searching for you and send you a list of the best choices available. It is this service that has earned us the many awards we have received for customer satisfaction!