Downtown Sarasota Condos

To live in Sarasota all you do is think relaxation where traffic jams are exchanged for enjoyable weekends of relaxing on the beach. Instead of snow shoes, flip flops are in order. Bermuda shorts, carpi’s, a comfy blouse, or Tommy Bahama shirt comprise your uniform for strolling the shops at St. Armands Circle. If this sounds like the life for you, then taking a long hard look at the condos for sale in downtown Sarasota should be on your short list.


One of the finest aspects of the condos for sale in Sarasota is their close proximity to the fabulous St Armands Circle shopping district. The “Circle” as it’s affectionately known features an electrifying assortment of diverse shops and services second to none. Upscale boutiques, sidewalk cafes, gourmet restaurants, and world class art galleries of every stripe line its graceful pathways.

For those who love and appreciate the arts, downtown Sarasota is home to many live performance theatres that will surely stimulate your senses of sight and sound. Many current Broadway productions can be seen at the Van Wezel, for those seeking a more traditional night out, the Sarasota Opera House will certainly deliver inspiration.

Sarasota is special in its diversification and offers scintillating downtown urban living for every lifestyle and every budget. Its sophisticated architectural styling are throwbacks to old Florida architecture or other styles found in diverse tropical destinations such as the West Indies and Caribbean countries. Anyone seriously considering condo ownership in Sarasota can expect to see price points varying widely from around $150,000 for a quiet 1 bedroom to over $6 million for lavish palatial penthouses.


Just to quickly wet your palate, the communities mentioned below are some of the most desirable in the city.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences


The Ritz Carlton Residences built in 2001, focus on the construction elements and architectural elegance used in its 2 separate graceful structures. There are 50 units on the upper floors of the Ritz Carlton Sarasota hotel and 80 others located in the exclusive Ritz Carlton Towers. A sample of the fine amenities found here are an in house movie theater, resort style pool, and a cutting edge fitness center. One bedroom residences boasting floor plans of about 1,400 sq ft can be purchased in the high $700,000 range while a 2,700 sq ft, 2 bedroom units run around $1.2 million. A stately 3 bedroom residence boasting about 5,000 sq ft will typically command pricing in the $2.7 to $3 million range.



The Renaissance is a contemporary, 16 story, 11 acre development near the shores of Sarasota Bay. There are 244 residences in the building and excellent amenities include a resort styled swimming pool, guest suites, a media center, an athletic center, a well equipped business center and library. The luxurious units vary in size from 480 square feet to 1,550 square feet and price points run from the $200,000 area to just south of $875,000.

Living at the Renaissance on North Tamiami Trail not only means having a comfortable and stylish home to come to everyday. It also encourages a physically fit, culturally inclined, and environmentally responsible lifestyle for a well-rounded individual.



Nestled in a great location is the sleek Sarabande. This development is treated to not just spectacular vistas of Sarasota Bay, but is also within walking distance of most of the leisure and entertainment venues of downtown. Marina Jack Trail and Bayfront Park winds around it and are just across Bayfront Drive.

Sarabande condos for sale feature floor plans of approximately 1,800 square feet up to around 5,500 square feet. Reasonable price points begin under $1 million for a 1 bedroom nicely appointed unit. A more expansive 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence measuring nearly 3,300 square feet, can easily be priced around the $2.2 million mark.