The downtown lifestyle is a coveted one: walkability to great restaurants, cute shoppes and salons; some of the best sunset water views in the state, arguably in the country; easy access to the many cultural amenities in Sarasota such as opera, theater, and art galleries; and of course the low-maintenance appeal of condo life, including concierge service, maintained amenities and grounds, and building security. Would you be surprised to find that this lifestyle can be attained for under $500,000?
Well it's possible, and downtown diva of real estate, Allison Werner, has spotted three unique properties currently on the market downtown for a steal...
Burns Court Enclave
- Address: 1542 Oak Street, Unit 202
- Beds: 2
- Bath: 2
- Total Square Feet: 990
- Built in: 1985
- Listed at $305,000!
Burns Court is the quiet, eclectic community on the south side of downtown, which typically carries a price tag much higher than this! This adorable condo in gated Burns Court Enclave has been fully remodeled with bamboo flooring and a clean, modern kitchen. It also features several floor-to-ceiling windows, making it light and bright. Literally everything else on the marketing right now in this area of downtown is priced around or above $1,000,000. Updated unit, desirable location...yes, please!
- Address: 1221 N. Palm Avenue, Unit 101
- Beds: 2
- Bath: 1
- Total Square Feet: 1,124
- Built in: 1924 - This is a historic building!
- Listed at $345,900!
We love the Francis Carlton building here at View From the Top. It's one of the most affordable ways to get into downtown, it's got water views, and it's in a beautiful historic building. Steps away from the Ritz, around the corner from the Florida Studio Theatre complex, and the tiniest stroll from Sarasota Italian restaurant staple, Caraguilo's, this place is all about the location! This unit in particular has been updated but keeps with the character of this gorgeous building with cool features like built-ins, plantation shutters, and beautiful arched windows. What a steal!!!
Risdon on 5th
- Address: 1350 5th Street, Unit 104
- Beds: 1
- Bath: 1
- Total Square Feet: 749
- Built in: 2016 - Brand new!
- Listed at $389,000!
Risdon on 5th is a contemporary-design new building located in the Rosemary District of North Downtown. It's walking distance from hip new SRQ haunts such as Mandeville Beer Garden and Blue Rooster, as well as the chic fine dining and retail area on North Orange Avenue. This is the last 1/1 unit available in ultra-modern Risdon, is able to be occupied this fall, and features a solar-heated rooftop pool as well as two rooftop terraces, offering unique and stunning views of all of downtown. Other amenities of this new community include gated & secured parking (with charging stations for electric cars!), and a lush courtyard. Very chic and reasonably priced!
As always, if you are looking for something extra-special in downtown Sarasota, give us a call and let us find you the perfect place! The options, as you can see from these amazing residences mentioned here, are limitless and can fit almost any budget and lifestyle!