Best Views from the Top for Under $1M

Penthouses and high-level condos with sweeping views of Sarasota Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and/or the downtown skyline typically come with a price tag.  Downtown Sarasota has options ranging from under $300K for a modest condo to multi-million dollar homes and condos of pure luxury.  Let's take a look at the perfect middle; here's what's available right now on high floors downtown for under $1 million.


Penthouses for under $1 million are rare in any market, so it's incredible that we have a few amazing opportunities for buyers to get into one at this price point here in Sarasota!  Take a look...

Fantastic Value at One Watergate

It's almost criminal that this gorgeous condo is under $1 million!  With views of Sarasota Bay out to the Gulf of Mexico, over all the keys, and the downtown shoreline, this one wins BEST VALUE in our book!  One Watergate's amenities include a large lap pool and rooftop tennis, in addition to on-site management.  The location is walkable to the restaurants at VUE and the Ritz, and only a short stroll to Main Street downtown.

Condo on the Bay Penthouse

Water, water, and more water!  This condo features panoramic views of Sarasota Bay & the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the pool and marina at Condo on the Bay.  The bayfront building is one of only a few that offer dockage downtown.  Bonus: you're right next door to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center!

  • 888 Blvd of the Arts #1906
  • 2 bed, 2 bath, 1555 sq ft under air
  • Built in 1982
  • Listed at $990,000

Mid-Rise Penthouse at Lawrence Point II

Located on the Sarasota Bayfront is the exclusive mid-rise Lawrence Point.  Given its smaller size, condos in Lawrence Point are rarely available.  It has a great location right at the base of the Ringling Bridge, and this building enjoys a pool right on the bay as well as fantastic water views.

  • 97 Sunset Drive #PH-2
  • 3 bed, 2 bath, 2309 sq ft under air
  • Built in 1978
  • Listed at $899,999

High Levels

You don't have to be in a penthouse to enjoy the luxuries of high-level living.  Check out a few of the other high-floor, non-penthouse options that will still WOW with their views!

10th Floor in the Ritz

This south-facing condo in the Ritz Carlton Residences overlooks portions of downtown, Golden Gate Point, and Sarasota Bay.  Living in its Ritz has its advantages: access to the Ritz Carlton Beach Club means members-only and luxurious beach days, residents can enjoy a fine dining experience at Jack Dusty, and amenities such as valet and concierge really make you feel top-shelf!

  • 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive #1006
  • 1 bed, 1 bath, 1408 sq ft under air
  • Built in 2001
  • Listed at $995,000

Above the Middle of Everything at 1350 Main

1350 Main is right in the heart of the liveliest part of downtown.  Walkable to the best restaurants, around the corner from Florida Studio Theatre and the Sarasota Opera House -- you really are on top of everything.  The higher up you go in 1350, the more spanning views of the sparkling nighttime skyline of downtown you get, and if you're facing the right way, like this gorgeous condo, you also get views of the marina and Sarasota Bay!

  • 1350 Main Street #1106
  • 2 bed, 2 bath, 1597 sq ft under air
  • Built in 2007
  • Listed at $950,000

Luxury and style can be obtained downtown at any price point.  If you are interested in relocating to or within downtown Sarasota, please give me a call today to let me help you find your perfect View from the Top!