West of the Trail

Sarasota’s “West of the Trail” neighborhoods are one of Sarasota’s oldest and most sought after areas. Besides waterfront properties, the “West of Trail” area is the most expensive area in Sarasota. It offers quiet, tree-lined streets and strolling sidewalks, as well as easy access to downtown, beaches, shopping, restaurants, arts, and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Many of the older homes are being replaced with newer, more elegant homes. The homes have a variety of styles; Spanish, modern, renovated bunglows, new construction, bayfront mansions and country style. This is an ideal location for families and professionals desiring upscale living with the convenience of living near the downtown area. The "heart" of these neighborhoods is SouthSide Village, an intimate "main street" of boutiques, dining & shopping.