If you had to choose between a large residential community with hundreds of homes and a small enclave with just 47 properties, which one would you prefer in Sarasota? If a small, hidden, leafy, and charming neighborhood is what you are looking for, Ashton Glen in Sarasota deserves to be near the top of your house hunting list.
Developed just before the crash of the American housing market in 2008, Ashton Glen is an intimate enclave of just 48 single-family residences located in the Bee Ridge district just west of I-75 and north of Clark Road. All homes in Ashton Glen sold almost as soon as they were completed by the three custom builders retained for the project; this fast-selling trend pushed prices to extremely high levels at the time, but this trend reversed three years later. These days, you can find some Ashton Glen homes coming on the market starting around $450K, but they are purchased rather quickly.
Architectural diversity is one of the reasons Ashton Glen listings do not last very long on the market. The three builders designated by the developers offered custom designs to the original home buyers, which resulted in a nice variety of styles mostly inspired by Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial architecture. Both lots and floor plans in this neighborhood are more spacious than what you usually find these days at modern gated communities around Sarasota County.
Many of the original homeowners in Ashton Glen have raised their children and seen them off to college; this tells you a lot about the family-friendly appeal of this neighborhood, which is the kind of place where you can find homes with swimming pools, playgrounds, and basketball rims installed on driveways. The most fetching properties have up to five bedrooms in a two-story model overlooking the central ponds.
The central location of Ashton Glen gives homeowners the advantage of being less than 15 minutes away from local attractions such as the Arts and Culture district of Sarasota, the beaches of Siesta Key, and the Myakka River State Park. Suburban comforts such as Publix, Starbucks, restaurants, and amusement centers are just a couple of minutes away on Clark Road.
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