Every real estate market in the United States has one or two neighborhoods or subdivisions that seem impervious to economic downturns in terms of property valuation. Avondale in Sarasota is such a community. Located west of the Tamiami Trail near downtown Sarasota, Avondale is one of the most regal neighborhoods in Southwest Florida. Home shoppers seeking a high quality of life to go along with a smart real estate investment should strongly consider settling down in Avondale.
At least one home in Avondale has been entered into the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood dates back to the 1930s. After World War II, Sarasota entered a period of prosperity and renaissance spearheaded by American circus magnate John Ringling. This is when some of the spectacular Avondale mansions were initially built, and most of them have been renovated to preserve their historic value.
Residential architecture in Avondale includes Spanish Colonial and Florida ranch styles, as well as the neo-classical Mediterranean home design that was a favorite of John Ringling. House hunters lucky enough to find a listing can expect to hear offers starting at $300,000 for a three-bedroom and three-bathroom home built on 2,144 square feet. An elegant four-bedroom estate with seven bathrooms built on 5,434 square feet can be negotiated for $1 million.
Life at Avondale means tradition and convenience. This is the most pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in Sarasota, just steps away from downtown and all the cultural activities. Dining, shopping, recreation, and even business activities are all just a stroll away. Even the famous white-sand beaches of the Sarasota Keys are within biking distance. Fishing, canoeing and nature walks can be enjoyed right in the neighborhood thanks to the Hudson Bayou.
Even school-age residents of Avondale will enjoy safety and convenience as they walk to the nearby Southside Elementary, Brookside Middle and Sarasota High Schools.
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