With median home prices in Sarasota approaching the $288K mark in late 2020, there are not too many neighborhoods left where prospective home buyers can find housing options below that price. Ballantrae in Palmer Ranch is an exception; in this a 36-acre community, which offers about 100 villas nestled within lakes, ponds, and wooded areas, you can find listings that can be negotiated for as low as $229K.
Ballantrae is named in honor of Scottish settlers who arrived in Sarasota during the late 19th century. Similar to Sarasota, Ballantrae in Scotland is a seaside town that is home to a few golf courses. There is only one way to access Ballantrae, and that is from South Beneva Road, so you do not have to worry about heavy traffic; in fact, most of the land in this community consists of lush greenbelt space that buffers out traffic noise on Palmer Ranch Parkway.
The first thing you notice upon reaching the entrance to Ballantrae is that the trees and vegetation have nicely matured and are carefully trimmed. The two-bedroom villas are arranged around lakes and forest meadows that you can enjoy viewing from covered lanais. In terms of architectural style, Ballantrae features modern touches with a few tasteful touches of Mediterranean design. The coziest units offer at least 1,600 square feet of living space, with some larger than 1,800 square feet.
Ballantrae is a maintenance-free community that has enjoyed solid management since it was completed in the 1980s. In the past, most residents were retirees and seasonal homeowners, but a few families have discovered this charming neighborhood in recent years. All the suburban comforts you need are within easy driving distance; we are talking about Publix supermarkets, Costco Wholesale stores, and Walmart Neighborhood Markets. Driving to the beach at Casey Key will take you less than 25 minutes, and you can also inquire about membership discounts at the Sarasota Sports Club located within the TPC Prestancia Country Club.
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