In Sarasota real estate circles, properties located “West of the Trail” are often considered to be among the most desirable. Indeed, many of the subdivisions west of the Tamiami Trail near Downtown tend to be upscale neighborhoods, but Bayview Acres in Sarasota offers something for everyone.
Residential development in Bayview Acres dates back to the 1950s, and thus home buyers are bound to find properties that boast plenty of Old Florida charm. This is a neighborhood that offers a diversity of real estate; this is a place where you can find spacious Florida ranch-style homes next to Mediterranean waterfront states, Key West style houses, and even residences built to spec. In addition to single-family homes, Bayview Acres also offers a few low-rise condominium opportunities.
Bayview Acres lies along the Little Sarasota Bay and South Tamiami Trail. The lush vegetation shields this neighborhood from traffic and noise. The Stickney Point Bridge offers easy access to the beaches of Siesta Key, and many neighbors enjoy walking there. Also within walking distance is Gulf Gate Mall, and an upscale shopping and entertainment center, Siesta Promenade, is currently under construction. Once this project is completed, residents of Bayview Acres will enjoy a brand new attraction that will certainly boost the value of their properties.
Real estate activity in Bayview Acres is brisk. At any given time, a handful of listings may come on the market, and they are often snapped up rather quickly. This is one of the few subdivisions in Sarasota where home buyers can negotiate a waterfront property for less than $400K. On the higher end of the housing spectrum, remodeled waterfront estates with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and private dock space may be listed under $1.7M.
Since Bayview Acres has easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway, many residents are avid boaters and anglers. This neighborhood is also preferred by families due to the proximity to parks and recreation centers, and many retirees enjoy spending time at the nearby country clubs and golf courses.
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