When helping upscale clientele in Southwest Florida, real estate professionals make it a point to mention The Gated Oaks Bayside neighborhood in Sarasota County. The Oaks Bayside in Osprey boasts a special historical distinction: this is the residential community that real estate magnate and socialite Bertha Palmer once called home.
Bertha Palmer is the visionary after whom the Palmer Ranch master-planned development of Sarasota County is named. In the first quarter of the 20th century, Ms. Palmer decided to build an opulent mansion right on this site; although her lavish estate is no longer around, the Oaks Bayside retains Ms. Palmer’s refined taste in suburban development.
The Oaks Bayside consists of 135 magnificent estates; some of them offer views of the Little Sarasota Bay while others face lakes or nature preserves. A variety of architectural styles can be found in this neighborhood; they range from the Mediterranean to the Southern Plantation and from the Spanish Colonial to the English chateau. Over the years, the Oaks Bayside has been developed with a certain classic sensibility in mind, and this has resulted in producing one of the most stately neighborhoods in Southwest Florida.
In 2015, pricing at the Oaks Bayside started under $500K and continued to nearly $4M. In terms of real estate sales, this community is very active; it is not uncommon for home shoppers to find a couple of dozen listings available at any given time. The typical home buyer at the Oaks Bayside is in the market for spacious properties of at least three bedrooms built on more than 4,000 square feet of living space.
The Oaks Bayside is part of an exclusive country club that features two championship gold courses and a palatial clubhouse. Besides golf, club members and their guests can also enjoy tennis, croquet, fitness center and swimming; children have their own playground in the club grounds to enjoy. Residents here live very close to the Westfield Square Mall and to major shopping districts.
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