Palmer Glen is one of those gated communities that seem to fly under the radar despite boasting a very convenient location in Sarasota. The entrance to Palmer Glen is on Palmer Road, right across from the Big Cat Habitat Gulf Coast Sanctuary in the Fruitville District, just east of I-75. This quiet part of town is filled with nature preserves and family-friendly attractions such as Rothenbach Park and Celery Fields.
With only 104 single-family homes in Palmer Glen, this neighborhood provides a very private and intimate ambiance. Floor plans offer between three and four bedrooms with at least 2,000 square feet of living space. All properties are custom builds, so you have a nice diversity of architectural styles; many homes feature upgrades such as swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, and covered lanais that look out into backyards or lakes. The lush tropical landscaping is mature and has been meticulously maintained since the community opened in the late 1990s.
Most residents of Palmer Glen are families who appreciate living close to a few of Sarasota’s finest public schools; other residents are retirees who enjoy living close to various golf courses. Pricing as of August 2020 is competitive; three-bedroom homes start under $400K. A four-bedroom property with three full bathrooms was recently listed for $469K. Since all homes are built on generous lots, each one has large backyards and front gardens.
Being able to walk down the road to Celery Fields is a great advantage for residents of Palmer Glen. This preserve is an Audubon Nature Center, and it is excellent for bird and wildlife watching; plus, the park also offers biking trails, boardwalks for nature exploration, a kayak launch, and various fishing spots. A couple of horse ranches and an equestrian academy are in the vicinity in case you want lessons for your children or even pony rides.
You can find shopping and dining options all along Palmer Boulevard; the nearest grocery store is Detwiler’s Farm Market, which is just down the road from the entrance. Driving west to Downtown Sarasota will take you about 20 minutes; the beaches at Longboat Key or Siesta Key are 25 minutes away.
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