Many neighborhoods in Sarasota can be described as being family-friendly, and some are certainly friendlier than others; this is the case with Shadow Oaks Estates, a quiet and intimate community located about a mile east of I-75 in the Fruitville district. As its name suggests, Shadow Oaks Estates is neighborhood where majestic oak trees, which are in the early stages of maturation, provide ample shade and elegance for homeowners.
Shadow Oaks will appeal to home buyers looking for a nice and safe place where they can raise families. The homes and lots are spacious; even though there are only 54 residential properties, the neighborhood feels larger and different from other places in Sarasota. While there is a majestic front entrance off Porter Road, Shadow Oaks is not a gated community, but it feels very private and secluded because of its location and landscaping.
Instead of the Mediterranean revival style that has become too common across Sarasota County, the estates at Shadow Oaks feature a modern design with American craftsman details. Three-bedroom homes with three full bathrooms are built on floor plans starting at 2,500 square feet of interior. A few of the four-bedroom homes include a bonus living space that can be used as a den, studio, or fifth bedroom. As of October 2019, pricing at Shadow Oaks started at $329K. The larger four-bedroom homes with scenic views of the pond at the center of the neighborhood are priced under $489K; these are typically properties with extras such as screened swimming pools, summer kitchens, and separate breakfast nooks overlooking the ponds or greenbelt areas.
The lack of through traffic, the extensive landscaping, wide medians, large front yards, and green spaces around the pond give Shadow Oaks a nice feeling of seclusion. This neighborhood is perfect for children to explore and ride their bikes, and it explains why some homeowners are retirees who have been here a few years.
Family attractions located near Shadow Oaks include the Celery Fields Park as well as the Big Cat Habitat. Nathan Benderson Park is about five miles to the north. The closest Publix supermarket is five minutes away on the Bee Ridge Road commercial district, and this same road will take you to the beach at Siesta Key in about 20 minutes.
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