Located within the historic Vamo district of Sarasota, between the Tamiami Trail and the Sarasota Bay, Tropical Shores is an Old Florida neighborhood that was initially developed in the 1950s. Many of the first residents of Tropical Shores were World War II veterans who wanted to raise their families in a quiet and picturesque community close to the Sarasota waterfront.
A couple of dozen residences in Tropical Shores sit right on the Sarasota Bay, these are highly coveted properties that do not come on the market very often, but one was listed in late 2018 for $950K: a three-bedroom and two-bathroom Spanish Colonial home complete with private swimming pool, seawall, docking space, large backyard overlooking Siesta Key, outdoor dining room, and a few more extras. Just a few blocks away, a completely renovated Florida ranch with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,252 square feet of interior was listed for less than $267K.
By virtue of being a historic Sarasota neighborhood, the lots in Tropical Shores tend to be larger, and the mature landscaping offers plenty of shade. Residents have the option of joining the civic club for the purpose of enjoying access to the marina and clubhouse, which is equipped with cable television, Wi-Fi, games, kitchen, lounge space, and picnic area. This neighborhood amenity lets you launch a kayak for easy exploration of the Jim Neville Marine Preserve, also known as the Bird Keys, which can only be accessed by water.
Even though Tropical Shores evokes a secluded ambiance, it is very centrally located near two shopping districts along Tamiami Trail: Plaza at Palmer Ranch and Pelican Plaza near Lake View Drive, where you can find stores such as Target, Kohl’s and Publix. As for getting to the beach, you have Stickney Point Road five minutes away to the north or Blackburn Point 10 minutes to the south.
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(all data current as of 3/26/2019)
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