You've long dreamed of living in sunny Florida, and you see Sarasota on every list. But with the top beach in the nation and all of the new development, is it possible to afford a great family home?
The answer is a resounding yes, and this series is meant to introduce you to some of our favorite neighborhoods in Sarasota, both established and new. We start with Arlington Park for many reasons, but primarily because it is a great representation of how Sarasota is embracing vibrant growth while maintaining a sense of community and continuity. IN fact, it is one of the most up and coming areas in Sarasota! Why should you consider Arlington Park?
The Location: Situated just south of downtown and just east of Route 41/ Tamiami Trail (known locally as "The Trail"), Arlington Park has seen the growth of Sarasota business and commerce come right to its borders. Commuters can beat traffic, being only 5 minutes to Main Street, and it is an easy trek to beaches and grocery stores alike.
The Real Estate: Arlington Park was established circa 1950, and for a long time, it's homes were considered a bit too old and too basic for most buyers. But as values have soared, Arlington Park has remained (for the moment) affordable for many, and combined with the location, many are seeing the huge upside to buying these homes and upgrading as they go. For those homes already renovated, prices are predictably higher, but still a bargain compared to "West of Trail" counterparts. As of this writing, single family home prices begin at $220,000 and range to just over $1 million. Current Arlington Park Listings
The Park, Obviously! Arlington Park & Aquatic Center offers a wide range of recreational adventures for the entire family, whether experienced or novice. This city park offers tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, hiking trails, a fitness center, gymnasium and two pools. The common areas and walking paths are also dog friendly, as long as Fido is on a leash.
The Family Vibe: Residents sing the priases of kids playing together outside, neighbors looking out for one another, and a friendly atmosphere many term "old school". In fact, the area is perfect for families - between the parks, the safe streets for bike riding, the YMCA within proximity and two top-rated elementary schools - Arlington Park is a must-see for families moving to Sarasota. And don't forget - Lido and Siesta Key beaches are generally only 5-6 miles away, depending on your location within Arlington Park.
Are you ready to find a great home in Sarasota? Call us today to explore Arlington Park, as well as the many other hidden treasures of Sarasota real estate.