An Area of Upscale Sarasota Historic Homes & Neighborhoods
Ask anyone around here where the most desirable properties are in Sarasota and you'll very likely be told " West of the Trail."
The "West of the Trail" neighborhoods lie on the west (or bayfront) side of South Tamiami Trail (aka U.S. Route 41). The area is bounded generally by Mound Street on the north and by Bay Road on the south. Many of these serene and charming neighborhoods sit under canopies of 100-year old banyon trees. Some of these neighborhoods have deep-water frontage on Sarasota Bay.
People who buy homes in "West of the Trail" neighborhoods are generally seeking several of the following neighborhood attributes:
- Homes of historic significance
- Proximity to Sarasota