Gated Sarasota Communities
Live in one of Sarasota's Beautiful Gated Communities.
Obviously, gated communities offer a number of advantages to homeowners: security, safe parks, hiking trails, and community centers, maintenance-free ownership in many communities, as well as pools, tennis courts, fitness centers, and picnic facilities. Prestigious country clubs with scenic, championship golf courses are at the heart of several of Sarasota's upscale gated communities, but other communities may be more oriented to boating, to wildlife and nature preserves, or simply to an active social calendar with plenty of community activities.
The Lakewood Ranch community's first neighborhood, for example, opened fewer than 20 years ago. That means most of the luxury homes for sale, condos, villas, and townhomes in these communities feature contemporary designs and up-to-date amenities like high-tech kitchens and baths, high ceilings, and high windows with profuse natural lighting. It also means that the fitness centers, pools, and other delightful amenities still have a "brand-new" sensibility and feel.
Most of Sarasota's gated communities are still relatively brand new.
Many of the homes in Sarasota's gated communities are completely energy-efficient, and virtually all of these communities were developed with environmental preservation as a top priority. Many of Sarasota's gated communities feature lakes, nature preserves, lush vegetation, wildlife, and a sense of at-oneness-with-nature that's impossible to appreciate in a less environmentally-friendly setting. And while most of these delightful enclaves are quiet and set away from the urban hubbub, they're still only 10 to 45 minutes away from the many joys and delights of vibrant downtown Sarasota, the beautiful barrier islands, and 35 miles of white-sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
With so many wonderful communities, and each with its own distinctive character, there's almost certainly a gated community that's right for every buyer. And with spacious condos, charming villas, elegant townhomes, and single-family luxury homes for sale in a number of styles and in several price ranges, smart homebuyers seeking convenience and peace of mind will want to look closely at the extraordinary gated communities of Sarasota.