University Parkway Communities
Only a decade ago, University Parkway was little more than the dividing line between Sarasota and Manatee Counties. It was home to a prestigious golf and country club, as well as a few public courses; there were a few scattered restaurants.
That was then, this is now! University Parkway is one of the busiest and most active thoroughfares in Sarasota. Shopping centers, movie theaters, excellent dining, rows and rows of retail shops and home decor centers make this stretch of road an amazing shopping and dining mecca. And now, the University Town Center Mall is set for opening, and promises a a whole new level of shopping in Sarasota. With stores like Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Abercrombie and Fitch, Sarasota residents will now longer have to travel to Tampa for upscale shopping.
The residential communites that line University Parkway, however, exude peace and tranquility. Older neighborhoods offer one acre plus lots and traditional ranch homes, while the newer communities provide gleaming townhomes with fabulous amenities. From sprawling golf course estate homes, to trendy loft aparments, its all on University.
University Parkway is in close proximity to I-75, and the Sarasota airport. Lakewood Ranch is directly to the east, and 15 minutes to the southwest are the white sandy beaches of Lido Key. Sarasota's exciting downtown is only 15 minutes away, and the world famous Ringling Museum is just down the road. When you live on University, you are truly in the middle of it all.