There are so many reasons to live in Downtown Sarasota and the Bayfront Park and Marina is just one of them. Open to everyone, the Bayfront Park offers something for everyone. Beautiful vistas at every turn, a place to spend leisure time, a place to enjoy a variety of activities and sports, have a drink, enjoy a great meal, a place to just get away from the hustle and bustle of life. The entrance to this lovely park features a iconic arch. Once you have passed through this welcoming arch you are able to take part in everything the park has to offer.
Sarasota as a city welcomes diversity and you will see people of all ages and walks of life partaking in a wide variety of activities. There are families with children, retirees, dog walkers, joggers, sunbathers, bicyclers, artists, fisherman and fisher-women, picnickers, During the month of April, the park features the inspiring art of Embracing Our Differences with the entrys of children locally and from all over the world.
All of this is conveniently located on beautiful Sarasota Bay at the base of Downtown Sarasota's beautiful skyline. . There are convenient sidewalks, fountains (including an interactive fountain for children), sculptures, benches, swings, boat rentals and charters available (you can take a sunset cruise for under $20 per adult).
There are even two restaurants to explore. Marina Jacks dockside is a Sarasota institution offering enclosed and outdoor dining overlooking the Marina. O'Leary's Tiki Bar and Grill is a relaxed place to get a quick bite to eat or a refreshing cocktail and enjoy the delightful weather and water views.
A first time visit to the park would not be complete without taking a few moments to check out Sarasota's most talked about sculpture, "Unconditional Surrender" a super-sized version of a photograph by Albert Eisenstaedt titled V-J Day in Times Square. The sculptor is Seward Johnson. You can usually spot a grouping of visitors to the area taking turns having their pictures taken under the statue.
There are condos in Downtown Sarasota starting in the $100's and going well up into the millions. There are also a limited number of single family homes and ,of course. apartments. For urban living in a delightful city setting, you cannot do better than Downtown Sarasota.