Just a few blocks to the south of the downtown hub, Avondale Sarasota is a lush and picturesque “west of the trail” neighborhood that is highly sought after by home buyers. The Hudson Bayou borders Avondale to the north, while Osprey Avenue and historic US 41, or Tamiami Trail, form its east/west borders, and Bahia Vista St. is the southern border. The architecturally stunning Sarasota High School also flanks this quaint and charming neighborhood.
Built at a time when Sarasota was experiencing the housing boom of the 1920s, the homes of Avondale reflect a variety of home styles of her day, with Spanish style homes being popular at the time. But you can also find the Florida Ranch homes, Craftsman-style bungalows, and Northern Colonial styles populating the area as well.
Each of Avondale’s streets are lined with sidewalks for venturing out along mature, oak-lined streets that can carry you eventually to a variety of walk-able destinations: Mid-Town Shopping Center, Selby Gardens, Downtown Sarasota, the bay front, or to a quiet stroll along the lush and beautiful Hudson Bayou.
Avondale is perfectly located to all of the action in downtown Sarasota. Known for its burgeoning arts scene, Sarasota offers plenty of arts and entertainment options. If music is your preference, you’ll find everything from the Sarasota Opera, to various jazz and blues venues, to rock and roll. Enjoy fine dining at places like Indigenous, famous for its imaginative menu and commitment to the ultimate in fresh by only using local ingredients.
Buy some of those fresh ingredients yourself on any given Saturday morning, where the Lemon Street Market has now become so popular that it has spread into much or State Street. Thousands of early Saturday shoppers enjoy buying fresh, local produce and a wide variety of plants, handmade breads and pastries, and artisan crafts and food products. When you are finished with your shopping, you are only minutes from home, whether you are driving or cycling.
If the description of Avondale in Sarasota whets your appetite, please give me a call at 941-928-8892. I’d love to help you get more acquainted with this amazing neighborhood. Feel free to use my website www.SarasotaRealEstate.com as your one-stop source for West of the Trail Sarasota real estate.