South Sarasota

Welcome to South Sarasota

Historical and luxurious waterfront living
Known as one of the best upscale suburbs in the Sarasota area, South Sarasota has a lot to offer residents and tourists. This area is near the beach and has lovely subtropical weather and beautiful greenery. The streets are adorned with Banyan trees and tropical plants. The sheer beauty of this community makes it an excellent choice for those looking for a new location to call home.
Roomy beachfront properties, loads of exciting recreation, and the peaceful vibe of the residential areas make South Sarasota an excellent place for anyone to live. There are many great restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. And if you're in the mood for more excitement, downtown is just a short drive away.

What to Love

  • Proximity to Siesta Key and Lido Key
  • Beautiful waterfront properties in Hudson Acres
  • Southside Village’s shopping and dining

Local Lifestyle

The community has an exclusive feel but is open to everyone. Impressive architecture is a staple in South Sarasota. Waterfront properties such as 1920s bungalows, suburban ranch homes, and palatial estates are top choices for residents. There are also plenty of spacious single-family homes and high-rise condominiums.
Peacefulness is one of the area's best attributes, making it appealing to people from all walks of life. And natural resources are abundant because of the fantastic agriculture and orchards.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

South Sarasota's shopping and dining experiences include many local restaurants and family-owned businesses. Morton's Gourmet Market is a great option when residents are in the market for groceries. They are a family-owned gourmet supermarket that offers a bakery, coffee shop, prime meats, and seafood. 
If you are searching for a great selection of the latest trends in fashion, RHA Boutique and Blend Fashion House offer just that. RHA Boutique has a unique selection of women's clothing, accessories, and baby products. Blend Fashion House provides high-quality clothing and accessories. The boutique also has trendy home decor. 
There are exceptional dining opportunities in South Sarasota. A Sprig of Thyme is a fine dining restaurant with French cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients. Veronica Fish and Oyster Bar is a seafood house with a supper-club feel with a raw bar, tasty cocktails, and Sunday brunch. And Libby's serves delicious seasonal American dishes in a stylish space with outdoor seating.

Things to Do

The beautiful weather and beachy feel of South Sarasota make it a good place for outdoor activities and exploring nature. Phillippi Estate Park is a historic site and a 60-acre natural area park on the shores of Phillippi Creek. There are many recreational and historical amenities for visitors to explore. The cool, fine white sands and cerulean waters of Siesta Beach are just a short trip away. 
See the amazing marine exhibits at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, which contain manatees, sharks, sea turtles, and otters. The Sarasota Jungle Gardens have over 200 native and exotic animals, 10 acres of tropical greenery, and bird and animal shows for your viewing pleasure.


Sarasota County is known for its extraordinary school system. South Sarasota has many high-ranking educational institutions:



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Overview for South Sarasota, FL

4,700 people live in South Sarasota, where the median age is 55.3 and the average individual income is $74,223. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

55.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for South Sarasota, FL

South Sarasota has 2,212 households, with an average household size of 2.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Sarasota do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,700 people call South Sarasota home. The population density is 2,443.28 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.06 / 49.94%

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Schools in South Sarasota, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby South Sarasota. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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PreK - 12th
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Sarasota Virtual Instruction Program
K - 12th
Sarasota Virtual Instruction (Course Offerings)
9th - 12th
No rating available
Phillippi Shores Elementary School
PreK - 5th

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