The attraction of this area is the proximity to the Ringling College of Art and Design, The University of South Florida, New College, the Ringling Museum complex, and numerous theaters. You'll find artists, musicians, students and faculty, and residents who just like the feel of the community.
As has already been mentioned, there are artists in the Towles Court area, but property in the surrounding are has become rather pricey in recent years. It would be helpful if you could provide a price range and describe the type of housing that appeals to you, so that we can help you to focus on areas that will work for you.
Another area that has developed rather nicely in the past couple of years and definitely has a "bohemian feel" at more reasonable prices is the Village Of The Arts in Bradenton, which is conveniently located just east of downtown in an area bounded by 9th Ave. West (ML King) on the north and 17th Ave. West on the south. The west boundary is 14th St. West, and the east boundary is 9th Street West. You'll find that the Art Center-Manatee is nearby, and the South Florida Museum is not too far away. It's not Sarasota, but it really is not very far from the colleges, theaters and museums that are either on the north side of Sarasota or downtown. If you get a chance, do that Art Walk on the first Friday of any month in Bradenton's Village of The Arts. You might find that you like it.
Getting back to Sarasota, you might try snooping around just east of downtown, but be prepared to see some pretty pricey real estate. Go just a little farther eat, though, and you might find some more reasonable properties.
As is always the case, it's difficult to steer you in the right direction without a little more information. Your budget, your interests, your knowledge of Sarasota, the type of housing that appeals to you, and plenty of other factors are important things that we need to assist you.
I would be happy to answer any other questions that you might have, and to email you listings of properties in the areas mentioned. This will help you to focus on the neighborhoods that are likely to have the greatest appeal. I can be reached on my cell phone at (941) 321-9664, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to see all of the properties that are currently listed for sale in the various neighborhoods, please visit my web site at http://www.CharlesOffer.com . If you click on "Sarasota Homes", you will see a map of Sarasota. Click on any area of the map, and you will have access to all of the listings in that neighborhood. I think that this is very helpful to people who are unfamiliar with specific neighborhoods and street names. You can easily click on the map along either side of north Tamiami Trail for example (areas 31 and 32), and can search for homes and condos in your price range.
I hope that this has been helpful to you.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, LLC
I would have to say there are three main areas in Sarasota that fit your question. One would be Towles Court near Adams Lane and US 301 another would be Burns Court off of Cocoanut and Burns Ct and the last would be Palm Ave. near main Street. There is another area that is dedicated to Multi Media Art and that would be the Ringling School of Art and Design. All these areas have residential or condo homes available in the general vacinity. I would be happy to forward information and listings from these areas if you will provide me with your email address.
William Gregory, Realtor
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