You have been provided with accurate information. I would like to add that this may also depend largely upon the type of home you are seeking: condo, villa, townhome, single family etc. There are many desirable and affordable location in the Sarasota area.
Keep in mind that a rule of thumb is, west of route 41 and closer to the beaches, you can expect higher prices.
With additional information, we may be able to provide you with some options and samples.
Michael Saunders & Company