If you’re looking for a Bungalow home in Sarasota, downtown has 3 great neighborhoods to include in your search…and don’t worry about being too far away from the beach living downtown. Siesta Key, regularly voted the #1 beach in Florida is only a 10-15 minute drive away.
Historical Laurel Park
Historical Laurel Park, is truly one of Sarasota's most charming residential neighborhoods. It’s a highly sought after area for buyers that appreciate historical architecture. Once you step outside your front door, you’re within walking distance to: Main Street, Sarasota Bayfront Park and Marina Jacks, Burns Court Historic District, and dozens of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Buyers will find mostly 1920-1940s era homes here, most of which have remodeled with modern conveniences. This area is Bungalow heaven and definitely worth a close look if you’re looking for a home in Sarasota.
Arlington Park, conveniently located less than two miles from downtown Sarasota, is a great spot to find Bungalow style homes in Sarasota. In addition to offering a variety of Bungalows in various styles and sizes, this neighborhood embraces Florida’s natural outdoor beauty. Arlington Park is one of the South Florida locations on the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail. The city park offers its residents a 50-meter lap pool, 25-yard instructional pool, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, tennis courts, playground, racquetball court, outdoor gym, and huge dog park.
Gillespie Park is a neighborhood that has seen a revival in recent years. There are a number of renovated 1920s-30s era Bungalows. While this specific area is not considered a luxury area, there is major potential to find an awesome Bungalow home in an area on a major economic upswing. Gillespie Park sits just north of downtown Sarasota and is increasingly attractive to home buyers due to developers building apartments and commercial spaces in the area. Named in honor of Sarasota’s first mayor, John Gillespie, the neighborhood’s centerpiece is a sprawling park of the same name and is a great place to find a genuine 1920’s Bungalow home.