Oyster Bay Estates in Sarasota: Why Live on the Sarasota Bay?

Posted by Tamara Berryman on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 7:30pm.

Your new home in Oyster Bay Estates is set right up against the Sarasota Bay, the waterway that separates the mainland city of Sarasota from the barrier islands leading out to the Gulf of Mexico. Living in Sarasota is often considered a dream come true, and there are countless reasons why you might want to live in close proximity to the Sarasota Bay. Here are just a few of them: 

Old Florida Charm 

One characteristic of this section of Sarasota is the prevalence of “old Florida” charm. From the older homes to the curving streets, when you leave the busier areas of the city and meander along the Bay, you'll definitely notice a difference in the way the area looks and feels. This is a coveted characteristic; with so much new development going up in Southwest Florida in terms of strip malls and neighborhoods with cookie-cutter homes, it's refreshing to see touches that remind you of a bygone era.

Location, Location, Location 

What's the most important factor to consider when purchasing real estate? Right, location. Your dream home won't be dreamy for long if you can't stand the neighborhood that you're buying in. The benefit of living in one of the Bay communities, including Oyster Bay, is that you are close to everything but not too close to anything. This means that you have the convenience of all of the downtown amenities just a stone's throw away, but you won't have to worry about the noise and traffic that those living closer to downtown need to consider.

Phenominal Views 

Your location at the Roberts Bay section of the Sarasota Bay puts you in a great spot to witness the spectacular sunsets that are famous in Sarasota and other parts of western Florida. You're very close to Siesta Key, and in fact can see it if you have a home on the water. A quick drive over the North Bridge (Siesta Drive) will have you on the #1 beach in America (rated such in 2011 by Dr. Beach), where you can sink your toes in the white sand and feel the warm Gulf waters for yourself.

Downtown... Everything's Waiting for You  

Downtown Sarasota, located just a few minutes away from your home in Oyster Bay, has everything you could want. From an organic grocery store to art galleries, and from the opera to the ballet to cultural events and festivals, there's always something to do close to home. Downtown Sarasota is a clean and safe place to spend the day. You'll find boutique shopping and a variety of restaurants, plus it's quite walkable. And when you are ready to get back to your quiet haven, home is just minutes away!

Great Schools and Healthcare

Sarasota is known for having an excellent school district; in fact, parents in neighboring counties often make special arrangements to send their children to Sarasota County schools. If you have children, you will undoubtedly be able to find the perfect school for them without having to leave the country; there is a variety of public, charter, magnet and private schools available to choose from. In addition to great schools, Sarasota also has very good healthcare options available. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is on Rt. 41 not far from your home, plus there are urgent care centers, a cardiac health center, a breast health center, a behavioral health facility and much more, and it's all close by.


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4 Bed • 6 Bath • 5,889 Sf


1441 Rebecca Ln, Sarasota

Inspired Coastal Design. Located In The Private Gated Enclave Of Oyster Bay Landings, This Amazing Waterfront Residence Combines Unique Architectur...

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4 Bed • 5 Bath • 4,783 Sf


1522 N Lake Shore Dr, Sarasota

Tucked Away On Lakeshore Drive In A Storybook Lakefront Setting, This Exquisite Estate Embodies Tropical Elegance And Style. Luxurious Appointments...

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5 Bed • 5 Bath • 5,043 Sf


1207 N Lake Shore Dr, Sarasota

The Motivated Owner Has Positioned This Property To Be One Of The Best Waterfront Opportunities In The Marketplace Today. Located On A Boat Basin I...

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Reduced 8%

3 Bed • 6 Bath • 5,968 Sf


1818 N Lake Shore Dr, Sarasota

Set In Oyster Bay Estates And Remarkable In Every Way Is Villa Lidia, A Stunning Example Of Architectural Mastery And Creatively Imagined By Acclai...

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Reduced 7%

3 Bed • 4 Bath • 3,003 Sf • 1 Acres


1313 S Lake Shore Dr, Sarasota

Mid-century Modern, Canal-front Home On Over 1/2 Acre In Desirable Oyster Bay Estates. Easy Access To Roberts Bay/intracoastal. Partial Westerly V...

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5 Bed • 6 Bath • 6,963 Sf


1145 N Lake Shore Dr, Sarasota

Due To Covid 19, This Home May Not Be Shown Until June 1. Seller Has Priced Aggressively At Land Value For Immediate Sale. Located In Oyster Bay, O...

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If all of this does not convince you that living on the Sarasota Bay just might be a dream come true, seeing some of the available properties up close and personal will do the trick. Contact me to schedule a showing of any available Oyster Bay properties. If none are on the market right now, I can also show you other properties located on the Bay, on one of Sarasota's keys, or even in downtown Sarasota. I have the experience necessary to help you find and purchase your perfect Sarasota home, so call today.

Tamara Berryman

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