Downtown Sarasota

Offers a blend of culture, history, and natural beauty making it a compelling destination for residents and visitors.

Welcome to Downtown Sarasota

Downtown Sarasota – a vibrant area known for its cultural attractions, dining scene, and waterfront views – offers a blend of culture, history, and natural beauty making it a compelling destination for residents and visitors.
 
As the cultural capital of Florida, a day in Sarasota might begin at the water's edge and then conclude downtown after sunset. Imagine walking on the beach in the morning and later dining on world-class cuisine before a symphony performance. With a rare combination of artistic cachet and coastal sophistication, Sarasota sparkles for good reason. Attend an opera, stroll through in the Saturday morning farmer's market, or collect shells along the coastline – everyday moments feel vibrant and memorable here.
 

Cultural Venues

The Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota Orchestra, The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and Florida Studio Theatre add to the cultural scene downtown. Located just a short drive away, the John and Marble Ringling Museum of Art also stands out as a popular destination for art enthusiasts.
 

Dining and Shopping

The downtown area offers a diverse range of dining options from upscale restaurants to casual cafes. St. Armanda Circle, a nearby shopping and dining district known for its boutiques and galleries, attracts residents and visitors alike.
 

Bayfront Park

Bayfront Park is a beautiful waterfront area in downtown Sarasota, offering walking paths, green spaces, and stunning views of Sarasota Bay. It’s a great place for picnics, leisurely strolls, or simply relaxing by the water.
 

Circus History

John Ringling, who once called the area home, left an enduring legacy. The Circus Arts Conservatory and Ringling Museum pay homage to this history by offering performances, exhibits, and educational programs.
 

Events and Festivals

Downtown Sarasota hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, including the Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, and Sarasota Chalk festival. The weekly Sarasota farmer’s market draws local artisans, chefs, farmers, and growers to the bustling main street. These events attract visitors from around the region and beyond.
 

Arts and Galleries

Showcasing the work of local and international artists elevates the art scene in downtown Sarasota. Each month, First Friday Gallery Walks allow and encourage art enthusiasts to explore the vibrant art scene in downtown Sarasota.
 

Real Estate

Downtown Sarasota features a mix of residential, commercial, and retail spaces. Luxury condominiums with waterfront views, historic homes with established landscaping, and modern apartment buildings with eclectic energy all cater to distinctive lifestyles.

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Overview for Downtown Sarasota, FL

4,858 people live in Downtown Sarasota, where the median age is 59 and the average individual income is $92,846. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,858

Total Population

59 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$92,846

Average individual Income

Around Downtown Sarasota, FL

There's plenty to do around Downtown Sarasota, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

94
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
71
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
46
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The George, S & T Barbecue, and Coastal Coin Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.39 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.26 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.03 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.9 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.59 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.77 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown Sarasota, FL

Downtown Sarasota has 2,448 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown Sarasota do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,858 people call Downtown Sarasota home. The population density is 12,265.997 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,858

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

59

Median Age

53.62 / 46.38%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,448

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$92,846

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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