West of the Trail

A highly sought-after waterfront residential community situated right in the middle of bustling Sarasota.

Welcome to West of the Trail

There are only a few miles between route US 41, also known as Tamiami Trail, and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This stretch of the city is called “West of the Trail” and is a highly sought-after waterfront residential community situated right in the middle of bustling Sarasota. The eclectic mix of historic homes and newer construction provide convenient access and proximity to Sarasota Bay and the beaches of Siesta Key and Lido Key. This area offers proximity to downtown, beaches, and tons of amenities – all while remaining a tranquil oceanside community flushed with grassy front lawns, palm-lined driveways, and, of course, spectacular views.
 

Location

West of the Trail is located to the west of Tamiami Trail (US 41), which is a major roadway running through Sarasota.
 

Real Estate

An array of architectural styles characterizes the neighborhood, including historic homes, Mediterranean-style villas, contemporary residents, and waterfront estate. Many properties offer stunning views of the bay or are situated along picturesque canals.
 

Amenities

Residents of West of the Trail enjoy convenient access to a variety of amenities, including boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and the local favorite Morton’s Market. Nearby attractions include the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is one other noteworthy community amenity that offers Southwest Florida’s greatest in-depth care and has earned numerous accolades and awards over the years.
 

Schools

Several highly-rated schools, both public and private, making West of the Trail an attractive option for families. Southside Elementary is located in the heart of West of the Trail and offers walkability for families whose children attend.
 

Outdoor Recreation

With its proximity to the bay, West of the Trail offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation including boating, fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Nearby parks and nature preserves provide additional green space for residents to enjoy.
 

Culture and Entertainment

West of the Trail residents enjoy easy access to theaters, music venues, art galleries, and cultural events throughout the year that make Sarasota the cultural hub of Florida.

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Overview for West of the Trail, FL

21,692 people live in West of the Trail, where the median age is 42.7 and the average individual income is $27,407. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,692

Total Population

42.7 years

Median Age

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

$27,407

Average individual Income

Around West of the Trail, FL

There's plenty to do around West of the Trail, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walking Score
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Bikeable
Bike 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 1.15 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.07 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.39 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.72 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.96 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West of the Trail, FL

West of the Trail has 8,696 households, with an average household size of 2.41. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West of the Trail do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,692 people call West of the Trail home. The population density is 3,319.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,692

Total Population

High

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

42.7

Median Age

46.98 / 53.02%

Men vs Women

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8,696

Total Households

2.41

Average Household Size

$27,407

Average individual Income

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Schools in West of the Trail, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby West of the Trail. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Booker Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Bay Haven School Of Basics Plus
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Emma E. Booker Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available

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