Indian Beach Sapphire Shores - the Museum District

Indian Beach Sapphire Shores - Museum District

Indian Beach Sapphire Shores – the Museum District

A city neighborhood – A bay front neighborhood – A West of Trail neighborhood

Discover Indian Beach Sapphire Shores – the Museum District, established in 1891, in the City of Sarasota. It is “West of Trail” – nestled between Sarasota Bay and Tamiami Trail. The Ringling complex is the northern boundary. To the south, the neighborhood ends at Whitaker Bayou. A popular neighborhood for centuries, it was occupied by native Indians long ago. Stories of shell middens in the neighborhood still exist. You can learn more from Sarasota History Alive. Home to The Ringling, this area is also known as the Museum District.Indian Beach Sapphire Shores - Museum District

There are two bayfront parks neighborhood. Residents often gather to watch the sunset, walk their dogs, fish, launch canoes/kayaks, or merely visit with one another. One park is located where Indian Beach Drive becomes Bay Shore Drive. The other is at Sun Circle. (See photos above and at right.)

Here you will find bayfront estates, medium sized homes, and small bungalows. A number of homes have historic designation. The age of Indian Beach Sapphire Shores neighborhood - Museum Districtconstruction varies greatly – 1920s to very recent. Consequently, the architecture is eclectic. Styles include 1920s Mediterranean Indian Beach Sapphire Shores neighborhood - Museum DistrictRevival, Craftsmen Bungalows of the ’20s-’30s, 1950s Bungalows and a bit of Sarasota School of Architecture, too. You’ll find vintage charm with modern convenience. Many of the streets have canopy trees. If you’re new to Florida, you’ll likely be delighted discovering the enormous variety of Florida native and Florida-friendly plants. The neighborhood is very walkable.

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1st Quarter 2016 MLS statistics – residential properties sold – Indian Beach Sapphire Shores – the museum district:     ♦ High $3,050,000     ♦ Low $170,000     ♦  Average $564,434     ♦  Median $289,000


Whimsey Museum - Indian Beach Sapphire Shores neighborhood - Museum DistrictThe Indian Beach Sapphire Shores neighborhood (the Museum District) is home to a number of visual/performing arts venues, restaurants and more. A partial list includes the Ringling complex – (Ringling Art Museum, Circus Museum, and Ca d’Zan, John & Mable Ringling’s bayfront mansion); Asolo Repertory Theatre; Marietta’s Museum of Art & Whimsy; Musé Restaruant at the Ringling; Carr’s Corner Café; Painter’s Palate; LeAnh’s Vietnamese; and, Jungle Gardens. There’s still more for you to discover . . . nearby Ringling College of Art & Design . . . a trip to downtown for Farmer’s Market on Saturday or one of the many performing arts venues . . . a visit to St. Armands Circle for shopping and dining . . . Lido Beach . . . . All just a short car ride away.

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As the neighborhood association web site states, “We are a community of people who care . . . about the city, about our neighborhood, about each other.” Based on personal experiences, I agree. Call, text, or Email. I’ll gladly tell you more. Moreover, I’ll help you find your next home in the neighborhood.

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