Sarasota West of the Trail

Considered as Florida’s west coast jewel.

Welcome to Sarasota, West of the Trail

A waterfront oasis of golf and tropical resorts 

With its abundance of culture, arts, and tropical elegance, Sarasota is considered as Florida’s west coast jewel. But nestled within this cosmopolitan city is a community even more prestigious, the area known as West of the Trail. The trail in question is the Tamiami Trail, which spans the 275 miles of Route 41 connecting Tampa and Miami, and the coveted land to the west is the West of the Trail community. This is Old Florida, a land of canopying trees and historic homes, stunning Mediterranean-style estates, and sprawling waterfront mansions. 

West of the Trail real estate includes some of the most spectacular properties in the nation. Estates are gorgeous, the market is competitive, and resale values are impressive. The most sought-after neighborhoods include Harbor Acres, Cherokee Park, and McClellan Park. While the homes themselves are a major draw, West of the Trail’s prime location is another reason for its popularity. Lush, leafy streets sport an abundance of palm trees, the roads are quiet and peaceful, and the shopping and fine dining scene are unparalleled. 

Ideally situated on the shores of Sarasota Bay, south of vibrant Downtown Sarasota and across from Longboat Key, West of the Trail blends residential bliss with coastal charm and access to sophisticated city living. Nearby Siesta Key, named one of the top beaches in America, provides a dynamic nightlife and the breezy, alfresco cafes of a classic beach town. Across the bay, St. Armands Circle is a bastion of upscale shopping and culinary standouts. Fresh seafood fare becomes a work of art at Crab & Fin, an airy white-linen establishment with exquisite dishes and sophisticated spirits. 

Sarasota’s Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy features the vivid colors and eclectic fun of Florida’s beach culture, as well as enchanting sculptures and off-beat artwork. The Founders Club, a private golf community set on rolling acres of verdant, meticulously landscaped grounds, sets an elegant standard of living for an already posh place. The accompanying Founders Golf Club supplies members with a championship course, stellar hospitality, and a beautifully appointed clubhouse.
 
Families living in Sarasota, West of the Trail, enjoy access to the Sarasota County School District, which contains such historic and highly lauded schools as Southside Elementary School and Phillippi Shores Elementary School.

Overview for Sarasota West of the Trail, FL

14,203 people live in Sarasota West of the Trail, where the median age is 53.5 and the average individual income is $50,164. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,203

Total Population

53.5 years

Median Age

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

$50,164

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Sarasota West of the Trail, FL

Sarasota West of the Trail has 6,708 households, with an average household size of 2.07. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sarasota West of the Trail do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,203 people call Sarasota West of the Trail home. The population density is 3,196.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,203

Total Population

High

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

53.5

Median Age

46.98 / 53.02%

Men vs Women

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6,708

Total Households

2.07

Average Household Size

$50,164

Average individual Income

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Schools in Sarasota West of the Trail, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Sarasota 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.
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Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Incarnation Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Brookside Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Southside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
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