Gracewater is a new lifestyle community taking shape in an exciting Sarasota location. It’s an intimate collection of just 216 single-family homes and 268 paired villas that wrap their way around 13 lakes, acres of conservation areas, and quiet cul-de-sacs. But just beyond the community’s gated entrance, the best of Sarasota is within easy reach. Here is a look at what is literally right outside residents’ doors.

At the Heart of It All.

Once known as North Sarasota or Sarasota Proper, the emergence of this area as a desirable address is due to its incredibly convenient location. Whether working or playing, going to school, or shopping, Sarasota’s best amenities are less than a half-hour away.

Gracewater is The Best Place to Travel From.

Anyone who travels for business will tell you that living in a location near the airport or significant transportation arteries gets them to work and, more importantly, back home quicker. Gracewater is just 12 minutes or 5.2 miles from I-75, the north-south interstate highway from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, on the Canadian border, all the way to the northwest of Miami. It’s uninterrupted and runs for 1,768 miles through six states.

SRQ International Airport is only 3.1 miles away and reachable in just eight minutes. From SRQ (Sarasota Bradenton International), you can fly non-stop to dozens of major cities, including Toronto, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Detroit, and Houston, to name but a few. Plus, check-in lines at SRQ are much shorter than at mega-airports, and fewer long lines of planes stacked up for take-off or landing.

Work in Healthcare? Gracewater is Near Both of Sarasota’s Major Hospital Systems.

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is just 15 minutes or 7 miles away and is a system of hospitals, doctors’ offices, and diagnostic services that has received numerous awards and accreditations by the Joint Commission, medical societies, and accrediting bodies.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is just 15 minutes, or 5.1 miles away. Sarasota Memorial is one of only 41 organizations worldwide to win a 2022 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award, the third time the organization has received such an honor.

Want to Go Shopping or Eat Out? It’s All Just Minutes Away.

Of course, all the day-to-day conveniences, like grocers and dry cleaners, are just steps from the gates of Gracewater. Plus, the famous shops and restaurants of St. Armands Circle are just 7.3 miles, or 19 minutes away. Renowned as an international marketplace, St. Armands Circle offers places to shop for trinkets and treasures, high fashion, home decor, and fine dining under the stars.

University Town Center is widely regarded as Sarasota’s premier shopping and dining destination and is just 13 minutes, or 5.5 miles away. More than 20 dining options at University Town Center, including Brio Italian Grille, Kona Grill, and Seasons 52. Women’s boutiques like Ann Taylor, Buckle, Saks Fifth Avenue, and men’s stores, including Tommy Bahama, Hugo Boss, and Johnston & Murphy.

Main Street runs through the heart of downtown, and branching off this main drag are colorfully named streets such as Pineapple, Orange, Lemon, and Palm. Visit Sarasota describes Main Street Downtown as “a scene of eateries, theaters, shopping boutiques, and artist enclaves. More shops and colorful bungalows turned into bakeries, galleries, salons, and yoga studios surround central downtown and are divided into five districts: Burns Court, Towles Court, Rosemary District, Historic Palm Avenue, and Gillespie Park.”

Living at Gracewater Puts You at The Heart of Florida’s Culture Coast.

Less than five miles away, Gracewater residents can visit the world-famous John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art or catch a performance at the Sarasota Opera House. Several arts and culture districts within the City’s downtown core, including the Rosemary Arts + Design District, where you’ll find many community events, open-air markets, and art shows. Historic Burns Court spans only a few colorful blocks and offers a feast for the eyes with enlarged murals located throughout. Also downtown, you’ll find the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens along the waterfront, the Circus Arts Conservatory, Florida Studio Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Sarasota Art Museum, and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, to name a few. Towles Court is a unique combination of tropical flora and Old Florida charm with its quaint bungalows and Towles Court Artist Colony. Here you’ll enjoy Third Friday Art Walks and Open Studio Nights, with live music and chatting with the artists about their art and inspiration.

Water, Water, Everywhere.

Siesta Key Beach, which is just 25 minutes or 10.8 miles away, was named the #1 Beach in the U.S. in 2020 for good reason. Its sugar sand beaches and crystal turquoise waters off some of the most beautiful beach experiences anywhere on the Gulf Coast. Lido Key is a barrier island off the coast and is Siesta Key’s gorgeous neighbor. Longboat Key is just 15.6 miles away and reached in 30 minutes. Originally settled by the Timucuan and Caloosa Indians, you can still visit their shell mounds today on Longboat Key. It’s also believed that Hernando DeSoto visited here with his scout, Juan Anasco, manning the “longboat” as it went through the north pass.

Reserve Your Place in The Center of It All at Gracewater.

Homesite reservations are now available, and the first homes are expected to start construction this fall.  To learn more, visit www.gracewatersrq.com or call 941-841-1833.

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