03/01/2017 - Mark Sarasota

Why Are New Homebuyers Choosing Downtown Over The Beach?

Why Are New Homebuyers Choosing Downtown Over The Beach?

When walking through many areas of Sarasota or in the surrounding neighborhoods it is difficult not to notice the new vibe in town. There are more permanent residents moving to downtown and they are out and about taking full advantage of their surroundings.

More and more people are choosing to make their home purchases in the city and its neighborhoods and many are choosing new construction. While there are a few new additions to the outskirts, new home choices in Downtown Sarasota remain very limited. the Mark Sarasota surrounds you with all the world-class attractions Sarasota, Florida has to offer - from beaches and boating to arts and culture. When you live here, each day dawns with endless possibilities, many of the finest just a few steps from home.

The City Draw

While some may equate cities with renters, Sarasota is seeing more renters become buyers. That trend spans generations with buyers from millennials, Generation X, Generation Y all the way to empty nesters.

Buyers are looking to capture the anticipation appreciation of downtown real estate without sacrificing their city lifestyles. There's no doubt the city is where they want to be, and many who purchase an in-town weekend retreat and then later make the move to the city full-time.

With its one-of-a-kind combination of iconic architecture, contemporary luxury residences featuring one-, two- and three- bedroom floorplans and elevated club level amenities, - the Mark offers landmark living at the pinnacle of this sophisticated seaside mecca. When you combine this with a desirable location and pricing starting from the mid $600,000s for a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, plus den luxury condominium residence, the opportunity becomes even more compelling.

What the City Offers

Why Are New Homebuyers Choosing Downtown Over The Beach?

Living in the city puts homeowners within minutes of all the culture and entertainment Sarasota has to offer. The excitement of Sarasota's recent downtown renaissance seems to be building on an almost daily basis. An ever-expanding variety of award-winning restaurants, stylish boutiques and art galleries along Palm Avenue and Main Street offer an endless array of diversions just steps from the Mark.

Walkable dining options down State Street includes Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse and the lively bistro offerings of State Street Eating House. Other celebrated downtown destinations include Jack Dusty at The Ritz-Carlton overlooking Sarasota Bay and the iconic Marina Jack for dockside cocktails and dining just two short blocks from home at the foot of Bayfront Park.

Transforming The City

While homeowners are attracted to the new and contemporary designs, the design doesn't change the historic neighborhoods and friendly people who make up the community. Residents at the Mark will enjoy being in the middle of the action with, but they also value the privacy that is afforded to them by the separation of the public and private spaces within the community.

The Mark Sarasota also offers the luxury of simplicity – the ultimate convenience of a maintenance free, lock-and-leave lifestyle with on-site property management coordinating all resident services. A front desk concierge, secured access at all entry and exit points, access-controlled elevators, parking, and 24/7 staffed, secured lobby provide additional comfort and peace of mind.

Why Are New Homebuyers Choosing Downtown Over The Beach?

Private, elevated club level amenities include a resort-style pool surrounded by inviting entertainment areas, are pit lounge and outdoor kitchen. The elegant Residents' Club Room features a catering kitchen and club bar for entertaining or special events. The News Room is designed to provide the day's current world and financial news in a relaxing atmosphere with comfortable seating areas and a daily coffee/beverage station. A state-of-the-art fitness center fulfills the promise of daily exercise, health and well-being.

The Mark Sarasota

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Groundbreaking will commence early 2017. Expected delivery Summer 2019. To learn more, visit