Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key and Lido Key

Welcome to the heart of Sarasota

Where coastal elegance meets city convenience


With the allure of downtown Sarasota at its fingertips and the serene vibes of Siesta Key or Lido Beach a stone's throw away, Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key & Lido Key truly captures the essence of Floridian living. Not only does this area ooze charm, but its strategic location also offers residents the best of both worlds: a bustling city life with a slice of beach paradise. Stroll through its tree-lined streets, and you'll discover an eclectic blend of architecture, from historic bungalows to modern condos, each radiating a unique character.

But the real gem here is undeniably St. Armands Circle. A veritable magnet for both locals and visitors, this iconic route draws you into a whirlwind of boutiques, eateries, and lively entertainment. It's no wonder that Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key & Lido Key has become one of the most sought-after neighborhoods, as it seamlessly merges metropolitan excitement with coastal relaxation.
 

What to Love

  • Proximity to the illustrious St. Armands Circle
  • Excellent shopping and gourmet dining options at your doorstep
  • Top-notch schools fostering academic excellence
  • Breathtaking beaches like Siesta Key and Lido Beach
  • A vibrant community vibe that welcomes all

Local Lifestyle

Residents pride themselves on living in a community where every day feels like a vacation. Whether it's sipping your morning latte at a chic café downtown or partaking in a sunset beach yoga session, the lifestyle here caters to both the active and the relaxed. With a plethora of recreational spots, community events, and a dynamic arts scene, there's always an avenue to meet fellow residents, partake in local culture, and simply relish the sun-kissed ambiance of the region.
 

Dining and Entertainment

St. Armands Circle is undoubtedly the crown jewel when it comes to dining and entertainment. With its myriad of gourmet restaurants, residents are spoiled for choice. Enjoy fresh seafood at an upscale waterfront restaurant, or indulge in international cuisines ranging from Italian to Thai, each establishment promising an unforgettable gastronomic journey.

Beyond food, the circle boasts a variety of boutique stores that redefine retail therapy. For art aficionados, numerous galleries dot the area, showcasing both local and international talent. As evening descends, the entertainment options only heighten. Whether it's live music, theater, or simply a relaxing evening at a wine bar, there's always something to satiate the cultural palate.
 

Things to Do

For beach enthusiasts, Siesta Key and Lido Beach offer the quintessential coastal experience. Imagine powdery white sands between your toes and the mesmerizing sound of waves, all while the sun paints the sky in hues of orange and pink. It's not just about sunbathing; these beaches are hubs for water sports, beach volleyball, and even spontaneous drum circles at dusk.

Back in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key & Lido Key, St. Armands Circle beckons again, but this time for its events. Throughout the year, the circle transforms into a venue for art festivals, car shows, and holiday parades. Each event brings with it a unique vibrancy, making the circle a dynamic epicenter of entertainment and community bonding.
 

Schools

For families considering the Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key & Lido Key area, the educational landscape is anchored by the Sarasota County School District. The district offers a variety of esteemed institutions tailored to cater to the diverse needs of its students. Within or close to this neighborhood, you'll find:

  • Alta Vista Elementary School: A hub for elementary education, nurturing young minds and setting the foundation for a successful academic journey.
  • Southside Elementary School: Another excellent option for elementary education, Southside stands as a testament to the district's commitment to quality.
  • Booker Middle School: A pivotal institution guiding young learners through their middle school years, offering both academic and extracurricular excellence.
  • Booker High School: A beacon of secondary education, this school boasts various programs and activities, ensuring students are college and career-ready.

 

Overview for Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key and Lido Key, FL

638 people live in Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key and Lido Key, where the median age is 64 and the average individual income is $132,749. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

638

Total Population

64 years

Median Age

High

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

$132,749

Average individual Income

Around Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key and Lido Key, FL

There's plenty to do around Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key and Lido Key, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

12
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
44
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including ARCADEbar, Fam Cuisine, and Mazzone Olive Oil.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.16 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.94 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.53 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.98 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key and Lido Key, FL

Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key and Lido Key has 325 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown Sarasota, Bird Key and Lido Key do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

638

Total Population

High

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

64

Median Age

47.81 / 52.19%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
325

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$132,749

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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