Sarasota Heights, Southgate

Welcome to the south of Downtown

Where coastal charm meets city convenience

Nestled comfortably between the sun-kissed beaches of Siesta Key and the vibrant heart of downtown Sarasota, Sarasota Heights, Southgate is where life truly feels like a year-round vacation. Living here means being greeted by palm-lined streets, historic homes, and the unmistakable buzz of a community that loves where it lives. As you explore the winding avenues, you'll soon discover why "West of Trail" is a phrase spoken with such reverence by locals. The proximity to downtown and the mesmerizing Siesta Key, all without the hassle of bridge traffic, is genuinely something special.

What truly sets Sarasota Heights, Southgate apart is its balance of coastal tranquility with city accessibility. Want a quiet day watching the sun dance over the waves? Siesta Key is right around the corner. Feeling like immersing yourself in the city's culture, shopping, and dining? Downtown Sarasota awaits. But if you're in the mood for something local, this neighborhood's own unique gems will undoubtedly entice you.

What to Love

  • Coastal vibes combined with city convenience
  • Architectural charm with a blend of historic and modern homes
  • Close-knit community spirit
  • Quick and easy access to beachside relaxation
  • Enviable location "West of the Trail"

Local Lifestyle

Life in Sarasota Heights, Southgate is all about embracing the Sarasota spirit. Residents are a blend of laid-back beachcombers and enthusiastic urbanites, creating a diverse and vibrant community. Weekends here are for farmer’s market strolls, beach picnics, or perhaps a local event at Oyster Bay. The local vibe is casual yet sophisticated, where flip-flops might be paired with designer sunglasses and where neighborhood barbecues can easily turn into gourmet potlucks.

Dining and Entertainment

In the heart of Sarasota Heights, Southgate, you’ll find an eclectic mix of dining spots. From cozy bistros to upscale fine dining, this locale boasts an eclectic mix of restaurants, each offering a unique gastronomic experience. Whether you're in the mood for international cuisine, fusion flavors, or classic comfort food, Sarasota Heights, Southgate has a dining spot to suit every taste and occasion, making it a true culinary hub for food enthusiasts of all kinds.

Now, if you're looking for entertainment, downtown Sarasota is just a stone's throw away. With theaters, art galleries, and live music venues, the city's cultural scene is rich and varied. But let’s not forget Siesta Key, where beachfront bars host live bands and where every sunset is its own celebration.

Things to Do

Sarasota Heights, Southgate is a hub of activities. Siesta Key, renowned for its powdery white sand beaches, is the perfect spot for sunbathing, beach volleyball, or simply watching dolphins play in the waves. But if you want to add a touch of adventure to your beach day, jet-ski rentals and parasailing are also popular choices among residents.

Back on the mainland, Oyster Bay beckons with its tranquil waters — ideal for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. The bay area also features scenic trails, making it a favorite spot for joggers and cyclists who love a water view with their workout.


The Sarasota Heights, Southgate area is part of the acclaimed Sarasota County School District. Families can expect top-notch education with a range of high-quality schools that cater to various age groups. With a focus on holistic development, academic excellence, and a plethora of extracurricular activities, students in this neighborhood are given all the tools they need to thrive and excel.

Overview for Sarasota Heights, Southgate, FL

6,045 people live in Sarasota Heights, Southgate, where the median age is 50.2 and the average individual income is $43,464. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Sarasota Heights, Southgate, FL

There's plenty to do around Sarasota Heights, Southgate, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

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

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Dining 3.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.28 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.35 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.72 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.68 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sarasota Heights, Southgate, FL

Sarasota Heights, Southgate has 2,709 households, with an average household size of 2.22. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sarasota Heights, Southgate do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,045 people call Sarasota Heights, Southgate home. The population density is 3,605.52 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Sarasota Heights, Southgate, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Sarasota Heights, Southgate. 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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Incarnation Catholic School
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