Harbor Acres

Top restaurants, attractions, and shopping are only five minutes away from bustling downtown Sarasota.

Welcome to Harbor Acres

An upscale and coveted neighborhood with sweeping bayfront views.
Harbor Acres is an exclusive and sought-after section of Sarasota a few minutes south of downtown. Hugging Sarasota’s waterfront with direct views of Bird Key across Sarasota Bay, this quaint and beautifully landscaped residential neighborhood is popular for those who enjoy boating. Most properties in this tight-knit community have private docks perfect for boating and sailing. Top restaurants, attractions, and shopping are only five minutes away from bustling downtown Sarasota.
A laid-back coastal atmosphere provides residents with a relaxed and quiet lifestyle, with quick access to the best beaches in Florida, the city amenities of Sarasota, and spectacular weather year-round. Homes have a blend of architectural styles resembling “old Florida” mixed among the more modern and contemporary designs. Residents come together to celebrate the community at the annual Sarasota Jazz Festival, Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival, and the Sarasota Chalk Festival.

What to Love

  • A coveted neighborhood along Sarasota’s bayfront
  • Boaters will delight in having their own private dock
  • Stunning white-sand beaches minutes away
  • Access to top restaurants and luxury shopping

Local Lifestyle

Harbor Acres is an upscale and tranquil place to live, with stunning views of Sarasota Bay and the charming Bird Key. With spectacular weather throughout the year, residents can enjoy outdoor activities such as lounging at the beach, boating, kayaking, tennis, or fishing any day they desire.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Harbor Acres is a small yet elite residential neighborhood where the best restaurants and high-end shopping are less than 2 miles away in downtown Sarasota. Seafood has a strong influence on the food scene, as the fresh catch from the Gulf of Mexico is easily accessible. Two seafood restaurants that stand out for serving top-notch seafood are Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood and Owen’s Fish Camp. Both have a dynamite selection of seafood that locals love.
Michael’s on East is elevated New American food in a modern setting with seafood, steaks, duck, and pasta, to name a few menu favorites. At Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, savor steak, chops, and lobster cooked to perfection. For an eclectic selection of American entrees in a cozy bistro-style restaurant, Rosemary & Thyme is sure to be a hit. Enjoy refined Peruvian flavors at Selva Downtown Sarasota, dining on ceviche, empanadas, and entrees with steak, fish, or lamb that won’t disappoint.
Locals have a variety of luxury shopping, all a short distance from home. Several boutique-style shops and designer brands can be found in downtown Sarasota, at St. Armands Circle on Lido Key, the Crossings at Siesta Key, and The Mall at University Town Center.

Things to Do

Boating and sailing are a big draw for living in Harbor Acres, with proximity to Sarasota Bay and usage of private docks. A leisurely walk, picnicking, a playground, mesmerizing sunsets, and a tiki bar make the Bayfront Park & Marina a great place to take in the coastal lifestyle. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a tropical oasis amidst the city, is north of Harbor Acres and along the bayfront. Covering 45 acres, the gardens offer views of air plants, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, and other exotic plants.
One of the perks of living along Florida’s coast and minutes from Sarasota’s barrier islands is having access to the best beaches in the state. Both Siesta Key and Lido Key have stark white-sand beaches and blue azure waters of the Gulf that make one feel as if they are on vacation. Locals can stay active by walking, running, or cycling over the John Ringling Causeway that links Sarasota to St. Armands Circle, Lido Key, and Longboat Key. Plus, the views of Sarasota’s skyline and the bay are incredible. Hop on the flat and paved Legacy Trail, an old railroad corridor that stretches 18 miles from Sarasota to Venice.
Golfers can play on several premier golf courses with TPC Prestancia, Tatum Ridge Golf Links, and University Park Country Club. Explore the lush tropical gardens of Sarasota Jungle Gardens with the opportunity to see exotic birds, flamingos, small mammals, snakes, crocodiles, and primates.


Harbor Acres has top-quality schools served by Sarasota County Schools.

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