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DeSoto Acres Homes for Sale – Sarasota, Florida 34234

DeSoto Acres Homes for Sale

DeSoto Acres was developed starting in the 1920s, making it the oldest community outside of Sarasota’s city limits. It covers more than 850 acres spreading on the southeast corner of North Washington Boulevard (U.S. 301) with its eastern boundary defined by North Lockwood Ridge Road. Much of DeSoto Acres’ southern periphery on 47th Street abuts the greens and fairways of the Rolling Green Golf Club. This historic golf club is notably one of the landmarks helping define the prime choices in the Sarasota real estate market.

The DeSoto Acres property was originally called Van Dame Estates, named after its founder William Van Dame, a Chicago businessman who settled permanently in Sarasota in 1923. The name of the community was changed to DeSoto Acres after the county re-platted its acreage in 1945.

DeSoto Acres was set at a minimum of one-house per two acres, making it the largest Low-Density Residential area (RE-1) in Sarasota County. The community’s growth from its inception to the 1940s came slowly. Market interest in DeSoto Acres homes for sale picked up only in the 1950s and the 1960s, with a majority of the community’s residences built during those years.

Equestrienne Character

DeSoto Acres Homes for Sale

Because of the acre-sized lots in DeSoto Acres, it’s common for its homeowners to keep not only dogs and/or cats as pets but also horses. DeSoto Acres is also a bird sanctuary, so it’s very common to see charming Florida wildlife, like bald eagles, hawks, ospreys, and sandhill cranes. Armadillos and foxes are also frequent visitors in DeSoto Acres.

DeSoto Acres still has some vintage homes tracing back to the mid-1920s. There are some new builds too, with the most recent home construction in the community finished in 2018.

The rustic charm of DeSoto Acres is amplified further in the kaleidoscope of its homes’ architectural designs. This community has a total of more than 350 residences which come in a variety of styles. Those listed amongst Sarasota homes for sale though are often dominated by Old Florida ranch-style homes with extensive upgrades.

DeSoto Acres homes for sale appeal to various types of buyers, given the wide variety of their designs as well as square footages. The floor areas of available residences in the community would typically range between 1,700 and 4,600 square feet, featuring three-bedroom up to five-bedroom choices. The typical price points in the DeSoto Acres’ property market track from the low $300s up to the $700s.

Quick Urban Jump

DeSoto Acres Homes for Sale

Sales-listed DeSoto Acres homes at the lower end of this price range are hot items on the local market. Such listings could be sold quickly, given their proximity to the urban centers not only in Sarasota but also in Manatee County.

A Walmart Supercenter and a Publix Super Market, along with several restaurants, are just across DeSoto Acres at the northwest junction of University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge Road. Only about 3 miles east of this intersection, more choices of shopping and dining are easily accessible at the Mall at University Town Center.

Interstate 75 just east of this mall, as well as U.S. 301 directly west of DeSoto Acres, unlocks even more life and leisure choices. These options include the cultural delights of downtown Sarasota in the south that are very much a part of the lifestyle shaped at DeSoto Acres over the years.


DeSoto Acres Homes For Sale

Below are the current real estate listings available in DeSoto Acres.

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MLS# A4548277 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2843 47TH ST
  • Price: $949,000
  • Zip Code: 34234
  • 3470 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: DESOTO ACRES
  • Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 3+
  • City living with a country feel. this is all about the outdoor lifestyle... AMAZING! Get two homes for the priceof one! This one-of-a-kind 6 bedroom/ 3 1/2 bath home sits on 2.23 lush wooded acres in the wonderfulcommunity of Desoto Acres! The main h ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREFERRED SHORE