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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.

Please contact me if you would like to schedule a tour of any of the listed properties below.

MLS# A4609690 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2726 DESOTO RD
  • Price: $1,850,000
  • Zip Code: 34234
  • 7380 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: DESOTO ACRES
  • Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 6+
  • Unique property!!!Show it , you won't be disappointed. Call for your private showing > ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: WORLD CAPITAL REALTY LLC

MLS# A4607975 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2422 53RD ST
  • Price: $1,599,000
  • Zip Code: 34234
  • 2558 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: DESOTO ACRES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2+
  • Step into a classic Old Florida sanctuary nestled within the serene and highly sought-after Desoto Acres in Sarasota. This spacious home stretches over 2500+ square feet on two floors, featuring 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Noteworthy updates include ne ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: SARASOTA GLOBAL REALTY

MLS# A4604163 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2605 DESOTO RD
  • Price: $1,587,000
  • Zip Code: 34234
  • 5958 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: DESOTO ACRES
  • Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4+
  • MAGNIFICENT COUNTRY ESTATE IN THE HEART OF TOWN...You will fall in love with this RUTH RICHMOND Retro HOME built DeSoto Acres on 2.18 Acres and only 3 miles to downtown Sarasota! Once you enter through the stately gated entrance you are greeted with ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: FINE PROPERTIES

MLS# C7485553 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 3152 53RD ST
  • Price: $1,550,000
  • Zip Code: 34234
  • 4559 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: DESOTO ACRES
  • Bedrooms: 0 Baths: 0
  • Oasis without a home on top of you. Fenced in 6/6/5, on 2.2 Acres and salt water pool, comes with furniture and NO HOA fees. It's a one of a kind tropical estate private gate property that has it all. Personal resort to home or investment property t ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX PALM REALTY

MLS# C7485398 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 3152 53RD ST
  • Price: $1,550,000
  • Zip Code: 34234
  • 4559 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: DESOTO ACRES
  • Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 6
  • Oasis, without a home on top of you.6/6/5 fenced in and on 2.2 Acres with salt water pool home or investment. Comes with furniture and NO HOA fees.It's a one of a kind tropical estate private gate property that has it all. Personal resort to home o ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX PALM REALTY

MLS# A4599599 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 5310 N TUTTLE AVE
  • Price: $1,400,000
  • Zip Code: 34234
  • 2408 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: DESOTO ACRES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2+
  • This is the one you've been looking for! This lovely home is nestled on over 2 acres in the heart of Sarasota- simply unheard of! With over 2400 sq ft of living space and 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths this home is ready to be loved by you and your family. ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: WAGNER REALTY

MLS# A4595863 View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2245 DESOTO RD
  • Price: $1,400,000
  • Zip Code: 34234
  • 2.14 Acres
  • Discover the rare gem of Sarasota living! This property boasts over 2.5 acres in the heart of the city, providing a unique opportunity to reside in a home that truly has it all. With expansive land, this urban sanctuary offers a sense of remoteness w ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: DOUGLAS ELLIMAN

MLS# A4589265 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2245 DESOTO RD
  • Price: $1,400,000
  • Zip Code: 34234
  • 2867 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: DESOTO ACRES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 5
  • Discover the rare gem of Sarasota living! This property boasts over 2.5 acres in the heart of the city, providing a unique opportunity to reside in a home that truly has it all. With expansive land, this urban sanctuary offers a sense of remoteness w ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: DOUGLAS ELLIMAN

MLS# A4604565 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2447 49TH STREET ST
  • Price: $999,000
  • Zip Code: 34234
  • 2200 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: DESOTO ACRES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Drastic Price Improvement!!! This residence underwent a complete overhaul in 2015, being stripped down to its foundation and meticulously reconstructed. Every aspect, from the framing to the wiring, plu ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: REALTYTEAM.COM, INC.