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The Lakes Homes for Sale – Sarasota, Florida 34232

The Lakes Homes for Sale

The Lakes is a residential development in Central Sarasota, a haven of bedroom communities highly sought-after for its ideal location. This community spreads on the southeast corner of Bahia Vista Street and McIntosh Road only about 3 miles west of Interstate 75.

The lush woodlands of the upper northern reaches of Phillippi Creek border this community to the east. Prospective buyers of Sarasota homes for sale on a tour of the property would traverse winding streets canopied by large mature trees festooned with resurrection ferns. The residences exude a charming curb appeal, basking amidst nature preserves, ponds, and lakes.

Multiple Amenities

The Lakes Homes for Sale

The largest of these water features has a walking path winding up south to The Lakes’ community facilities. The amenities provided to residents include tennis courts, a playground, fitness center, a recreational facility, and two swimming pools. The Lakes has two entrances, both of which are on McIntosh Road. One is at Trail Drive, north near Bahia Vista Street, while the other is south on Oak View Drive.

A deed- restricted community, this development is comprised of two neighborhoods: The Lakes Estates and Lakes of Sarasota. Available residences in the community listed in the MLS of Sarasota homes for sale typically command pricing in the $300s and the $400s.

Choices: Villas and Single-Family Homes

The Lakes Homes for Sale

The Lakes of Sarasota is comprised of 43 villas with floor areas measuring from about 1,000 square feet to 1,500 square feet. Built between 1983 and 1985, these residences feature tile roofs and open floor plans, and each unit has a one car carport and a one-car garage. This neighborhood has an affordable monthly fee covering maintenance costs of common areas, recreational facility, and home exterior including roofs.

Lakes Estates, on the other hand, consists of 190 single-family homes with floor plans ranging from about 1,900 to over 4,000 square feet under air. Featuring eclectic styles, these residences were constructed between 1985 and 1990, with at least a two-car garage each. Their lots measure from just under 9,000 square feet up to as much as three-quarters of an acre.

Convenient to Household Needs

Its proximity to local schools makes the Lakes homes for sale suitable to young families. The Sarasota Public School District serving the community include Brentwood Elementary, McIntosh Middle School, and Sarasota High School. Several private schools are likewise conveniently accessible from the Lakes.

Business and economic centers, as well as life and leisure hubs, are also within easy reach of the community’s residents. North via Interstate 75, the points of interest just minutes’ away from the Lakes include the Mall at University Town Center and the various business parks in Lakewood Ranch. Taking road corridors westward offers many lifestyle activities not only in downtown Sarasota but also to St. Armands Circle plus the beach attractions of Lido and Siesta Key. Parks and golf courses are just minutes away too from the Lakes. The choices include the public Bobby Jones Golf Club located a short distance north of the community and the Urfer Family Park to the south of the homes for sale in the Lakes.


The Lakes Homes For Sale

Below are the current real estate listings available in The Lakes.

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MLS# A4548059 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 1312 COTTONWOOD TRL
  • Price: $719,000
  • Zip Code: 34232
  • 2374 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LAKES ESTATES THE
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • Stunning tree-lined canopied streets create the back drop for this lovely Lakes Estates community, often considered a hidden gem within Sarasota. This immaculate home features spacious, open, split plan with vaulted ceilings, skylights which provide ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP