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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.

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

MLS# A4604347 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 1594 OAK CIR N
  • Price: $985,000
  • Zip Code: 34232
  • 3128 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LAKES ESTATES 3 OF SARASOTA
  • Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3+
  • Welcome to The Lakes Estates! A captivating community known for its luxury single family estate homes. Here you will find a community that's exceptionally well maintained and highly active socially with its extensive offering of amenities. With two c ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: WAGNER REALTY

MLS# A4602311 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 1755 OAK LAKES DR
  • Price: $859,000
  • Zip Code: 34232
  • 2583 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LAKES ESTATES THE
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • Completely renovated move-in-ready home on one of the largest (30,417 sq. ft.) lots in The Lakes Estates. A beautifully redesigned floor plan with 3 bedrooms plus study, open kitchen to a family room with fireplace plus a combination living and dinin ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

MLS# A4600631 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 1484 COTTONWOOD TRL
  • Price: $575,000
  • Zip Code: 34232
  • 2075 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LAKES ESTATES THE
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • PRICE IMPROVEMENT! Picturesque tree-lined canopy streets welcome you into the beautiful and desirable Lakes Estates Community. Welcome to your new home! This warm and inviting home has been lovingly maintained and features a spacious floor plan w ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

MLS# T3506054 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 4346 TRAILS DR #12-1
  • Price: $429,000
  • Zip Code: 34232
  • 1047 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LAKES OF SARASOTA I
  • Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2
  • All renovations completed. Waterfront jewel box one level villa. Lots of light, lots of water ! ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: FLAT FEE MLS REALTY

MLS# A4606342 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 1231 COTTONWOOD TRL #2-1
  • Price: $375,000
  • Zip Code: 34232
  • 1047 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LAKES OF SARASOTA I
  • Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2
  • Meticulously maintained, thoughtfully UPDATED, and move-in ready, this home offers a seamless blend of beauty and functionality along with its stunning and MATURE LANDSCAPING. As you step inside you are greeted by a soaring 16+ FT. TALL CEILING, desi ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: KELLER WILLIAMS ON THE WATER S