Gulf Gate: Charming Mid-Century Homes Close to Beaches and Shopping

Gulf Gate

Classic, Single-Story Florida Homes

If you’ve been looking at descriptions of homes for sale in Sarasota, you’ll notice nearly every one of them says “close to beaches and shopping”, and that’s true. There is a big difference, however, from neighborhood to neighborhood and Gulf Gate truly is one of Sarasota’s most popular and established neighborhoods. And it happens to be close to beaches and shopping.

Classic, single-story ranch homes make up the community, most of them built in the 1960s and 1970s. Many have been carefully updated and well maintained. The location is ideal — it is close to shopping, schools, restaurants and world-famous Siesta Key Beach. The neighborhood also offers the recently redesigned Sarasota County Public Library Gulf Gate Branch, popular with residents of all ages.

Gulf Gate is literally minutes from the Stickney Point Bridge connecting the Sarasota mainland to Siesta Key. If you plan to be a frequent beach-goer, and you are seeking reasonably priced homes in a desirable neighborhood, then you will want to put Gulf gate at the top of your list.

Aside from the main community of Gulf Gate Estates, other smaller communities include Gulf Gate East homes, Gulf Gate Manor homes, Gulf Gate Pines homes, and Gulf Gate Woods homes.The adjacent Gulf Gate Village hosts a variety of small, locally owned businesses, restaurants, specialty shops, hair salons and more.

There are low HOA fees, a voluntary Gulf Gate Community Association and some deed restrictions. The average home sale in 2021 was $373,000 making them an affordable price point for many looking to make a move to one of Florida’s most beautiful coastal areas.

See listings currently available in Gulf Gate.

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