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About Tropical Shores

Tropical Shores is arguably the best value in Sarasota real estate. This waterfront community of single family homes is perfectly situated in central Sarasota County, about midway between Venice Island and downtown Sarasota.

I have lived here for 17 years now and happily admit it would take a thermonuclear bomb or more to get me to relocate. Over the years, I have owned well over a dozen homes here, so I know the neighborhood well.

Tropical Shores allows for a very high quality lifestyle, especially if your outdoorsy, on basically a beer budget. I am able to live well below my means while still enjoying access to the best bike trails, diving, golf, tennis boating, fishing, parks, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, beaches, art & culture, etc.
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Tropical Shores Homeowners Association - Originally developed in the late 1950's, Tropical Shores boasts it's own marina, boat ramp, bayfront park, clubhouse, kayak rack and many other amenities. Formally known as Tropical Shores Civic Club, membership in the homeowners association is optional and only $45 annually for a single homeowner or $90 for a family membership. The community throws a party at the clubhouse for almost every holiday, which is also is popular for birthdays and weddings.

Members receive a key to the park gate and another key to the clubhouse which seats about ninety and has a large kitchen, bathrooms, big screen TV, and a lanai directly on Little Sarasota Bay with a grille and other conveniences. With wet slips starting at $400 per year, Tropical Shores is a boaters paradise and by far the most affordable boating community in Sarasota. If you prefer to keep your vessel on a trailer, a key to the boat ramp costs $150 per year.

The marina is equipped with a fish cleaning station, plenty of hoses and has lights for evening use. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, the Dog Park opens, making for quite a canine extravaganza. A Sarasota County park is located at the end of Wharf Road, on the bay in the southwest corner of the neighborhood, which serves as a kayak launch and picnic area. The fishing is excellent.

One of my favorite parts about Tropical Shores is that there are no deed restrictions. So perhaps not every blade of grass in the neighborhood is perfectly manicured, but homeowners are allowed many freedoms. For example, if you wish to park your boat or RV in your yard or driveway, you are welcome. I built a Koi pond in my backyard, where I also have a pool, hot tub, two sheds, a swing set and lots of fruit trees(Mango, Papaya, Star Fruit, Lemon, Lime, etc.). The thought of being allowed to build a pond or shed in your backyard is laughable in most Sarasota communities.
Not including the clubhouse, there are 169 lots in Tropical Shores, only a few vacant lots exist as most have been developed over the years. Although it is a waterfront community, not all homes in Tropical Shores are in a flood zone. Those on Dunmore Drive along the bay and in the westerly part of Tropical Shores are located in a flood zone and will require flood insurance if you seek a mortgage. Those homes in the eastern part of Tropical Shores and along Peggy Avenue do not require flood insurance.

Perhaps the best part about Tropical Shores is its location:

Tropical Shores Boating CommunityBy Sea
 - Jump in your boat at the marina, it takes about 5 minutes to reach the Intracoastal Waterway. At this point you are in Little Sarasota Bay, known for its incredible fishing. The bay is loaded with Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout and many other prized species.

From here you can set your bearings in a northerly direction and be having lunch at Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota in about 25 minutes. Or head south for 10 minutes and stop in at the Casey Key Fish House for lunch or a drink at their famous tiki bar. Then continue south to reach Venice Inlet in about 15 minutes.
Midnight Pass was once an inlet that separated Siesta Key from Casey Key. It is less than 10 minutes by boat(you can't drive there) from Tropical Shores, and one of our favorite spots to go for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico or just spend a day at this gorgeous, secluded beach. On the way to Midnight Pass, you will see the Jim Neville Bird Sanctuary, which has become very popular with kayakers, bird watchers and fisherman.

By Land - The convenience of Tropical Shores location is a breath of fresh air. Within a 5 minute drive or less, you have the Sarasota Square Mall, Publix, Target, Costco, Total Wine, Starbucks, YMCA, Lowes, a plethora of restaurants, movie theatre, the Legacy Trail and more!
Within 10 minutes, you can enjoy things like Siesta Key Public Beach, considered by many to be the best beach in the United States. And downtown Sarasota is only about 20 minutes away!

Tropical Shores Real Estate - Tropical Shores real estate can be very affordable or well over $1M if you choose to live directly on the bay(with your boat in the backyard!). On the most part, homes are no more expensive than those in other subdivisions nearby, that do not have a marina, clubhouse or water access.

I love showing off my beautiful neighborhood, so if you would like a tour of the community, marina or clubhouse, let me know your convenience!

About William True

True Real Estate, Inc.

William true is a licensed real estate instructor and broker of True Real Estate, Inc, headquartered in Sarasota, FL.

True Real Estate, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide outstanding real estate services throughout the state of Florida.

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True Real Estate, Inc.

William True, RealtorĀ®, ABRM, CIPS, CRB, CRS, GRI, MRP, RSPS, SRS

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1723 Colleen Street, Sarasota, Florida 34231



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