The $200,000 condo has long been a staple of Sarasota real estate. There are a million of them all over town, from Palm Aire to the Beneva corridor. They are about the cheapest form of housing you can live in and still hold your head up high as a worthy participant in the Sarasota lifestyle of society and culture.
Anything but, as it turns out. First of all, they’re enormous for a two-bedroom condo, ranging from 1,665 square feet to just over 2,000. Most have a large bonus room that could function as a third bedroom. They all include an attached garage that enters directly into your unit. A large master bath has all the fancy features, like whirlpool tub and separate shower, and separate toilet, and – it goes without saying – granite and stainless steel in the kitchen. Palmer Ranch is a new, prestigious neighborhood – the Lakewood Ranch of the southern part of town. Best of all, the condos “feel” good – light and airy and upscale.