One of the area’s most coveted and popular waterfront communities is Harbor Acres. A premiere “West of the Trail” (U.S. 41) neighborhood just south of downtown Sarasota, it is home to old-Florida style houses and luxurious modern mansions. Beautifully landscaped with lush vegetation, stately oaks and palms lining the meandering streets, it has a quiet, peaceful atmosphere that appeals to retirees, families and working professionals.
Created in the 1940s and developed in the 1950s, Harbor Acres occupies two man-made peninsulas that thrust into Sarasota Bay. As a result, nearly half of the 166 homes in the neighborhood are situated either directly on the bay front – offering stunning panoramic views of Sarasota Bay, Bird Key and the elegant span of the Ringling Bridge – or on scenic canals.
With plenty of dockage space and unimpeded access to the bay, Harbor Acres is a boater’s dream. What better place to come home to after a day’s work, get on your boat, head out into the bay and Gulf of Mexico for an evening jaunt and unwind.
There is also its great location – convenient to downtown Sarasota, Southside Village’s shops and restaurants, and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. That’s why over the years Harbor Acres has been a favorite of medical professionals and business executives who appreciate an easy commute. So many local physicians have made it their home that the area has been given the nickname “Doctors’ Acres.”
One of the key players in Harbor Acres’ development, Sarasota’s last elected mayor, E.A. Smith, claimed that “the development of this property is a tremendous asset to Sarasota’s growth…ideally suited for a fine type of community.”
His words have proved prophetic. Harbor Acres is ideal for those who wish to live in a classy, classic community where they can relax, enjoy an active lifestyle and savor existence to the fullest!