Neighborhood Tours

Oaks Bayside

Surrounded on three sides by water, Oaks Bayside offers idyllic views of Little Sarasota Bay, and Casey and Siesta keys. This vibrant community features 133 spacious home sites set on 200 acres of lush natural beauty, including mature oaks and palm trees, some of which stood when Mrs. Bertha Honoré Palmer built her home here in 1910. Fragrant citrus orchards, originally planted by Mrs. Palmer, a county-protected eagle preserve, and protected areas harboring such endangered species as the bald eagle and the gopher tortoise abound. The community dock is ideal for fishing, sunset gazing, launching small water craft for rowing in bay, or for making the short trip over to the pristine sand beach of Palmer Point Park on Casey Key. A lovely gazebo and reflecting pond is a favorite spot for neighborhood gatherings, weddings, and other special occasions. The classic-style homes in this neighborhood reflect the relaxed, elegant lifestyle of the community. Bayside homeowners include working professionals, empty nesters, and growing families, each adding their own unique character to this close-knit community. Tour this community 

Oaks Clubside

Mrs. Palmer's tradition of gracious living extends to Clubside, a smartly designed enclave of 360 distinguished residences, each set on spacious sites. This area is home to many kinds of protected wildlife. Residents thrill in sightings of majestic bald eagles, colorful scrub jays, stately blue herons—and even the elusive bobcat. Located conveniently near the two golf courses, the state-of-the-art tennis facility, and the clubhouse, this is the neighborhood of choice for those who desire a luxurious life on the links. Like all Oaks neighborhoods, Clubside residents are a diverse mix of professionals, entrepreneurs, families, and the happily retired. Tour this community

Oaks Preserve

Surrounded by estuaries, natural preserves, and Sarasota Bay, The Oaks Preserve comprises three unique neighborhoods: The Meridian, Emerald Woods, and Bishops Court. There are also 10 estate lots in the Preserve. Tour this community 

The Meridian is a striking collection of six, mid-rise luxury tower residences, which grace the shores of Sarasota Bay and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding keys and the Gulf of Mexico. Meticulously designed, with spacious living areas, exquisite hand-crafted details, state-of-the-art kitchens, custom cabinetry, and other high-tech conveniences, these 158 light-filled havens, ranging from 2,200 to 3,800 square feet, offer private elevator entrances, a heated community pool, and a fitness center. 

Emerald Woods features 30 maintenance-free villas—perfect for busy professionals and empty nesters who seek a fancy-free yet refined country club lifestyle. Exquisite details and elegant designs are the hallmarks of these award-winning homes built with integrity and featuring inspired architectural elements that endow each with its own masterful character. 

Bishops Court is a lively neighborhood of single-family homes and villas. Most homes have a view of the wooded nature preserve, while others back up to a small lake. Residents enjoy the community pool and clubhouse—and a maintenance-free lifestyle that affords more time for the good life.