Sarasota Communities With Homes for Sale Under $150k

Retiring near a beach is possible in these Sarasota communities. 

Sarasota is on the southwest coast of Florida, about an hour south of Tampa. The city’s median income is higher than the national average, and it continues to climb. However, for active adults looking for an affordable way to enjoy their Florida retirement, there are options. Buyers can find Sarasota homes for sale under $150,000 if they know where to look. These four 55+ communities are excellent places to start a search.


Low $100s – Mid $100s

Condo living is both affordable and community-oriented, especially at Tallywood, a 55+ community with 185 homes. These aren’t high-rise condos that resemble apartments; they are more like villas or cottages that come in small clusters of units throughout the community, which is populated by mature oak trees and tropical plants.

Buyers who appreciate having outdoor and indoor space will enjoy the courtyards and lanais enclosed in glass that some of the condos at Tallywood offer. These homes have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and carport space. The sizes are between 1,109 and 1,668 square feet, and many of the resale condos available have a den and upgrades such as tile floors.

Within the community, there’s a clubhouse with a library, a multipurpose room, and a fitness center. The heated outdoor pool is a popular gathering place, and a fenced dog park allows your furry friends to run free.

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Plaza de Flores on Palmer Ranch

Mid $100s – Low $200s

A gated community within the larger Palmer Ranch community, Plaza de Flores on Palmer Ranch consists of 200 condominium units that overlook lakes and tropical landscaping. There’s also a spacious clubhouse in the community, offering a fitness center, multipurpose rooms, and a catering kitchen. Outdoors, residents can swim in the outdoor pool, relax in the whirlpool spa, and lounge on the patio. Also, the lighted tennis courts allow neighbors to pick up a friendly match.

At Plaza de Flores on Palmer Ranch, residents can always appreciate their natural surroundings. Designed to make the most of Florida’s subtropical climate, the grounds feature well-maintained greenery, landscaped courtyards, and two scenic lakes with fountains. Residents often observe turtles, birds, and other native wildlife within the community.

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Palm Aire

Mid $100s – High $600s

Siesta Key Beach grasses on the gulf coast of Sarasota, Florida
Residents of Palm Aire enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Palm Aire, a private golf course community, has more than 30 subdivisions and a total of 3,752 homes across 1,300 acres. Interested homebuyers have the option of a low-maintenance condo, an attached villa, a single-family home, or a grand estate. Residents enjoy a vibrant and social lifestyle with access to a well-appointed clubhouse, outdoor pools, fitness centers, and golf courses.

Residents of Palm Aire enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to a homeowners’ association (HOA) that takes care of common area maintenance, security, and landscaping. Within the community, there are weekly breakfast buffets, holiday socials, sports competitions, themed parties, and other social gatherings. Also, there’s a variety of special interest clubs such as yoga club, garden club, and book club as well as aerobics and group fitness classes.

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