Located only minutes away from Little Sarasota Bay, Gulf Gate Woods is a neighborhood in Sarasota County and is a part of the Gulf Gate Estates community. Founded in 1921, Sarasota County has a lengthy history that can be traced back 10,000 years ago with prehistoric human settlements occupying Sarasota Bay. The earliest historical records tell us that European explorers from Spain began to make contact in the area in the mid-16th century, with the first Spanish expedition landing at Charlotte Harbor in 1513. A couple of decades later, Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Soto entered South Tampa Bay, eventually landing at Little Manatee River. Soto named the South Bay area Zara Sota which translates to "Radiance of Soto," which eventually morphed into the present-day pronunciation. Back then, the sheltered bay promoted fertile fishing ground for fish and marine traders who established camps up and down the shores. Spain and Great Britain were always in conflict over Florida, with the territory switching hands numerous times. In 1819, the United States acquired Florida as a territory with it becoming a state in 1845. Over time many pioneer families contributed to this area’s growth, but it was Bertha Palmer from Louisville, Kentucky who garnered the area worldwide attention as being a global tourist destination.
The state of Florida is known globally as one of America’s most premier locations for tourism and real estate. Spend a day exploring the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area and you’ll understand the only way to explore it all is to own a home here. Potential home buyers are attracted to the Gulf Gate Woods area because of its close proximity to all of the most popular attractions. For example, there is St. Armands Key which is home to St. Armands Circle, featuring a huge roundabout with a park in the center and having 130 retail shops and restaurants. Nevertheless, it’s most well known for its fudge, chocolate, and ice-cream vendors. Furthermore, residents enjoy taking their families to The Circus Arts Conservatory located at 2075 Bahia Vista Street. It’s not only designed to educate students in the circus arts, but it frequently hosts live performances. In addition to that, the Sarasota community has a thriving arts and culture scene, which includes venues such as Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, featuring a smorgasbord of live performances ranging from dance, musicals, stand up comedy, and music concerts. Another aspect that adds to the allure of owning a home in the Gulf Gate Woods community is a large number of natural spaces in Sarasota County. A perfect example of this is Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, comprised of more than 20,000 species of plants and a natural habitat for orchids and bromeliads.
Gulf Gate Woods real estate is very diverse, featuring a myriad assortment of Spanish architectural styles, along with Ranch-style homes, and split-level homes. Single-family homes for sale in Gulf Gate Woods range in size from two bedrooms, two baths, and 1,200 square feet to four bedrooms, two baths, and 2,000 square feet. If you’re interested in learning more about Gulf Gate Woods properties, please feel free to call us today so we may assist you.