Explore West of the Trail

Discover Properties West of the Trail

A small geographical area with expansive luxury homes, Realtors and homebuyers know “west of the trail” as the section of Sarasota land that lies west of i-41 and the parallel-running Tamiami trail. Its coast touches Robert’s Bay and is incredibly close to the world-famous barrier island, Siesta Key.

With nearly all of the homes in this exclusive residential area costing upward of one million dollars, “west of the trail” is a desirable Sarasota locale, unmatched on the mainland in opulence and sophistication. Compared to homes “east of the trail”, homes “west of the trail” are about 25% more costly. This drastic price increase is justified, however, due to a drastic change in lifestyle afforded by the nearby coast and proximity to Siesta Key, as well as by the types of homes found here.

Homes “west of the trail” have a mostly modern feel, and are nestled amongst mature trees and pristine landscaping on sprawling properties. Some estates are even waterfront, offering direct, private access to the tropical waters of Robert’s Bay, which is part of the Gulf of Mexico. These massive luxury homes are filled with amenities such as swimming pools, large chef’s kitchens, boat docks, and plenty of indoor and outdoor living space for relaxing or entertaining. Create memories with family and friends in your everything-you-could-imagine dream home, or seek privacy and serenity in one of its many quiet corners. The nearby ocean and the gentle Gulf breeze inspire both such moments “west of the trail”. A bridge in the central portion of the “west of the trail” area takes you directly to Siesta Key, a beautiful barrier island recognized worldwide for its soft, white-sand beaches. Siesta Key.