Desoto Acres is located north west of The Meadows, south of University Parkway and on either side of Tuttle Avenue. Homes are built mostly of block construction and will be situated on level lots of at least one acre up to just below three acres. The first homes were built in the mid 1950’s all the way through the mid 1990’s. Of the 340 parcels, only 44 remain as vacant lots. Since most of these homes are custom-built homes to the owner’s specifications at the time, the style, features, amenities and prices will vary widely. What is constant is the privacy and wide-open areas the homeowners in Desoto Acres enjoy. The location puts you minutes to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota downtown area, and shopping along the University Parkway corridor.
Desoto Lakes is a 683 home community jut off the northwest corner of The Meadows between Desoto Road and 47th Street off Mink Road. The oldest home was built in 1930 with the majority of homes started in the 1950’s. Construction has continued up until the past couple of years. There are only 19 lots without homes. Homes will generally be block construction but you will find some wood frame or even an occasional log home. Lot sizes are generally in the 8,000 square foot to 10,000 square foot range with some lots reaching the one-half acre size. Desoto Lakes can be an affordable housing option if location is important.
Desoto Village is a small group of homes off Lockwood Ridge. Homes are block constructed and were built in 1979 and 1980. Square footage ranges from just over 1,000 square feet up to about 2,000 square feet, are of block construction, and are an affordable group of homes with a convenient location to shopping, downtown, and the world-class beaches of Sarasota.
Grade schools are Gocio or Booker Elementary and Middle Schools. Booker is the High School.
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