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Laurel Park – a Historic and Coveted Sarasota Neighborhood

Located at the Southern end of downtown Sarasota in a prime urban location, the charming Historic Laurel Park is one of Sarasota’s most historic neighborhoods. Nestled between commercial, arts, and waterfront districts, this neighborhood is one of Sarasota’s earliest neighborhoods, thanks to Owen Burns. Owen Burns’ importance to the development of Sarasota cannot be overstated. In the 1920’s, Burns was an entrepreneur, banker, builder, and land developer. Many of Sarasota’s historic structures, bridges, homes, and roads were developed or built by Burns, including Laurel Park. As one of Sarasota’s earliest neighborhoods, Laurel Park is a National Register of Historic Places. Here you can find beautiful homes lining old style brick streets, canopied by mature pines and Spanish moss.  Laurel Park is within walking distance of several art districts, Burns Square, and Towles Court. Galleries, studios, dining, shopping, and vibrant nightly entertainment are all within 5 blocks of this dream location! Only 15 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and 5 blocks from Sarasota’s waterfront and Bay, Laurel Park is uniquely situated for easy access to the water.  If you are lucky enough to claim one of these homes as yours, I think you will agree that this neighborhood is a complete gem!

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Linda Driggs

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