Pine Craft & Alta Vista Real Estate
Pine Craft is known as the hub for the Amish and Mennonite community with many fine establishments such as Der Dutchman restaurant & Carlisle Inn hotel and conference center, Big Olaf's Ice Cream and Yoder's Village farm market and restaurant yummy home cookin' and honest hopitality. Alta Vista is a small neighborhood neighboring Pine Craft and immediately southeast of Sarasota Florida's downtown area. This community contains an interesting mix of housing types and amenities, including the large Payne Park. Browse Alta Vista listings directly below, or continue down to read more about this excellent community.
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Alta Vista Community Information
Alta Vista is a small neighborhood located southeast of Downtown Sarasota, Florida. The area of this community is bounded by Tuttle Avenue to the east, Bahia Vista Street to the south, a legacy rail line and Ringling Boulevard to the north, and Washington Boulevard/Tamiami Trail to the west.
The area is known for being home to some of Sarasota's top attractions, including Payne Park, the Sarasota Art Museum, and two iconic examples of Sarasota Modern architecture.
Neighboring communities include:
- Arlington Park
- Hudson Bayou
- Laurel Park
- Ringling Park
Alta Vista is a well-established neighborhood with many mid-century ranch homes, and even a few homes dating back to the 1920s. There is also an increasing amount of infills and rebuilds, many of which are done in modernist-styles.
There are two condo communities in Alta Vista: Citywalk and Park Lane, which are side-by-side on Wood Street.
A new residential development, Payne Park Village, is located east of Payne Park across School Avenue. This community complex will include 135 townhomes and single-family homes. Some of these units are already up for sale, so get in quickly to secure a chance at living in this excellent area.
Alta Vista boasts some excellent examples of Sarasota's famous and distinctive architectural style: The Sarasota School of Architecture
The two foremost examples are:
- Paul Rudolph building at Sarasota High School
- Victor Lundy's Alta Vista Elementary School
Attractions and Amenities
Alta Vista is packed full of community amenities and features that make this community a convenient and family-friendly place to live.
- Midtown Plaza. A shopping center to the southwest that's slated for redevelopment.
- The Sarasota Art Museum on Tamiami Trail west if the High School
- The Sarasota High School Theater
- Payne Park. Includes a skatepark, playscape, auditorium, and large greens with multi-use trails.
- Payne Park Tennis Center
Residents of Alta Vista benefit from their close proximity to downtown Sarasota, and places like the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Bayfront Park, and the beaches of Lido Key.