Sarasota’s downtown district is vibrant with new energy, making it an extremely sought after destination. Its urban planning and architectural design have set new standards across the country. Downtown Sarasota is a vibrant and exciting place to call home. Live theater, opera, ballet, symphony, an eclectic collection of fine art galleries, and a wide variety of live entertainment and restaurants. A mix of high-rise buildings with historic shopping and residential districts make downtown Sarasota a unique and fascinating place to live, work and play. The Sarasota skyline has changed with the addition of several luxury condominiums facing the bay, as well as renovated apartments, and a charming blend of both new and refurbished single-family homes. More people are moving downtown everyday, adding to its vibrancy.