Downtown Sarasota has many new luxury condominiums and several older neighborhoods that have been revitalized. A thriving arts district with opera, ballet, orchestra and many shows. The new Sarasota Performing Arts Center will be constructed in 2025. The public parks provide year round waterfront enjoyment. New upscale retail and many great restaurants contribute to the vibrant living. The downtown area is a small part of Sarasota, but it is enough to give residents that urban lifestyle with all the benefits of living in Florida. Young professionals, artists, retirees, and seasonal residents are attracted to this friendly city. Downtown is just north of West of Trail.