West of Trail

Architectural styles range from Spanish Mediterranean and old-Florida bungalows.

Welcome to West of Trail

A neighborhood where old-world charm merges with modern conveniences.
 
Just south of downtown Sarasota, lies the single-family home gem of our city West of Trail. This area is named for all the homes that are West of the Tamiami Trail to Sarasota Bay. Conveniently located within five minutes to downtown and Siesta Key Beach, this location is highly coveted by many. You’ll find both charming older homes and modern new construction. Architectural styles range from Spanish Mediterranean and old-Florida bungalows to West Indies and contemporary moderns. West of Trail is comprised of over 10 smaller neighborhoods, including Harbor Acres, Cherokee Park, and Granada.
 
Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s roots are in the heart of the neighborhood, providing excellent access to top medical care. Locals flock to the Hillview area for incredible restaurants and boutique shopping. At the same time, residents love the calm and peaceful ambiance of the area a seamless escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown living.
 

Why We Love It

  • Conveniently close to the waterways, beaches, and downtown Sarasota
  • Walking distance to unique restaurants and shopping
  • Varied architecture in a backdrop of lush landscaping and trees

Lifestyle

West of Trail is an energetic and lively community that is perfect for those who want to join an upscale neighborhood with striking surroundings close to the heart of Sarasota. You’ll find the tree-lined streets filled with families walking their dogs and chatting with neighbors. Hospitality rings true throughout these neighborhoods. Walkability within West of Trail is like no other with restaurants, shopping, and Sarasota Bay at your fingertips.

Overview for West of Trail, FL

14,203 people live in West of Trail, where the median age is 53.5 and the average individual income is $50,164. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,203

Total Population

53.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$50,164

Average individual Income

Around West of Trail, FL

There's plenty to do around West of Trail, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

32
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
41
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sunshine Canning, Two Chefs On Hillview, and Double W Ribeye Wagon.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 1.57 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.65 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.89 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West of Trail, FL

West of Trail has 6,708 households, with an average household size of 2.07. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West of Trail do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,203 people call West of Trail home. The population density is 3,196.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,203

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

53.5

Median Age

46.98 / 53.02%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,708

Total Households

2.07

Average Household Size

$50,164

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in West of Trail, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby West of Trail. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Brookside Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Southside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Incarnation Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Brickhouse Academy
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Suncoast School For Innovative Studies
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
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