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DeSoto Acres bills themselves as "Country Estates in the Heart of Town." This is fitting, as DeSoto Acres is the oldest community established outside of Sarasota's city limits, allowing the community to maintain a roomy country feel while still being close to Sarasota. The land started being turned into country estates in the 1920s at the behest of Chicago businessman William Van Dame, who brought businesses to the area and was instrumental in making the Sarasota area what it is today. This community is truly a gem for home buyers. Read more about Desoto Acres.
DeSoto Acres' amenities are quite unique, as among the preserved natural green spaces of the 850-acre community are both walking trails and horse-friendly trails. Many residents also own horses on site. The community has worked hard to maintain the neighborhood and preserved as much natural habitat as possible, creating large, naturally landscaped lots where residents can view wildlife.
The vast variety of different architecture showcased on the property is a testament to the community's long history and diversity. Snowbirds, families, and blue and white collar professionals all call DeSoto Acres home. Residents truly feel a sense of community here, while still having plenty of privacy. It's that kind of community - residents cut grass for other residents who cannot. Land use density is also not likely to change as residents and the homeowners association have fought to retain what makes DeSoto Acres special.
The community is close to Main Street in Lakewood Ranch and a ten-minute drive from downtown Sarasota, allowing residents easy access to amenities such as the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, as well as many locations for shopping and dining.
DeSoto Acres operates a homeowners association in which membership is optional. Membership in the association does come with significant benefits, such as the right to vote and have a say in community matters and discounts on local newspaper advertisements. The Association keeps all members up to speed on community news and events with newsletters and e-mail blasts.
Homes for sale in this community are uncommon as residents truly love living there, so don't miss out on an opportunity to own a home in the one-of-a-kind DeSoto Acres neighborhood.
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