Three Things You Need To Know About Oaks Bayside

Schemmel Real Estate - Basketball

What is your perception of Oaks Bayside? Have you ever been there? As a Realtor, I get the chance to see many communities and what each of them has to offer. I have discovered over the years that gated communities, in particular, may sometimes carry with them the wrong perceptions, likely because they are more difficult to access. So I thought I would take some time to highlight three things about Oaks Bayside that you may not know.

First, did you know there is a community dock? You can launch your kayak or hop on your paddleboard from the community dock and explore an amazing series of mangroves and even make your way up North Creek or across bay to Palmer Point Park on Casey Key. Sited on 200 acres on the banks of Little Sarasota Bay, the Oaks Bayside is surrounded on three sides by water and is the perfect backdrop for the outdoor enthusiast.

Second, did you know there are new homes available in Oaks Bayside? Most people think that all of the homes were built in the 90s or even earlier and when looking for a new home tend to be focused on specific areas that have only new construction. There are currently several homes on the market that were built in the last few years and there are still a number of buildable lots available for sale. Why not build a newer home in an established community with large lot sizes, a variety of architectural styles and stately oak trees lining the streets? Whether you are looking for classic architecture or something new reflecting todays trends, you can find it here in Oaks Bayside.

Finally, did you know how close The Oaks Bayside is to everything? Located along the banks of the Intercoastal Waterway in Osprey, The Oaks Bayside is minutes from all of the natural and cultural amenities that the Sarasota area has to offer. Nationally ranked Pine View School, Oscar Scherer State Park, Historic Spanish Point and the Legacy Bike Trail are within minutes from The Oaks Bayside. In addition, it is only 7 miles to world famous Siesta Key beach!

So have you learned something about Oaks Bayside that you did not know? If so, shake off those perceptions of the typical gated golf course community and explore Oaks Bayside. You just may find a place to call home.

*Written by Joel Schemmel for Sarasota Magazine