Gulf Gate Communities
Noted as much for its tranquility and convenience as it is for its friendliness and comfort, Gulf Gate is one of Sarasota's most popular and established neighborhoods. Attractive to everyone --including active retirees, young professionals and growing families -- Gulf Gate is close to shopping, schools, restaurants, sports complexes, the Legacy Trail and world-famous Siesta Key Beach. The neighborhood also offers Gulf Gate Golf Club for those who enjoy one of Sarasota's favorite pastimes. Classic Florida homes -- single-story ranches with immaculately maintained landscapes are the featured design in Gulf Gate. The broad, winding streets of the neighborhood include spacious homes with plenty of room for a swimming pool on sites that don’t already include one.
Gulf Gate Estates is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sarasota, Florida. The median real estate price is $222,082, which is higher than 47.4% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 50.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The average rental price is currently $1,457, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 50.8% of Florida neighborhoods.
Real estate in Gulf Gate Estates is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the neighborhood are established but not old having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Gulf Gate Estates has a 16.9% vacancy rate which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 79.7% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (10.1%) which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year-round, you will find many of the homes or
apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year. When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way its homes look and its setting. Some places look the same but only reveal their true character after living in them for a while as they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis, this neighborhood is very unique in some important ways.
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The Gulf Gate Community Association, Inc. (GGCA) represents over 1500 households in the neighborhoods of Gulf Gate, Gulf Gate Woods and Colonial Terrace, Unit #2 in the County of Sarasota, Florida. Founded in 1963, GGCA is incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida as a 501(c)4 non-profit corporation.
The GGCA is a volunteer organization which advocates for the Gulf Gate community, protects property values through deed restriction enforcement and improves the quality of life by sponsoring community social events, organizing security patrols, conducting beautification and infrastructure management and by manning a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Annual dues for membership in the GGCA are $50.00 due each January 1st. Each member household has one vote in association matters. Non-voting association memberships for renters and other supporters are also $50.00 per year.