University Place is located just north of Sarasota in southeast Manatee County in University Park Florida.

The 400 home community sits on 150 acres and a wonderful place to live. Residents are diverse and range from new home buyers, families of all ages and retirees.

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University Place is conveniently located near everything! Close to: I-75, SRQ airport, University Town Center, A rated schools, world class shopping, PGA ranked golf courses, state universities and The Ringling. Both downtown Sarasota and Bradenton are only a 15 minutes drive away.


University Place is a well appointed. Amenities include: Gated community, two separate recreation centers with heated pools, spa, outdoor kitchens, fitness room, nature trails, lit tennis courts and playground just across front entrance, and acres of unspoiled wetland preserve areas.


On any given day at University Place you’ll find residents, neighbors, families and friends out either biking, walking with their pets or at one of the two pools with a buzz of activity. If you have serenity in mind you can bring a magazine and enjoy the tranquil sounds of a water fountain.
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University Place is one of the best real estate investments in the Sarasota area due to its close proximity to everything the area has to offer.

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We love the location of our neighborhood – tucked away but still central to everything we could need or want! We LOVE the schools in our zone. Willis Elementary, Braden River Middle and Braden River High are all top rated schools in Manatee County. Our neighborhood is diverse and we have the best neighbors. They’re not just our neighbors, they are our FRIENDS. I’m glad my children are getting to know people from all backgrounds and stages in life.
Cammy, University Place Homeowner
We have lived in University Place for ten years and love it as much today as we did on the day we moved in. Mary and I have lived in the Sarasota/Bradenton area since 1988 and this community is our favorite by far. The diversity of families, the close proximity to shopping, quality schools, the interstate, the beaches and the arts makes for a fabulous community. We have seen and experienced many changes in and around University Place and all have been for the better. We highly recommend UP as a place to live and enjoy a high level quality of life.
Nick, University Place Homeowner
Great location, pools but most of all awesome neighbors. 🙂
Christine, University Place Homeowner