University Town Center (UTC)

Welcome to University Town Center

Dubbed the “center of it all” because of its modern conveniences, UTC is a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination
 
University Town Center (UTC) is considered the "center of it all" for a good reason. It's the area's premier destination for shopping, entertainment, dining, and fitness, conveniently located off I-75 and University Parkway. Encompassing more than four million square feet, UTC is incredibly convenient and features a unique combination of retailers and dining establishments. 
 
Boasting over 200 nationally recognized and locally-owned shops and almost 100 cafés and restaurants, you'll find just about everything you could need in an easily accessible area. Besides shopping and dining, UTC hosts dozens of family-friendly events throughout the year, plus it's close to some of the area's best local attractions like the The Mall at University Town Center and the 600-acre Nathan Benderson Park
 

What to Love

  • Houses hundreds of unique retailers ranging from nationally-recognized brands to smaller independently owned stores
  • A culinary destination with a diverse range of restaurants, including fast-casual and fine-dining
  • Convenient location off University Parkway and easy access to some of Sarasota’s most popular nearby attractions

People & Lifestyle 

Residents of UTC tend to be family focused. It helps that the neighborhood is walkable, and there are numerous conveniences just minutes away. 
 
Community members are often active and social, often catching up with friends at local bars and restaurants for happy hour or planning their next night out. There is a lot to do nearby, with many entertainment venues and cultural attractions positioned in the vicinity or just a few miles away. Overall, UTC is a diverse area with many housing options and an excellent place for families, and professionals.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

It's near impossible to resist the allure offered by shopper's paradise University Town Center Mall. This sprawling shopping mall just south of the Manatee County line, conveniently located near Lakewood Ranch, is anchored by notable department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's. The UTC Mall is a premier shopping destination packed with more than 100 stores and over 20 dining options. Other popular shops within the UTC Mall are Old Navy, Sephora, and Super Target.
 
Popular and hip counter-serve burger chain Shake Shack has an outpost at UTC. Shake Shack is known for gourmet takes on fast-food classics. Power lunch at Kona Grill, a great local sushi restaurant with award-winning rolls and innovative entrees hand-made in the scratch kitchen. Grab a beer and watch the latest game at the casual tavern chain Rusty Bucket, known for its comfort food and sports-bar atmosphere.
 

Things to Do

Sarasota touts the title "Circus Capital of the World" because of John Ringling's legacy in the city. As such, there are many circus-themed events, attractions, and exhibits to see, including The Ringling Museum, one of the top 20 museums in the nation, plus on Mondays, the Ringle Art Gallery is free to attend.
 
Every winter, Circus Sarasota puts on an annual performance under a one-ring big top. Florida is also home to the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary. The Big Cat Habitat is a major Sarasota attraction since it's a unique rescue center for guests to see bears, monkeys, lions, tigers, and birds up close. Sarasota is home to the Ed Smith Stadium, a baseball field and the spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime up close and personal without the crowds.
 

Schools

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is a branch campus of the University of South Florida in Sarasota; this is where University Town Center gets its name. The road leads directly to all universities, including the FSU Conservatory, New College, and USF Sarasota-Manatee.
 
 

 
 

BROWSE FEATURED LISTINGS IN THE AREA

Residence
800 S BELCHER ROAD
Sq. Ft.
1,811
Beds
3 beds
Baths
2 baths
Price
$469,999
Price/Sq.
$260
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BROWSE SOLD LISTINGS IN THE AREA

Residence
2193 CAMPUS DR DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
1,661
Beds
4 beds
Baths
2 baths
Price
$593,000
Price/Sq.
$357
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Residence
2109 UNIVERSITY COURT
Sq. Ft.
1,954
Beds
3 beds
Baths
3 baths
Price
$575,000
Price/Sq.
$294
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Residence
2198 CAMPUS DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
1,976
Beds
4 beds
Baths
2 baths
Price
$571,000
Price/Sq.
$289
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Residence
2165 UNIVERSITY DRIVE S
Sq. Ft.
1,571
Beds
3 beds
Baths
2 baths
Price
$460,000
Price/Sq.
$293
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Residence
2148 ACADEMY DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
1,517
Beds
3 beds
Baths
2 baths
Price
$405,000
Price/Sq.
$267
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