Explore our Downtown, Experience the shops, restaurants and outdoor cafes, Enjoy our parks and public art. Welcome to Downtown Sarasota named the #1 City in Florida on the List of Best Places to Live. Reported by US News and World Report Downtown Sarasota is made up of color coded districts/areas to help you find your way around. Each district has its own unique shops, dinning, art galleries, and services. The Downtown area features our “Best in Florida” Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings from 8am-1pm. Find everything you are looking and discover your home away from home! Explore the flavors, sights, sounds and traditions found in Downtown Sarasota!