Andres Duany’s New Urbanist philosophy of human-scale, walkable communities is alive and well at Citrus Square — the first new community to be built in downtown Sarasota in two years — which is rising on Orange Avenue just north of Fruitville Road. Boutique-style condominiums priced from the mid-$200s to the $500s will be set above ground-level shops and restaurants, outdoor cafes, green spaces and an open plaza.

New buyers are excited because Citrus Square opens a door to downtown living for them. “The range of pricing offers an opportunity for a diversity of ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, which only adds to the cultural richness of the community,” says George Birkhold, a partner in the development team.

Michael Saunders, whose real estate company is the exclusive selling agent, describes Citrus Square as “just the sort of pedestrian friendly, live-work-play neighborhood that makes areas like New York’s Chelsea and Greenwich Village.”