"Granada was the kind of romantic Spanish name that fitted a 1924 subdivision in Sarasota. Allusions to the sunny Mediterranean were gaining popularity in Southwest Florida. Granada opened a new section of Sarasota that seemed farfrom downtown then. Located just south of Siesta Drive, the main road to Siesta Key, Granada had Spanish street names such as Camino Real, Jacinto and Flores. Early houses were mostly Spanish-mission style or frame bungalows." Dorthy Stockbridge-Pratt (HT June 20, 1999)
I have a special place in my heart for the Granada Neighborhood because as a fledgling agent, I got my first listing here. A wonderful mix of those first Spanish "med rev" homes with post WW2 bunglows and now we have newer construction, all fitting in amongst the gorgeous canopy of Live Oaks. Perfectly located down the street from the North Bridge to Siesta Key in one direction, and in the other, east a few blocks to shopping and dining at Southgate mall. Granada will enchant!