Enjoy worry-free living in this 2-bedroom, 2-bath maintenance-free unit perfectly situated in The Gardens, a small community of 80 one-story condominiums/villas with low HOA fees, no age restrictions and excellent amenities. This spacious unit features living room, dining room, laundry room, screened lanai, and a very open and updated kitchen with granite and stainless-steel appliances. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet and master bath has walk-in shower with sit down area and a separate vanity area. Guest bath features tub/shower combo. The Gardens is ideally positioned behind lush landscaping just off of Fruitville Road making it convenient to downtown and I-75. Amenities include clubhouse with kitchen, library, billiards, ping pong, fitness center and large community pool. Scheduled social events. Wonderful year-round home or great for snowbirds. Centrally located to downtown Sarasota, shopping, dining, entertainment, and culture within proximity to golf courses, schools, churches, medical facilities, UTC Mall and beautiful world-renowned local sandy beaches.