Welcome to Rosemary District Association

Our vision is to become Sarasota's complete live/work/play neighborhood — celebrating creativity, innovation and the arts while respecting and preserving the area's cultural heritage.

Working together, we can make it happen. Learn more — here.

View the first 3 Park Concept Designs HERE

View the recording of the

October 20 Rosemary District Community Meeting 

Meeting started 5 minutes late; skip to the 5:04 mark for the beginning 

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Rosemary District


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The Historic Marker near the corner of Central Avenue and Boulevard of the Arts (formerly 6th Street) marks the heart of Rosemary District. Established in the 1880s, the area called Overtown was a thriving live/work/play African-American community.

Today, it is a growing, thriving and diverse live/work/play community.

Learn more about Rosemary District — past and present.

RDA is a unique organization comprised of neighborhood residents, business owners, non-profit agencies and property owners working together to achieve our common vision. We welcome your participation, whether it's subscribing to our newsletter, becoming a member, volunteering for a committee or project, or running for the Board of Directors.

Find your place — here.


News & Events

Save the Date

Wed., January 19, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Community Meeting

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View the recording of the Oct 20th

In Person Community Meeting


Skip to the 5:04 minute mark for
the beginning of the meeting

Read the RDA Newsletter regularly for news about events in Rosemary District and local government actions affecting our community.

View photos of past events — here.