Sarasota Community Information, Lifestyles & Leisure
Sarasota community information for area lifestyles, recreation, leisure, beaches, cultural venues, dining, shopping and more.
Sarasota has so much to offer residents and visitors alike, with a year-round temperate climate, award-winning beaches, private and public golf courses, tennis, boating, fishing and festivals.
An amazingly relaxed and private environment attracts the attention of home buyers worldwide. Our city is a hidden paradise that provides a healthy environment, friendly residents, beautiful homes and exceptional lifestyles. With over 35 miles of pristine Gulf Beaches, this superior coastal location just can’t be beat.
Sarasota County consists of Sarasota, Venice, Englewood and North Port, along with the barrier islands of Longboat Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key and Manasota Key.
Located on the Florida Gulf Coast, about 60 miles south of Tampa, Sarasota combines a leisurely coastal lifestyle with a worldly sophistication. No longer just a tourist destination and retirement haven, Sarasota has become a diversified community with an expanding economic base, skilled workers and professionals, and one of the best school systems in the state. The Cultural Capital of Florida, Sarasota is known for its intoxicating cocktail of culture, from the Ringling Museum of Art, numerous galleries and live theatre, to its own symphony, opera and ballet.
The Keys and the Mainland
Sarasota is a very unique location, with beautiful barrier islands that border the mainland. Each island has its own personality, with amenities, beaches, recreation and numerous lifestyle options.
Longboat Key is known for its luxury homes, condos and beach resorts. Longboat is beautifully manicured and offers fine-dining, golf and world-class tennis
Siesta Key is very relaxed, fun and has a beach that is known as one of the top beaches in the world. Siesta Key offers tennis, biking, boating, dining, shopping and long, beautiful sidewalks for runners. This barrier island has become a playground for our athletic residents.
Lido Key – this picturesque location provides the perfect backdrop for dramatic luxury homes created by some of Sarasota’s most talented architects and designers. Lido Key offers single family homes, many with private docks, along with carefree condominiums and stunning beaches.
Casey Key is located on the southern end of Sarasota County and provides a more private island, with exclusive luxury waterfront homes. Casey Key is located between Blackburn Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Manasota Key is a very quiet barrier island far from city life. The water views are stunning and with only a two-lane road there is barely any traffic. If you are looking for an area where you can have peace and quiet Manasota Key is the place to look.
Bird Key is an exclusive gated community of luxury single-family homes, located between Downtown Sarasota and St. Armand’s Circle. Convenient to Downtown Sarasota, it’s moments to renowned St. Armand’s Circle and the beaches of Lido Key. A true boaters’ paradise, this community features a private Yacht Club, waterfront homes with private docks and great open water access.
St. Armands is located on Lido Key and is very popular among residents and visitors for its outstanding shopping and five-star dining. St. Armands has a small and unique residential community that offers a variety of architectural styles and plays host to a wide variety of cultural activities, special events and festivals throughout the year.