Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida is a playground that suits both young and old. It is a town that calls to lovers seeking a place to build memories, but it is also family centered in many ways, encouraging families to put down roots. Sarasota is a multicultural region where Old Floridians coexist with transplants from countries all over the world and is the melding of many cultures, many dreams and many great ideas. It is a small town with a big heart and even bigger dreams. Own a piece of Sarasota real estate and be part of the adventure.

Longboat Key

A sun-kissed strip of sand and trees that protects placid Sarasota Bay from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, canoe-shaped Longboat Key stretches for miles along a shallow sea. Residents and visitors alike enamored with its nearly endless recreational opportunities, gorgeous real estate, and pristine ecology describe the island as the perfect place to escape the bustle of the modern world.

Siesta Key

Siesta Key is an 8-mile long island paradise just off the coast of the Sarasota, Florida. Siesta Key beach is a popular destination for residents and people from around the world as it has won numerous awards including Best Beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach in 2011. Siesta Key real estate provides the perfect setting to take a break from your every day routine and soak in the gorgeous sun, beach and waters of Siesta Key.

Lido Key

Imagine a day filled with lying on the beach and listening to the sounds of waves as it lulls you into a state of utter relaxation. At Lido Key, you can find this and much more. Not only can you enjoy the serenity of this beautiful island oasis, you will also discover that Lido Key real estate offers hidden treasures for the avid shoppers, sports enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Casey Key

Casey Key is a short 8-miles of breathtaking shoreline, white sandy beaches, and luxury subtropical properties. The area offers welcomed seclusion from cluttered commercial cities, and it is less than 300 yards at its largest West to East width. Casey Key also allows residents to get back to basics and enjoy a touch of Old Florida and the natural beauty that many have come to love.

Bird Key

Bird Key is a neighborhood located between downtown Sarasota and Lido Key. This boaters paradise boast deep waters and no bridges to worry about. Home owners can hop in their boat and be in the Sarasota Bay, Gulf of Mexico or dining at a waterfront restaurant within a short boat ride. Bird Key shopaholics, beach goers and food lovers are fortunate to have all of the restaurants, beaches and shopping destinations within minutes of this convenient and exclusive neighborhood.

Downtown

One visit to Downtown Sarasota and you'll understand why so many people love to visit and live in this special area. Where else can you enjoy a tasty meal at one of Sarasota's finest restaurants, jump on your boat in Marina Jack's, watch the latest movie blockbusters, attend a play, and have a multitude of shopping choices within a few steps of you home or condo?

Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch is the largest "green-certified" community in the U.S. and has been voted as the "Best Neighborhood" by Sarasota Magazine for the great amenities offered to its residents. This gorgeous 9-village community offers a spa-like feel and gives you the sense of being on vacation year round. Each Lakewood Ranch village offers diverse real estate and has it's own individual characteristics and style, you'll have a hard time choosing just which one you'll want to live in.

West of Trail

If you’re looking for luxury with a rich history, established neighborhoods, and an elegant mix of old-world glamour and modern sophistication, living in a West of the Trail homes might be the perfect option for you. Here, you will find a wide selection of old-Florida style, elegant real estate as well as numerous modern houses with all of the amenities.

Palmer Ranch

Originally a cattle ranch, Palmer Ranch was first developed by Bertha Palmer in the early 1900's. It was eventually made into a 10,500 acre estate divided into 30 different villages. Palmer Ranch has now become the largest planned real estate community in Sarasota and it boasts a safe location convenient to Siesta Key and Nokomis beaches, shopping, restaurants, golf, tennis, boating and other entertainment.

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Lifestyles

Life in Sarasota can be as relaxing or as active as you want. The barrier islands provide you with picture-perfect destinations for long strolls on the beach, fun-filled weekends in the waves with the family, fishing on piers or off your own boat and more. There are numerous golf & tennis facilities around Sarasota. While there is much to see and do outdoors the area is also widely known for its varied cultural experiences. You can enjoy a wonderful performance from the renowned Sarasota Orchestra and the Sarasota Ballet, take in live shows at the Historic Asolo Theater, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and other reputable venues. Regardless of your interests, Sarasota is sure to offer something wonderful for you.

Waterfront

Few can resist the lure of the beautiful waters off Sarasota, beckoning them to take a swim, enjoy a boat ride, kayak through mangroves or simply just float in the Gulf with your favorite beverage. Soon, you will find yourself addicted to the lifestyle that only Sarasota real estate can offer. From watching the sunrise as you drink your morning coffee to parasailing to new heights, Sarasota offers the finest of living when it comes to beach and water life.

New Homes & Condos

With an abundance of new houses and condos being built in Sarasota, the time to get your dream home has never been better. New housing developments near the sandy beaches and crystal blue waters are waiting for you. These luxury homes are located throughout Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and the barrier islands so they are also within minutes of shopping, beaches, restaurants, and I-75. So if you're ready for a relaxed lifestyle and a gently blowing breeze, come to Sarasota.

Golf & Tennis

Sarasota has no shortage of beautiful golf courses. The golfing scene is so prevalent, in fact, that locals have dubbed the area "the cradle of golf," which claims that Sarasota offered the first golfing ground in the United States. Come step out onto the luscious green and experience the rich history of Sarasota golfing. Sarasota is also home to a thriving population of tennis players. With a number of clubs to join, you'll meet some great friends and sharpen up your moves. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-timer, playing a round of tennis here will surely be a hit!

Barrier Islands

The sun, the sea and the sand are some of the reasons why people enjoy life on the barrier islands across the Bay from Sarasota. Every island has stunning water views and luxury homes. Longboat Key has a number of golf courses and tennis courts. Shoppers will have a wonderful time browsing through designer boutiques in St. Armand's Circle near Lido Key. People who want to live in a quiet community will enjoy Casey Key and Manasota Key. Siesta Key residents have a variety of places to shop and eat and one of the prettiest beaches in the world. Bird Key exudes convenience, luxury and some of the best boating water in Sarasota.

City Life

Many desire to live within all of the fun and excitement that downtown Sarasota has to offer. There are plenty of shops, theaters, bars, art galleries, cultural events and other amenities located downtown. You can make new friends while enjoying a beverage at the bars of Jolly's or Selva Grill. There are also a plethora of fine dining venues located nearby to enjoy a meal with your loved ones. There are a variety of downtown Sarasota real estate options to live the city life.

Master Planned

Living in one of Sarasota's master planned communities gives people the opportunity to be close to all the area's attractions while they enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. Golfers can live on private estates in a golf community with a country club, parks and lakes. Amenities of houses in other master planned communities include private pools and views of a nature preserve. Some communities have shops and restaurants. Sarasota's master planned communities are just a few miles from beaches, entertainment venues, museums, shops and restaurants in the area.

55+

If you are looking to retire and relocate, you have probably found yourself looking at a wealth of different options. Although you might be having a tough time finding the perfect home for this new chapter of your life, you should definitely consider looking at some of the many 55+ communities that are out there. If you find a Sarasota 55+ community in the sunny state of Florida, you are sure to enjoy the many perks that residents enjoy while living in these communities.

Acreage

Sarasota, Florida is a paradise glistening with natural beauty and cultural elegance. It is a place that any lover of water, a community rich in diversity or high quality schools would love to call home. You can gaze at every sunset while enjoying the breathtaking views and gentle breezes that are always found in this city. If you are looking for property with acreage, this is the area to find the space to erect your dream home. You may also find a home perfect for you that was built on a lot with acreage. With acreage, your peace and serenity will be accompanied with privacy and enough space to live in Sarasota however you desire.

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