Luxury Houses and Real Estate in Sarasota Florida

SARASOTA - A WELL KNOWN SECRET IN FLORIDA

Most people who visit Sarasota want to stay.
Sarasota is a thriving, exciting community attractive to young professionals, families and retirees. Residents enjoy all the hospitality of a small town combined with the amenities and modern infrastructure of a large city. Our vibrant economy with many business opportunities makes Sarasota a good choice for any lifestyle.

Facts and Info

CLIMATE - SUNSHINE YEAR-ROUND
Spring High 82˚F/28˚C Low 60˚F/15˚C
Summer High 91˚F/33˚C Low 71˚F/22˚C
Fall High 85˚F/29˚C Low 64˚F/18˚C
Winter High 73˚F/23˚C Low 51˚F/11˚C

ACCESS BY CAR
The area is easily accessed by Interstate 75 and US Highway 41. Miami 223 miles (4 hours drive time) Orlando 129 miles (2 hours drive time) Tampa 57 miles (1 hour drive time)

ACCESS BY AIR
SARASOTA BRADENTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Serviced by Delta, JetBlue, Continental, US Airways, AirTran, ATA, Northwest, Air Canada, Cape Air, Florida Coastal and Sky Service.


Location
Sarasota and her string of eight islands are tucked into the Gulf coast of Southwest Florida, 60 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Myers.

Sarasota County encompasses nearly 40 miles of shoreline and includes the City of Sarasota, Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key, Manasota Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, City of Englewood, Nokomis, City of North Port, Osprey, and the City of Venice.

Siesta Key: Enjoying the reputation as one of America's Best Beaches, Siesta Beach is made famous by its sugar-fine, quartz-white sand. A short jaunt from the public beach is a village of outdoor dining, coffee shops and shopping. Turtle Beach sits beyond the sea grapes on the Key's southern end and is a popular site for launching kayaks.

Longboat Key: This long, narrow key boasts exclusive homes and elite resorts. The Resort at Longboat Key Club is recognized internationally for its tennis facilities, challenging golf courses, dining, and waterfront oasis.

Lido Key/ St. Armands: Within a short radius lies St. Armands Circle, a sophisticated outdoor dining and shopping area with distinct European flair, iconic examples of mid-century modern architecture and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Downtown Sarasota: Downtown Sarasota is bursting with trendy corner cafés and artesian shops. The Sarasota Opera and Florida Studio Theater are keeping arts and culture at the heart of Sarasota's charm. Catch an independent film at Burns Court Cinema, shop art galleries along Palm Avenue, or grab a signature happy hour cocktail or a local craft beer at one of the city's diverse watering holes and restaurants.

Venice: Aptly named one of Coastal Living's “Happiest Seaside Towns in America” in 2015, this island town's charming main street offers shopping and dining and meanders through stately 1920's homes leading straight to the Gulf of Mexico. Venice is also known as the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World.”

North Port: North Port's Warm Mineral Springs, with 9 million gallons of fresh water at a constant temperature of 87 degrees Fahrenheit, is a popular spot for visitors looking for the healing touch.

Englewood: Englewood is a throw-back to Old Florida's simple and idyllic lifestyle. Englewood surprises visitors with its antique shopping and collection of cozy restaurants in Olde Englewood Village. Heralded for its natural abundance, fishing is a favorite pastime and Manasota Key is home to four beaches offering miles of unspoiled vistas of the Gulf of Mexico.


Arts and Culture
Sarasota County is home the Sarasota Ballet, the Sarasota Opera, the Sarasota Orchestra, The Ringling, and numerous professional and community theaters and dance troupes.


Eco-Adventures
Two state parks in Sarasota County, Myakka River State Park and Oscar Scherer State Park, offer bountiful opportunities to commune with nature. Camping, kayaking, and hiking can be enjoyed throughout the County.

The City of Venice was named a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community in 2016 and the Legacy Trail, a ten-mile rails-to-trails project, begins in Venice.

Sarasota County is a Runner Friendly Community and offers several 5Ks and half marathons throughout the year.


Sarasota's Circus Heritage
Thanks to the legacy of circus magnate John Ringling, Sarasota is known as the Circus Capital of the World. The Ringling, the Circus Arts Conservatory (home to Circus Sarasota), the Sailor Circus and youth and adult training classes, and the Circus Ring of Fame on St. Armands Circle are examples of the circus's lasting impression on the area.

Dining
The City of Sarasota has one of the highest concentrations of 21 Zagat-rated restaurants in the state of Florida.