Honored for its beaches by Dr. Beach, Sarasota has long enjoyed a reputation for having some of the best beaches in the world. Aside from those located within the city itself, Sarasota is also ideally located near to a number of internationally-renowned islands such as Lido Key, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Bird Key and Casey Key. Thanks to its location within the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota and its surrounding keys offer white sand beaches and beautiful waters that are perfect for the beach comber, the fisher and the water sports enthusiast.
While Sarasota is best known for its beaches, residents of this small city have far more available to them than beaches. In fact, Sarasota and the surrounding area is also home to a number of cultural attractions such as ballet, opera, symphony, theater, museums and art galleries. There are also several golf courses to choose from and the nearby St. Armands Circle is world famous for its many boutiques, shops and restaurants. For those looking for a place to unwind, downtown Sarasota is known for its active nightlife. No wonder Money Magazine listed Sarasota as the “Best Small City” as well as one of the “Best Places to Live.”
When it comes to purchasing a home in Sarasota, there are many types of properties and neighborhoods to select from. From gated communities to golf communities, from waterfront estates to private islands, from luxurious condos to simpler homes offering deeded beach access, there is certain to be something to suit just about anyone’s needs and budget in Sarasota.