Anchor city to the whole of Southwest Florida’s housing market; Sarasota is a 35-mile stretch of glorious white sand beaches basking in brilliant year-round sunshine ashore on the West Coast, as it touches the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the most sought-after locations for those wishing to relish in the splendors of the Sunshine State. ‘The Cultural Capital of Florida’, with its very own ballet, symphony and opera companies, this city is a prime destination for tourists and would-be residents alike, with most dwellings only 15 minutes away from surf and sand.
Theater goers flock to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Florida Studio Theater, the Asolo Repertory Theater, and the Players Theater throughout the year. Art abounds in all its forms in Sarasota, with the Key Chorale, the Jazz Club, the Sarasota Film Festival and the Fuziόn contemporary dance company drawing in thousands upon thousands of viewers. The city also offers copious entertainment for children, with the Circus Arts Conservatory, the South Florida Museum, the Bishop Planetarium, the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens, and the Sarasota Family YMCA Water Park and Alpine Tower ranking high on their list of favorite attractions.
Sarasota is a cosmopolitan city, but it values its ‘Old Florida’ way of life. Retirees to seasonal residents are welcomed alike in the city with fun activities for all. Sarasota boasts no less than 65 golf courses, tennis courts, fishing and bird watching spots, as well as gulfs and bays where kayakers, swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers can let their hair down. In fact, golfers and tennis players, like all others sport enthusiasts, will find that there are small residential communities dedicated specifically to their hobbies. The rich heritage of the city blends with its contemporary, diverse culture of the residents and seeps into the architecture of the countless communities, each and every one of which has its own personality. Sarasota Real Estate offers luxurious waterfront estates, contemporary condominiums, historic cottages brimming with Old Florida charm, and Mediterranean-style villas with their exotic flair.
Beach-bound Sarasota residents will be spoiled for choice, with private boat docks lining the shore along Sarasota Bay and State Road 789 leading straight to Lido Key, Longboat Key and beyond. The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport helps residents reunite with relatives from abroad, and the I-75 connects the city with the rest of the USA, as well as with Canada. Anyone would be lucky to call this charming, bustling and thriving cultural hub ‘home’.