Sarasota, Florida Gulf Coast
The magical city of Sarasota is located on Florida's west coast, facing west out into the Gulf of Mexico where every sunset is phenomenal, creating a daily blend of warm yellow, orange, pink, purples, and blue. Here you are surrounded by water where even in the winter months, you can still relax on the beautiful beaches or enjoy all kinds of water sports. It is quite a treasure with a plethora of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters all around. In fact, in 2011, Sarasota's Siesta Key was named the most beautiful beach in the world, no doubt because of the year-round perfect weather and the finest, whitest sand, which is typical of this region with coastal gems like Lido Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key, Bird Key, and Venice.
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Sarasota offers many activities for those of all ages and interests. One of the most notable is St. Armands Circle. Built around a manicured round about, known by locals and visitors alike, here you'll find and abundance of shopping, dining and nightlife, and it's always hopping. It would take a months to visit the many quality restaurants and hot spots the area has to offer. See Sarasota's Restaurant Guide for more information. But the fun doesn't end when the land does. You can spend an evening on the water in one of the many sea side restaurants where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail while enjoying the daily sunset, followed by a delicious meal. Check out Le Barge or Marina Jack's as 2 of the more well known hot spots. And there's no lack of art and culture in Sarasota. You can get a taste of Broadway at the Van Wezel Theater, which offers some of New York's finest performances right on the bay.
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Vacation in Sarasota
Consider spending your next vacation in Sarasota in one of our beautiful vacation-homes. We have a selected list of furnished vacation homes in both Sarasota and Manatee counties that await your Sarasota vacation adventure.
Living in Sarasota
Not only is Sarasota a stunningly beautiful place to visit and vacation, it's also a much desired relocation and retirement location because of it's fantastic, year-round, tropical weather, it's solid infrastructure and plethora of area activities, culture and nightlife. The real estate market in Sarasota is ripe with great opportunities for all lifestyles and budgets.