About Sarasota

Located minutes from the world-renowned beaches and islands of Siesta, Longboat, and Lido Keys of Sarasota County, SEA may be just the opportunity you’re looking for.


Known as “Florida’s Cultural Coast,” residents enjoy the Sarasota Orchestra, the Sarasota Ballet, Florida State University’s Asolo Theater for the Performing Arts, Sarasota Opera, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and many more theater venues and art galleries. Downtown Sarasota offers dozens of shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightclubs. Throughout the entire year, special events are held including live music and art festivals at The Sarasota Film Festival which has attracted an international following.


Sarasota offers 35 miles of beaches including world-famous Siesta Key with the softest, whitest sand in the world.
If you are a sports enthusiast, the Sarasota area offers several spring training baseball venues and major league baseball, hockey and football are less than an hour away. Sarasota is also home to the Sarasota Polo Club and world-class rowing and aquatic sports center. For golfers, Manatee and Sarasota counties offer more than 80 golf courses for every level of player.

Golf course communities with homes, villas and condominiums surround many of the golf courses.

Boaters, scuba divers and fishermen love that Sarasota offers every conceivable water sport, deep-water marinas and yacht clubs. Sarasota also offers the widest possible variety of residential properties from downtown high-rise condominiums and penthouses to golf course communities and waterfront homes in every price range. The island communities of Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key and Casey Key each offer their own unique lifestyles. St. Armands Circle, with its upscale shops and boutiques, offers some of the most elegant shopping in Florida.

The Sarasota area also features two outlet malls, shopping centers and The Mall at University Center, featuring 115 up-scale stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, Macys and Dillards.

While some people think only of Orlando or Miami when they think of Florida, many more people choose to live in the Sarasota area, attracted by its lower congestion, more leisurely lifestyle and its eclectic arts, cultural, dining and sporting amenities. 

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Drs. Casebolt and Gerber Golfing
Sarasota Sky Line
Sarasota Ballet
Marie Selby Gardens
Siesta Key Beach
Unconditional Surrender
Sarasota Museum of Art
Sarasota Opera House
Van Wezel
Ringling Museum
Mote Marine Aquarium
Visit Sarasota