Sarasota Living


While being popular as a travel destination for tourists, the city of Sarasota has also increasingly become an ideal residential area while simultaneously retaining its relaxing and vacation-like charm. There are a variety of reasons why Sarasota is an ideal place to live in:

  • Offering rich and diverse opportunities for outdoor activities
  • Real estate offerings that appeal to everyone
  • Some of the best golf courses in the nation
  • Art and cultural engagements
  • Island Style living
  • Lazing on the beach and other types of leisure activities

Although Sarasota is a relatively small city, it provides many of the amenities and high quality facilities found in bigger metropolitan areas:

  • Award-winning medical care
  • Diverse educational opportunities
  • Opportunities for shopping – close to two large malls and factory outlets
Sarasota Living

Various world class white-sand beaches are largely accessible from anywhere in Sarasota. Sarasota County has a waterfront that stretches for over 35 miles teaming with healthy marine life and 13 glorious beaches that are open to the public. These opportunities alone make the city perfect for anyone whose interests range from wanting to merely dip into the clean and clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico to more extreme and adventurous engagements as deep sea fishing off the coast. People may choose fun and relaxing activities such as swimming, biking, sailing, or just sunbathing on the fine sands of the shoreline. For those who want to be more active, sports and other recreational activities include windsurfing, parasailing, and bouncing along the waves in a Jet Ski.

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The city also offers land-based sports activities, with golf as one of the most notable in popularity. With more than 60 public and private golf courses, Sarasota offers ideal opportunities and high class services for golf enthusiasts and devoted players alike. These are able to cater to the interests of any type of golfer because of the variety of field choices. It must be noted that 9 of Sarasota’s golf courses have been included in a list of the Top 20 courses, according to Florida Golf News. Apart from golf, there are venues for other sports including basketball, biking, tennis, polo, ice hockey, and football.

Sarasota has particular places that teem with arts and culture. For those who love to witness live theatrical performances, you may attend a show at the Van Wezel, the Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Island Players, Lemon Bay Playhouse, and Theatre Works. Varieties of films may be seen, ranging from those belonging to the mainstream industry to independent ones, during the vibrant Sarasota film festival. Music lovers may watch musical performances through the Van Wezel, Florida West Coast Symphony, Key Chorale, the Jazz Club or the Sarasota Concert Band. More than thirty galleries, museums, and other similar venues offer a satisfying visual art experience. One of the more popular venues is the Ringling Museum, which houses paintings, sculpture and architecture that were the cornerstone of Sarasota’s richness in culture and art in days gone by.

And lets not forget that Sarasota is the spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles! You can see them play the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, and the Tampa Bay Rays!