Sarasota Real Estate

One of Florida’s top spots for arts and culture, Sarasota is one of the best places to live.

An embarrassment of riches awaits culture lovers, such as the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – seven acres of rotating exhibits, art installations, and events. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall was built in 1968, seats over 1,500 people, and features classical, Broadway, jazz, and modern music. The internationally known Sarasota Ballet was established in 1990 and offers a variety of shows and programs.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was founded by America’s most famous circus promoter and contains classic European paintings by masters such as Peter Paul Rubens, Cypriot antiquities, and contemporary art from around the world. While visiting the museum you can also tour Ca’ d’Zan, the former mansion home of the Ringlings. Built in the early 20th century this impressive home looks like something out of Venice, Italy.

Nature lovers can explore Sarasota Jungle Gardens a 10-acre garden featuring exotic animals, or the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, which has a stingray touch tank, shark tank, and manatees.

Sarasota is also famous in the golfing world. Many Scots settled in the area in the early twentieth century and golf became a popular hobby for residents. The city is home to the Bobby Jones Golf Club, which was dedicated by Jones in 1927.

Sarasota is also home to Ed Smith Stadium, the spring training site for the Baltimore Orioles.

For those who just want to relax near or on the water, Sarasota offers the world-famous Lido Key Beach and the Sarasota Yacht Club.

Sarasota, with a population of just under 60,000, has a variety of housing options to suit your budget. Luxury homes, single-family homes, condos, and more are for sale.

Nearby communities include Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch, and Bradenton.