EXPERIENCE SARASOTA

Some call Sarasota home, while others call it their vacation destination or 'home away from home'. Either way, I want you to truly experience Sarasota and all it has to offer. As a local realtor, I am invested in knowing my community and being a resource to anyone who calls this gorgeous city their home. Welcome to "Experience Sarasota."

 

Beaches

Siesta Key BeachCaspersen Beach

Sarasota is best known for its unique keys which feature some of the nation’s best beaches and real estate. Most commonly known and loved is Siesta Key Beach. Home to the powdery white, cool, soft sand, which is actually made up of 99% quartz! While on Siesta Key, you can also visit Turtle Beach, Palmer Point Beach, or one of the many accesses that lead onto Siesta Key Beach.

Head over the Ringling Bridge and through St. Armands to find yourself on the beautiful Lido Key. Lido Beach is another favorite! Lido Beach, North Lido Beach, and South Lido Beach all have something different to offer. North Lido Beach also sports the white powdery Siesta sand, Lido Beach has a public pool, and South Lido Beach is where you can find Ted Sperling Park. Ted Sperling Park is a hotspot for kayaking where you can make your way through the mangrove tunnels.

Venice is another great choice for hitting up the beach. You can check out the gorgeous Venice Beach, or Venice Public Fishing Pier. Brohard Beach and Paw Park in Venice is the place to be if you want to bring your pups! It is the only dog friendly beach, where you and your dogs can enjoy the sun, water, and sand. Did you know Venice is known as the shark tooth capital? Caspersen Beach Park is known for the shark teeth that wash ashore its beaches. Young and old alike gather to search for the shark teeth.

To see all of Sarasota’s beaches, including photos and descriptions click HERE.

 

Parks and Trails

Nathan Benderson ParkPayne Park

Sarasota has parks and trails that appeal to different interests and ages. For the fitness gurus, Sarasota has some distinctive options. Nathan Benderson Park, most commonly known for its rowing, has a 3.5 mile paved trail around its perimeter. This is a perfect spot for walking, running, or biking; the breeze off the water keeps you cool. The Legacy Bike Trail is a bikers dream with a paved path running from Sarasota to Venice. The Celery Fields, or should I call it ‘Sarasota’s Mountain’, offers scenic hiking views as you can exercise up and down its unpaved hill.

The Nature lovers should check out The Celery Fields, known for its bird watching. Red Bug Slough Preserve, known for its trails through the Florida scrub, or Bird Key Park for its gorgeous bay views.

What about the kids? Urfer Family Park has 3 different playground sections for different ages. The playground facilities are clean and modern. Nathan Benderson Park has a covered playground and beautiful views. Payne Park, also known as, Circus Park has a large Circus themed playground that is very popular in the area. Sarasota has many more parks with playgrounds, fields, and more for the kids.

To see all of Sarasota’s parks and trails, including photos and descriptions click HERE.

 

Attractions

Marie Selby Botanical GardensSt. Armands Circle

Experience what Sarasota has to offer in terms of ‘things to do’.  Vacationers and locals alike are always looking for some fun.  Beaches, parks, and trails make up a lot of the fun in Sarasota. But beyond that, some of the favorites are Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, Big Cat Habitat, The Ringling Museum, and St. Armand’s Circle.

To see all of Sarasota’s attractions, including photos and descriptions click HERE.

 

The Arts

The Sarasota OrchestraThe Ringling Museum

Sarasota is known for its art culture. In fact, John Ringling one of the owners and operators of ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ circus has a Sarasota history dating back to the early 1900’s. Sarasota keeps its circus culture alive with The Ringling Museum and The Circus Arts Conservatory. Not only that, but Sarasota is home to the Van Wezel which features Broadway musicals, orchestras, and other performances from around the world. Sarasota is proud of its own Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera House, and The Sarasota Orchestra.

To see all of Sarasota’s Arts, including photos and descriptions click HERE.

 

Farmers Markets

The Market at Lakewood RanchThe Market at Lakewood Ranch 

Who doesn’t love a good farmers market? Local and fresh produce, creative vendors, artisans, jams, and all sorts of delicious snacks. Sarasota has a couple farmers markets, each one drawing a different unique crowd. The Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market has a high paced and vibrant feel, while The Market at Lakewood Ranch offers a more laid back, family friendly vibe.

To see all of Sarasota’s Farmers Markets, including photos and descriptions click HERE.

 

Sarasota Real Estate

Sunrise PreserveBird Key

Experiencing Sarasota may mean buying a vacation home or calling this your permanent home. Living that laid-back beach life on one of Sarasota's keys or islands is the dream for many. Others may be looking for the family friendly, community centered neighborhoods of Palmer Ranch. I’d love to help you experience Sarasota and make it your home. My website has Sarasota real estate broken down into areas and communities to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

To learn about all of Sarasota’s areas, and see active MLS listings click HERE.

Contact Matt about Sarasota Real Estate here or at 941-356-5377.