Sarasota is considered as one of Florida’s major cities in the Gulf Coast and cultural capital as well. It flaunts shimmering beaches and extensive range of shopping districts, fine dining, circus shows and art exhibits. Sarasota owns an eclectic mixture of cultures and traditions one would consider a haven to shopaholics, beach fanatics and art enthusiasts. read more…
Sarasota is considered as one of Florida’s major cities in the Gulf Coast and cultural capital as well. It flaunts shimmering beaches and extensive range of shopping districts, fine dining, circus shows and art exhibits. Sarasota owns an eclectic mixture of cultures and traditions one would consider a haven to shopaholics, beach fanatics and art enthusiasts.
Paying homage to the family behind America’s most popular circus in the early times, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was established to honor the Ringling family. Likewise, visitors can take a tour to Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, a remarkable Venetian Gothic palace of 56 rooms, which is the Ringling’s old family house. Browse at the ancient costumes, old wagons and a miniature circus. Visiting Sarasota gives the traveler a mixture of interests to try out such as an early morning golf round, or savoring the powdery white sand beach in the afternoon, and waiting for the sun to set at dusk over the Gulf of Mexico where exciting night life begins.
People in Sarasota have a wide range of lifestyle and activities, from watchinga classy opera at the worldwide acclaimed opera house,attending art exhibits and viewing artistic artifacts at the Art Museum,watching a soul-stirring symphony orchestra and captivating ballet performance, to shopping at an early morning view of fresh produce at farmer’s market or buy goostat St. Armand’s Circle which is near the coast. Art fanatics can also marvel at the largest collections of Rubens canvasses in Sarasota, alongside works by Old Masters.
Tree shaded boulevard of Main Street full of restaurants, gift shops, boutiques, cafes, and gourmet food stalls is what makes Downtown Sarasota popular. It boasts of antique shops and dark art cinemas at Burns Court, or the antiquated artists’ colony at Towles Court where you feel the friendly atmosphere. Visitors can run an early morning jog along the Bayfront, savor an exquisite lunch beneath the banyans at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and relax in the afternoon with a flavorful tea in luxurious style at the Ritz-Carlton.
Houses in this city vary from bungalow at side streets of old-fashioned traditional neighborhoods to affluent brand new style condominiums found at the Bayfront. Downtown Sarasota is an excellent place to live, with all the natural wonders and historical aura it has to offer, and a neighborhood you can appreciate while you walk casually under the tropical sun.
One of Florida’s prime Gulf Coast cities, Sarasota offers residents and visitors alike a diverse blend of culture and fine dining, circus thrills and stunning beaches, and a wide array of shopping excursions. It is considered to be the cultural center of West Central Florida with connections to the Ringling family, Amish Community and the Sarasota School of Architecture. Sarasota is truly a community that has something to offer for every-one of every age, with a wealth of outdoor activities both on water and on land. The area sports outdoor activities including boating, fishing, sailing, swimming, and kayaking, while the indoor activities range from shows and the opera, to museums and galleries.
The city itself consists of the mainland downtown as well as islands, known as “keys.” These are Bird Key, St. Armand’s Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key and Siesta Key. Causeways to all these keys are free and very visually attractive.
Downtown of Sarasota is very vibrant with a vigorous mix of a variety of businesses and residences, several upscale downtown condominiums and excellent restaurants. Many residents of Sarasota are business executives, who have established their corporate headquarters in Sarasota Downtown,whilethe main business performance is somewhere else in the world. They choose this city because of its excellence, diversity, small town feel and family friendly atmosphere.
Sarasota has a major airport in the area which is shared by Sarasota and Manatee counties. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport hasairlines that provide service out of the airport to locations primarily in the United States andCanada and it holds fullPort of entrystatus providing U.S. Customs inspections for international travelers. Three other airports, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International AirportandTampa International Airportare located about an hour north from Sarasota, andSouthwest Florida International Airportin Ft. Myers an hour and 45 min south of Sarasota provide a wider range of national and international flights.
A bus service calledSCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit) is an available service throughout the Sarasota county with a limited connections to Manatee County Area Transit and plans are in planning tobuild future transportation infrastructure includinglight rail,commuter railand longer range bus servicein connection with Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority.
Come and experience Sarasota for yourself and become part of our big SRQ Community!
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