Sarasota is one of the most beautiful cities in the US and it is currently experiencing the biggest real estate boom since 2005. Located in the south Florida Gulf coast region, this thriving city is not only stunningly scenic, it has lots of additional amenities to offer potential home-buyers of Sarasota luxury homes. These include access to a lively nightlife, sophisticated cultural attractions and world class recreational facilities.
Linked by a series of causeways and bridges, Sarasota is actually eight small islands or keys located along the Gulf cost of Florida, just north of Fort Myers and south of Tampa Bay. Communities on these keys each have their own distinct energy and style.
For example, tiny Bird Key appeals to boating enthusiasts of all kinds. It boasts a yacht club and many of its expansive canal or waterfront estate properties have their own docks.
Casey Key, by contrast, is more known for the architecture of its homes, most of them single dwelling villas. There is no high rise or condominium development of any significance in this community. Instead, villa and luxury estates in old Florida or Mediterranean style are dotted along the length of this eight mile long barrier island, some of them even spanning its width, Gulf to bay.
Different again and perhaps most famous of all is St. Armand’s Circle. A community built around a circular hub of commercial activity, this neighborhood was designed by circus tycoon John Ringling in European style of the great cities. These days, it features exclusive boutique shopping, world class restaurants and a vibrant nightlife of clubs and cultural attraction along with a stunning beach (Lido) and a handful of luxury villa and properties.
The most recent addition to the Lakewood Ranch area, just east of downtown is known as lake Club. A planned village of single dwelling homes on larger than average lots, this community is surrounded by lake, nature reserves and deluxe golfing greens. The largest certified green community in the US, Lake Club takes its name from its country club which boasts a legacy golf course designed by Arnold Palmer.
Potential home buyers who love sun, surf and sophistication will find lots to choose from with the Sarasota luxury homes market. Whether its low key and natural old Florida living or the vibrant recreational lifestyle of boating and golf or even the cultural sophistication of a big city, Sarasota has so much to offer.