Sarasota is by far one of Florida’s most influential and affluent cities. It has been the destination of millions of visitors over the years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon. Our arts and theater community provides the influential thread that composes the brilliant fabric of Sarasota.
For years, Sarasota was the winter home to the world famous Ringling Brothers Circus. As a result, John and Mable Ringling’s influence can be seen and felt throughout the town. John Ringling was, besides circus owner, a real estate developer and art collector. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art houses one of the most respected collections of baroque art to be found.
Since its earliest settlements back in the late 1800s, Sarasota has proven to be an attraction for sports and business-minded alike. The agricultural and cattle industry’s interests grew right along with Sarasota’s original fishing industry, which brought some of the earliest tourists to our gulf and bay waters.
Today, Sarasota is still one of the world’s hottest destinations for tourism. Our world-renowned white sandy beaches of Siesta Key are always ranked as one of the best. In 2013, Traveler’s Choice ranked it among the top 20 in the world. Millions of visitors and year-round residents have taken advantage of the warm waters, sun-drenched skies, relaxed atmosphere and stunning beachscapes that we offer. And with miles of beaches, shorelines, rivers, bayous and streams, there is always plenty of water sports to enjoy.
And when you are ready to take a break from all of your playtime, Sarasota offers an amazing selection of dining delights. Our restaurants serve up world-class foods like none other. Because of an influx of international visitors and residents, culinary influences from around the world can be found around every corner of the city.
Sarasota is also well known for its world-class golf opportunities, some designed by PGA players. A vibrant tennis community has also drawn a number of professional tennis players to take up residence here. Sarasota is also soon to be home of a world-class rowing facility, Benderson Park, which will host national and international rowing events. You can also find an active polo club here, running and cycling community, and soccer clubs galore.
Sarasota’s schools rank 4th in the state, and you have myriad public, charter, and private schools from which to choose—even a very active home school community.
Homes here run the gamet from simple apartments to penthouse suites; from cottages to estates—and everything in between. If I can help you buy a home in Sarasota, Florida, please call me at 941-928-8892. Also, feel free to use my website www.SarasotaRealEstate.com as you one-stop resource for Sarasota homes for sale and Sarasota condos.