Although Sarasota has miles and miles of beachfront property, it is technically not on the ocean but the Gulf of Mexico. Sarasota real estate includes a wonderful selection of properties on the Gulf of Mexico, from simple to extravagant. All beach front real estate is not technically located on Sarasota's mainland, but rather on the crown jewels of Sarasota, its barrier islands. Casey Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key are the four islands with beaches and beach front real estate for sale.
Sarasota private tropical island is located about 25 miles South of Sarasota and home to sports figures, authors, entertainers and residents who have frequented this Key for decades. Some Casey Key real estate offers gated estates with Gulf to Bay ownership. Small cabanas along the beachfront are typical with these luxury properties. There are still some small beach cottages available but many have been replaced by new architectural wonders.
Siesta Key Florida is an eclectic family beach. Dr. Beach's named Siesta Key Beach #2 on his 10 Best Beaches in America list in May 2009. Siesta Key is home to many waterfront condos, high-rises, townhomes and homes.
Beach Road on Siesta Key is condominium row and newer and older buildings surround each other.
Siesta Key's beachfront condos are used as second homes, retirement havens and also as investment property. Many Siesta Key condos have liberal rental policies.
With the adjustment of prices in beach real estate condos on Lido Key are getting another look. Lido Key, known as a European style beach is walking distance to the famous St. Armands Circle. Similar to Palm Beach's, Worth Avenue, St. Armands is a haven of surf shops, specialty shops, spas, small cafes, ice cream parlors and fine restaurants.
Known for its 13 miles of beautiful pristine beach and manicured landscape, Longboat Key also entertains many of the "rich and famous." Luxury high-rises, line the shoreline behind the gates of the famed Longboat Key Club. Condos behind these gates are in demand even with a slowdown in real estate. The entire Island is groomed beyond belief and on any given day, pelicans, herons, peacocks and sand cranes are wandering through this lush environment. St. Armands is a short drive for dining as well as Sarasota's cultural amenities.
When you need a break from the sun, Sarasota's cultural venues offer the finest found in a city of this size. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall books outstanding world-famous entertainers and events. The Southwest Symphony, the Sarasota Opera and the Sarasota Ballet are among just a few of Sarasota's cultural offerings.
Tampa International Airport and Ft. Myers International Airports are within a little over an hour both north and south of Sarasota. Arrive right at Sarasota International Airport and be at the beach in 20 minutes.
If you are a buyer looking for a Sarasota home or any other Florida Oceanfront property, please send us an email, and we will contact you immediately. We regularly show Sarasota, Casey Key, Siesta Key, Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key as well as all downtown Sarasota condos.
Allen Real Estate Services, Inc. is a 30 year old boutique real estate company offering luxury waterfront property on all Sarasota, Florida's barrier islands. Search all Sarasota real estate for sale at on their website at BuySarasota.com.