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Sarasota Luxury Homes

Date Added: April 17, 2011 11:56:38 AM
Water, sun and sand await you in Florida. Located on the west of the sunshine state and about an hour south of Tampa is the luxurious beach town of Sarasota. People from Canada, Europe and the United States visit Sarasota every year to enjoy the gorgeous beaches and to play in the sun. It is blessed with over 30 miles of beaches. Lido Key, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Venice and Manasota Key all have wonderful beaches for people to enjoy.

However, beaches are not the only reason to vacation or live in this area. Sarasota has a rich arts and cultural scene The circus mogul, John Ringling, made this his winter home. Spend a little time here and you will see his influences around town. Artistic students from all around come to Sarasota to study at the Ringling museum of art. The John and Mable Ringling Museum is a great place to enjoy beautiful works of art. People who come from large cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia appreciate the rich arts scene. Many of them come to Sarasota for retirement, vacation here or own a winter residence. Barbara Corcoran, the New York real estate mogul, described Sarasota as a "sophisticated" city.

Sarasota Real Estate

Sarasota real estate is very diverse and can match the tastes and budgets of just about anyone. There are great homes that can be purchased for not much more than $100,000. A few communites that can accommodate this price range are Gulf Gate, South Gate, Greenbrook Village, Colonial Oaks and Bent Tree. Golf courses are plentiful in Sarasota so there are many homes and condos that can be purchased that offer fabulous vistas of the golf course. Living on the water is a dream for many people. This area has plenty of water. Canals, lakes, rivers, creeks, bay and beach all can be lived. There is a magnificant array of homes and condos that overlook the water. Of course, since this is very desirable these properties can get very expensive. Downtown living is very popular as well. Not everyone wants to jump in the car for entertainment, meals and shopping. There are plenty of options to live the metropolitan lifestyle.

Sarasota Luxury Homes

There are plenty of Sarasota luxury homes for sale. You can find them on the beach, on the bay, on a golf course, out east with plenty of acreage, west of the trail or in a planned community like Lakewood Ranch or Palmer Ranch. In 2010, Sarasota and Manatee counties had over 274 properties sell with a sales price exceeding $1,000,000. The highest sales price was $8,400,000. There are waterfront estates on Lido Key, Longboat Key, Siesta Key and Casey Key worth beyond $10,000,000. If you like nice homes and have the means to pay for it come visit Sarasota and explore all of the fabulous barrier islands and places to live. You may just fall in love.

Siesta Key

Located just off of Sarasota is the 8 mile long barrier island of Siesta Key. This is a very laid back island. You might find the CEO of a large company sitting next to you in a restaurant. He won't be wearing a suit though. He most likely will be wearing flip flops, a bathing suit and tank top. Siesta Key exudes a fun and beachy atmosphere. The beach is one of the prettiest that you will ever see. It continually is ranked as one of the best in the world.

Longboat Key

Located just off Sarasota and Bradenton is the 11 mile long barrier island of Longboat Key. This has a more sophisticated and posh feel to it. Most of the island is very manicured and pristine. Even though it is beachy and fun the island exudes class. Longboat Key is made up of fabulous beachfront condos as well as luxurious single family homes. Many of them are on the water and offer a fabulous lifestyle of boating and beach.

Lido Key and St. Armands Key

Situated between Longboat Key and Siesta Key is the small islands of Lido Key and St. Armands Key. This is home to a nice beach, the shopping and dining destination of St. Armands Circle and a bunch of fabulous homes. Lido Shores is a community home to some of the finest single family residences on the west coast of Florida. Convenience is the big draw to these keys. Residents can literally walk to the beach, outdoor dining, day spa, ice cream, bars, art galleries and other fun places to shop.

Casey Key

Need a waterfront mansion? There are plenty of them available on Casey Key. Visitors and residents of Sarasota will take a drive down Casey Key just to catch some gorgeous views of the beach, water and magnificent real estate on the island. You won't find any large condo buildings on the island as it is just made up of single family homes. This is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the soothing waves of the Gulf of Mexico. On Casey Key you will find some of the finest Sarasota luxury homes for sale.

Sarasota, Florida and her barrier island can match just about any desire. Come for a vacation and you may just end of moving here.