Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota, Florida – You Will Love Our City!

Sarasota, known as the cultural capital of Florida, is a city full of museums, opera houses, ballets, and art galleries. Its barrier islands of Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key, and Casey Key, attract visitors from all around the world.

With nearly 80 golf courses, players have an array of golf community homes to choose from. For the avid boaters, Bird Key homes for sale or Sarasota waterfront properties will suit you perfectly. If you prefer the city life, then you will want to consider condos for sale in downtown Sarasota. No matter your preference, there is a home for you.

As the local population grows, home prices continue to increase, yet Sarasota is still more affordable than some of the larger metropolitan areas such as Miami or Los Angeles. With an influx of financially stable retirees moving to the area, there has been an increase in new construction luxury homes throughout, yet there are plenty of affordable communities for the younger generations as well.

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Sarasota’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the United States, with Siesta Key Beach making the list for #1 beach in the nation several times over the past few years. Its sparkling waters and soft, beautiful white sand, make it a must see while here.

The metropolitan area of Sarasota has made top 10 lists more than once. In 2014, it ranked #1 place in the country for overall well-being. The Gallup poll was based on healthy eating habits, financial security, time spent on social activities and philanthropy, and smoking less than the general population.

In 2016, the Sarasota Film Festival was named one of the top 25 coolest festivals in the world.

In 2017 Sarasota placed #21 on the list of the top 100 places to live, with no other cities in Florida ranking higher than Sarasota.


Sarasota Weather

Sarasota weather attracts many visitors, especially during the cold winters in the Northeast. Temperatures in the winter months average in the 70’s whereas the summer months tend to rise to the low 90’s with high humidity.

On average, there are 251 sunny days per year in Sarasota, which is why Florida is duly deemed the Sunshine State. During the hot summer months, rainfall may occur on a daily basis, but the storms move in and move out quickly.

The average snowfall for Sarasota is 0, yet temperatures in the winter have periodically dropped to the 20’s.


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Sarasota Schools

There are 53 public schools in Sarasota ranging from elementary through high school serving approximately 43,000 students. These public schools include charter schools and alternative schools as well. In addition, there is a diversity of private schools and colleges to choose from.

Sarasota offers school choice to families who want to enroll their child in a school other than the school district where they reside. On an annual basis, the Sarasota County school district offers open enrollment where parents can sign up their children to the school of their choice for enrollment the following year. Availability of school openings is released in February each year. For more information contact the office of school choice at 941-927-9000, extension 32258.

Elementary Schools

Alta Vista Elementary Englewood Elementary Lamarque Elementary (North Port)
Ashton Elementary Fruitville Elementary Laurel Nokomis Elementary
Atwater Elementary Garden Elementary Phillippi Elementary
Bay Haven Elementary Glenallen Elementary Southside Elementary
Brentwood Elementary Gocio Elementary Tatum Elementary
Cranberry Elementary Gulf Gate Elementary
Emma E. Booker Elementary Lakeview Elementary


Middle Schools

Booker Middle Laurel Nokomis Middle Venice Middle
Brookside Middle McIntosh Middle Woodland Middle
Heron Creek Middle Sarasota Middle


High Schools

Booker High Sarasota High Pine View School
North Port High Suncoast Polytechnical High Oak Park School
Riverview High Venice High

Things to do in Sarasota

The Sarasota area is filled with museums, restaurants, beautiful beaches, and shopping.

If you enjoy the outdoors there is kayaking, paddle board, boating, and a number of beautiful beaches to choose from including Siesta Key Beach, Lido Beach, and Longboat Key Beach.

Take a tour of Sarasota Bay on the Marina Jack’s dinner cruise or stroll across the famous John Ringling Bridge and watch a colorful Florida sunset.

If you enjoy the arts, be sure to visit Towels Court. This downtown Sarasota art district boasts galleries and restaurants but shops open and close at their leisure, so for a true Old Florida experience, when all the businesses are open, attend Towels Court Third Friday Art Walks. Parking is located at 1938 Adams Lane.

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Sarasota is also home to opera houses and theaters including the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota Opera House, the Players Center for Performing Arts, the Asolo Repertory Theater, and the Florida Studio Theater.

If you are a movie buff, then you don’t want to miss the annual Sarasota Film Festival held around April of every year.

For a quaint theater experience, visit the historic Burns Court Cinema offering an intimate setting featuring foreign and independent films. For a much larger selection of recent releases, visit the Hollywood 20 in downtown Sarasota. For a budget-friendly movie option, there is the Parkway 8 Cinemas, a discount theater off University Parkway. Bring your movie watching to the next level at Cine Bistro of Siesta Key, with its comfortable seating and dining all in one.

Sarasota has no lack of restaurants which will please just about any palate. For an Old Florida seafood experience, visit Owen’s Fish Camp in downtown Sarasota. For a scenic deck experience, Ophelia’s in Siesta Key offers relaxed dining on the water. After a day at the beach, stroll into the Daiquiri Deck located in both St. Armand’s Circle and Siesta Key or visit Mar Vista in Longboat Key for some Old Florida cuisine. If Mediterranean is your preference, Blu Kouzina in St. Armand’s Circle offers an authentic Greek cuisine. With so many wonderful restaurants, it is impossible to name them all.


Finding a Sarasota Real Estate Agent

For more information or to view Sarasota homes for sale, contact your Sarasota realtor, Gina Ursini by phone or text at 941-812-4894 or by email at


Sarasota Zip Codes

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