Home to a professional symphony, ballet and opera, the streets of downtown Sarasota are lined with more than 10 theaters and 30 art galleries, as well as dozens of shops, restaurants and nightclubs. Special events held downtown throughout the year include live music, art festivals, motorcycle shows, parades and a weekly farmer’s market. In short, downtown Sarasota is everything the cultural sophisticate or social butterfly could want. An elegant new way of living is evolving here.
Minutes from downtown is a 35-mile expanse of beach from which to absorb the splendor of sunset on the Gulf. Nearby are the famous beaches of Siesta Key (known for the whitest sand in the world), as are the equally picturesque shores of Lido Key.
For day-trippers or those considering a commute, Tampa and St. Petersburg are a mere 57 miles away, and even Orlando is only a 2-hour drive from Sarasota’s Center.