8 Fun Facts About Sarasota

Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Sarasota

Posted on: February 7, 2019

To know Sarasota is to love Sarasota.  How many of these facts did you already know?

Sarasota is a truly unique place. Spend some time here, and you’ll learn of the area’s background in starting an architectural movement, or the wildlife that populates its natural areas, or maybe you’ll find out about something else entirely.

Sarasota’s Natural Surroundings

Sarasota has an average temperature of 72.6 degrees, and an average of 251 sunny days per year. There’s no reason to not take advantage of it, especially when the area has over 35 miles of public beachfront. Get a tan on the shores of Siesta Beach, rated the best beach in America by Dr. Beach in 2011 and 2017.  Head to Longboat Key and snorkel through the water to find rare species of marine life, or catch a sea turtle laying its eggs. Or check out Bayfront Park for views of the city, walking trails, and dramatic waterfront sights.

Amazing Arts in Culture City

It all began in 1927, when John Ringling decided that Sarasota would be the winter home for his famous Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Acrobats, clowns, and performers of all kinds became regulars of the area, and animals such as elephants and tigers were a popular sight. The people of the circus brought with them their unique approach to art, along with the artifacts and practices that they had witnessed in their travels. The residents of Sarasota adapted effortlessly to the changes that the newcomers have brought, changing Sarasota’s art scene forever. You’ll find its influences of you look at the art nouveau styling of Ringling’s mansion turned museum, Ca’ d’Zan.

Walkability in Downtown Sarasota

Sarasota’s real estate market is one of the most exciting in the region, thanks to its walkability. It’s an appealing concept for most homebuyers, who are drawn to the idea of areas with low traffic, that are close to what they want and need, and offer a quick way to get their daily exercise in. Sarasota excels when it comes to walkability. The area has over 36 Zagat Rated restaurants, and 14 museums and galleries. Sarasota has over 40 miles of beachfront for its over 56,000 residents to sun, swim, and play on. Don’t take our word for it – Dr. Beach rated Siesta Beach the number one beach in America for 2011 and 2017. One can stroll from the artsy Rosemary District to the Bayfront, and all the way onto Siesta Key, if they want. Thanks to upcoming real estate projects, residents can be even closer to the things that they love. On the horizon for the Downtown area are The Quay and The Bay Sarasota. The Quay is redeveloping a piece of Sarasota’s historical architecture into space for new business, putting residents near everything that they love in a piece of work that has significance to the area. The Bay Sarasota is the entertainment development forming in Downtown Sarasota, made to change the way that residents enjoy the waterfront. With a kayak launch, waterfront docks, and plenty of green spaces, The Bay will combine both the beauty and culture that makes Sarasota what it is today.

Sarasota is known for its exemplary offerings, from parks to restaurants, alongside their walkable distance. Residents are never far from what they love.  Now, they have a way to live closer to the best of the area than ever before. BLVD Sarasota is the luxury residence tower that offers buyers a little piece of beauty in downtown Sarasota. Expansive residences grant buyers the space and style that they need to decorate as they see fit. Floor plans have three bedrooms and a large terrace for stepping out and enjoying the view of the city skyline.

Located right in the Rosemary District is Sarasota’s most desirable address, which is already under construction! BLVD Sarasota exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views. Residents are accommodated with a select set of amenities, ranging from a zero-horizon pool that overlooks the city and the bay to a large temperature-controlled wine vaults with private lockable showcases on the fifth floor. Located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects – The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, residents can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants it is no wonder why residences nearly halfway sold out.

Residences start at $1.9 million. Featuring up to 3,900 square feet, buyers are encouraged to utilize the modern designed space in any way that they want. From selections involving quarts, granite, or marble countertops for the kitchen to interior design packages in different styles, there are plenty of ways to make a BLVD residence stand out. To accentuate BLVD’s high profile location, a panoramic view of the city and waterfront below you dominates the expansive wall of glass situated in your Great Room.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure here.

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