There are many reasons to love calling Sarasota home. For those who are “staying at home” here, it’s a pretty great place to be stuck. Located just south of Tampa on Florida’s charming Gulf Coast, Sarasota is a dynamic town that’s equally historic and eclectic as it is modern. Continually named one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report, this area proves an irresistible destination for those who might be looking to relocate. Check out this list below of five reasons why Sarasota is always a great place to live:
1. Beautiful Beaches
Although Florida has many of the finest beaches in the county, Sarasota’s sugary white sands and pristine blue water prove to be some of the best in the world. Siesta Key, Lido Key, and Longboat Key Beaches are among the most popular – and beautiful – in Sarasota. While they remain closed for now due to social distancing, they’re just minutes away for locals when things are back to normal. What a welcome back!
2. World-Class Dining
Packed with so many award-winning restaurants, Sarasota’s dining scene is dynamic and impressive. In fact, Sarasota has the highest concentration of Zagat-rated restaurants in all of Florida. Since dining rooms are temporarily closed, many of these award-winning establishments are offering take out and delivery during this time. How great is it to be able to enjoy world-class meals delivered right to your door?
3. Arts and Culture
Art and Culture serve as the heart of Sarasota. The area is home to world-class visual and performing art venues including The Sarasota Ballet, The John and Mable Ringling Museum, the Sarasota Opera House and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. With so many world-acclaimed museums, art galleries, orchestras, operas, ballets, and live music scenes, there’s no place that’s creative and inspiring like Sarasota.
4. Parks and Wildlife
Nestled in the beautiful nature of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who like to spend time amongst nature and wildlife. It a great place now for people to maintain social distance, but still be able to get some fresh air.
5. Local Events
While we are sheltering in place to protect friends and neighbors, Sarasota is also looking forward to getting back to its regular schedule of weekly events. When the time is right, you can choose between golfing, boating, fishing, dining, the theatre, and so much more. You’ll also want to put the weekly downtown farmers’ market on your list of after-quarantine activities for fresh fruits and vegetables as well as handmade soaps, seafood, coffee, and baked goods.
When life returns to normal, the world may look a little different. Are you in the right place? Maybe you might be ready to call Sarasota home. With so many reasons to love living here, the opportunity to own a home and live close to all the best Sarasota has to offer is truly unparalleled.
BLVD Sarasota, a 49-residence luxury condominium project is currently under construction in the heart of the New Downtown Sarasota. It’s located on the southeast corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail and has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant downtown arts district that Sarasota has never seen before.
The most exciting part? BLVD Sarasota is just about complete! These 49 brand new condominiums offer a landmark lifestyle and are scheduled for move-in this Spring. Never before lived in, the spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Starting from $1.9 million, residences here range in size from 3,550 sf. to 3,900 sf.
And, BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from the city’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center-right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay Sarasota will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area.
Hard hat tours of the building and the brand-new model residences are available to qualified buyers. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your private tour today. Or download our Digital Brochure, or visit our website at BLVDSarasota.com from the comfort of your home.
When you think of keys, the first thing that comes to mind are the small, eclectic, vibrant islands that lie to the far south of Florida. What you may not know is that Sarasota hosts its own selection of keys, just to the west of the town. As one of the most popular things to do in Sarasota, each one is different in their own way, and each one offers the residents of Sarasota a quick way to escape the rush of life and enjoy solitude within nature.
Siesta Key hides a great lifestyle, and one of the best beaches that you’ve ever seen! Don’t take our word for it: Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, named it 2017’s best beach! The quiet, charming locals of Siesta Key aren’t just proud of the designation, too – they work to make it as unique and colorful as they are! From drum circles on the beach to sunrise yoga, Siesta Key is full of exciting things to do in Sarasota.
Want the gorgeous beaches of Siesta Key, but hoping to relax a little more seculded in nature’s beauty? Lido Key is the place to be! You won’t find as active of an event calendar to stick to here, so just stretch out on the white sands of North Lido Beach, snorkel and spot wildlife along the shores of Lido Beach, or grab lunch from Tommy Bahama’s. This place is truly paradise found.
As the playground of Sarasota’s elite, Longboat Key lives up to the standards. Far enough out to be secluded, but close enough to only be a short drive to downtown, you won’t find anything else like this key. When you’re done exploring Anna Maria Public Beach, head to Coquina Beach for their farmer’s market. There isn’t fresher produce or sweeter honey anywhere else!
Both the island lifestyle and upscale city living are never far away from town. With so many things to do in Sarasota, the town is designed so that residents can either be sunning and walking on the shores or shopping high-end stores within minutes. Residential areas are designed like this as well. One in particular offers everything that you need.
There are big things ahead for the Rosemary District. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area. It’s a great way for small businesses to promote themselves while also empowering Sarasota’s economy. The best possible thing on the horizon for Sarasota is BLVD Sarasota.
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 vault 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.
Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1stStreet, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today, or download our Digital Brochure and visit our website, BLVDsarasota.com.