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

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.

Lido Key

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.

Longboat Key

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.


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