Florida’s population keeps mounting, as the Sunshine State has topped 20 million people during the couple of years and even surpassed California in its migration rates from other states and other countries according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Although this may sound as if you’ll be lacking the elbow room necessary to enjoy your luxury living lifestyle, there are certain areas in Florida that will allow you to revel in it, and Sarasota FL is one of them.
Ranked #2 in the best places to retire list on Livability. com, Sarasota FL has many luxury amenities that seem to attract the Greatest Generationers, Baby Boomers, and even the early Gen-Xers. Some attribute this to the warm weather Florida experiences year-round, but a closer look at Sarasota FL will provide a long list of reasons people just can’t wait to move to Sarasota FL.
White Sandy Beaches on the Gulf of Mexico
This may seem as though it should go hand-in-hand with the warm weather, but the beaches in Sarasota are a jewel of their own. Sarasota’s white, sandy beaches have caught the eye of many, including Dr. Beach who named Siesta Key Beach the #1 beach in the U.S. in a poll of the top 10 beaches of the USA. Siesta Key was also just awarded TripAdvisor’s Best Beach Award in 2015. Even if you don’t like salt water or sunbathing, the beaches in Sarasota host a number of events throughout the year to keep everyone entertained and in May, turtle nesting season begins and continues through to September.
Breathe in the Fresh Air of Nature
If you’d rather not have the sand between your toes, but still want to enjoy the great outdoors, Sarasota is ready to deliver with many nature attractions, including the Mote Marine Laboratory (a marine rescue, research facility, and aquarium), the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. All of these nature-inspired attractions will allow you to relish the beauty found in our surroundings and provide a leisure afternoon of fun-filled events, like the Garden Music Series at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Aside from the pristine beaches and natural surroundings, Sarasota FL is known for its cultural attractions, including the Sarasota Orchestra founded in 1949 and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art founded in the early 1950’s. Throughout the years, the people of Sarasota have added a number of other culturally entertaining venues and organizations, like the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera House, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, the Sarasota Players, the Banyan Theater Company, and many more.
Eat, Eat, Eat
Before you head out to enjoy an award-winning play or indulge in the sweet sounds of the orchestra, make sure enjoy a delectable dish and refreshing cocktail at one of Sarasota’s many award-winning, fine dining restaurants. Our top restaurants include the Bijou Cafe at the heart of the theatre district; Michael’s on East, Sarasota’s only AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant; Selva Grill where you can dine on delicious Nuevo Latino food; Cafe L’Europe with its convenient location on St. Armand’s Circle; Beach Bistro where you can have award-winning waterfront dining; the Mozaic Restaurant with its western Mediterranean-inspired cuisine; and the Indigenous Restaurant where they feature a seasonal menu of American cuisine. Regardless of the restaurant you choose, you will be deliciously satisfied with the cuisine and ready for your evening of fun.
Your Shopping Destination
Shoppers will squeal in delight when they spot the very best in shopping in Sarasota FL. Head to St. Armand’s Circle if you desire the shopping pleasure found in exclusive shops, galleries, and exotic boutiques, or you can drive one exit away to the Mall at University Town Center, the newest mall in Sarasota FL with more than 100 stores and restaurants in its 880,000 square feet of retail space. The Mall at UTC features stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Spade, Anthropologie, Apple, Michael Kors, and many more of the world’s premier retailers.
Okay, Yes, the Weather is Amazing
We couldn’t talk about the best things Sarasota FL has to offer without mentioning the gorgeous weather we experience year-round. Our warm, sunny, and breezy days can be spent doing anything we enjoy, albeit a round of golf or a trip to the baseball stadiums to enjoy the spring training schedules of the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, and yes even the beloved New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. You can also spend the beautiful, picture-perfect days on the beach or lounging around your custom pool, if you decide to move to our beautiful city.
Sarasota Florida Homes
Another wonderful benefit from moving to Sarasota Florida is the housing. Sarasota features gorgeous luxury homes in ideal new home communities, including The Founders Club. The Founders Club offers many different floor plans from five reputable Sarasota homebuilders and each one is fully-customizable to meet your needs and lifestyle. What’s better, The Founders Club is a boutique-style community away from it all, but close to it all with 700 acres of lush landscape, nature preserves, and glistening lakes, and a growing number of luxury amenities.
Discover the wonderful Sarasota lifestyle by contacting us for your tour of our luxury home community. We’ll give you all of the information you’ll need to make Sarasota your forever home.