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Sarasota, Florida


 

stuart florida   Sarasota may very well be the premier "Golf Town" in Florida. If you are searching for a golf course community in which to buy your dream home, Sarasota is the right place to look. Here you can browse the many golf course communities in Sarasota itself, as well as the ones in surrounding communties.

  Whether you enjoy enjoy the recreational and social amenities of the country club lifestyle or you're just looking for a new "home course" for your game, one of the many golf course communities and the 80+ golf courses in Sarasota and manatee County will surely fit your needs and desires.

  Sarasota has long been known as “Florida's Cultural Coast,” and downtown Sarasota epitomizes that honor. It is home to a professional symphony, ballet, opera, jazz clubs, nearly a dozen theaters and 30 art galleries . Sarasota was recently ranked #1 on American Style Magazine’s annual list of the “25 Best Arts Destinations.” But downtown Sarasota is also much more than an arts and cultural gem.

  There are also dozens of boutique shops, restaurants and nightclubs. Nearby, there are 35 miles of beaches including nearby world-famous Siesta Beach known for having the whitest, quartz sand, and, of course, St Armands Circle and with its famous collection of eclectic shops and casual restaurants.

  The boundaries of “Downtown Sarasota” are roughly, and depending upon who you ask, Sarasota Bay and the Golden Gate peninsula on the west, the Rosemary District and Citrus Square areas on the north, Washington Boulevard (or U.S. Route 301) to the east, and Mound Street and where some of the city’s oldest, and most desirable suburbs begin and Selby Botanical Gardens on the south.

  Inside this area of roughly one square mile area defining Downtown Sarasota, a surprising number and variety of neighborhoods and living spaces, from the stretch of opulent high-rise condominiums lining the waterfront to vintage neighborhoods like Laurel Park, which in 2008 was named a National Register of Historic Places District with homes dating from the 1920s. In other neighborhoods, “Old Florida” bungalows are intermixed with newer and larger homes of all architectural styles. And then, there are the lofts of the Rosemary District. Downtown Sarasota housing options offer something for every taste and budget all in a very “walkable” urban environment.

  Sarasota is the county seat of Sarasota County. During the daytime hours, it is also home to financial, business and consulting services, a number of high-tech entrepreneurial enterprises, as well as a shopping and dining mecca. During lunch those who choose a light lunch or a walk enjoy the tree-shaded esplanade of Main Street Along the waterfront, you’ll also find people engaged in maintaining and operating all sorts of watercraft from simple sailboats to enormous ocean-worthy yachts.

  They used to say "when the sun goes down, “Sarasota rolls up the sidewalks”," but now, in addition to its many fine golf courses, Sarasota offers bistros and casual dining spots take over for some while the "Arts and Cultural District" attracts devoted patrons. Yet others visit the salons and art galleries on Palm Avenue, the Burns Court cinema or Towles Court artist colony. Downtown now vibrates with activity well into to evening.



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