Sarasota, Florida is located on the West coast of the State. The origin of the name of the city is not clear but dates back to the 1700s. It is one of Americaï¿½s best places to live, work and raise a family. The air is remarkably clean, climate is sunny and white beaches are beautiful. Sarasota, includes the offshore islands of Casey Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, St. Armand Key and Siesta Key a great beach resort. In the Sarasota area you can also enjoy the breathtaking sunsets, educational museums, golf tournaments and boat races.
Itï¿½s difficult to mention all things you may do here. There are activities for all ages and tastes. You can join in tennis, lawn bowling, water skiing, shell collecting, growing exotic tropical plants, bird watching and much more. Sarasota is a cultural center of Florida. You can enjoy the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Jazz Club of Sarasota, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Sarasota Opera, Sarasota String Quartet and Sarasota Concert Band.
With over 600,000 people, the Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte area is one of the largest, most affluent markets in Florida. In the last 5 years, it has grown 4 times faster than the national average.
Floridaï¿½s first golf course was laid out in Sarasota in 1886. More than 30 courses are within minutes of downtown. You can find beautiful old and new homes in the area. Some homes were built over 50 years ago as winter vacation cottages. Others are in new gated bay front estates with manicured grounds, marble foyers, soaring ceilings, the newest technological advances, and spectacular views.
But in Florida it is all about the great outdoors. These tourists are taking in the splendor of Sarasota while riding Segway Human Transporters. These pollution free self-balancing scooters are a great way to take in the downtown area. For those looking to get in a little exercise youï¿½ll find that the entire Sarasota area is pedestrian friendly.
As is the case in all of Florida November through April are the best months to enjoy spectacular weather. Days are warm with generally low humidity and nights cool down for great sleeping. There is also little rain during the winter so plan to be out and about every day! Itï¿½s no wonder Sarasota is growing as fast as building permits will allow.
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