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Great Weekend Escape- Sarasota, FL

Posted by Gloria Singer on Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 12:25pm.


 Roughly a 3.5 hour drive away on the other side of the state sits the gorgeous beach town of Sarasota, Florida. This is a great place to unwind your knots and sit on the beach listening to the soothing waves of the Gulf of Mexico. John Ringling, the circus mogul, developed much of Sarasota and is responsible for creating a rich arts and cultural scene. People from the northeast who are used to big city amenities enjoy those same luxuries in Sarasota yet found in a smaller town.

Sarasota, Florida real estate is very diverse. One can find a palatial waterfront estate, a chic condo downtown, a beachfront studio for a weekend getaways, a golf course villa with majestic vistas or a luxurious penthouse condo overlooking the famous Siesta Key beach.

Siesta Key is a popular 8 mile long barrier island off the coast of Sarasota. People from all over the world flock to this island paradise to soak up the sun on a gorgeous beach. Siesta Key beach is continually rank as one of the prettiest beaches in the country. Dr. Beach ranked it the #2 best beach in the United States in 2010.

Longboat Key is another fabulous barrier island off the coast of Sarasota and Bradenton. It is 11 miles long so it offers a variety of home and condo options. Longboat Key condos are popular here because they are owned as vacation properties. Condos are easy to lock up and leave. The beaches here are stunning as well and much more private than Siesta Key. You can walk for miles on the beach and see very few people

Lido Key is the small barrier island situated between Siesta Key and Longboat Key. It is located only 2 miles off downtown Sarasota. The beaches here are pretty and the real estate is amazing. Here you will find the world famous St. Armands Circle. A fabulous place to eat an ice cream, grab a meal at a sidewalk café, enjoy a tasty drink to end the day or do a little shopping.

There are many places to stay in Sarasota. If you decide to spend a long weekend here a few of the nicer hotels include The Longboat Key Club, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, Hotel Indigo, Lido Key Beach Resort and Lido Key Holiday. It is only a short jaunt across the state and a great place to escape for a few days.


Gloria Singer is the Broker of Boca Expert Realty, a boutique Boca Raton real estate company with a focus on professional service and an unparalleled customer experience. Our select agents are amongst the top performing professionals in the field. Visit for information on Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach real estate and to connect with an expert in the local market. 

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