Make Yourself at Home
Generations of homebuilders have blended art with science to create special places to live in Sarasota County, all within a short commute compared with the national average. This is a community where you can create the lifestyle that suits you, your family and your employees.
Choices range from gracious multi-acre country estates to restored Old Florida homes in revitalized downtown neighborhoods, from high-rise condominiums with water views to country club homes in master-planned, gated communities. Entire enclaves are dedicated to tennis, golf, flying, horses or boating.
This is just a sampling of the varied neighborhood environments that await your exploration:
If “urban” living is your thing, downtown Sarasota provides a range of housing options, including charming bungalows, live/work spaces and sophisticated condominiums. Stroll to shops, countless dining choices, and lively watering holes. Explore the bayfront, studded with unique sculpture and offering expansive sunset views.
Longboat, Lido and Siesta, Casey and Manasota– each barrier island community has its own special character and different housing options. Longboat Key, which straddles the Sarasota-Manatee county line, offers country club living, Old Florida neighborhoods and upscale condominium residences, many with views of the bay or gulf. The centerpiece of Lido Key is St. Armands Circle, home to some of the best shopping on the gulf coast. Housing choices include gracious single-family homes and waterfront condominiums. Siesta Key, home to America’s No. 1 Beach, continues the theme of multiple housing options and adds a lively village atmosphere to its many charms. Casey and Manasota keys offer an unusual combination of sophisticated gulf front estates and old-Florida appeal.
Osprey, Nokomis and Englewood
These quiet communities with strong historic flavor are also characterized by upscale gated communities, family homes and easy access to natural treasures like Oscar Scherer State Park. Englewood’s quaint downtown is the focus of community redevelopment aimed at preserving historic assets and encouraging a variety of small business.
Venice was designed by noted town and city planner John Nolen (1869-1937) in the 1920s. According to the Library of American Landscape History, the features of Nolen’s plan fit many modern ideals, placing Venice well ahead of its time in urban planning. Nolen envisioned a compact urban center surrounded by open space, streets with pleasing views and efficient circulation, human-scaled streetscapes, abundant public parks, diverse types of housing for people of different income levels, and a mix of shops and housing within residential neighborhoods. Welcome to Venice!
Now the county’s largest municipality in population and area, North Port offers a vast array of housing options and neighborhood choices. Tucked beneath a thick oak and pine canopy, North Port is rich with archeological history, beautiful natural springs, and more than 80 miles of freshwater canals. The city's population has a median age of 38 and is one of the youngest in the Southwest Florida region. The community offers a variety of housing choices, including single-family homes nestled in oak and palm hammocks, multi-family mixed-use communities within walking distance of shopping, and gated golf course neighborhoods.