Siesta Key, FL Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Sarasota
Situated on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Key is a lush and exotic barrier island eight miles in length. It is connected to Sarasota by two bridges and is a renowned boater's paradise. In the past Money magazine touted the Sarasota area for offering more than just sun-drenched beaches and balmy weather with writers describing the area as one with endless possibilities and an excellent quality of life.
With the urban amenities just a bridge away, the Village on Siesta offers an uncomplicated "Margaritaville" quality that is enjoyed by both residents and visitors. The vacation-like atmosphere with its eclectic, free-spirited lifestyle and lush, tranquil beauty is the ultimate place to retire, raise children, or just get it away from it all. Siesta Key offers two large shopping districts, numerous outdoor activities and a large variety of arts and culture. Local restaurants specialize in fresh seafood and there is every other type of cuisine to satisfy the widest variety of tastes.
There are several schools in and around the city of Sarasota ranging from universities to elementary schools and three hospitals are located within a six-mile radius of Siesta Key. Four airports, including Sarasota/Bradenton International (which is only eight miles away) service the area making it a convenient destination.
Founded in 1846, this peaceful island is now home to nearly 7,000 residents that appreciate the abundant tropical flora and fauna, the white beaches and meandering canals and the laid-back life style that the island's name signifies. Real estate options consist of single family homes, townhomes, condos, estate properties and land for custom home building.
Siesta Key City Guide