LIDO KEY REAL ESTATE
off the coast of Sarasota in SW Florida
The vacation Travel Guide and Visitor Information to Lido & St Armands Key Florida
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Directly across from Sarasota’s downtown, Lido Key provides
something for everyone. Mansions on small lots interspersed with modest homes radiate from St. Armands Circle’s enclave
of upscale shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Along the west shore, condos and hotels overlook Lido’s public beach,
while southern and northern points offer natural settings of tranquil natural beauty for kayaking, shelling, birding
and fishing. Take a look at our properties and Real Estate
Sarasota Downtown – Money magazine has identified Sarasota as the "best small city in America" and Fortune Magazine considers it
the most “romantic city for well-off older singles".
Along Bayfront, Central and Main are low and high-rise condos offering an engaging sense of community featuring a weekly
Farmer’s Market on Main, neighborhood pubs and cafes as well as a plethora of entertainment and nightlife.
Quaint and historic pockets of homes can be found in the neighborhood of Laurel Park. Surrounded by galleries,
restaurants & boutiques, it is one of Sarasota’s oldest neighborhoods with downtown amenities only blocks away.
South of downtown is an area that’s "West of the Trail" with much sought-after, bayfront neighborhoods, like
Harbor Acres and Cherokee Park. A small shopping village features in-crowd shopping, dining and live entertainment
along Osprey & Hillview Avenues.
Sprawling east, north and south, upscale golf communities like Lakewood Ranch and the Founders Club, equestrian estates
and affordable developments for young families to expand are in various stages of construction. There’s even a polo club
and world class rowing center with a major shopping center under development.
Yet, it is Sarasota’s numerous beaches that draw most to our area and fortunately, there’s always a sandy shore only
minutes from your door. Take a peak at our properties and real estate specialists.
Bird Key – Located between Sarasota’s bayfront and Lido Key, this island was dredged in 1960 and developed by
Arvida. Now, it has some of the most opulent and most expensive waterfront mansions in town. There are a few empty lots
where existing homes have been leveled as well as glimpses of an occasional tastefully renovated ranch with deepwater
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(listed north to south)
Anna Maria Island
Longboat Key - North of Lido is the exclusive island of Longboat offering plenty of golf, tennis, boating, Zagat
rated restaurants and less populated beaches. Resorts and condominiums dot the shoreline with a smattering of mansions
while bayside neighborhoods offer deepwater docks for access to Sarasota Bay. Approximately 80 percent of Longboat
residents are part-time. As a matter of fact, the island is empty in summer months.
Siesta Key - Over the years artists and writers like painter Syd Solomon and novelist John D. McDonald, have
turned Siesta Key into a colony of creativity. While the north end of the island is a haven to single-family beach and
canal-front homes, condominiums can be found mid key along Crescent beach and near the village. South of Stickney Point
Bridge, condos and resorts give way to estate properties and gated communities then condos once again become part of
the scene at Turtle Beach.
Caseya Key - Connected to the mainland by an ancient, one-lane steel swing bridge, Casey Key is an enclave of the
very wealthy. A single road that barely allows for two cars, winds past grand estate homes and a few remaining beach
cottages. The key is skinny as a snake, but its elevation is enough to survive the pounding of that rare tropical storm.
The most coveted estates own property from Gulf to Bay. Stephen King and Martina Navratilova have homes here.
Osprey - Back on the mainland from Casey Key is a Sarasota community called Osprey. The Oaks Club offers elegant,
upscale living with exceptional deepwater boating and first-rate golf course. It was the South County’s first high-end
golf-course community and remains one of the most prestigious in the region.
Venice - Sarasota County continues to sprawl southward and includes "the island of Venice". Separated
from the mainland by a man-made Intra-coastal Waterway, this is a delightful 1920’s town of parks and pedestrian-friendly
avenues that were designed by John Nolen. He’s also credited for New York City’s Central Park. Unlike other wealthy
towns, Venice is unpretentious and friendly with the downtown maintaining a Mediterranean Revival Style. The main
thoroughfare, Venice Avenue, is flanked by boutiques and cafes facing a grassy park-like setting of walking and jogging
paths, bandstand and tennis courts. Eventually this divided, tree lined road leads directly to one of many public
Once considered reasonable, the island has seen home prices soar. Off island, north, east, and south of town, sprawling
developments have made an appearance offering golf, boating and family friendly alternatives.
Manasota Key - This long barrier island draws people who want seclusion in a natural setting that includes plenty
It’s one of the few places left, on the west coast, resembling the "Old Florida" ...the way it used to be in
the ‘40’s and’50’s. Here, there are not... as many mega-mansions ...yet! Year after year another older home falls by
We invite you to peruse our “Land of Enchantment” as there’s a piece of paradise… just right for you, too!
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