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Apr
23
Getting to Know Famed Siesta Key

Not only is Siesta Key a great place to vacation, it’s also a great place to call home. With all of the sights, restaurants and the lifestyle in general, it’s easy to see why some people decide to never leave. Siesta Key is within the Sarasota county lines and only a short drive from downtown Sarasota, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, the court house and other important city destinations. Living on the Key gives you a great sense of island life, while keeping you close to everything you can think of. There are two bridges providing motorists access to the island from the mainland while you are surrounded by the beauty of Roberts Bay, Little Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Of course you can’t think of Siesta Key without thinking of its world famous beaches. If you’ve ever done an InternetSiesta Key Sandsculpting Competition search on this island you would have found it has been ranked both nationally and internationally. In 2010, “Dr. Beach” rated Siesta Key as the Number One Beach in America. In 2013 TipAdvisor rated it Number Two in the nation and Number 16 in the world! What makes this beach so irresistible? The white sandy beaches are composed of 99% quartz and are powder fine. The quartz does not collect heat so it always stays cool, even in the summer months. Siesta Key is home to the annual sand sculpting competition attracting artists from all across the country who use the sand as a medium for their art and to compete in this famed contest. Other attractions you’ll find within a 30 minute drive include Mote Marine Biological Center, The Van Wezel, St. Armand’s shopping and dining, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Selby Botanical Gardens and many more.

Siesta Key is home to many different dining experiences, with something to match any taste or palate. You can experience the tastes of different cultures from “A Taste of Germany” to “Blasé Café”. There’s dining for every budget at the cafes and the lobster pot and even options for the vegetarian. Perhaps have an adventurous ‘adult meets inner child’ experience at “The Daiquiri Deck” with slushy machines lining the wall full of frozen adult beverages. There’s also quite the night life in the downtown area, also known as Siesta Key Village. The village is host to shopping, spas, specialized doctors, architects, salons and any other professional service a visitor could possibly desire while in town. For those calling Siesta Key home, there is the convenience of having the City of Sarasota right next door for groceries, hospital and the other necessities of everyday living.

If you have never even vacationed at a place that made you feel like you are on “island time” you’ve never really relaxed and experienced true beach life. You’ll find yourself greeting the day with your cup of coffee in hand, watching the sunrise from your window. The next thing you’ll know you’ll have decided to take to the beach for a morning stroll, meet the girls for a shopping date or the guys for a beer, enjoy a sandwich at the local beach front deli, rent Segways Sunset at Siesta Keyand tour the island. Then wind down the day with a bottle of wine and a home cooked meal on the balcony with a panoramic, amber, sunset view. When living as close to beaches as beautiful these you’ll find yourself yearning to feel the sand between your toes, the wind in your hair, the cool Gulf water lapping at your feet and the relaxing sound of the waves crashing onto the shore. Not such a terrible place to call home or find yourself getting away from the stresses of daily life on a vacation is it?

If you find the time and need the stress relief, this island is your perfect getaway. It’s the ideal way to escape to your own tropical paradise. There are very few places left where you can go that feels so tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, while remaining close to the city itself. If you’re someone who enjoys the simple pleasures of being on the water, what better place to be yourself then on an island? This is the perfect place to come relax and stay a while. Housing is certainly available from single family homes, condos, villas, town homes and even some vacant lots available to build your personal Utopia. This area is home to young, old, and the in between. You will find most sidewalks have pedestrians, most beach fronts are never vacant and the sunsets are the most beautiful sight you may ever witness. You will spend so little time indoors with such a great atmosphere available outdoors. Why not come and experience Siesta Key for yourself?


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