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Sarasota: Get Ready to Embrace the Good Life

Nestled on the Gulf of Mexico in southwestern Florida, the stunning city of Sarasota offers residents a one-of-a-kind lifestyle that you won't find anywhere else. If you are looking for a winning combination of natural beauty, ample recreational activities, and plenty of employment opportunities, you've come to the right place.

Because the city offers a coveted lifestyle of luxury and entertainment in a beautiful waterfront location, it continues to be a popular place to live. Sarasota is a favorite spot amongst retirees and those looking to invest in a second home.

    Ready to embrace the Sarasota lifestyle?

    Here's our essential guide with everything you need to know. 

    Population 57,738

    Zip Codes 34230 - 34243

    7 Towns in Sarasota County

    Headline: How to Live like a Local

    Things to Do


    Sarasota residents enjoy some of the cleanest and most breathtaking beaches in the world. In addition to rich local history and beautiful beaches, the town offers a wide range of community events throughout the year, including the Sarasota Film Festival and the Sarasota Chalk Festival. Residents can also take advantage of the area’s myriad of cultural attractions, including the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and the Florida Studio Theatre.


    Places to Go

    There are plenty of destinations around Sarasota that you just have to check out for yourself—they are truly the epitome of beauty and fun! Lido Key, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Casey Key, and Manasota Key are perfect for those looking to live an active lifestyle on the shore. The nearby towns of Bradenton, Venice, and Ellenton offer plenty of fun things to do, and they’re all just a short drive away.

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    Headline: Unbelievable Accolades

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    “Best Places to Live” – Forbes and Money Magazine

    “Top Schools in the Nation” – Money Magazine

    “Best Place in Florida to Live and Work” – Employment Review

    “Top Place to Retire in Florida” – InvestmentU

    “The South’s Prettiest Cities” – Southern Living

    Headline: There’s Even More to Love!

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    Even if you don’t have children, investing in a home with a top-rated school district can boost the value of your property over time. Luckily, Sarasota’s students are served by the stellar Sarasota County Public School District

    SCPSD has received a coveted “A” rating from Niche.com, and it’s even considered the second best district in all of Florida. Potential schools include Emma E. Booker Elementary, Brookside Middle, and Sarasota High.


    Ready to experience an unparalleled standard of care? Sarasota is home to some of the best healthcare in the country, and others are taking notice. In fact, Sarasota Memorial Health Care is the 2nd largest acute care hospital in Florida and is repeatedly recognized among “America’s Best 50 Hospitals” by U.S. New & World Report.

    If you’re looking to make your mark in the medical profession, Sarasota is a fantastic place to start. The area’s hospitals are always looking for talented doctors, physician’s assistants, nurses, and specialists. 

    Shopping & Dining

    When you’re ready to indulge in a little retail therapy, you’ll find all of the best shops right in the center of Sarasota. Go ahead—stroll through the Rosemary District or just relax in the center of Downtown. You’ll discover plenty of unique spots, such as The Exchange, T.Georgiano's Boutique, and Bookstore1.

    Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you might want to check out some of the area’s top-rated restaurants. Looking for recommendations? Head to Owens Fish Camp to sample some imaginative takes on classic seafood dishes. Other top eateries include Duval’s, Indigenous, and La Mucca Ballerina


    Whether you’re looking for a second home or are searching for the perfect place to put down roots, you’ll fall in love with Sarasota’s endless amount of destination communities. It doesn’t matter what kind of lifestyle you want to live—we have something to suit your needs!

    Not sure where to start? Sarasota is home to luxury resort communities like Longboat Key, Lido Key and Siesta Key. You can also enjoy vibrant downtown living, historic neighborhoods, and even country club communities. Lakewood Ranch, a 7000 acre master-planned community with homes ranging from condominiums to estate homes, is an increasingly popular choice for active adults.

    CTA: Your Dream Home Awaits

    If you’ve been thinking about making a move to Sarasota, now is the perfect time to find your niche. The Kotaska Team is proud to help buyers put down roots in Florida’s best suburb, and we’re excited to help you find the right fit! Let us know if you have any questions—we’re only a phone call away. Thinking about selling? We can certainly help with that, too.


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    About Sarasota, Florida

    Sarasota is a 14-square-mile city located in Sarasota County. As of the 2010 census, it was home to 52,056 residents. The area known as Sarasota officially includes not only the city of Sarasota itself, but also several barrier islands between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Sarasota area is rich with arts, culture, entertainment, and outdoor amenities. In addition to the area's natural beauty, education is a key feature of the city's identity. Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are served by Sarasota' A-rated public school district, while residents interested in higher education can attend one of many colleges and universities in the area.

    Are You Selling Your Sarasota Home?

    Selling a home is often a complex process. Working with the right real estate team is key to a smooth transaction. From home selling reports to home staging tips, we have essential home selling resources that can save you time and money. Contact us to get started.

    The Sarasota Lifestyle: Beaches, Festivals, and Endless Adventure

    Find Sarasota Homes by Feature

    Sarasota residents enjoy some of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the world. In addition to rich local history and beautiful beaches, Sarasota offers a wide range of community events throughout the year, including the Sarasota Film Festival and the Sarasota Chalk Festival. Residents can also take advantage of Sarasota's myriad of cultural attractions, including the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and the Florida Studio Theatre.

    Whether you're appreciating the area's natural beauty or the luxury amenities, Sarasota continues to be one of the finest communities in Florida for enjoying life on the Gulf of Mexico.

    Explore Sarasota's Amenities

    When you buy a home in Sarasota, you're buying a lifestyle. With a thriving and continuously growing community, this beachfront luxury location offers highly desirable recreational activities and community culture.

    From a rich and varied arts scene including a number of galleries from artists around the world, to historical sites, world-class fishing and golfing, walking trails, and some of America's finest beaches, Sarasota has something to offer everyone. View the interactive map below to explore these amenities and more.

    Contact the Sarasota Real Estate Experts

    Whether you're buying or selling a home in Sarasota, the right real estate agents will be there every step of the way. As a top-producing team of real estate professionals, the Kotaska Team can help you with all of your real estate needs. Contact us at 941.815.6772 today.

    Neighborhoods and Condo Buildings

    $300,000 - $500,000
    Sq Ft: 2,300 - 4,300
    $3,000,000 - $5,000,000
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    Sq Ft: 1,300 - 2,200
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    Sq Ft: 2,643 - 7,873
    $200,000 - $1,000,000
    Sq Ft: 1,400 - 3,700
    $269,000 - $670,000
    Sq Ft: 2,129 - 4,255
    Casa Del Sol resident clubhouse & pool
    $140,000 - $975,000
    Sq Ft: 1,300 - 2,560
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    Sq Ft: 2,770 - 5,300
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    Sq Ft: 2,472 - 4,113
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    Sq Ft: 1,116 - 2,000
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    $385,000 - $60,000
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    $1,995,000 - $3,000,000
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    $125,000 - $250,000
    Sq Ft: 1,000 - 2,000
    $399,000 - $1,950,000
    Sq Ft: 2,110 - 9,076

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