There is no place like Manatee and Sarasota Counties. With the lush beauty of the coast, the happiness of the sun, richness of the arts community, and the hometown feel, it's no wonder more and more people are making this vacation spot their home. Because why spend more money renting for a few months out of the year, when you can save money by OWNING your winter home while building equity?!
The Sarasota-Manatee area teems with the voted best beaches in the US, where the water are clear and the sands are like cooled powder under your feet. You have the option of:
- Relaxing on Lido Key beach away from the crowds
- Living it up like a local on the quaint Anna Maria Island
- High-end shopping and sidewalk cafe lunching in world-renowned St. Armands Circle
- or Bar hopping in your flip flops after a day at the beach on Siesta Key Beach.
Continue dining and shopping on downtown Sarasota's Main Street. Eat at Sharky's on the Pier in Venice. Have drinks at the Ritz. Attend a show at the Van Wezel Perfoming Arts Hall, or appreciate the art and beauty of the Ringling Museum of Art. The possibilities are endless!
Still only a maximum of 20 minutes from the beach, our inland cities such as Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, and Parris, are rich with lush golf courses, including the Concession Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus himself! The growing communities offer brand new homes in resort-style communities starting in the $200s up to the few million. These cities have a little something for everyone. Downtown Bradenton offers it's own fun history and art scene. Lakewood Ranch is a young and booming master-planned community with it's own beautiful Main Street offering amazing restaurants, shopping, street festivals, and it's very own Music On Main every first Friday of the month!