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  • Welcome to Paradise

  • America's Best Place to Live

    One of America’s best places to live, Sarasota is consistently recognized for its outstanding Gulf beaches, award-winning restaurants, unmatched cultural venues and miles of pristine open waterway. Here, the weather is superior, the recreation is outstanding, and the lifestyles….well, beyond compare. A favorite of boaters, artists, tennis enthusiasts and golfers, alike, Sarasota offers big city amenities and small town charm. Recognized by US News and World Report as one of the best places to live in Florida, and ranked in the Top 100 Best Places to live in the US, welcome to Sarasota.


Explore Sarasota Beaches & Recreation


Home to award-winning Siesta Key Beach, six barrier islands attract residents and visitors to Sarasota. Though each coastline is unique, with its own personality, all offer azure Gulf waters, soft white sand and endless natural beauty. From Anna Maria to Manasota Key, endless calm Gulf waters and amazing sunsets await. Visit them all.


From the Gulf to Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound and beyond, Sarasota offers waterways and marinas to assure you and your watercraft are well attended. This area offers an appeal to the seasoned yachtsman, sailors and sports fishing. Chart your course for some of the best boating, fishing and water sports Southwest Florida has to offer.


Casual barefoot beachfront dining and lively tiki bars, to fine waterfront dining excellence, Sarasota artfully delivers local, exotic, casual and refined dining experiences. Representing almost every region of the world with award-winning culinary skills and rapidly becoming a popular Foodie Destination, explore our culinary tapestry.