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Sarasota: The Ideal Place To Call Home

One of the nation’s top retirement destinations, Sarasota has it all: white-sand beaches, exquisite restaurants, art galleries, shopping, golf and tennis — and an abundance of cultural activities. Located an hour south of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota’s natural beauty, warm climate and unmatched quality of life make it an ideal place to call home.

The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch

7333 Scotland Way
Sarasota , FL 34238

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Siesta Key Beach

8.4 miles

948 Beach Road
Siesta Key , FL 34242

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Siesta Key Beach is central Sarasota's gateway to the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, an island with luxurious amenities and a relaxed vibe.

The Ringling Museum

18 miles

5401 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota , FL 34243

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The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the state art museum of Florida, located in Sarasota, Florida. It was established in 1927 as the legacy of Mable and John Ringling for the people of Florida.

Ca' d'Zan

18 miles

5401 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota , FL 34243

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Ca' d'Zan, a Mediterranean Revival residence in Sarasota, Florida, was the winter home of the American circus owner, developer and art collector John Ringling and his wife Mable.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

10.7 miles

811 S Palm Ave
Sarasota , FL 34236

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Showcase for thousands of tropical plants, plus a conservatory & garden museum, in a historic space.

Asolo Repertory Theatre

6.9 miles

5555 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota , FL 34243

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The Asolo Repertory Theatre or Asolo Rep is a professional theater in Sarasota, Florida. It is the largest Equity theatre in Florida, and the largest Repertory theatre in the Southeastern United States.

Van Wezel Performing Arts

10.3 miles

777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota , FL 34236

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The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is a theater in Sarasota, Florida. The 1,736 seat hall's 1968-69 construction was partly funded by a bequest from local residents Lewis and Eugenia Van Wezel.

Sarasota Orchestra

10.3 miles

709 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota , FL 34236

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The 80-member Orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops and family concerts each year, and thrives as the oldest continuing orchestra in the state of Florida.

Sarasota Ballet

6.9 miles

5555 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota , FL 34243

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Watch the breath-taking movements of some of the biggest names in the dance world.

Mote Marine Aquarium & Lab

15 miles

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota , FL 34236

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Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory.

St. Armands Circle

13.9 miles

300 Madison Dr #201
Sarasota , FL 34236

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Spend some time browsing and shopping at all the unique stores and enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants.

Where the Arts Flourish

Known for its thriving performing arts scene, the region boasts eight theatre companies — including the world-renowned Asolo Repertory and Conservatory — as well as a ballet, opera and orchestra. In addition to housing America’s only 18th-century European theatre, The Ringling, Florida’s state art museum, hosts multiple cultural events on its 66 beautifully manicured acres of bayfront property. Throughout the year, several festivals also showcase Sarasota’s leadership in the areas of film, music and international arts.

So Much To Do and See

Those who enjoy an active lifestyle are never at a loss here. Whether visiting the Mote Marine Aquarium, sunning on Siesta Key or biking the picturesque Legacy Trail, there are many ways to enjoy nature. Golfers and tennis players, of course, are in paradise. And baseball fans can cheer the Baltimore Orioles each spring at Ed Smith Stadium downtown. 

On the Town

In the city and across Sarasota County, several award-winning restaurants provide breathtaking views of the water and skylines. A variety of fashionable shopping districts — including historic St. Armands Circle just south of Longboat Key — offer everything from eclectic boutiques … to modern art galleries … to high-end antique stores.

Glenridge Picks

1. Siesta Key Beach 8.4 miles
2. The Ringling Museum 18 miles
3. Ca' d'Zan 18 miles
4. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 10.7 miles
5. Asolo Repertory Theatre 6.9 miles
6. Van Wezel Performing Arts 10.3 miles
7. Sarasota Orchestra 10.3 miles
8. Sarasota Ballet 6.9 miles
9. Mote Marine Aquarium & Lab 15 miles
10. St. Armands Circle 13.9 miles