Sarasota Arts Scene Just One of the Reasons the City is a Best Place to Live

Since the outset of its modern development during the 1920s, Sarasota has been a city built on the arts. The city remains to this day a haven for aspiring artists and their established mentors, as well as world travelers with an eye for culture.

From posh gallery housing to collections of small-scale home neighborhoods, Sarasota makes days spent sweet and easy.

Named one of the Best Places to Live by Coastal Living magazine, Sarasota is a city of surprises and harbors world-class beaches and a top-shelf arts and culture scene.

Here are a few best picks from our Sarasota homes that provide a true-blue Sarasota lifestyle, a city that also received high marks for community well-being in the recent State of American Well-Being study.

Arbor Lakes on Palmer Ranch – Located in the heart of Sarasota County, Arbor Lakes on Palmer Ranch is a thriving community prized for its A-rated schools. This unique and close to everything community offers something for everyone with excellent accessibility to shopping, entertainment, restaurants, parks, beautiful golf courses and award-winning beaches. New homes priced from the mid $300,000s.

Adding to the experience, the amenity center at Arbor Lakes on Palmer Ranch provides for a great place to relax for residents, including a private playground, splash park with a water slide and giant drop bucket for hours of endless fun. Additionally, the resort style heated pool and spa offer a way to serenely unwind.

Bayside – Positioned directly on Little Sarasota Bay, Bayside provides residents a rare opportunity for new-home construction in a highly sought-after Osprey location that is close to famed Siesta Key Beach and the cultural delights of downtown Sarasota.

Bayside is gated and beautifully landscaped, graced by a three-acre preserve and peaceful lake to further enhance the natural beauty of the neighborhood. Limited to just a proposed 49 home sites, this community is certain to attract the attention of those who love an active outdoors lifestyle. New homes priced from the low $400,000.

Bellacina by Casey Key, an Esplanade Community – Nestled in a great south Sarasota location on approximately 165 acres in Nokomis, Bellacina by Casey Key is adorned with mature trees, a peaceful lake, and natural preserve areas. The property is bordered by Mission Valley Golf and Country Club as well as Calusa Lakes Golf Club and offers direct access to the Legacy Trail, a 10-mile public trail perfect for walking, biking and jogging. Casey Key Beach is approximately three miles away, with Venice Beach and Siesta Key Beach also nearby. Homes priced from the low $300,000s.

As part of the signature Esplanade brand, private amenities include a beautiful planned resort amenity center with a fitness center, gathering room, catering kitchen and a library. Plans for outdoor amenities include a heated lagoon pool and spa, a dog park, lighted bocce and sports courts, a fire pit and a park. A full-time Lifestyle Director is on-site to organize and plan special events and activities for residents.

Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch an Esplanade Community – Nestled on approximately 70 acres within the Palmer Ranch mixed-used community, Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch includes 180 home sites and nine single-family home designs. This community is a part of Taylor Morrison’s signature Esplanade brand of active lifestyle communities. Designed with an inspired living philosophy in mind, Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch offers a resort-style neighborhood that is part of one of the region’s most popular master-planned communities. Homes priced from mid $300,000s.

The heart of the community is an elegantly appointed clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, gathering rooms and catering kitchen. Those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle will appreciate the resort-style pool, lighted sport and bocce ball courts, a community park and a dog park. A full-time Lifestyle Director is on hand to plan special events, activities, parties and outings, allowing residents to explore the possibilities and choose from an array of active and leisure activities.

Esplanade at Artisan Lakes – This active-lifestyle community is situated on 800 pristine acres dotted with lakes, preserves, winding streets and mature trees. Esplanade at Artisan Lakes is located between Tampa Bay and Bradenton, convenient to I-75 with an easy drive to downtown St. Petersburg, beaches and only thirty-five minutes to Tampa International Airport. Choose from a range of single-family and villa homes with today’s most sought after features, thoughtfully designed for easy living. Enjoy the privacy of idyllic living, without sacrificing the in-town amenities and social life. Homes priced from mid $200,000s.

Esplanade at Artisan Lakes features a Clubhouse offering a variety of active and leisure activities, where residents can dive in the heated resort-style pool, play a little bocce ball, let their dog explore in the pet park, or catch up with friends around the fire pit. It also offers a full-time Lifestyle Director to plan special events and activities.

Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood RanchNestled on 600 acres just north of State Road 70, this gated enclave of 1250 detached villas and single family homes brings a touch of the Mediterranean to Southwest Florida with its regional-inspired architecture, lush landscaping, serene lakes, and fabulous resort-style amenities including a full-time Lifestyle Director located on site. New homes priced from the mid $300,000s.

As the true signature of an Esplanade community, resort amenities provide residents unique and plentiful opportunities to live the inspired lifestyle and stay active, fit and relaxed. Fabulous amenities include a wellness center staffed with a spa manager and nutrition and fitness consultants; a championship, 18-hole golf course designed by award-winning C.W. Golf Architecture; a state-of-the-art fitness center including suspension training and full locker rooms with cardio and strength training machines as well as a free weight area; two resort-style pools; and sports courts for tennis, pickleball and bocce ball.

Additionally, residents also have non-restricted use of on-site facilities, including a heated lagoon-style pool and spa, resistance pool, outdoor barbeque space, fire pit and more, all accessible by golf cart.

Esplanade Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch Condos  – Located within Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch, Esplanade Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch Condos offers new condo homes priced from the low $200,000s. Residents of the new condo homes have access to the amenities offered at Esplanade Golf & Country Club. From active recreation to relaxing pursuits, this community has something for everyone. There are miles of sidewalks and trails, community parks, lakes and nature preserves abundant with native wildlife. It’s just a short drive to airports, beaches, cultural activities and entertainment.

Legacy Estates at Esplanade on Palmer Ranch – Situated on over 100 acres in the midst of one of Sarasota’s most established master planned communities, Legacy Estates is ideally located near excellent schools, shopping and recreational facilities. The community has direct access to Legacy Trail, a 10-mile public trail perfect for walking, jogging and biking. Siesta Key Beach and Long Boat Key are within a five-mile radius, as are three major medical centers, beautiful golf courses and a convenient array of retail centers. Drive just a little further to enjoy the sights and sounds of St. Armand’s Circle, downtown Sarasota and the bustling Mall at University Town Center. New homes priced from the high $500,000s.

Legacy Estates offers an unparalleled level of inspired living for residents with planned amenities that include a fitness center, resort-style pool and spa, Bahama Bar, Har-Tru Clay tennis court, meeting rooms and catering kitchen, wellness and spa services, sports courts, fire pit, nature walking trails with connection to Legacy Trail, pet park and more!

Esplanade on Palmer Ranch – Located in one of the most sought-after areas on Florida’s West Coast, this master-planned community offers the best of all worlds with a close-to-nature living experience, access to amazing local attractions and a wealth of luxurious planned on-site amenities that make daily living seem like an extended vacation.

Wellness and fitness programs for body, mind and spirit are a centerpiece of Esplanade’s inspired lifestyle. Select from a variety of services including relaxing or invigorating spa treatments, aquatic activities, fitness training and nutrition programs.  It means you can keep yourself fit and fabulous and have fun doing it.

Esplanade on Palmer Ranch is enviably located near highly rated schools as well as shopping, entertainment and transportation centers. Famed Siesta Key Beach is just five miles away, and the community is within three miles of St. Armand’s Circle with its array of retail and restaurants.

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