Sarasota, FL Communities
Longboat Key is a town in Manatee and Sarasota counties along the central west coast of the U.S. state of Florida, located on and coterminous with the barrier island of the same name. Longboat Key is south of Anna Maria Island, between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is almost equally divided between Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Sarasota is in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of Florida. The area is renowned for its cultural and environmental amenities, beaches, resorts, and the Sarasota School of Architecture. The city is at the southern end of the Tampa Bay Area, north of Fort Myers and Punta Gorda. The islands separating Sarasota Bay from the gulf near the city, include Lido Key and Siesta Key, which are famous worldwide for the quality of their sandy beaches. Other Keys in Sarasota are Lido Key, St. Armands Key, Otter Key, Casey Key, Coon Key, Bird Key, and portions of Siesta Key.
Lakewood Ranch is a master planned community located in southeastern Manatee County and northeastern Sarasota County, FL.
Siesta Key, FL is made up of four main districts: Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, and Siesta Key Village. It contains a suburban residential area located on the Siesta Key barrier island on the West coast of Florida, just west of the town of Sarasota. The community on Siesta Key consists of single family homes, condominiums, retail shops and art galleries.
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, FL. The city includes "Venice Island", a portion of the mainland that is accessed by bridges over the the Intracoastal Waterway. Venice is south of Nokomis and north of Englewood. It was voted 10 Happiest Seaside Towns by Coastal Living.