The Keys

Picturesque beach communities near Sarasota

Welcome to The Keys

If you want to live every day like a vacation and have direct access to premium services, then The Keys may be the right place for you. Located just off the coast of Florida and moments from Sarasota, the keys feature the iconic seaside enclaves of Lido Key Beach and Siesta Key Beach. The sand here is soft, powdery, and white and is one of the area's main draws. Many visitors flock to The Keys to experience the sand, while others love the beaches and purchase vacation homes. The area embraces the ocean and promotes a sustainable environment for residents and visitors alike. 
The Keys offer a variety of housing options, from restored beach bungalows to waterfront single-family homes and recently constructed beach condominiums with spacious, open floor plans.

What to Love

  • Cosmopolitan and sophisticated 
  • Readily-accessible beachfront dining
  • Great weather year-round
  • Close to Downtown Sarasota
  • Lots to see and explore

Local Lifestyle

Life in The Keys is very laid back, casual, and welcoming. People here enjoy a refined coastal lifestyle where they have immediate access to some of Florida’s most iconic beaches as well as premier amenities and luxuries. Full and part-time residents and vacations reside here. Picturesque views of stunning beaches and pristine shorelines are found around every corner in The Keys, adding to the area’s relaxed, slow-paced ambiance.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are several restaurants to enjoy while exploring The Keys, especially if you are looking for authentic cuisine. Columbia Restaurant offers an expansive selection of traditional Spanish fare. After dining there, visit St. Armands Circle to experience world-class shopping. This retail village is home to upscale shops, boutiques, and high-end restaurants. 

For fresh seafood, sophistication, and waterfront views, look no further than Dry Dock Waterfront Grill. Its dockside patio offers enclosed fire pits, comfortable seating, and a full-service bar creating innovative cocktails. 

Take your friends and family to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. This large aquarium is home to a diverse range of marine wildlife. The venue offers first-hand experiences with some of the animals, including stingray touching. Sharks, manatees, and numerous fish species are just some of the marine life you’ll see here. 

Things to Do

No visit to The Keys is complete without visiting Lido Key Beach or Siesta Key Beach. These mesmerizing beaches offer miles of beautiful shoreline perfect for scenic walks, sandcastle building, beach volleyball, surfing, swimming, jet skiing, and more. Lido Key Beach also offers a concession stand serving up beach favorites like ice cream, hot dogs, and more.  
Socialize with fellow neighbors over fresh produce and local artisan goods at the Siesta Key Farmers Market each Sunday. This open-air market features an array of vendors offering various goods, from handmade desserts and bread to quality meats and dairy products. 
A nice hidden gem in the area is Ringling Bridge. This structure boasts some of the finest views of Sarasota. Adjacent to the bridge is Ringling Bridge Causeway Park, a 12-acre waterfront park perfect for fishing and swimming.

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