Siesta Key Florida
Siesta Key is well famous for its sandy beaches on this 8-mile barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida, situated between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This island was named after the probable Amerindian name of Zarazote for the area and the bay, the key was originally named "Sarasota Key" by European cartographers during exploration beginning in 1513. That name can be seen on maps from the early 18th century as well as on all local maps drawn before the name change to "Siesta Key" in the 1920's. Siesta Key is made up of four main districts: Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, and Siesta Key Village
Many Sarasota residents enjoy the city's ideal blend of urban amenities and small town Florida living. Voted as "America's Best Small City" by CNN/Money magazine and "Best Beach" by Dr. Beach. Sarasota and surrounding areas offer a high quality of life in a pristine natural setting. The waterways of Sarasota and the neighboring keys offer scenic trails for boaters dotted with open-air and dockside eateries. There is a laid-back feeling and relaxed dress code throughout the area, in spite of its impressive cultural offerings, world class golf facilities, wonderful dining, and unique shopping. Sarasota is blessed with a wealth of amenities, ideal location and natural beauty. Whether you prefer opulent oceanfront living or the relaxed lifestyle of the nearby keys, the Sarasota area is a wise choice for those looking to retire or relocate to the Southeast.
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