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January
3

Siesta Key

Centrally located with easy access to the Gulf, Sarasota Bay, and a wide variety of local waterways, Siesta Key is a sailor's dream. Whether you're new to sailing with a desire to learn the ropes or you've been spending time on the water for decades, you'll feel right at home with the sailing community in Southwest Florida. Ready to set sail into a new year? Our real estate agents have the details on all that you can look forward to when sailing near Siesta Key in 2022.

If you love spending time around the water, then the beaches and waterways near Siesta Key homes for sale offer endless opportunities for your outdoor excursions. As a barrier island, Siesta Key offers easy access to the water, along with a collection of outstanding marinas where you can ensure that your sailboat is always ready for your next adventure.

  • Learning to Sail
    New to sailing and excited about living in a community where you can pursue a new passion for spending time on the water? Many of the marinas and sailing charter companies around Siesta Key offer excellent educational programs that can teach you everything you need to know to enjoy life on the water. Build your skills with classes for all experience levels, learn the specifics of navigating local waterways, and get certified to pilot a wide variety of watercraft.

  • Local Marinas
    Siesta Key is also a welcoming place for anyone who already owns a watercraft or is shopping for a new one. There are countless local marinas that help you keep your craft in top shape and provide a place to set sail whenever you please. And it's not just about maintenance or convenience. Many local marinas are home to vibrant communities that make it easy to connect with other sailing enthusiasts.

  • Easy Access to the Water on Bayou Louise
    Marinas are great, but what about when you want to set sail from a dock in your backyard? Bayou Louise, which runs through the northern edge of Siesta Key, is a protected waterway that provides easy access to Sarasota Bay and tons of other local waterways. If you're shopping for a home that makes it easy to spend time on the water, the area around Bayou Louise is the perfect place to start.

  • Tons of Nearby Waterways to Explore
    One of the great things about living in Siesta Key is that it's centrally located near so many other great coastal communities and waterways. You're likely to spend plenty of time on nearby Sarasota Bay as you pass by Sarasota homes for sale. Then there's the scenic Manatee River, which runs past Bradenton homes for sale and provides access to tons of smaller waterways along the coast. There are multiple smaller bays to explore before you reach Tampa Bay, and of course, the Gulf of Mexico is always waiting for you.

  • Beaches, Fresh Seafood, and So Much More
    There's plenty to enjoy when you're on solid ground around Siesta Key as well, with all of the attractions that you'd expect from a coastal Florida community and so much more. Needless to say, the beaches are pristine, the local, waterfront seafood restaurants are second to none, and the sunsets are so spectacular that you'll want to watch them every single evening.

Searching for a home that makes it easy to enjoy time on the water around Siesta Key? Our local real estate team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Siesta Key, FL area.

March
11

Siesta Key FL

9 Things You'll Love About Living on Siesta Key

Life is better at the beach. As Florida locals, our REALTORS® know that's true. If panoramic beachfront views, turquoise water, and sugar-white beaches sound like paradise to you, then buying a home on Siesta Key might be a perfect choice.

Interested? Here's our "short list" of nine things you'll love about living on Siesta Key, Florida:

  1. Let's start with the obvious: our beaches are incredible. Imagine relaxing to the calming sound of waves every day... and our sunsets are simply amazing! It's hard to argue with perfection. TripAdvisor's 2019 ratings just came out and Siesta Key beaches rank as the #6 beach in America and we're always listed among the top 10 in the world.
  2. There are so many great restaurants, it's impossible to choose just one, but if you're in the mood for oysters, get a "taste" of living on the Gulf at the Siesta Key Oyster Bar (affectionately named "SKOB" by locals). There's nothing like slurping down a fresh oyster at SKOB. You'll find SKOB at 5238 Ocean Blvd in Sarasota.
  3. Your toes will be tapping when you visit a local Siesta Key getaway for an evening out with live entertainment. Looking for some nightlife? Head out to The Beach Club, located 5151 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key. Dubbed as the area's premier location for live local bands, The Beach Club features some of the best entertainment around, a huge dance floor, and drink specials daily.
  4. Going for a run on the beach takes on a whole new meaning when it's on Siesta. Make plans with your family to participate in one of our local fun runs. Find the perfect Siesta Key race in our area and make plans today.
  5. Big fish stories begin in Siesta Key. Charter a fishing excursion with Siesta Key Fishing Excursions at 946 Siesta Drive in Sarasota. Said to be the largest charter fishing service on the Gulf Coast, Siesta Key Fishing Excursions schedules both inshore and offshore adventures.
  6. Aside from the beaches, our community has a vibrant arts scene. Browse places like The Gallery on Siesta Key (5129 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key), an art gallery and clothing boutique, that showcases beach-inspired paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry, and other unique items from local Sarasota artisans. Art Avenue, located at 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, focuses on high-end pieces of international art from well-known artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Leroy Neiman.
  7. For a truly unique beach celebration check out The Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival. This Festival draws master sculptors from across the globe to create incredible sand sculptures. Since its inception in 2010, the festival has become mega-popular with last year's festival welcoming over 65,000 attendees. During the four-day event, participants have 24 hours to create sand masterpieces that transform Siesta Key Beach into an outdoor art gallery. This year's Crystal Classic is November 15 - November 18, 2019.
  8. If you visit Siesta Key, you have to experience the beat of the Siesta Key Drum Circle. Every Sunday young and old, locals and tourists, artists, dancers, and everyone in between gather about an hour before sunset on Siesta Public Beach to watch the sunset, listen to drummers, see dancers, and even marvel at the occasional sword and fire performer.
  9. If water sports top your family's list for fun things to do, it's easy to rent a boat or kayak, parasail or jet ski.

Do we have you convinced Siesta Key is the right place to buy a home? Contact us at Wagner Realty to talk with one of our local real estate professionals to get your home search started.

March
28

Siesta Key Drum Cirlce

One of the perks of living near Siesta Beach in Sarasota (apart from enjoying the beach itself) is the weekly drum circle held every Sunday. Here, you will be treated to a beautiful sunset while listening and dancing to drummers in a festive-like atmosphere. Our REALTORS® in Sarasota have all the details of this exciting local phenomenon as well as all other to-do things in the area. 

The Siesta Key Drum Circle starts one hour before the sun sets every Sunday and continues into the night. The popular tradition attracts large crowds of onlookers and participants for dancing and drumming on Siesta Beach. Drum circle regulars sporadically perform with fire, swords, or even hula hoops. They are also dressed in beautiful colors and offer flowers to onlookers.

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July
27

Siesta Key Turtle Beach

When it comes to beach days in Sarasota, Siesta Beach gets most of the hype – and rightfully so. Its powder-white sand and gorgeous sunsets regularly top "most beautiful" lists and Siesta Key is a historic beach town with plenty of daytime and nighttime activities. However, that national and global acclaim brings the crowds, especially on sunny weekend days. If you want to enjoy the charm and beauty of Siesta Key without spreading a towel on a packed beach, we recommend Turtle Beach instead.

Just a few miles south of its more popular cousin, Turtle Beach takes up the southern tip of Siesta Key, nestled close to quiet Siesta Key homes instead of hotels and bars. Here are some of our favorite things about Turtle Beach:

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May
30

Buying a Home in Siesta Key FL
Many people looking at Sarasota homes find themselves drawn to the charm of Siesta Key, just a 15-minute drive from downtown Sarasota proper. Siesta Key, a community of just over 6,000 people, is a barrier island with some of the most beautiful sights in Florida.

If you're searching for the right place to truly enjoy the climate and views only Florida can offer, Siesta Key is perfect. Although it attracts many tourists, there are also plenty of "out of the way" places to enjoy a slower pace.

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