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Siesta Key MarketsLiving on Siesta Key of course means you’ll be just steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. But along with white sandy beaches and a lively village full of bars, restaurants, and boutique shops, Siesta Key also has all the everyday necessities you’ll need along the way too, which of course includes a few local markets and grocery stores that have all the basics and then some. So whether you already live on Siesta Key, are thinking about buying a home or condo on Siesta Key, or perhaps might just be planning an extended stay, here’s a short list of where to pickup some groceries while you’re on the island. 

Crescent Beach Grocery

Commonly drawing in locals from all around Siesta Key and the Sarasota area, Crescent Beach Grocery

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Siesta Key Festivals and EventsSiesta Key and fun-in-the-sun go hand-in-hand, which is why you’ll find so many festivals and outdoor events take place on the island all year long. Whether you live on Siesta Key, plan on visiting Siesta Key, or are even thinking about buying a home or condo on Siesta Key, each of the annual festivals and events hosted here are a fun and educational way to celebrate local food, culture, and the arts. And while our list of the top Siesta Key festivals is hardly compressive, here are just a few events we look forward to each and every year. 

Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival

Planned for mid-November, the Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is a real favorite for competitors and visitors. The annual competition

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Siesta Key Seafood RestaurantsRegardless of whether you’re just visiting or live on beautiful Siesta Key full-time, it’s easily one of the top places in Sarasota to enjoy a little seafood. From quirky seafood shacks to restaurants and bars with more of a traditional setting, Siesta Key has it all when it comes to seafood spots worth visiting. And while this list is hardly comprehensive, here’s a quick look at a few of our favorite places to indulge in Sarasota’s freshest seafood… 

Clayton’s Siesta Grille

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Clayton’s Siesta Grille bills itself as a true local favorite. This popular, year-round location serves up a great selection of fresh seafood, steak, pizza and more. 

Siesta Key Oyster Bar

The Siesta Key Oyster Bar is the place to go

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Ice Cream Siesta Key Ice cream is yummy during any time of the year, but it’s especially good after spending a hot summer day out on Siesta Key Beach. And luckily for anyone who lives out on Siesta Key or is perhaps thinking about buying a home or condo here, there’s certainly no shortage of options when it comes to where to get a scoop of your favorite flavor.

Big Olaf Creamery

A Siesta Key favorite for more than three decades, Big Olaf Creamery features hand mixed yogurt and ice cream, made from quality ingredients. While you’ll find the original store here, the brand has since expanded to several locations in the Sarasota area.

Ciao Gelato Siesta Key

Ciao Gelato, meanwhile, spoons up homemade Italian ice cream in a variety of flavors. You’ll find a great

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Siesta Key Gated Homes For SaleThere are certain advantages gated communities offer to prospective home buyers that are obvious, like the added sense of privacy and security you’ll enjoy once calling one of these communities home for example. But here on Siesta Key, living in a gated community feels especially desirable given the amount of tourist traffic coming and going each and every year, which is exactly why gated homes for sale on Siesta Key are always in such high demand.

And with that being the case, if you’re planning to be in the market for a gated home this spring, chances are you're going to face some strong competition among other buyers who also might be looking for that perfect new place to live on fabulous Siesta Key island. However, if you save some time and start

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Siesta Key Condo Building with the Best AmenitiesEvery home or condo buy out there has a list of things they’d like in a new place to call home. Here in Siesta Key, sometimes that includes finding a living space with spectacular views of the beach, and other times it means identifying which condo communities offer the best lifestyle amenities to go along with a beautiful living space that also satisfies all your requirements. And while Siesta Key is loaded with condos that all have terrific building features and amenities for residents and guests to enjoy, some buildings and communities tend to stand out more than others, starting with these top 3 locations…

Siesta Dunes

Despite being one of Siesta Key’s more intimate condo communities, Siesta Dunes features some of the best amenities you’ll find

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Siesta Key Condos Under $400,000If you haven’t already noticed, Siesta Key has quite the selection of condos, some starting in the low-to-mid $100,000s and others priced well over $4 million believe it or not. Not surprisingly, there’s also a whole lot to consider in between the $100,000s and the $4+ million price point, so searching for the right place that fits all your needs and wants can sometimes be a daunting task. But if your budget happens to be limited to just $400,000 or under, we have a few Siesta Key condo complexes that might just be the perfect place to begin your search…

The Pointe

Originally built back in 1975, The Pointe features just 61 condo units, which generally offer somewhere between 700 and just under 1,400 square feet of total living space. From an

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Siesta Key Luxury Waterfront EstatesWhen you first start thinking about what you might find when browsing the Siesta Key housing market, beachfront condos and rentals are probably what first come to mind. And while Siesta Key certainly isn’t short on fabulous condo residences in just about every price range imaginable, some home buyers are surprised at just how many single-family homes you’ll find available at any given time as well.

Much like Siesta Key’s condo market, single-family homes for sale on Siesta Key come in all different shapes and sizes, not to mention vastly different price ranges as well. Not surprisingly, single-family homes with direct beach access or that sit right off the waterfront tend to be the most sought-after, as well as the most expensive. And if a luxury

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Siesta Key Condos with Great ViewsIf you’re in the market for a condo on beautiful Siesta Key, Florida, you really can’t go wrong with any location or building you ultimately end up choosing. The warm tropical climate, year-round sunshine, and the close proximity to one of the most spectacular beaches in all of Flordia helps make condo living in Siesta Key an absolute pleasure, regardless of which building you call home.

There’s no doubt, however, that every single condo buyer out there has his or her own wish list of items they’d like to see in a new condo, and for many looking on Siesta Key, great views are usually somewhere near the top of the list.  


One of Siesta Key’s newest condo buildings, Oceane is spectacular in every way imaginable. Condos here are elegant yet simple, and

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If you are considering buying a property on subtropical island in the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, the barrier islands (also called keys) off of Sarasota are choices worth considering. Imagine yourself enjoying a cocktail while watching the sun set over the turquoise Gulf waters or being just a quick drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Sarasota. Here’s a list of some of the keys you might consider looking at if you are searching for real estate in Sarasota.

Casey Key

Casey Key is one of Sarasota County’s barrier islands. This eight-mile expanse of land is located west of Nokomis, a charming coastal town located just south of the City of Sarasota. This barrier island is not as populated as some of the more commonly known keys; the beach tends

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