Lido Key is one of Sarasota’s beautiful barrier islands. This island is located southwest of St. Armand’s Key, home to world-famous St. Armand’s Circle. Life on Lido Key is luxurious and carefree, whether you plan to spend a weekend, the winter or the rest of your life. If you are looking for a relaxing experience, here are some of the things that you should know about Lido Key.
LIDO KEY BAY AND GULF SIDE HOMES
If you buy a home on Lido Key, you’ll have your choice of homes on the Sarasota Bay, on the Gulf of Mexico, or slightly inland toward the center of the island. Here, luxury reigns: Ranging in price from under $1M to close to $8M at this time, you’ll find expansive floor plans and lots which include private or public beachfront access. Many homes have private terraces, allowing you to overlook the water while sipping a cocktail or enjoying a cup of coffee. Some are gated, and all let you experience the tranquil island lifestyle that can be described as “the good life.”
LIDO KEY SHOPPING
Looking for a place to purchase everything from spices to garden statues, and everything in between? When you are living or vacationing on Lido Key, you will be very close to St. Armand’s Circle, which is just a bike ride away. Boutiques are teeming with treasures from nearly every corner of the globe, and you’ll be in good company: People come from all over to walk, shop, dine and people-watch on the Circle. If mall-shopping is more your style, Westfield Southgate and Westfield Sarasota Square are not far once you get to the mainland. In addition, the University Town Center will be opening in the fall of 2014, and will feature stores such as Dillard’s and Macy’s.
LIDO KEY LUXURY
Looking for a great meal? You’ll be glad to know that Lido Key and the surrounding areas offer excellent restaurants for any palate. Lido Beach Grille is located on Ben Franklin Drive and features gorgeous beach views along with a spectacular menu. You won’t want to miss Sunday brunch, or if you are going later in the day, consider hitting happy hour any day of the week from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. If you want to head to St. Armand’s Circle, you have many options available, from Cafe L’Europe for Continental cuisine, to Crab & Fin for fresh seafood.
If you are vacationing on Lido Key, you’ll find some private rentals, or you could choose to stay at the luxurious Lido Beach Resort. From private beach access to two heated pools, private cabanas to shuttle service to St. Armand’s Circle, you’ll be able to get a taste of what makes life on Lido Key so desirable. Are you ready to buy? Call me to discuss available properties on this perfectly paradisical island located just minutes from the amenities of downtown Sarasota. I want to help you achieve your dream of living the tropical lifestyle!