Sarasota Information, Events and Places of Interest

Sarasota county is home to several cities within its boundaries. It has the city of Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Englewood, Osprey & Nokomis. It also has several areas that are very well known: Siesta Key, Bird Key, Lido Key, St. Armand’s Circle, Longboat Key and Casey Key.

Sarasota county has about 380,000 residents and covers about 572 square miles of land. It is a wonderful place to live. It has great beaches nearby, many attractions and venues to visit and it’s easy to get around. And if you like to golf or enjoy boating or fishing, you’ve come to the right place. We consider it big enough to have everything you need without having all of the pitfalls of being a big city. Most residents will agree that they have a great quality of life here. We attract families, retiree’s and many well to do folks because of the beautiful weather and our other amenities. Many people buy 2nd homes or vacation homes here and we count many big name celebrities among them.

Welcome to Sarasota.


Visit Sarasota – A great website to find all kinds of information about Sarasota

Sarasota Beaches Get local beach info

Selby Gardens – Wonderful tropical gardens right on the waterfront

G-Wiz   A great science resource for kids of all ages

Jungle Gardens – A great tropical gardens and animals of all kinds

Ringling – This Ringling site has information on all of the Ringling endeavors

Van Wezel – A jewel in the area for shows, entertainment & big name celebrity events

Golf – Find golf course info, rates, special events and more on this site

City of Sarasota – The official website for the city of Sarasota

Longboat Key The official site for the town of Longboat Key

Venice – The official site for the city of Venice

Sarasota Schools – All of the information you need regarding our public shools

Sarasota Opera – For opera lovers

Sarasota Ballet – For ballet enthusiasts

Sarasota Orchestra – Another great cultural opportunity in Sarasota

Asolo Repertory Theatre – A one of a kind theatre

Sarasota Film Festival – An event that brings international attention to our area

Mote Aquarium – A research & science facility and a great place to visit for both all ages

Sarasota Chalk Festival – A wonderful arts event here in Sarasota