Home to over 400,000 residents, Sarasota County is located along the Gulf Coast in Southwest Florida. Sarasota is home to many luxury homes and residential communities, as well as high-end shops, dining, and more.

Sarasota County is a coastal county home to a number of outstanding beaches, including:

  • Siesta Key Beach
  • Longboat Key Beach
  • Lido Key Beach
  • Venice Beach
  • Manasota Key Beach

Sarasota County includes the cities of North Port, Venice, and Sarasota, as well as various smaller towns and communities:

  • Desoto Lakes
  • Englewood
  • Gulf Gate Estates
  • Kensington Park
  • Lake Sarasota
  • Lakewood Ranch
  • Laurel
  • Nokomis
  • Osprey
  • Ridge Wood Heights
  • Sarasota Springs
  • Siesta Key
  • South Gate Ridge
  • The Meadows
  • Venice Gardens

Sarasota County's top employers are PGT, Publix, Tervis Tumbler, Jackson Hewitt, the Sarasota County School Board, and the Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Sarasota County is also home to spring training for two Major Leage Baseball teams, the Baltimate Oriols and the Atlanta Braves.

Sarasota County is a center of art and culture for Southwest Florida and home to the Sarasota Film Festival, the Sarasota Improv Festival, and the Sarasota Chalk Festival. Sarasota also features a number of theaters, museums, parks, gardens, and more:

  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Historic Asolo Theater
  • Sarasota Ballet
  • Sarasota Orchestra
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
  • Warm Mineral Springs Park
  • Little Salt Spring
  • North Port Aquatic Center