Sarasota is called the cultural city of Florida and it is well earned. Located on the waterfront the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center hosts world class entertainment and performers. Sarasota has ballet, symphony, opera and many play houses. It is home to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and his fabulous mansion the Ca' D'Zan. Tours are available daily and you will not want to miss the Circus museum located within the estate property. Downtown Sarasota is lined with both casual and fine restaurants ..many with outdoor seating... as well as boutiques and theaters. The shopping in Sarasota is world class including the new UTC mall and the many shopping centers surrounding it. It is truly a shopping Mecca. There are a variety of communities in all price ranges ranging from condos, villas, town houses to single family homes. If you golf , play tennis, bicycle, hike, fish, boat or just enjoy a beautiful sunset Sarasota has you covered. Sarasota is centrally located on the Gulf of Mexico ...2.5 hours from Disney World, 1.5 hours from Tampa, 3 hours to St Augustine and the Kennedy Space Center. Sarasota has its own International airport. Sarasota is a vibrant city ..perfect for the young and young at heart. Find out why the Wall Street Journal calls it the city in Florida to visit or live in.