Best Neighborhoods For Families In Sarasota, FL

Why Sarasota Is Great For Raising Your Family

The wide slice of brilliant white sand and warm, emerald water on Florida's southwest Gulf coast was named the best beach in the United States Friday in an annual survey by Florida International University professor Steven Leatherman, who is also known by the friendly nickname "Dr. Beach."

Siesta Beach, 40 acres of almost pure quartz crystal sand on the Siesta Key barrier island, was runner-up in Leatherman's rankings for multiple years.

"The sand is like sugar," said Leatherman, director of FIU's Laboratory for Coastal Research. "Some people can't believe it. You have to bring sunglasses because it's so bright. It's super soft, super fine. They claim to have the finest, whitest sand in the world, and I can't argue with that." This quartz crystal sand stays cool to the touch, even on the hottest days.

Be careful - visiting Sarasota often creates a desire to live here! Real estate is diverse, from condos to homes, vibrant city living, beach or island properties, boating and golf communities or live in the country in an equestrian neighborhood, you will find what interests you.

Walk along the spectacular beaches, just minutes from your door. Living in Sarasota is like being on vacation every day with blue skies, sunny days, miles of the best beaches, the gulf coast breeze. Let us help you find your Sarasota real estate with a new home or condo in "Best Small City" in the U.S.. Enjoy canoeing and kayaking, board your boat and head out to the bay for fishing, skiing or to enjoy the waterways.

Several islands dot the bay waters creating a sanctuary for many bird varieties. The waters abound with many varieties of fish including tarpon, snook and mangrove snapper. See the dolphins & manatees in their natural habitat. We are working with properties every day: Beach and bay front homes, condos, golf course homes, maintenance-free homes, planned communities, homes with charm, family neighborhoods, the downtown art area, gated and golf communities and new homes. There are many neighborhood communities we like, but our favorite is Turtle Rock (read more) as it's surrounded by some of the Florida's and even nation's top public schools.

Best Place To Raise A Family In Florida / Sarasota

Great schools, great location with lots to do, great beaches, fantastic choices for summer camps, and a Turtle Rock is a great place for our kids since there's so many families live there.

Derick J (Turtle Rock Resident)

Turtle Rock Is What We Were Looking For To Raise Our Family

Lots of neighborhoods in Sarasota area great, but only a handful really cater to those that have families. Very glad we found Turtle Rock!

Daniela J

More Information About Turtle Rock (Palmer Ranch)

Turtle Rock is a gated family neighborhood on the south side of Palmer Ranch. The community has sidewalks, medium size lots that are lushly landscaped, some with lake and preserve views. Turtle Rock has a  community center, pool, tennis courts, basketball court, and nature trail. A five minute drive takes you to Trader Joe's, Publix, Target, Lowes, Sarasota Square Mall, movie theaters, a newer YMCA,  I-75 and many restaurants. The public beach on Siesta Key is a 10 -15 minute drive. The Post Office and a public library are about 5 - 10 minutes away. This is the Riverview High School District which is an excellent school system