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Place: Lido Key Florida

Visiting the Island Paradise of Lido Key Florida
by John C. Allen

Lido Key Florida attracts visitors from all over the world, seeking the sun, the sand and the peace and quiet of a private island paradise. All agree this is not just a place to visit for a weekend or vacation, but to consider for raising a family, a part time residence, 2nd or 3rd home, or retirement destination. Whatever the reason, the real estate market in the Sarasota area is prime and in high demand due to its relaxed lifestyle, secluded setting and its overall tropical ambience.

Lido Key Features and Activities Nearby

- Ideal Location

- Museums & Galleries

- Fine Dining

- Boutique Shopping

- Golf & Tennis

- Prestigious Homes & Condos

- Perfect Weather

- Grand Views

- Outdoor Activities & Water Sports

- Warm/Soft Beaches

Lido Key real estate is not strictly upper end. Whether it's a single family custom home, an elegant condo in a beautiful modern complex, a luxurious town home, or maybe a sprawling estate style home along the waterfront, or on one of the canals, there are options for all budgets.

Along with the wonderful weather, there are beautiful soft sand beaches with miles and miles of beautiful vistas overlooking the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, drawing thousands of tourists and visitors each year; with many deciding to stay and to make this their permanent home. Almost immediately after stepping foot onto the warm sands, the first thoughts of every new visitor are those thoughts of what it would be like to live here year round, and to raise a family here in the peace, quiet and security of this tropical setting. With an average day time temperature of 74-degrees F, combined with soft tropical gulf breezes that help to moderate the temperature and humidity, what more could you ask for in the way of perfect weather?

This is care free island resort living at its finest and just minutes from downtown Sarasota. Its part time and full time residents are warm and welcoming and take 'pride of ownership' of the island, the lifestyle, and their own real estate investments.

There are 3 beach options here that have public access. There is North Lido Park with a wonderful and pristine stretch of soft sand blending both beauty and privacy. Lido Key Public Beach is located toward the middle part of this island paradise and boasts of ample parking, many concessions and thousands of feet of soft, warm sand. At the southern tip of the island is South Lido Park with over 100 acres of picnic areas and beaches, lushly landscaped with Australian Pines. All of the amenities needed for care free living connected to the mainland by the John Ringling Causeway and all in proximity to St. Armands Circle. There is an endless and overwhelming variety of outdoor activities available on the island and in the surrounding areas. In addition to the beautiful beaches, there are sporting activities and facilities for boating, fishing, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, volleyball, picnics and so much more. All of this and a variety of boutiques shops, unique restaurants, gift shops and the ambiance of nearby St. Armands Circle, providing an unforgettable experience.

As many visitors soon find out; there is strong demand for vacation real estate here in the Sarasota area, especially real estate investments like the Lido Key Condominiums. With beautiful views and close proximity to an endless selection of boutique shops, cafes, art galleries, fine dining restaurants and other types of shopping options, many visitors are purchasing these condos on Lido Key as an investment, to live here permanently or for vacation time, or as a rental unit when not in use by the owner. Another great feature is being able to pick up and leave on a moments notice by just locking the front door. There is little upkeep as all exterior maintenance is included in the monthly fees. There is very strong demand for beachfront vacation rentals and these rentals command top dollars during Sarasota's 'Season' which runs from January to May. Combine a real estate market with great investment opportunities, ideal weather, soft and warm sands with gentle gulf breezes, a perfect location that's close to everything and endless outdoor activities, what do you have? It's called Lido Key Florida, the perfect place to visit, to raise a family or retire and enjoy the unbelievable lifestyle that only this island paradise can offer.

About the Author

John Allen is a Sarasota real estate agent who works with many buyers and sellers on Lido Key. For more information on Lido Key Florida, visit