What I Love About Sarasota

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Harry Dabagian, a client and long time resident of Siesta Key.  It was a pleasure to speak with Harry about what he loves about Sarasota.

According to Money Magazine, the Sarasota area ranks among the nation’s 15 most desirable communities to live and AARP Magazine says Sarasota is among the best places to reinvent your life.  Sarasota County enjoys a prime location on the West Coast of Florida, about 60 miles south of Tampa and just two hours west of Orlando’s Disney World. The county’s approximately 600 square miles stretch west from sprawling ranch land to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Sarasota’s 36 miles of coast line are home to the World’s finest, whitest and softest sand beaches. No other town in Florida offers as much as Sarasota.

For more than a century Sarasota has been attracting people. In 1905 Sarasota’s founder J. Hamilton Gillespie built the Nations first golf course in what is now down town. In 1927 the Circus magnet John Ringling made his home in Sarasota and along with him many others with a penchant for the arts.Today Sarasota boasts numerous museums, five theater companies, two music festivals, two film festivals, a ballet, an opera, symphony orchestra, a major performing arts hall, one of the largest wine festivals in the country, dozens of art galleries, an annual off shore grand prix boat race and much more.



  1. it is actually fun to be on music festivals because i love music so much ‘

  2. I love Sarasota because it gives hope and happiness. It has a mystical touch and a spiritual awakening. Warmth,sand,dolphins,turtles. Sarasota is Heaven, beauty beyond description. God must live here at the beach.

  3. I had to return to my beautiful Sarasota, I couldn’t live being away. The Gulf and it’s wildlife are simply magnificent. St. Armand’s Circle is as diverse and colorful as ever. I love my home, Sarasota! 135 Shadybrook Lane, but will be returning to 1840 Gulf of Mexico Drive, down on Longboat Key

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