Sapphire Shores in Sarasota, FL
Sapphire Shores Real Estate
Sapphire Shores is a historic neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida only minutes from the best beaches. The neighborhood is an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Homes in the area include many fine examples of modern architecture as well as those constructed in the 1920’s Mediterranean Revival. Many of these older homes still have the original light fixtures and crown molding that provide elegance and charm to the community. The landscape includes many mature palm trees and majestic oaks that provide shade and an attractive setting for the homes in the area. Residents include some of Sarasota’s oldest families as well as artists, writers, and young professionals. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. Residents can frequently be found biking or enjoying a stroll while enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Schools near Sapphire Shores
Sapphire Shores is near many fine educational facilities, such as:
- Emma E. Booker Elementary
- Booker Middle
- Sarasota High
- Booker High
The students in the area benefit from the low student to teacher ratios. Several institutions of higher learning are also close by, including the New College of Florida and the State College of Florida. Several satellite campuses are available from Eckerd College, University of South Florida, and the Florida State University College of Medicine.
Transportation near Sapphire Shores
Sapphire Shores has a superior transportation system to provide access to the areas many attractions including beaches, shopping and dining. The area is provided bus service by Sarasota County Area Transit system. Amtrak also provides through-bus service at Sarasota Station to Amtrak terminal in Tampa. Sarasota is located on the Gulf of Mexico and major water transportation is provided including tugs, barges and leisure boats. The city is located near several other major metropolitan areas and numerous highways and interstate systems provide throughways including I-75, U.S. 301, SR 780 and SR 789. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport provides air transportation for the area.
Shopping & Dining near Sapphire Shores
Sapphire Shores is within minutes of University Parkway, the city’s hub for shopping and dining. Many specialty shops and exquisite cuisine can also be found at St. Armand’s. Nightclubs, live music, and dancing options are available for those looking for nightlife. The Sarasota Farmers Market also provides the community fresh produce, plants, and prepared food. Residents can enjoy the sounds of the orchestra at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center or take in a musical performance or play at the Florida Studio Theatre.
Attractions near Sapphire Shores
The area is known for many fine architects, artists, and writers, which has created a rich culture in the area. Many major attractions are located in the area such as the Ringling Museum. The museum features many historical paintings and a fabulous rose garden as well as the Ringling’s Circus Museum. Nearby Mote Marine Laboratory is a marine rescue and research facility. Visitors can enjoy the many varieties of sea life in their aquarium. Area festivals provide entertainment for the locals. Among the most popular are the annual Sarasota Film Festival and the Chalk Festival. Children, adults, and professional artists participate in the Chalk Festival each year to adorn Burns Square with chalk drawings.
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