Ready to fall in love with Sarasota?  It's an award winning town:

2010:  Longboat Key claimed the #2 spot on Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards in the list of "Top Islands of North America".


  • Dr. Beach named Siesta Key Beach the #1 Beach in the USA.
  • Trip Advisor gave Siesta Beach their Travelor's Choice Award.

In 2012:

  • Siesta Beach received a 10Besties Best beach Readers Choice Travel Award.
  • Sarasota was named the #1 Small City Art Destination (out of 25 cities) by American Style Magazine.
  • released a list of the top 10 places to retire in which Sarasota was ranked as the #1 place to retire. Venice even placed as #9 in that list.
  • CNBC released a list of ideal places to retire and invest, both Sarasota and Longboat Key were said to be ideal places to retire and invest. 
  • USA Today more recently stated that Sarasota is a "Greaty City for Retirees" because "It has an urban downtown, but many walk-able neighborhoods close by. There is lots happening, and it is possibly the cultural captial of Florida. And great beaches and keys nearby."

In 2013:

  • USA Today awarded Sarasota the title "Best Waterfont View to Visit.
  • Sarasota's Pine View High School is one of the main reasons that families all over the world move to Sarasota. This school provides gifted students with a world-renowned and has been continually awarded by US News for “Best High School”