Welcome to Lido Key & St. Armands
It's internationally known as one of the most coveted resort destinations.
Resting between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, the area known as Lido Key & St Armands was once a tangle of mangrove roots. Today, not only does it contain some of the most admired architectural structures in the region, but it’s also internationally known as one of the most coveted resort destinations.
It’s easy to see why Lido Key & St Armands is considered one of the best areas to live in Sarasota. Let’s begin with the fact that Lido Key has three beaches: North Lido, Lido Beach, and South Lido. We’re talking the softest white sand, the freshest Gulf seafood restaurants, and the most relaxing walking trails.
On a hot day, you might want to participate in some of the ecotourism activities available. Kayak through the shady mangrove tunnels. The leafy canopies of these trees will keep you comfortable and entertained with frequent spotting of dolphins, exotic birds, and even manatees. Later, if the water is still calling you, why not head out for a sunset boat cruise?
When you’re ready to leave the shore – if ever! – visit St Armands Circle, a hub for shopping with 130 merchants selling their wares. Amid the shops and boutiques, you’ll find upscale restaurants, as well as plenty of ice cream and gelato parlors to enjoy a sweet treat.
Bird Key is the definition of an island paradise. One of the most prestigious neighborhoods on Florida’s West Coast, residents of Bird Key relish its serenity and closeness to the gulf and bay. Though not in everyone’s price range, those who can afford it agree that Bird Key is one of the best areas to live in Sarasota.