Sarasota is an ARTS Destination!

Be sure to check out websites such as:

Arts Sarasota

Ticket Sarasota


For many who come to Sarasota for a weekend, week or season-long stay, the White Sands and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico may be the primary draws.

But Sarasota also Treasures its reputation as Florida's Cultural Capital, with Theater, Visual Art, Opera, Ballet and Classical Music available for Top-Caliber Entertainment after a day at the beach or on the water.

Sarasota's "Big Five" Arts Organizations are The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Orchestra and Asolo Repertory Theatre.  Each work in their own way, and sometimes collectively, to let tourists know there's more to do here than pick up shells.

There aren't very many places, and certainly not many places our size, where you can go for a week and enjoy great Beaches and Golf and Shopping but also experience World-Class Classical Music, Opera, Theater and Museums.

Retiring Boomers don’t want to stop learing. And with Sarasota’s amazing array of Lifetime Learning Classes, they don’t have to.

For several generations, retirees have been flocking to the Sunbelt, where sunshine and year-round outdoor activities await. But in the last decade, college towns—even some in wintry climates—have ranked high with retiring boomers. Along with vibrant arts scenes, good restaurants and strong economies, college towns have something else boomers want—the opportunity to keep learning. Millions of seniors are taking classes, attending lectures, going on educational excursions and even earning degrees through university-level programs catering to older learners. The economy is one reason; and many states, including Florida, offer free or reduced-fee college courses for seniors looking to start a new career. 


This Section is filled with Community Information..........


Here are some Helpful Website links to sites that contain useful information about relocating to the Sarasota Bradenton Areas. These are sites that give you a flavor of what to expect from a Sarasota FL Lifestyle ... County, Hospitals, Chambers, Parks & Recreation, Senior’s and Families information and more … We hope that you enjoy them and find them useful.  Also, on the right side TABS are the links about our Cultural Arts & Special Places.



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