Long before Lake Sarasota, Florida, existed, humans had already begun to inhabit the fertile area now known as modern-day Sarasota County. That was around 15,000 years ago and during a time when the Gulf of Mexico was presumably 100 miles farther to the west than it is today. Furthermore, after the Spanish explorers first made contact in 1513, the first foreign language to be adopted by the natives was Spanish. By the 1840s, waves of Europeans were coming to an area on the maps named Zara Zote. Some historians have said that the name was for Hernando de Soto's daughter who was named Sara. As is the case today, the first settlers were attracted to the beauty and climate of Sarasota Bay. Before Florida became a state, the land would switch hands between the Spanish and British several times, until 1819 when the United States acquired the territory.
Potential home buyers are drawn to Lake Sarasota for the natural beauty and limitless activities and amenities available to its residents. Some examples of things to do are island style watersports that include classes that teach windsurfing, kiteboarding, and paddle boarding. On top of that, there are kayak eco-tours that take you through the mangrove tunnels of South Lido. If you prefer going by horseback, there are a number of equestrian tours, some of which take place along the beaches. Furthermore, tourists and residents can rent different types of watercraft, including Pontoon Boats, Deck Boats, Center Console Boats, Cool Breeze Boats, Sail Boats, and Jet Skits. If you don’t have boating experience, Sarasota Lake is home to boat charter companies offering various types of charters that include deep sea fishing charters, Bayfront excursions, and yacht rentals. Adding to the allure of owning Lake Sarasota real estate is the vast array of entertainment options available for all ages. Whether you’re looking to take the kids out for an adventure or planning a night out on the town, you’re sure to find something right up your alley.
Available real estate in Lake Sarasota, Florida, reflects various architectural styles ranging from Florida Mediterranean-style homes, Modern-style homes, Ranch-style homes, Colonial-style homes, Florida Beach-style homes, as well as homes that reflect various styles of Spanish architecture commonly associated with Florida. Single-family homes for sale in Lake Sarasota also vary in size from two bedrooms, two baths, and 1,800 square feet to nine bedrooms, seven baths, and 11,000 square feet. In addition to that, condominiums for sale in Lake Sarasota range in size between one bedroom, and one bath, and 1,000 square feet to five bedrooms, five baths, and 4,700 square feet. There are also apartment buildings and various sizes of lots for sale in the Lake Sarasota area. If you’re interested in finding out more about properties for sale in Lake Sarasota, Florida, please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can assist you.