Located in east Sarasota, Florida, Misty Creek is a golf course community comprised of around 300 homes situated within a 730-acre natural preserve. The preserve is home to various wildlife that includes bald eagles, deer, alligators, armadillo's, and hundreds of bird species. As for the city of Sarasota, it has a deep history dating back to 1513 when Europeans are first recorded to have landed in the area. Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Soto entered South Tampa Bay in in 1539, eventually landing at Little Manatee River. Soto named the South Bay area “Zara Sota” which translates to "Radiance of Soto.” In those days, the bay promoted good fishing grounds for fish and marine traders who established camps called “ranchos” along the shores. Spain and Great Britain were always in competing over Florida, and the territory switched hands many times. In 1819, the United States acquired Florida as a territory with it becoming a state in 1845. Over time many pioneer families contributed to this area’s growth, but it was Bertha Palmer from Louisville, Kentucky who garnered the area worldwide attention as being a global tourist destination.
Potential home buyers are attracted to the Misty Creek neighborhood for numerous reasons, with the primary one being the Misty Creek Country Club and its 18-hole golf course. It is recognized by Audubon International and was awarded the Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its environmental achievements. If you’re looking for entertainment outside the community, there are many things to do and see in the city of Sarasota. If you’re into the performing arts, there is the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall that hosts all sorts of live shows - shows such as the Moscow Festival Ballet, Wizard of Oz, and all kinds of music concerts. In addition to that, if you enjoy the sea, there are various water-based activities available as well, such as Siesta Key Sailing, a sailing boat charter company. For other types of watersports rentals, you have companies like Siesta Key Watersports located at 1536 Stickney Point Road and Bayfront Excursions located at 5 Bayfront Drive that offers all kind of watercraft rentals and tours that range from deep sea tours, dolphin tours, parasail rides, sunset cruises, and much more. Another aspect that adds to the allure of owning property in Prestancia is the beautiful beaches. Siesta Beach, which is a part of the Siesta Key area, is one of Sarasota’s most unique beaches with sand that is 99 percent quartz and is said to feel soft and cool beneath your feet.
Homes for sale in the Misty Creek Golf Course community reflect the kind of residential architecture that is commonly found throughout the Sarasota metropolitan area. The Florida-Mediterranean and Spanish-European homes vary in size from three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and 2,500 square feet to five bedrooms, three baths, and 3,500 square feet. Most of the properties for sale in Misty Creek are built on one quarter to three quarter size lots and feature well-manicured yards. If you’re interested in learning more about available real estate in Misty Creek, please contact us today so we may assist you.