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5 Reasons To Visit Lido Key Florida

Jun 2, 2008
Once known primarily as a retirement community, today Lido Key is so much more. An abundance of features attract visitors of all ages to this island paradise. Learn more about a few of the features that make Lido Key such a wonderful place to visit, live, work, raise a family and retire.

1. Beaches

Lido Key is known for its beautiful beaches. Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy this island paradise. With miles of soft sand and beautiful vistas of the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it is no wonder that Lido Key is so popular with residents and tourists alike. There are 3 beaches here with public access. North Lido Park is a pristine 1/2 mile stretch of sand with a blend of beauty and privacy. In the middle of the island is the Lido Key Public Beach has ample parking, concessions and over 3000 feet of sand. And at the Southern tip of the barrier island, South Lido Park encompasses 100 acres of Australian Pines, picnic areas, and beaches.

2. Weather

What good are beautiful beaches if you don't have the great weather to go along with them? Lido Key boasts an average rear round temperature of 74-degrees F. Enjoy warm weather and lots of sunshine year round. Gulf breezes help to moderate the temperature and humidity. Come discover for yourself the ideal climate and enjoy the unforgettable sunsets.

3. Location

Enjoy care-free resort style living while just being moments or blocks away from a variety of amenities. Lido Key is located only 5 minutes from downtown Sarasota and is connected to the mainland by the beautiful John Ringling Causeway. In addition, permanent and part time residents enjoy the close proximity to St. Armands Circle.

4. Activities

Lido Key has endless variety of activities that surround the island. In addition to sun worshiping on the beautiful beaches, there are many other outdoor activities such as boating, nature trails, canoe and kayak tours, volleyball, picnic areas and so much more. With a variety of boutiques, restaurants, gift shops and many more, St. Armands Circle provides an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a scenic stroll around "the Circle" or enjoy casual or fine dining.

5. Investment Opportunities

Lido Key Condominiums are very desirable because of their gorgeous views and close proximity to an endless selection of restaurants, boutiques, cafes, shopping and art galleries. Many snow birds purchase condominiums on Lido Key for an investment or vacation home. One of the most appealing benefits of condominium ownership is the ability to pick up and leave on a moments notice by just locking the front door. All exterior maintenance is included in the monthly fees. Another benefit to a condominium investment is the ability to rent the unit out when not in use. There is always a strong demand for beachfront vacation rentals. Rental properties command top dollar in Sarasota's "Season" which runs January to May.

White sand beaches, ideal weather, perfect location, endless activities and a real estate market with great investment opportunities, you'll find them all when you visit Lido Key Florida.
About the Author
John Allen is a Realtor is Sarasota Florida. He represents buyers and sellers of Lido Key real estate including condominiums and beachfront homes.
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