J.P., Home Buyer in Tampa, FL

How would you describe the social scene in Siesta Key?

Asked by J.P., Tampa, FL Mon Apr 23, 2007

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It is always 'happening' here at Siesta Key. And don't forget the real gem of Siesta Key- our world famous beaches. "The whitest and finest sand in the world". Harvard University's geology department found that the sand on Siesta Key is 99 percent pure quartz grains, ultimately derived from the southern Appalachian Mountains.

Play here and live here. Paradise Found.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 5, 2011
Siesta Key has something for everyone. In the North village, it is a quaint area that has been recently renovated with paver sidewalks and buried power lines and new landscaping. It also has many restaurants, stores, and bars: Daquiri Deck, Gilligans, The Hub, The Beach Club and Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB). These places offer live bands while sitting on the deck people watching and having a cocktail. During season, the spring break college crowd loves this area for "bar hopping" and bikini contests. There are alot of activities to entertain the crowds, young and older. On Sunday evenings, there is a gathering at sunset on Siesta Key beach to enjoy the Drum Circle. The beach also offers a "university" for several weeks a year to learn about the area and beach conservation. If you are an early riser, they have many "walks" or "runs", even for the kids.

In the South village, there is the Sneaky Tiki & Crescent Bar where you'll get more "locals" hanging out at. There is also a nightclub, Club Phoenix which is a pretty nice dance club for the beach area.

My wife and I have lived on the island for 14 years and are never at lost for finding something to do. Feel free contact me for more information about things to do on Siesta.

Geoff Rossman
RE/MAX Tropical Sands
(941) 544-3232
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 1, 2009
Siesta Key is a walking town in which you can get from the beach to the village very quickly and do not really need a car unlike Longboat Key which is more spread out. Siesta is a lillte more younger,more live music, a real village from kids to adults it has it all. Plenty of shops abd restaurants. A bit ore of a nightlife also than Longboat Key and the Lido area
Hope this helps. Feel free to ask me more questions
David Leventhal
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 15, 2008

You've been given excellent information but this comes from each individual's perspective. Siesta is an easy visit from Tampa. Our recommendation is to arrange for a weekend in the Siesta/Sarasota area and create your own experience. You'll find it will mean much more to you this way.

If you would like information on places to stay, restaurants to try, or special events to enjoy, feel free to call us of shoot us an email. we'll be glad to help with no obligation.

You won't regret the time you spend here.

Best wishes,

Susan & Bill Eckler, GRI
Michael Saunders & Company

2008 Five Star Award for Outstanding Customer Service
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 7, 2008
Siesta Key is t-shirts and flip flops, margarita-ville with live acoustic music and al fresco patio food. You can walk directly off the beach with sand still in your toes and have dinner. Siesta is definitely more casual than the other Keys and tends to see alot more families. On warm nights, with guitar music drifting across the street as you are walking with an ice cream cone, you cant beat it!

The Beach Club offers a casual dance atmpshere, but with the exception of a couple bands, dont expect any "dance clubs" like you'd find in Tampa. Siesta Key is all about being comfortable and relaxing. Its very friendly and I always meet new people at the next table. Enjoy it!

http://www.SeeSarasotaLive.com - Webcam from the north end of Siesta Key
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 7, 2008
Have you ever heard of the expression "Fiesta on Siesta"? Siesta Key is playful, young, exciting. It's where the young and the restless converge. Go there on a sunday night and see the festival of drums on the beach. There is always something going on. Great restaurants too.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 27, 2008
Siesta Key and Sarasota offer some of the best outdoor activities in the country. From Offshore Racing, Spring Major League baseball, Minor leage baseball, and regional sports like professional football, basketball, hockey and baseball are available year round. Culturally, no other city in Florida offers the culture that Sarasota has to offer. Home of the John Ringling, visit the city's performing arts theaters throughout the year. If you are looking for great food, Sarasota has some of the best restuarants. From fine Italian dinning to waterfront favorites, you can satisfy all of your taste.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 23, 2007
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