Siesta Key Named #2 Beach in US, but before you buy here…

David Levin 01/06/2016

According to Dr. Beach, Siesta Key is #2 in his 2016 Top Beaches in the USA list. The #1 & #3 beaches are in Hawaii. Unless you want to move to the Aloha state (as in hello inflated prices and isolation, goodbye family & friends), Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida is the place to buy real estate. However, there are some important things to know before buying waterfront property in Sarasota & on Siesta Key.


Siesta Key is located in Sarasota, Florida. It has some of the nicest sand (99%+ Quartz) in the world. It doesn’t even get hot when it’s 100 degrees outside! As the #2 Beach in the USA on Dr. Beach’s list, Siesta Key continues to be a popular spot for real estate. Everyone loves visiting Florida. Imagine living here on the water and walking to the beach every day!

Update (6/30/16) – Business Insider has named Siesta Key the #1 Beach in the USA!

Not only is Siesta Key a world class beach, but within a half hour you can be at beautiful Lido Key & Longboat Key Beaches to the north. If you head south, you can be to shark tooth & shell filled Nokomis Beach & Venice Beach & Pier in about a half hour, too. With miles and miles of beautiful shoreline of the warm Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota is truly a paradise on Earth.


When I moved to Sarasota in 1987, it was paradise and I’ve loved it ever since. I joined Sarasota’s own ICard/Merrill Law Firm and specialized in marina and dock permitting, coastal construction, environmental enforcement defense, submerged lands ownership, riparian rights, and consultation with buyers of waterfront and near waterfront properties.

In my 25+ years as the “Waterfront” Guy in Sarasota, I have seen how these regulations, codes & laws about Waterfront Properties have turned dream homes into houses of horror and an endless money pit.

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BEFORE you purchase Waterfront Property in or around Sarasota County & Siesta Key, make sure to do your homework. I have put together a Waterfront Property Due Diligence Checklist to help you get started.

If you have any more questions please contact me and we can help you out.

Stay on the path towards purchasing Waterfront Property on Siesta Key by checking out our Waterfront Property Due Diligence Checklist by clicking the photo below!


Check out Siesta Key & Sarasota Waterfront Property Listings on our updated Website!

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David M. Levin is a shareholder with the law firm of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Punta Gorda, Florida.

He limits his practice to environmental and waterfront property law, including waterfront property closings.


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