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Lido Key, Sarasota Florida


City Sarasota
County Sarasota
Zipcode 34236
Lifestyle waterfront
131 properties for sale
Median Price $599,900
Highest $10,000,000
Lowest $5,850
Avg. Price $1,217,963

Lido Key Homes For Sale


345 Polk Drive Sarasota $2,349,000 16,117 lot size sq ft 0.37 acres
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345 S Polk Dr Sarasota Florida 34236


345 S Polk Dr Sarasota Florida 34236
345 S Polk Dr Sarasota Florida 34236 locatior map
16,117 sq ft lot
water frontage Canal
lot size 0.37 acres
garage
taxes: $17,420
county: Sarasota
community Lido Beach Div B
1354 Westway Drive Sarasota $2,195,000 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 2699 Sq.Ft.
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1354 Westway Dr Sarasota Florida 34236


1354 Westway Dr Sarasota Florida 34236
1354 Westway Dr Sarasota Florida 34236 locatior map
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
2699 square feet under air
lot size 0.31 acres
year built 2012
pool Has Swimming Pool
garage 2
taxes: $7,742
county: Sarasota
community Lido C
462 Bowdoin Circle Sarasota $2,195,000 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 2028 Sq.Ft.
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462 Bowdoin Cir Sarasota Florida 34236


462 Bowdoin Cir Sarasota Florida 34236
462 Bowdoin Cir Sarasota Florida 34236 locatior map
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
2028 square feet under air
water frontage Bay/Harbor - Full
lot size 0.35 acres
year built 1952
pool Has Swimming Pool
garage
taxes: $24,285
county: Sarasota
community Lido C
254 Polk Drive Sarasota $2,100,000 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms 2742 Sq.Ft.
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254 S Polk Dr #102 Sarasota Florida 34236


254 S Polk Dr #102 Sarasota Florida 34236
254 S Polk Dr #102 Sarasota Florida 34236 locatior map
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
2742 square feet under air
year built 2018
garage 1
taxes: $9,547
county: Sarasota
community Lido Beach Div B Resub
266 Polk Drive Sarasota $1,995,000 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms 2742 Sq.Ft.
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266 S Polk Dr #202 Sarasota Florida 34236


266 S Polk Dr #202 Sarasota Florida 34236
266 S Polk Dr #202 Sarasota Florida 34236 locatior map
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
2742 square feet under air
water frontage Gulf/Ocean - Full
year built 2018
garage 5
taxes: $11,909
county: Sarasota
community Lido Beach Div B Resub
129 Taft Drive Sarasota $1,995,000 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 2458 Sq.Ft.
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129 Taft Dr #w301 Sarasota Florida 34236


129 Taft Dr #w301 Sarasota Florida 34236
129 Taft Dr #w301 Sarasota Florida 34236 locatior map
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
2458 square feet under air
water frontage Gulf/Ocean - Partial
year built 2016
garage 2
taxes: $22,808
county: Sarasota
community Park Residences Of Lido Key

 

Lido Key is home to many outstanding beach front condominiums including Orchid Beach Club and The Beach Residences, adjacent to the ultra-ritzy new Ritz-Carlton Beach Club. Lido Shores houses many mid-century modern homes in the style of the Sarasota School of Architecture, for which our area is renowned.

History Of Lido Key

What was once just small key with a nice beach, a summer camp for aboriginal Native Americans and the early settler of Sarasota, is today a luxurious, cosmopolitan island that is home to some of the area’s most prestigious real estate.

The first round of development came when John Ringling, the circus magnate, bought the Lido Key in the 1920s and built a causeway to St. Armands Key, envisioning that island to become an international shopping destination with Lido Key as a residential extension. The Great Depression and World War II intervened, but with the construction of the Lido Casino and swimming pool in 1940, the island became the playground of famous Hollywood celebrities for the next two decades.

In the 1970s and 80s, the first big condos went up along the beach and the small residential community of single-family dwellings grew. Today Lido and Lido Beach has around 175 homes and 280 condominiums.

Some parts of the island still retain their old Florida charm with bungalows and ranch-style homes from the 1940s and 50s. Other sections consist of upscale condos and resorts like the Orchid Beach Club, L’Elegance and the Ritz Carlton Beach Club. Still others, especially the waterfront properties along the bayside and the canal separating the key from St. Armands, are occupied by high end estate homes which cater to those pursuing a lifestyle of sun, beach, boating and other leisure activities.

With the completion of the fixed span Ringling Bridge removing any worries of getting off the island quickly in an emergency, the area has undergone a further renaissance, attracting doctors and well-to-do retirees. Recently, the strip south of the Holiday Inn on Ben Franklin Drive has seen the construction of several new luxury mansions across the road from the beach.

There is no other community quite like Lido Key on the Florida West Coast. The combination of high end, luxury homes two blocks to the beach and a sophisticated shopping and restaurant village, and less than two miles to downtown Sarasota’s arts and cultural offerings simply can’t be beat.

Lido Beach

In the 1920s, Lido Beach was earmarked by John Ringling for a casino. With its pavilion, concession stand, restrooms and ample parking, Lido Beach remains one of the Gulf Coast’s most popular destinations. Lido beach has tennis courts just to the side of the Olympic sized swimming pool which is open to the public.

Lido Key was originally earmarked by John Ringling as a casino development in the 1920s. He built the community pool which is still here today. Lido is now home to many outstanding beach front condominiums including Orchid Beach Club and The Beach Residences, adjacent to the glamorous Ritz-Carlton Beach Club. Just north of St. Armand’s Circle, the subdivision of Lido Shores houses many mid-century modern homes in the style of the Sarasota School of Architecture, for which our area is renowned.

South Lido Park

A 100-acre park with two walking trails, ample picnic tables, grills and a playground. This area is also big with boaters. One word of caution, rip tides have been known to be a problem in this area, lifeguards are only present on weekends from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

North Lido Beach

Just off of St.Armands Circle, and South of Longboat Key, where many locals go to flee the seasonal crowds. This relatively secluded stretch of beach was once a nudist beach until such things were banned in the 1980s. North Lido is a great beach for shelling and strolling.

Lido Key is in Zip Code 34236