Directly in the heart of Siesta Key lies the beautiful and private neighborhood Siesta Isles which boasts nearly 4 miles of saltwater canals.
Siesta Isles is both divided and defined by winding saltwater canals lined with a mix of older ranch style homes, most of which have been remodeled a few times to, larger, higher priced homes that have been built where home owners decided to tear down the original home and replace it with a larger up-to-date home.
The streets that comprise Siesta Isles include, Idlewild Way, Cape Aqua Drive, Cape Leyte Drive, Shadow lawn Way, Contento Street and Azure Way, and wind around the maze of canals that were created during the neighborhoods construction in the 60's and 70's
Originally the area had an extremely low elevation and as a result sea water from storm surge and high tides would inundate the area and remain long after after the weather event ended with no where for the water to drain. An enterprising solution to the problem came in the form of the Siesta Isles development, which actually is actually two man-made islands.
The new man-made islands created dry land for developers to build a beautiful waterfront neighborhood and saltwater canals to contain the changing water levels of Sarasota bay. Of course the added benefit for many lucky homeowners is waterfront views and quick access by water to Sarasota bay.
In fact due to the winding shapes of the islands the small neighborhood fits 295 waterfront homes. The ever-present warm gulf waters allow for beautiful tropical landscapes including lush travelers trees, exotic cocoanut palms and many other stunning flora without the fear of cold-damage in the winter
While you are not going to get a deep-draft sail boat into the canals residents have little problem with shallower draft motor boats, and many have chosen to upgrade their canal front home by adding both a dock and boat lift.
If Florida living means a waterfront pool home convenient to shopping, culture, beaches and essentials, Siesta Isles is the gold standard.
For those looking to take full advantage of all Siesta Key has to offer Siesta isles delivers in spades. Located between Siesta Beach, Siesta Village and Midnight Pass Road Siesta Isles is both literally and figuratively in the heart of Siesta Key. In fact because Siesta Isles is so close to everything it is a surprise how quite and private the atmosphere is.
Residents enjoy a peaceful atmosphere just a few hundred yards from one of the world's most highly rated beaches, Siesta Beach. Cape Leyte Drive is tucked behind the taller condominiums that line beach road directly across the street from the main Siesta beach entrance and as such, shielded from the noise and bustle of Beach road.
With quick access to both Midnight pass road and Beach Road, residents of Siesta Isles will not have difficulty getting around on the Island and getting back onto the mainland.
The diverse mix of homes that range from land-locked older ranch homes to new waterfront homes with the latest amenities spans the real estate market with prices ranging from the 500s to over 2 million.
While there may be flashier neighborhoods in Sarasota for those looking for the idealic Florida living experience few locations can match Siesta Isles.
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To learn more about Siesta Isles, contact Bev Murray of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty