Sarasota County for Seniors: The Best Retirement Destination in the World

Posted by Andree Huffine, Sarasota Realtor on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 10:08am.

 

Sarasota County has it all. Sarasota is consistently named of the best places to retire in the entire world. It is the most desirable place to retire to in the United States. It is a community dedicated to helping seniors live the most prosperous life imaginable. In the past 10 years, Sarasota County has increased its senior citizen population by 6% percent. The rapid growth is expected to continue due to a relaxing and harmonious lifestyle in the community.

There are a plethora of wonderful parks for seniors to walk, skate, bike, and exercise on. Believe it or not, there is even an option for horseback riding on these trails.

Not to worry, for those with disabilities or want a slower pace on the trails, a majority of the parks have paved trails for easy accessibility. In addition, there are always handicapped parking spots lining the roads within these parks.

For those looking for additional adventurous activities, you have options to take a riverboat tour at Myakka River State Park in Venice. Sometimes you can spot some herons, snook, manatee and turtles. Not to mention—the scenery is breathtaking.

Legacy trail is also an incredible spot where folks can learn more about local history, nature and wildlife in the area. A couple other main nature attractions are Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Here, you can walk/ride the trails (guided or not guided) and experience exotics plants, fish, birds and other wildlife.

If you haven't dipped your toes in the Gulf for a while, feel free to relax on Siesta Key beach. There are local gift shops, restaurants, bars, and Mom & Pop shops all around. In addition, Siesta Key (and all of Sarasota County) provides beach wheelchairs available at every lifeguard stand for no cost to residents.

There is also the County's largest attractions-- searching for shark teeth at Caspersen Beach. People from all over the U.S. Have come to the legendary beach to sift through the beautiful powder white sand for millions of individual shark teeth that are uncovered each year. You won't be disappointed by what you find.

It would also be a tragedy to miss visiting the Ringling Museum, which is is a must-see because of its constantly changing, family friendly Exhibits and Programs. The entire museum is very accessible and open every day of the week with a seniors discount.

For the avid sports fan, the Baltimore Orioles harbor their Spring Training facility in the County, Ed Smith Stadium. The stadium provides a vicinity for other local concerts and events, as well.

Sarasota County harbors a plethora of other attractions for seniors. Enjoy!

 


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