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Siesta Key Transportation and Parking

Siesta Key Transportation and Parking

Want to know how to get around, onto, and off Siesta Key? Key Solutions Real Estate, your Siesta Key, Florida real estate resource, provides an overview of Siesta Key transportation and parking — read on to learn more about the area’s public transit system and other transportation options.

Siesta Key is a barrier island that’s connected to Sarasota and the mainland by two bridges, the North Bridge and the South Bridge, making it very easily accessible. You can make the crossing by boat or ferry as well, through which you can also access other nearby areas such as Longboat Key. The nearest airport is the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

Public transit on Siesta Key is managed by Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT), which offers daily bus service (Route 11) from 5 a.m. to midnight except on major holidays. SCAT’s fleet...

Siesta Key Dining Guide

Apart from the beach and the balmy climate, one of Siesta Key’s biggest attractions is its varied selection of restaurants. The Sarasota area as a whole has a superb dining scene and Siesta Key is no exception as this Siesta Key dining guide from the Key Solutions Real Estate Group will show.

Whether you’re looking for fresh seafood, a hearty home-style breakfast or gluten-free dessert, you’ll find Siesta Key’s dining options to be diverse enough to meet your culinary needs. From casual to fine dining, sandwiches to fondues, the island’s restaurants will have you coming back for seconds.

If there’s nothing you love more than a complete breakfast, head to The Broken Egg. A neighborhood institution since 1985, it is also a great place to have a casual, filling lunch.

Siesta Key’s an island so you can expect to have plenty of fresh seafood around. Among the best places for seafood are Captain Curt’s, the Siesta...

Siesta Key Florida Shopping Guide

Shopping may not be the first activity you’d want to indulge in when you’re just steps away from “the Best Beach in America” (Dr. Beach, 2011), but when you do get a hankering to buy something, you’ll be happy to know that Siesta Key has a surprisingly eclectic shopping scene. The team at Key Solutions Real Estate Group has put together this Siesta Key, Florida shopping guide for your convenience.

Since Siesta Key is a mere eight miles in length and folks here don’t want their island to be too commercialized, you will find the majority of the shops, restaurants and services here in just two main areas—North Village and South Village. Both villages boast a diverse selection of boutiques and specialty shops, where you can get anything from a new bathing suit to groceries.

You’ll hardly find any chain stores on Siesta Key. Most of the establishments here are independently owned outfits known for their distinctiveness and excellent...

Siesta Key Florida Area Resources

New to Siesta Key? Need to find out where you can get aspirin or a haircut? Check out this list of Siesta Key, Florida area resources from Key Solutions Real Estate Group, specialists in Sarasota and Siesta Key real estate for sale:

Gas & Service Stations

  • BP on 1250 Stickney Pt. Rd.
  • Shell/Circle K on 5041 Ocean Blvd.
  • Siesta Shell on 3440 S Osprey Ave.

 Fitness Centers & Trainers

  • Fitness Professionals LLC - Boot Camp
  • Fitness Quest
  • Gym Source
  • Siesta Key Fitness Center

 Grocery Stores & Supermarkets

  • Albertsons
  • Crescent Beach Grocery
  • Publix Super Market at The Landings
  • Siesta Market
  • ...

Siesta Key Florida Real Estate Services

Are you planning on investing in real estate in Siesta Key? Do you need help marketing your property here? Or are you looking to increase your cash flow by maximizing the income-earning potential of your home or condo in the area? What you need is a real estate firm that provides comprehensive Siesta Key, Florida real estate services—what you need is a Siesta Key Realtor from the Key Solutions Real Estate Group.

Key Solutions specializes in residential real estate throughout the Sarasota area, from Downtown Sarasota to Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Lido Key. They deal with a wide range of properties, including land, foreclosures, and luxury and waterfront real estate.

“We offer a full spectrum of Siesta Key, Florida real estate services,” says Keith Redding, the firm’s Broker. “These range from the expected home-buying and selling services to home staging, design consulting and property...

The National Foreclosure Rate Hits It’s 5 Year Low In September

Siesta Key Foreclosures DecreasingThe third quarter housing and foreclosure report was released by RealtyTrac in September and for the first time, in a long time; it appears that the nation is doing better. All foreclosure filings including initial default notices, auction schedules and even bank repossessions have decreased by seven percent from the month of August. It also showed a decrease of 16 percent from the previous year which made it the lowest national rate since July of 2007.

For the first time since 2005, the state of Florida has made it to the top of the list for properties that are starting the foreclosure procedure. The major reason why Florida has not made this list before is because they are what is known as a “judicial” foreclosure state. This means that in the state of Florida the courts...

Siesta Key Bank Owned Home and Condo Previews

The Siesta Key bank owned homes for sale inventory numbers have dipped again. As of today there are three Siesta Key bank owned condominiums and two bank owned homes for sale on Siesta Key. I have had the opportunity to preview two of these properties. Here is what I saw:

Bank Owned Condo 

This two bedroom, two bath, 1100 sq. ft. Siesta Key Condo just came on the market at $259,000. It is located in a wonderful Gulf to Bay community on the northern end of Siesta Key. The unit is in a high rise building steps to the gulf front pool and fitness center as well as the beautiful powder sand beach.  This would be the perfect place for an investor or vacation home purchaser that is willing to rehab the unit in its entirety.  The rehab would include a new kitchen,...

Fishermans Cove Siesta Key Condo - Just Sold!

Spectacular Sunsets from First Floor at Fisherman’s CoveFishermans Cove Condos

Our buyer could not have been happier with the purchase of their beautiful Siesta Key condo, a first floor unit at Fisherman’s Cove (Sale Price: $382,500 Public Record). Just under 1000 sqft, this is the perfect zero maintenance, paradise escape. Walking out the lanai leads you right on to Turtle Beach to enjoy the perfect sunset every night of the year. As an avid fisherman, this was the perfect unit as it came with its own dock. With limited turnover, unobstructed sunset views and your own boat dock, Fisherman’s Cove is the best kept secret on the key.

To learn more information about...

Peppertree Bay Siesta Key Condo - Just Sold!

Peppertree Bay Siesta Key CondosThe Siesta Key condo market continues to heat up with very strong buyer activity. Recently I represented a buyer on the purchase of a two bedroom, two bath condominium unit in Peppertree Bay on Siesta Key. The buyers had been looking for the perfect condominium that offered the best value with the best amenities. They were able to pick up this unit for $271,000 (public record) with the list price being $290,000. Peppertree Bay was the perfect match for them as it is a Gulf to Bay complex offering a long stretch of white powdery sand on the Gulf along with a Gulf front pool, club house, recently renovated fitness room and tennis courts. On the bayside, there is a pool,...

Our Siesta Key Short Sale Spotlight Listing:

Siesta Key Short SaleThe term short sale is slowly becoming a thing of the past. They can be as rare on Siesta Key as the green flash at sunset, but occasionally one becomes available. Our listing at 361 Avenida Leona is currently 1 of only 3 single family Siesta Key short sales. With a list price of only $1.1m (requires bank approval), there will most likely only be 2 short sales left after this week. 

For anyone who has been considering stealing a home on Siesta, this is your chance. Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac,...