Lido Key

A tropical paradise you can call home.

A gorgeous blend of past and present, the 225 home neighborhood of Lido Key offers a wide array of architectural styles that feature Old Florida, Mediterranean, and Contemporary designs. As on many of Sarasota’s islands, artisan renovations have transformed earlier period homes into bay front mansions and sprawling estates. St. Armand’s Key and Lido Key are surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay, New Pass and Big Pass. Homeowners here are treated to miles of magnificent beaches, the renowned shopping and dining on St. Armand’s Circle and virtually any form of outdoor recreation.

At the north end of Lido, the beautiful neighborhood of Lido Shores has the most dramatic views of the island. The homes here are renowned for their unique blend of designs and include several from the famed Sarasota School of Architecture. The neighborhood has attracted a wonderfully mixed group of residents including artists, intellectuals, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and successful business executives. Many of the homes on the Gulf and Big Pass to the north have been significantly remodeled or replaced with magnificent villas and estates, as are many of the bayside homes with stunning views of the city of Sarasota.

Located west of downtown Sarasota and just north of Siesta Key, Lido Key is famous for its unhurried tropical lifestyle and island charm. Lido Key is connected to the mainland of Sarasota via St. Armand’s Key by bridge with its many attractions, theater, and cultural amenities, and Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport is just 15 minutes away. Mote Marine Laboratories is located on a stretch of land connected to Lido Key and is within short walking or driving distance to all Lido Key and St. Armand’s real estate. A bridge also connects Lido to Longboat Key, which offers a number of charming restaurants and shops.