Lido Key / St. Armands

Are genuine island gems and a local secret for some of the area’s best array of shopping and dining.

Welcome to Lido Key / St.Armands

Lido Key is a relaxed but lively community that encompasses the elegant shopping and dining destination St. Armands
 
Lido Key is a beautiful barrier island encompassing St. Armands Circle, a cosmopolitan shopping mecca also part of Sarasota. Only a short distance separates the two locations, and their unique attributes help them complement each other. Lido Key is renowned for its diverse waterfront locations and beautiful beaches. St. Armands Circle is a commercial hub with chic, upscale shopping options and a wide array of acclaimed restaurants. 
 
Lido Key excels at blending cosmopolitan flair with seaside comforts. Around the corner lies St. Armands Circle, a refined open-air shopping destination reminiscent of a cozy European village. Lido Key and St. Armands are genuine island gems and a local secret for some of the area’s best array of shopping and dining. Admire the glimmer of the Gulf of Mexico's sea-green waters while shopping and appreciate the mid-century modern architecture of the local buildings. They’re incredibly convenient because both Lido Key and St. Armands are located near Downtown Sarasota.
 

What to Love

  • Upscale shopping mecca with dozens of acclaimed restaurant
  • Sophisticated hub with plenty of sights to see and things to do 
  • Easy access to Downtown Sarasota

People & Lifestyle

Lido Key is the closest to Downtown Sarasota, making it an especially convenient place to live if you don't want to reside in the city but still want to live close enough to benefit from Sarasota's many amenities. Lido Key encompasses the elegant St. Armands Circle and provides prospective homeowners with an abundance of housing styles at varying price points, starting at about 1.5 million. 
 
You can just as easily find a luxury high-rise or modern mid-rise as you can a luxurious waterfront estate. Despite the world-class beaches and luxury resorts, Lido Key is less touristy than Siesta Key and strikes a balance between vacation vibes and a normal island town. Pretty much anything you need is within walking distance. Part of the area’s appeal is its sense of intimacy. You’ll often see families celebrating and sometimes the occasional proposal. It’s downtown, but without the crowds you’d expect from downtown.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Columbia Restaurant is a genuine St. Armands Circle fixture that has been family-owned and operated for more than 115 years and earned acclaim for its award-winning Spanish and Cuban cuisine. Enjoy century-old family recipes like paella, the original Cuban sandwich, and fresh seafood specialties.
 
The Lido Beach Resort Tiki Bar is a local favorite and an ideal spot to meet new friends, enjoy tropical cocktails and watch the sunset. Its Gulf-front location makes it an idyllic place to enjoy the scenic vistas while dining on sandwiches, salads, and small plates. Unwind and dine at the Tommy Bahama restaurant in St. Armands Circle, just a few minutes away from Lido Key and Siesta Key. Guests can observe the breathtaking views from the second-story dining room while sipping island-inspired cocktails.
 
The best shopping district is right on St. Armands. Grab an ice cream, go to the beach, shop all day, and eat dinner all in what feels like a small, two-stretch block.
 

Things to Do

Fresh seafood, live music, a gorgeous venue, and more await the guests at the annual St. Armands Circle Seafood and Music Festival. Enjoy tasty dishes prepared by the best local restaurants using sustainable seafood sourced from Florida's coastal waters.
 
Experience all of the culinary delights St. Armands Circle offers with the Taste of St. Armands food tour. The variety provided by the restaurants is wide and varied, with pleasant music setting the score. Car enthusiasts will love the Exotic Cars on the Circle event held at St. Armands Circle. Donations and proceeds generated by the event go to local charities. Sarasota and its surrounding areas are home to many respected art galleries. The Clyde Butcher Gallery is one of the most popular, revered for its extensive black and white fine art photography collection. 
 
The Mote Marine Laboratory is a marine research facility and a public aquarium with campuses located in the Florida Keys, Sarasota County, and Boca Grande. The main campus is on the City Island in Sarasota, but the public can visit the aquarium and participate in the education programs. The Mote Aquarium is an excellent way to learn more about the fascinating undersea ecosystem with a dazzling array of different species. The facility hosts sharks, manatees, seahorses, skates, octopuses, sea jellies, and more. Various windows also show guests the working laboratories, and there are interactive exhibits. 
 

Schools

Those who live in Siesta Key attend the schools operated by the Sarasota Public School District, which features acclaimed schools. There are also several exclusive private schools and academies. Notable secondary schools include the University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee, a branch campus of the University of South Florida and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
 
 

 
 

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5,405
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3,470
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3,951
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4,194
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4,149
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4,149
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171 WHITTIER DR
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