Welcome to the City of Sarasota! Whether you are in town for the day, the week, the month or you have made the right choice to live here, Sarasota has a host of urban amenities and the kind of small-town feel that will have you falling in love with the area th... e moment you arrive. Sarasota is a great place to live, work, and play. Walkability around town and the variety of businesses available make your "shopping day" safe, healthy and convenient. With downtown providing the dynamic heartbeat, this is a community with an abundance of outdoor activities both on the water and on land. Residents and visitors enjoy fishing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, and boating, and the indoor activities range from museums and galleries, to shows and the opera. There is truly something for everyone of every age. Following a day of shopping or taking advantage of Sarasota's many activities, stop by one of our many fine and diverse eateries for dinner and cocktails with friends or family.