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Emerald Gardens in an established community of 128 homes built in the 1990’s. It is located off of Wilkinson Road and a few minutes west of Interstate 75. It is a short drive drive east of Sarasota’s vital downtown, beautiful Lido Key and Siesta Key. Read more about Emerald Gardens homes.
The homes in Emerald Gardens are filled with lots of windows and the natural light they provide, soaring ceilings, and well-established landscaping. Emerald Gardens is truly in the heart of everything in Sarasota.
The homes in Emerald Gardens are over ninety percent owner-occupied. Although the average age of a homeowner is forty-five, about half of the homeowners in Emerald Gardens have children. That means that schools are a consideration for homeowners there. The closest schools are Ashton Elementary and Sarasota Middle School, however, there are a number of private schools in the area as well.
If family-friendly entertainment is what you are looking for, Emerald Gardens has plenty. Urfer Family Park is close by, just off of Honore Avenue at Bee Ridge Road. This was Sarasota’s first Gold LEED certified park and contains playgrounds for kids of every age, right around the corner. Urfer also has a one-mile nature trail and a boardwalk that overlooks the wetlands there. Urfer also offers rentals for their pavilion, which is perfect for family get-togethers or reunions.
In Sarasota there are several family-friendly places to visit including the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, the Sarasota Jungle Museum and - while the grown-ups peruse the art at the Ringling Museum - the kids can play in the David F. Bolger Playspace there.
Of course everyone loves the beach. There are beaches galore on the beautiful barrier islands that are just a short drive across the Sarasota Bay. Siesta Key beach not only offers lifeguards and special “wheelchairs” for sand and water, but the lifeguard stations are painted so kids who might wander will know where to get back to their family.
Of course, Sarasota is a wonderful spot for adults, too. There are museums, restaurants, galleries, shopping and many sports activities all over the area.
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