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 be here. Our vision is to be a world-class community and treasured destination, with enduring natural beauty, charm and diversity. That vision will will have you falling in love with the area the moment you arrive. Sarasota is a great place to live, work, and play. Walkability around town and the variety of businesses available make your 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.