Population 2001: 3,634
Metro area: Sarasota-Bradenton
Small retirement town with 1920s buildings on Dona Bay. Named after the grandmother of Hiawatha, immortalized in Longfellow’s poem.
Nearby parks and recreation:
You’re just minutes from Fabulous Gulf Beaches, Great Golf Courses, Famed Venice Main Street Shops, Sarasota’s Symphony, and Theater & Ballet with a variety of Excellent Restaurants in all price ranges.
Welcome to our tropical oasis of natural beauty, offering sunsets, beaches, the Gulf of Mexico and unique island lifestyles. Florida’s Gulf Coast is a friendly, captivating place to call home, with an array of performing arts, world-class shopping and dining, advanced education, and a prosperous business community.
For permanent and seasonal residents, fishing and boating, year-round championship golf, collecting seashells along the beaches, strolling through galleries and watching sunsets are but some of the choices available among our barrier islands.
The residential choices for permanent and vacation lifestyles are nearly endless. From the casual, Old-Florida neighborhoods of Anna Maria Island and northern Longboat Key, southward through the elegant enclaves and waterfront condominiums of southern Longboat, St. Armands, Bird and Lido Keys, to the casual beach homes of Siesta Key, and the secluded Gulf-to-bay estates of Casey Key and Boca Grande, your most treasured dreams of sand castles can come true.