Siesta Key Real Estate

Siesta Key is a barrier island eight miles long, parallel to the city of Sarasota. Two bridges link the island to the mainland. The key was originally named Sarasota Key by European cartographers during exploration beginning in 1513. That name can be seen on maps from the early 1700s as well as on all local maps drawn before the name change to Siesta Key in the 1920s. The population was 7,150 at the 2000 census.

It is famous for its crystal-white, powdery sand beaches that stretch for miles. Crescent Beach has been rated as one of the “Top 10 Beaches in the World” and Florida Trend Magazine has named Siesta Beach “The Best Beach in the State of Florida”. Farther south on the island is Turtle Beach, featuring a small mangrove-surrounded tidal lagoon and is noted for its abundance of seashells.

The shops of Siesta Key range from the chic and elegant to the hip and funky, with all sorts of fashion, beach accessories and souvenirs. There are restaurants where you can go to grab a quick breakfast or lunch in your flip-flops and sandy toes, or to relax in style over an extraordinary dinner.

With the balmy breezes, there is also abundant wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, pelicans, egrets, osprey, seagulls and a variety of shorebirds. You can walk the beach or stretch out in the sun. There are also other activities such as tennis, volleyball, bike riding, and even kite flying. The tropical climate of Siesta Key makes every sort of outdoor activity available and enjoyable nearly year-round.

Siesta Key Florida Year-round Average Temperatures and Rainfall

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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $580,900

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $580,900 $203,400
Median Single Family Home Value $910,200 $201,300
Median Condo Value $488,000 $218,600
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $503,400 $159,500
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $866,600 $197,500
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $1,277,600 $321,600
Percent Homes Decreasing 37.8% 18.4%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $428 $128
Median Sale Price $745,500 $225,300
Property Tax $5,235 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 4% 2.9%
1-Yr. Change -0.1% 6.5%

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