Life Outside the Founders Club: Education, Shopping, Dining

Well-known as one of the best Florida cities for retirement, Sarasota has a wide range of golf communities to choose from, attractions and family things to do. Situated on the east side of Sarasota, The Founders Club is a gated golf and country club community known for its charm and exclusivity.

With 262 luxury estate sized homes, a low-density neighborhood, and miles of brick paved walking trails under oak trees, the curb appeal of this real estate market is sure to impress. The Founders Club also offers an elegant plantation-style Golf Hall with a resort worthy swimming pool, advanced fitness center, and formal and non-formal dining options alike.

Things to do in the Sarasota area

Although there is plenty to do at The Founders Club, there’s even more in the surrounding Sarasota area. Spending afternoons deep-water fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and enjoying America’s top beaches in Siesta Key are a popular way for residents to enjoy their naturally enticing environment.

The nature parks in the area offer picturesque scenery and incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. The Marie Shelby Botanical Gardens, Oscar Scherer and Myakka State Parks are just a few of the best nature parks Sarasota has to offer.

Dozens of high-end shopping opportunities

The Mall at University Town Center has a wide range of shops from small boutiques to high end vendors including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Godiva, Victoria’s Secret, and many other well-known brands that are sure to impress. St. Armand’s Circle also offers a variety of fine boutique shops.

A wide range of diverse cuisine and cultural opportunities

Pineapple Avenue is where the collectible and antique shops are located. There are a wide variety of local restaurants for the foodie to test out. The local Theater & Arts District is a great place to enjoy some of the finest art in the area. Popular arts festivals attract and inspire visitors on Main Street and fine local art galleries line Palm Avenue.

Several exciting attractions in the surrounding area

Other great attractions in the surrounding area include the Sarasota Jungle Gardens with its 10 acres and unique selection of exotic animals and the Mote Aquarium. This aquarium is sure to impress, as it is home to sharks, manatees, and over 100 species of various other marine life. There is also the beautiful oasis on the Bayfront of Selby Gardens with several smaller gardens inside including their world-renowned living plant collection as well as a children’s rainforest garden.

High-quality adult education options

There are several adult education facilities in the area to choose from. Courses are conveniently offered online and on-campus from institutions like the State College of Florida, Bradenton College, Eckerd College, Keiser University and Argosy University.

Several quality schools for children

In Sarasota you will find a wide range of top tier schools for children to choose from including the Sarasota Academy of the Arts, Ashton Elementary School, Gilbert W McNeal Elementary School, Sarasota Suncoast Academy and Sarasota Middle School. They are conveniently located and serve as some of the best schools available to the Founders Club area.

To ask us any questions about The Founders Club real estate, Sarasota and the surrounding areas call us today at (941)-308-6497.