Siesta Key For Families: Education and Children Activities

If you are searching for a quality family community near the ocean with dozens of wonderful family friendly attractions nearby and a top tier education system, Siesta Key may be the perfect place for you. On Siesta Key you’ll find a diverse range of real estate properties to choose from in locations that rival some of the most luxurious island communities in the world.

These homes offer gorgeous scenery and majestic white sand beaches nearby and are located in in pleasant and safe neighborhoods. Whether you are planning on relocating or purchasing a vacation home, Siesta Key offers a number of unique advantages and benefits compared to many other parts of Florida.

The Sarasota school district is highly rated

The quality of Siesta Key schools is likely one of your top concerns if you are moving to the area with children or planning on having a family. The children of families who live in Siesta Key attend the Sarasota Public School District as well as several exclusive private schools and academies. Sarasota County public schools are frequently ranked among the best in the state and were given an overall “A-“ rating from the educational review website

For those who prefer private education opportunities for their children, the excellent Mangrove School of Sarasota is one of the closest private elementary schools, but there are several others to consider as well in the greater Sarasota area. For secondary schools, Prew Academy, Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School and other top tier college preparatory schools are also located within the area and a short drive from Siesta Key.

Plentiful exciting activities and attractions for children and families

Families living on Siesta Key also have a seemingly endless number of outdoor activities for children of all ages to enjoy. Just a quick list of some activities that are popular among Siesta Key families include: boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, beachgoing, shelling, hiking, biking, and snorkeling.

Siesta, Crescent and Turtle Beach are all on the island

Undoubtedly, one of the best reasons to relocate or purchase a home in Siesta Key is the amazing white sand beaches and their convenient facilities for families. Siesta Beach is known for its calm, crystal clear shallow waters and white sand that is cool to the touch so it is particularly suitable for children who are learning to swim. Lifeguards stand duty at Siesta Beach for much of the year at this year.

The other popular beaches on the island like Turtle Beach and Crescent Beach do not have lifeguards but are still a great choice for shell hunting, viewing local flora and fauna, and beach exploration. The waters are very warm and swimmable for most months of the year, and the beaches also have playgrounds, concessions, nearby restaurants, restrooms and picnic areas.

Numerous children’s museums and wildlife parks nearby

Throughout Sarasota you will find a wide range of museums and wildlife parks/nature reserves to fill up your weekend schedule. The Ringling Circus Museum offers plenty to explore on over 60 acres and multiple buildings including a dedicated Circus Museum. The Sarasota Jungle Gardens offers 10 acres of exotic animals and gardens, and the Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a permanent home for dozens of incredible exotic animals. Also nearby is the intriguing and beautiful Marie Selby Botanical Garden, and the expansive Myakka River State Park.

With top rated public and private schools, exciting natural and manmade attractions for children and adults of all ages, and famous beaches, Siesta Key has become one of the most highly sought after relocation destinations for families all across the country. Call us today at (941) 308-6497 for more information about the best available real estate properties on Siesta Key or to ask us any questions at all about this unique island family community.