Beautiful Equestrian properties in the Sarasota area
Sarasota is well known for beaches and water, but many people are not aware that just east of the interstate lies a whole other world - active equestrian communities with expansive green pastures. Although there are equestrian properties sprinkled throughout the Sarasota area, they are largely concentrated in the area that runs from I-75 east about 10 miles. Once you get "out east", your options for horse farms and ranches are widely diverse, both in style and price range. Communities generally offer parcels from 1 acre lots to 10 acre lots; however many have 5 acre lots or 10 acre lots as a minimum. The amenities are varied, from bridle paths to riding clubs to polo fields. Horse lovers can even choose to live in Sarasota's fly-in equestrian community, complete with its own airfield. Homes range from modest cabins to elegant mansions. Although these communities are reminiscent of old-Florida ranching days, you are not far from the beautiful beaches and exciting downtown. Both are located within 20-40 minutes of the horse properties, and offer the best of all possible worlds to horse lovers - equestrian property, world famous beaches, and diverse cultural events and venues. In southern Sarasota County, you will find a plethora of communities such as Mission Valley Estates in Nokomis, Myakka River Trails in Venice, Englewood Farm Acres in Englewood, and the North Port Estates.