Sarasota is a very spread out area. There are many choices available when it comes to finding a home that is right for you. Many know that the water is the only place for them or that downtown is the only place, while others know that a place out on the edge of town or out in the country is what makes sense for them. There are some wonderful communities that offer substantial lot sizes so that keeping horses or livestock on the property is very doable. Or, perhaps it is living on a nice-sized lot but having a golf course almost in your backyard that is appealing to you. If building your dream home is what you want to do then you might be looking for some acreage as the backdrop to your castle. While Sarasota is not the horse capital of the state, it is, nonetheless, fairly active in the equestrian arena with numerous riding farms, breeding farms and even our own polo club with weekly matches. The benefit of living out in the country is that it still is only about 20-30 minutes to be on a beach or in downtown Sarasota while getting to enjoy all of the advantages of having a lot of space around you, perhaps keeping horses on your property and enjoying a nice sense of privacy.