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Lido Key/Lido Shores

Lido Key is a small island off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. Because of the John Ringling Causeway, it is connected to the rest of Sarasota. The nicest sandy beaches in the vicinity may be found on this island, which faces the Gulf of Mexico. Tourists and retirees from all over the world flock to Lido Key to enjoy the laid-back beach lifestyle. Because of its strategic position and thriving fishing sector, fresh seafood is readily accessible. Many great restaurants, hotels, and boutiques have arisen as a result of the tourists. The kayak tunnels, which are bordered by dense mangrove woods, are one of the most popular tourist attractions. There are several beachfront properties for sale, as well as residences close to the vibrant nightlife. The crime rate is lower than in many other neighborhoods of Sarasota, and high school graduation rates and average household incomes are higher. The architectural history of Lido Shores is unique. Beginning in the early 1940s, a number of local architects embraced the ideals of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph to form The Sarasota School of Architecture, regional modernism. Tim Seibert, Gene Leedy, Carl Abbott, and Jack West were among the pioneers of this regional style, which used new and native materials like cypress, plate glass, and terrazzo floors, as well as structures like roof overhangs, louvered walls, and shutters to provide ventilation in the subtropical Sarasota climate. In the early 1950s, progressive entrepreneur Philip Hiss commissioned Paul Rudolph to construct Lido Shores, a climate-sensitive community. Several noteworthy examples of the Sarasota School of Architecture may still be seen in the area. Today, Lido Shores is home to some of Southwest Florida’s most architecturally notable residences, created by well-known and brilliant current architects such as Jonathan Parks and Guy Peterson in the modernist style, as well as Clifford Scholz with his palladium designs. On the barrier island of Lido Key, the Lido Shores area is situated between St. Armand’s Circle and Longboat Key. Modern and custom-built buildings including European, Florida classic, and green homes have supplanted mid-century architecture. Within the Lido Shores complex, buyers will be able to see some of the most prominent modern architecture in Southwest Florida. A private gated beach with a pavilion is available to homeowners. Residents also have access to deep water boating and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Residents may unwind and sip their favorite beverage while viewing the gorgeous nightly sunsets at Lido Shores.

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