Nokomis in a small, ‘old-Florida’ style suburb located in southwestern Sarasota County. Bordered by the beautiful cities of Sarasota and Venice, Nokomis is justifiably known for its beautiful seashore, many shopping opportunities and cultivated residential areas. The unincorporated town includes Nokomis Beach located at…
[read more=”more” less=”less”]the south end of exclusive Casey Key, a barrier island to the northwest along the Gulf of Mexico.
The small towns of Osprey and Laurel are also considered part and parcel with Nokomis. US 41, also known as “The Trail” or Tamiami Trail, runs north and south through Nokomis, very near Little Sarasota Bay. On the east side of Nokomis is I-75, making commuting for either business or pleasure incredibly convenient.[/read]
In addition to quick access to all of the shopping, dining and beach opportunities available in nearby Sarasota and Venice, Nokomis boasts 14 miles of lovely Gulf beaches, perfect for sunning, swimming and fishing. In Nokomis, visitors and residents alike can enjoy small-town living and the relaxed beach town atmosphere…
[read more=”more” less=”less”]that makes the area such a popular destination to both vacation…and live!
Without a doubt, the area’s most popular attraction has to be Nokomis Beach and Park. It is Sarasota County’s oldest public beach and is located on Casey Key just west of the Albee Road Bridge. Typically less crowded and quieter than the nearby beaches of Lido and Siesta Key, Nokomis Beach is comprised of 22 acres with 1,700 feet running alongside the Gulf of Mexico, and 3,200 feet along the Intra-coastal Waterway. This area is known for its stunning white sand beaches that are ideal for shelling and beachcombing. All types of other beach activities are available such as swimming, diving, fishing and boating. Nokomis Beach has lifeguards, free parking, concessions, restrooms and picnic tables.Another favorite destination in the Nokomis/Osprey/Laurel area is The Legacy Trail. This fifteen mile trail stretches from Sarasota to Venice, running directly through the town of Osprey and the Oscar Scherer State Park where you can park your car to pick up the trail. The Legacy Trail provides a variety of opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and wildlife viewing. Also located at the park is a large acreage of scrubby flatwoods, making this park one of the best places to see Florida scrub-jays, a threatened species found only in Florida. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along South Creek, a tidal stream that flows to the Gulf of Mexico; freshwater and saltwater fishing are available along the creek. Anglers can also fish along the shores of Lake Osprey, which is also the park´s swimming destination. For those that wish to discover or explore what is meant by ‘old-Florida,’ a visit to the Historic Spanish Point in Osprey, Florida is a must! This 30-acre archaeological and environmental museum located just across Little Sarasota Bay from the north end of Casey Key boasts the world’s only museum exhibition built inside a prehistoric shell mound. There is also a collection of pioneer-era buildings, a butterfly garden, nature trails that wander throughout the landscaped gardens and native coastal habitats, and a long boardwalk that looks out over the bay. However, rest assured that as quaint and relaxed as Nokomis can be, it still offers all the conveniences and amenities you’d expect in any American suburb. In addition to the locally owned shops and cafes that dot the shoreline (including the Osprey Village shops, Blackburn Point Plaza and The Shops at Casey Key), all of the familiar restaurants and stores can be found as you travel either US 41 near the coast or 1-75 a few miles inland.[/read]
The area known collectively as Nokomis (which includes the small towns of Osprey and Laurel) once claimed more cows than people! Today, Nokomis stretches east from Casey Key to Interstate 75 and offers a wide selection of homes. The area is booming as a pleasant residential area and retirement destination for buyers of…
[read more=”more” less=”less”]any and all budgets; it’s a diverse community with multi-million dollar homes located on the Intracoastal Waterway that include everything from waterfront properties that command breathtaking Gulf to Bay views to modest single family homes of varying description.[/read]
Priced from $255,000 to $675,000.