Sapphire Shores, an eclectic neighborhood of "old Florida" homes, as well as some of Sarasota's most significant luxury homes, sits on the shores of Sarasota Bay and near the Ringling Museum of Art and our famous Asolo Theater. Stately mansions join company with historical Spanish-Mediterranean homes in a neighborhood filled with lush landscaping, flowering bougainvillea, mature oaks and palms, lining its meandering streets. It is much loved and popular with residents. A close by neighborhood park is a favorite spot for dog walkers, children, or just watching the sunset over Sarasota Bay. Sapphire Shores could be considered a hidden gem in Sarasota with its charm and with a top location near the water, just minutes to downtown restaurants, bars and events, and Lido Key and St. Armand's are just a quick drive over the John Ringling Causeway, literally just minutes away.