Siesta Key

White beaches with unsurpassed beauty draw thousands of residents throughout the year.

Welcome to Siesta Key

In the late 1800's, Siesta Key was known as Clam Island, Sarasota Key or Little Sarasota Island depending on a given map. While undeniably beautiful, early Siesta Key served as a habitat for wildcats and wild boars making the area a rather hostile environment.
 
Settling in such an inhospitable place meant a life of hardscrabble survival for those who dared to tame its challenging landscape. Surprisingly, early settlers failed to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the Key and its surrounding waters. They merely attempted to raise crops in harsh, sandy soil that produced a modest return on their efforts. They came primarily because land speculators had not deeded this seemingly undesirable area.
 
Today's Siesta Key instantly captivates those who step onto its world-famous powdery white beaches with unsurpassed beauty drawing thousands of residents and tourists throughout the year. Head slightly further inland and discover Siesta Village complete with eclectic shops, fine restaurants, and plenty more to see and do. Venture down Siesta's side streets and find everything from gulf-front condominiums, villas, and apartments to magnificent seaside estates.
 

Beaches

Siesta Key Beach, perhaps the most famous beach in the area, features powdery, white quartz sand renowned for staying cool even in the hottest weather. Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach remain popular spots on the island.
 

Activities

Beyond sunbathing, shell collecting, and swimming, visitors can enjoy various water sports like kayaking, paddleboarding, and parasailing. Fishing charters and boat tours add huge appeal for those looking to explore the waters.
 

Village

Siesta Key Village serves as the main commercial hub offering a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes for both locals and tourists, especially during the evenings.
 

Accommodation

Staying on Siesta Key ranges from luxury resort and vacation rentals to budget-friendly hotels and motels.
 

Nature

Several parks and nature reserves allow visitors to explore the island’s natural beauty beyond the beach and include places like Point of Rocks, a popular snorkeling spot, and the Siesta Key Preserve, ideal for hiking and birdwatching.
 

Events

Throughout the year, Siesta Key hosts various events and festivals, including the Siesta Key Crystal Classic, a renowned sand sculpting competition held annually.
 

Accessibility

Bridges provide easy access from Sarasota connecting the island to the mainland with Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, the nearest airport serving the area.
 
 

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Overview for Siesta Key, FL

5,416 people live in Siesta Key, where the median age is 67.1 and the average individual income is $103,965. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,416

Total Population

67.1 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$103,965

Average individual Income

Around Siesta Key, FL

There's plenty to do around Siesta Key, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Flobucha, Clarabell Cookies, and Coastal Coin Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.51 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.06 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.03 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.53 miles 37 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Siesta Key, FL

Siesta Key has 2,948 households, with an average household size of 1.84. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Siesta Key do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,416 people call Siesta Key home. The population density is 2,310.2 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,416

Total Population

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

67.1

Median Age

48.78 / 51.22%

Men vs Women

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Total Households

1.84

Average Household Size

$103,965

Average individual Income

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Schools in Siesta Key, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Siesta Key. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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The Out-Of-Door Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Out Of Door Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available

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