Mother Nature rules in this beachfront community bordered by three bodies of water and miles of soft, powder white sand.
Photo: Michael Hanson
You'll find chic beach home decor—from durable rugs to comfortable couches—in Southern Design Living (left). Each month there's a farmers' market, an antique car show, and a music or seafood festival on tap. Birding on Manasota Key and golfing at one of four challenging area golf courses are year-round activities.
West Dearborn Street is bordered by Lemon Bay and is the hub for arts, music, and eats. One-of-a-kind paintings, handcrafted jewelry, and framed photographs can be found at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay. Fabulous European antiques and gifts, including 19th-century brass candlestick holders, are part of the unique collection at the Blue Pineapple, and Deborah's Interiors is the chic spot for colorful throw pillows and shell-inspired accents.