Mother Nature rules in this beachfront community bordered by three bodies of water and miles of soft, powder white sand.
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.