WELCOME TO INDIAN BEACH/SAPPHIRE SHORES
Also known as the Museum District in Sarasota, Florida, Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores is an eclectic and unique area. Well known for its beautiful architecture, stunning homes, and rich history, the district has quickly become a favorite destination for those looking for a culturally rich lifestyle. With its ideal location at the center of the city, residents of the community can conveniently access the beaches, restaurants, theaters, and museums that Sarasota offers. Additionally, the Museum District offers its own share of attractions and activities, providing numerous opportunities for art and culture lovers.
This exclusive and luxurious neighborhood boasts many fine homes and waterfront properties, all surrounded by tropical foliage and native Floridian wildlife. Additionally, the Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores community provides unique recreation and activities with several parks and fun community events. Sapphire Shores Park is a nightly destination for residents to walk to for sunset.
WHAT TO LOVE
- Old historic homes and an established community
- Cultural amenities, beaches, and parks
- Exciting attractions like community events and museums
- Close to downtown Sarasota
The Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores community (the Museum District) is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Sarasota. With its historic homes, pristine tropical landscapes, and stunning waterfront properties, this area offers breathtaking views and luxurious living.
Residents of Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores enjoy features such as private beaches, parks, and, as the district namesake suggests, cultural and art museums. Located minutes from downtown Sarasota, Museum District residents can enjoy walkable areas teeming with shops, restaurants, and attractions.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
Shoppers and food connoisseurs will enjoy the variety of options in the Museum District. From stylish cafes to casual and interesting destinations, there is a blend of international flavors and coastal cuisine in the surrounding restaurants.
- Japanese restaurant that serves Asian cuisines, including fresh sushi and hibachi dishes.
Fork & Hen
- A charming dining space that serves soul food like fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and sandwiches.
Wicked Cantina -
Modern, laid-back restaurant & happy-hour spot offering familiar Mexican grub, burgers & margaritas.
The Ringling Grillroom
- Soaring, contemporary museum restaurant offering modern American cuisine & a scenic patio.
THINGS TO DO
Sapphire Shores Park
is a bayfront destination in the Museum District community with paved walking paths, vibrant art displays, a kayak launch, and a playground. Ca’d’Zan
is a stunning Venetian Gothic mansion with incredible grounds that was home to The Ringling circus owner, John Ringling. Locals can explore the home and other Ringling museums like the Circus Museum, an exciting display of costumes, props, and circus history.
The Asolo Repertory Theatre
is a professional performing arts venue that prepares multiple productions every season, from contemporary to classical and provocative works. Locals can enjoy performances or participate in adult or youth classes, camps, tours, and educational activities. The New College of Florida Music Series is a live and live-streamed production of musical numbers from renowned musicians.
Sarasota County Public Schools
serves the Museum District, including Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores. The excellent system has A-rated schools and rigorous academic programs. The area is also home to several higher education institutions.
Primary & Secondary