Live Near St. Armands Circle

Shopping in Sarasota is no joke, and if you choose to live in one of our Garden Grove Apartments near St. Armands Circle, you’ll find you have immediate access to some of the best shopping in town.

Located in the heart of St. Armands Key, a small island just off the coast of mainland Sarasota, St. Armands Circle is a collection of more than 130 shops, restaurants, and pampering services clustered around a park within the center of a rotary. The circle is a vision of famed circus magnate John Ringling, whose mark can be seen all across Sarasota, including touches of his aesthetic in the design of the streets and the myriad Italian statues found scattered throughout the area.

You can spend countless hours browsing the wide range of offerings at each of the shops, many of which are boutique-style, meaning you’ll be hard-pressed to find them in any run-of-the-mill mall—or anywhere else for that matter. Whether you prefer to find your next high-fashion wardrobe addition, just want to browse for trinkets to add to your eclectic collection, or you want to pick up some gourmet comestibles to nibble on back home, this place has it all.

Since so much shopping is sure to work up an appetite, it’s good to know that choices abound, all just steps from wherever you are. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fresh-baked macarons, get sauced from a heaping plate of house-made pasta, or just get that jolt of energy you need from a piping hot honey-lavender latte. The options for any taste are truly endless just minutes from our apartments near St. Armands Circle.

Shopping and good eats aside, be sure to keep tabs on the island’s calendar of events. From car shows to street fairs—such as June’s annual St. Armands Craft Festival—and celebrations around the holidays, there are plenty of reasons to stop by, even if firing up the charge card isn’t high up on your to-do list for the day.

When you’re in one of our apartments near St. Armands Circle, this island retreat can become a regular excursion, not just a part of the vacation escape it is for so many of Sarasota’s visitors. And who doesn’t want their every day to be most people’s vacation dreams?