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Created in 2007 and located along the picturesque Sarasota Bay waterfront, Legends Bay is a spacious gated community that offers its residents both warmth and privacy. Nestled among natural forest wetlands, Legends Bay features the ultimate in luxurious living at a remarkably affordable price. The historic aura of Southwest Florida is captured through the combination of Spanish Revival and Venetian architecture. Ideal for both active and relaxing lifestyles, the roomy floor plans range from 2,000 to over 4,300 square feet. Read more about Legends Bay.
Residents of Legends Bay enjoy the use of a clubhouse, meeting room and swimming pool. A boardwalk takes pedestrians along a peaceful nature trail that offers scenic waterfront views of Sarasota Bay.
Legends Bay students reside within the Manatee School District and can choose from traditional, alternative, charter or virtual classes.
Residents of Legends Bay enjoy handy access to shopping at the nearby Desoto Square enclosed mall. Built in 1973, Desoto Square is currently the site of two major anchor stores, Sears and JCPenney. Also located within the mall, Saturn 5 Entertainment Center offers mini golf, a full arcade, and billiards and private party rooms.
Nearby full-sized golf courses include the IMG Academy Golf Club and Manatee County Golf Course. Located on El Conquistador Parkway, IMG Academy features an 18-hole championship course, fitness room and their own relaxing Bar and Grille Room. One of the Bradenton area's finest public courses, Manatee County Golf Course is located on State Highway 70. Known for its quality service and affordability, it's no wonder Manatee County Golf Course is among the busiest courses in the area.
Legends Bay residents can take in a world of culture and entertainment just minutes from home. Ranked among Florida's finest professional theatres, Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota presents as many as 15 plays and musicals each season. Asolo Rep claims the distinction of being "the largest professional not-for-profit theatre in the U.S. south of Atlanta."
Another notable Sarasota entertainment venue is the Van Wezel. Billed as the "Crown Jewel of Sarasota Bay," the Van Wezel plans to present over 100 events this season including Broadway musicals, comedy shows, dance performances, symphony orchestras, and a variety of popular national and international entertainers.
Florida's State Museum, the Ringling, is a creation of famed circus entrepreneur John Ringling and his wife. The museum features one of the most extensive art collections in the nation.