Discovering the Best Independent Living Communities (55+) in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota Independent Living Retirement Communities: A Gateway to Vibrant Senior Living

Sarasota, Florida, often heralded for its breathtaking Gulf Coast views, cultural richness, and sunny weather, is also a premier destination for retirees seeking an independent living lifestyle. Sarasota's independent living retirement communities cater to seniors who are eager to embrace a fulfilling and autonomous lifestyle, offering a blend of luxury, convenience, and community engagement.

Sarasota’s independent living communities provide an array of amenities designed to enhance the quality of life for their residents. These communities often feature resort-style living with swimming pools, fitness centers, gourmet dining options, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle, as housekeeping, landscaping, and home maintenance are typically included in the package.

We have helped many retirees over the years transition to their perfect slice of paradise in and around the greater Sarasota area. When you are ready to leave the high maintenance lifestyle, we would be delighted to help you find the perfect community for a low maintenance lifestyle, and help secure the home you need now. 

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Independent Living in Sarasota

Sarasota Amenities

Sarasota is a cultural hub, home to the renowned Ringling Museum of Art, the Sarasota Opera, and numerous theaters and galleries. Independent living residents can easily partake in these cultural offerings, with many communities organizing group outings and transportation services.

For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Sarasota’s beaches, golf courses, and parks provide endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. The region’s favorable climate allows for year-round outdoor pursuits, whether it’s a morning walk on Siesta Key Beach or a round of golf at one of the many nearby courses.

Benefits of Independent Living in Sarasota

Social Engagement

One of the primary benefits of independent living communities is the opportunity for social engagement. These communities are designed to foster interaction among residents through organized events, group activities, and communal dining. This social environment helps combat loneliness and promotes a sense of belonging.

Health and Wellness

Many independent living communities in Sarasota prioritize health and wellness, offering fitness classes, wellness programs, and access to healthcare services. Regular physical activity and access to nutritious meals contribute to the overall well-being of residents.

Safety and Security

Safety is a significant concern for seniors, and independent living communities provide a secure environment with features like 24-hour security, emergency call systems, and on-site staff. This peace of mind allows residents to enjoy their independence without worrying about their safety.

Making the Move

Transitioning to an independent living community can be a significant change, but it is often a positive one that enhances the quality of life. Prospective residents and their families should visit multiple communities, meet with staff, and engage with current residents to get a feel for the community’s atmosphere.


Sarasota’s independent living retirement communities offer seniors an opportunity to live vibrant, fulfilling lives in a beautiful setting. With a focus on luxury, convenience, and active living, these communities provide the perfect environment for retirees to enjoy their golden years. Whether you’re drawn to the cultural richness of the city or the tranquil beauty of the Gulf Coast, Sarasota has an independent living community to suit every lifestyle.

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Meet Alex Morel

A true Sarasota Native. I was born at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and have lived in Englewood, North Port, Venice, Bradenton and Sarasota throughout my 40+ years in the area. I grew up in a family of home builders and contractors. I was on residential job sites at a very early age learning all about building homes.

Prior to becoming a Realtor®, I worked for a small Mechanical Engineering firm in Sarasota for about a decade as an AutoCAD Draftsman, and then as a NICET Certified Engineering Technician designing fire suppression systems for high-rise condos, office buildings, restaurants, storage facilities, churches, large single-family homes, and other facilities.

I received my real estate license and have been a licensed Realtor® since 2010. I started my Real Estate career with Wagner Realty, one of the largest independent Brokers in Sarasota and Manatee counties. After 8 years with that firm, I moved to RE/MAX Alliance Group, the highest producing RE/MAX office in Florida. After 4 years with RE/MAX I decided to hang my license with a small broker that gives me more flexibility within my business to operate the way I like to operate and help my customers and clients in a way I feel is more beneficial to them.

I previously volunteered and was chosen to sit on the Grievance Committee for Professional Standards and for the Community Outreach Committee at our local board of realtors.

I mainly work in the Residential Real Estate sales field guiding buyers and sellers through the complexities of the real estate market within the tri-county Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte County areas, handling new and existing construction single-family homes, condos, villas, townhomes, duplexes, quadruplexes, mobile/manufactured homes and vacant land! My sales volume exceeds $25 million to date.

I really enjoy meeting new people and guiding them in all stages of home ownership, from helping first-time home buyers achieve the American Dream, and helping retiree buyers in their golden years find a place that fits their lifestyle while they enjoy the fruits of their labor, to helping existing homeowners sell their current homes and move on to whatever comes next.

Homeownership is not for the faint of heart, but it is worth it. It is a sure way to build wealth and enjoy the freedom that comes with property ownership rights bestowed on us by our nation's founding fathers. In the United States those property ownership rights include: the right of possession, the right to control, the right to use and quiet enjoyment, the right to allow others a right to use, the right to privacy and to exclude others and the right to disposition or to transfer and right to use property as collateral. 

Building and maintaining relationships is vital to my business. You are not just buying or selling a property with me, you are getting a relationship with someone who uses their experience and expertise to serve your best interest throughout your entire transaction, and beyond. It is in my best interest to do so, and I will do everything in my power to get you the best deal possible!

Buying or selling real estate without a Realtor® is like going to school without a teacher. Knowing what to do, and what not to do, is crucial in today's real estate market.

I look forward to hearing from you when the time is right!

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