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Stars Among Us: Famous Residents of Sarasota

Jennifer Thompson

Celebrities, they’re just like us,  right? One thing’s for sure, they do love Sarasota, and who can blame them? Celebrities flock to our sunny Southwest Florida designation for tropical weather and peaceful, low-key surroundings. From actors to athletes, musicians to business moguls, our hometown has many famous residents.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most notable people who call Sarasota home.

Jerry Springer

Host of “The Jerry Springer Show,” Jerry Springer lives in the exclusive neighborhood of Bird Key. In an interview with Sotheby’s, Jerry explained, “throughout the course of the day, we see the Gulf and the bay, and it’s wonderful.” Jerry is a big supporter of the local arts and plays a key role in the Asolo Repertory Theatre.

Dick Vitale

Known for his colorful commentary as a college basketball analyst, Dick Vitale dwells in Lakewood Ranch. Dick is a reputable philanthropist, hosting the Dick Vitale Gala each year to raise funds for pediatric cancer research through the V Foundation.

Stephen King

The master of horror Stephen King resides quietly at his Casey Key estate. Stephen has also been a resident of Longboat Key. The Casey Key dream home spans 7,500 square feet and is a contemporary, concrete-and-glass structure boasting sweeping views. It is the ultimate private escape.

Brian Johnson

Nobody’s gonna slow him down, Brian Johnson, that is. The lead singer of the rock band AC/DC lives in Bird Key in Sarasota and is known locally for his love of cars and area car shows. Brian keeps a lowkey lifestyle but often collaborates with local musicians on various projects.

Joe Perry

You may know Joe Perry from Aerosmith and Hollywood Vampires, or he may be your neighbor! Joe resides part-time with his wife on Longboat Key.

Martina Navratilova

You may run into Martina Navratilova on a downtown jaunt. Often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, she resides in Bird Key.

Rosie O’Donnell

Love her or hate her, she once owned some killer real estate on Casey Key! In 2015, Rosie O’Donnell sold her beachfront home and transferred to West Palm Beach. Her gulf-to-bay home on Casey Key featured 100 feet of direct beachfront living and a private dock.

Jane Lynch

If you’re a Glee lover, chances are you already know this! Jane Lynch once called Sarasota home. However, it’s rumored that after her divorce in 2014, she left the home to her ex, Lara Embry.
Sarasota’s beautiful beaches, vibrant cultural scene, and friendly community make it a popular destination for many famous people. As a resident of Sarasota, you never know who you might run into at the grocery store or at a local restaurant. If you'd like to learn more about Sarasota's real estate scene or explore available homes for sale in Sarasota, let's connect! 

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