We have lived in Sarasota for 15 years. We are very active locally with connections to New College, archaeology and local preservation groups, neighborhood and city volunteer boards. We enjoy biking, kayaking, farmers markets, and french bakeries.
We loved being airbnb hosts, but recently sold the family home and its guest house. (Still have our fabulous one week timeshare at a resort in the Florida Keys which we book through airbnb or use for a holiday exchange.)
Now we are looking forward to using airbnb to find great places to stay and meet other hosts as we travel.