Community - Testimonials from our Residents

What first attracted us to the Cove was the ability to walk to shopping, restaurants, movie theaters and a park. An added bonus was the short bike ride to the Legacy Trail, the 11 minute drive to Siesta Key Beach and 20 minutes to downtown Sarasota. After spending time here, however, we realized that it was more about what was within the community: the year-round activities that we are engaged in, the many friendships we have formed and the lifestyle we have created. We feel so fortunate to have discovered our “forever home”.

I could not have come to Florida simply to live in a house with a view of the water. I needed community. Yes, it is beautiful. Yes, the intellectual challenge of the University courses and the cultural and physical activities are a delight and make me healthier. It is the warmth and comfort of really close friendships that make Pelican Cove my home.

Pelican Cove is a beautiful, welcoming, environmentally aware, culturally rich community. We love it here.
From the moment you drive into Pelican Cove, you enter a serene, botanical setting allowing you to set aside the congestion of living in busy Sarasota. I so much appreciate and value the strong sense of community and camaraderie which naturally develops into rewarding friendships. There are also plentiful physical, mental and artistic activities and stimulation to engage your mind, body and spirit. 

Pelican Cove is a feast for the senses. I can't believe how lucky I am to live in a place with so much beauty, color, and exquisite landscape. The people who live here are like family. There is so much support, kindness and laughter. I never have a minute to be bored or lonely. Stimulating, friendship, learning, arts and recreation are words I often use to describe Pelican Cove. It feels like and reminds me of wonderful times from youth when I went to camp.