Sarasota, Home of the celebs!

Sarasota, Florida, with its world renowned collection of beaches, coastal atmosphere and amazing wildlife, is a tropical wonder that people from all around the world move to so they can grab their own slice of paradise. Even your most beloved celebrities can’t resist a Floridian vacation home, permanent residence, or just a place in Sarasota to escape the demands of their everyday lives. Have you ever wondered which celebrities have chosen to call Sarasota their home? Here’s a list of 11 of your favorite celebrities that live right here in the Sunshine State!

Joe Perry


Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry together with his wife spend part of the year in Longboat Key, Florida.

Jane Lynch


Dr. Lara Embry, wife of actress Jane Lynch, practices at the Carter Psychology Center. The two of them enjoy their home together in Sarasota, Florida.

Dick Vitale


When he’s not appearing on “Mike & Mike in the Morning” on ESPN, Sportscaster Dick Vitale and his wife enjoy their home in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

Nick Bollettieri

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87-year old tennis coach Nick Bollettieri lives in Longboat Key with his wife Cindi.

Brian Johnson

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AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has an estate on Bird Key with his wife Brenda.

Stephen King


Author Stephen King lives with his wife Tabitha on Casey Key in Osprey.

“Macho Man” Randy Savage


Former American pro wrestler “Macho Man” Randy Savage lived in Lido Beach before passing away in 2011.

Jerry Springer


The king of tabloid TV, Jerry Springer, is a resident of Bird Key and is commonly seen walking around downtown Sarasota.

Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts


Founding member of the Allman Brothers, Dickey Betts was originally born in Bradenton and lives with his wife, Donna, in Osprey.

Martina Navratilova


Tennis icon Martina Navratilova has a home in Sarasota and occasionally does charity work for local animal sanctuaries.

Graeme Edge


Founding member of Moody Blues, Graeme Edge, has a home along the Manatee River in Bradenton, Florida.

Next time you’re out and about exploring all that Sarasota has to offer, be sure to keep an eye out for one of these neighboring celebrities. You never know who you’ll run into on the beach, at the park, or even in your own neighborhood!

Savannah Hense