Once known simply as Cedar Point, it's easy to see why this tiny 22-acre peninsula—that juts into Sarasota Bay—eventually earned the name Golden Gate Point. Much has been done over the years to improve what ultimately became the gateway to John Ringling's resort communities on St. Armand's, Lido and Longboat Keys. Each time a new causeway was built to link Sarasota with these barrier islands, the span would originate from this previously undeveloped stretch of land. With the magnificent Ritz-Carlton Hotel as its new neighbor, today's Golden Gate Point is the Sarasota address for some of the city's most impressive new residential offerings. These include 188, Aqua, Vista Bay Point and La Bellasara, luxury condominiums that hug the shoreline and command breathtaking city, bay, gulf and sunset views. Just a short scenic walk or drive from these luxury condos is all that's required to transport you to the restaurant, shopping, beaches and cultural offerings that have made Sarasota an international destination for so many visitors.