Things to do in Sarasota

For the past several months we have had plans for my family to visit for Thanksgiving.  When I say family in this case I am talking about my mother, sister, her husband and their two year old son.  We had the space in our home to accommodate them all, a Thanksgiving feast was planned, our big concern was what we were going to do that would please everyone, including the two year old.  Let me tell you in Sarasota you have many options it’s just a matter of picking a few and making a plan.  We decided to go to Summerfield Park at Lakewood Ranch, St. Armand’s Circle, Siesta Key for the Lighting of the Village Parade, Lido Key Beach and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens.  We dined at MacAllisters Grill & Tavern in Lakewood Ranch and the Daiquiri Deck in Siesta Key.  Yes it was a busy weekend! [Read more...]

Lido Key Florida Homes & Condos for Sale

Do you want to live close to the beach and still have the comforts and convenience of a major city?  An out of the way paradise like Lido Key, may be the answer for you with its lush tropical landscaping, high-end boutiques, art galleries, and fine dining featuring cuisine from all over the world.  All of these delights are a mere stones-throw from downtown Sarasota, FL across the Ringling Bridge.  In 1917, entrepreneur John Ringling purchased the key.  He worked to develop the island and in 1925 began construction on the bridge to connect it to the city.  His ingenuity in making the area a delight and accessible paid off big. Now, the key is a major destination for travelers. [Read more...]

Luxury Longboat Key Florida Homes & Condos for Sale

Only minutes from Sarasota and the popular tourist destination of St Armand's Circle lays the lavish 12-mile long island of Longboat Key.  The stunning crystal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay surround this island paradise.  Whether you are looking for a quiet life in your waterfront home or will be zipping between activities from your luxury condo, Longboat Key can accommodate.

The real estate market here caters to owners of vacation homes, retirees, and year round working professionals.  With a population of approximately 7,500 people, Longboat Key is located within two counties west of Sarasota.  Those who live here enjoy an isolated environment that is just minutes from the hustle and bustle of a big city.  With so much to see and do, vacation condo rentals on this beautiful island are prized. [Read more...]