Attractions in the Downtown Sarasota area include several local restaurants that offer delicious cuisine in unique and varying types of environment; there is something for everyone here. The El Greco Café, for instance is a greek restaurant and a great place for artists to gather. For those who are interested in seafood, Barnacle Bill’s Seafood […]
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If you’re looking for a continental feel with an American vibe, you might want to end your search in Sarasota, Florida. Downtown Sarasota offers world-class living, combined with a plethora of attractions that will capture the imagination. This part of Florida comes complete with breathtaking views, fine arts, dining, local attractions, and magnificent beaches. Downtown […]
Sold! Beautiful four bedroom home in the Center of Mote Ranch. Three baths plus office on private wooded lot. Large screened brick paver lanai with private salt water pool and waterfall feature. Kitchen has custom 42″ solid wood cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances and a gorgeous glass back splash. Main living area has 18″ tile […]
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 […]
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 […]
I was privileged to listen to Ron Reagan speak today at the Sarasota Association of Realtors. Ron Regan has been our Florida House Representative since 2002 for district 67. He is also a local resident in Manatee County residing in the Lakewood Ranch area. Of course we talked about Real Estate issues but what really […]
We like using our Lakewood Ranch Lanai for relaxing, cooking out and we enjoy the spa, too. I found an article from This Old House that is a step by step guide to building a bar cart. The tools needed are a miter saw, drill, jigsaw, clamps, and a brad nailer.
I stumbled upon a great article today from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that had to do with airlines using social media to market cheap last minute flights. Sure enough I searched for JetBlue (who they mention in the article) and they do have a facebook fan page with weekly last minute specials. Trying to do anything […]
The economic recovery continues gaining traction slowly but steadily. First quarter GDP, the key measure of the economy, came in at a positive 3.2 percent – an indicator that we have arrived, at last, at a sustainable recovery.
Lakewood Ranch, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is an award winning, master planned community just East of Bradenton, Florida. Lakewood Ranch is composed of 8500 acres of open space and multiple villages. The real estate offers abundant choices for residential living and is a perfect setting for singles, retirees, and families.
NEW Lakewood Ranch County Club Home with unbelievable upgrades including Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, coffered ceilings….
I like to watch a show called Man Caves on the DIY network and today they had a show worth blogging about. Typically I watch these shows and feel a tremendous amount of jealously because in Florida we have no basements and as long as I live here I will never have a “Man Cave”. […]
Lakewood Ranch, which is a newer area located in East Bradenton, just Northeast of Sarasota, is one of the most desirable communities in Florida to live. It has been committed to the protection and preservation of its land. This green lifestyle results in healthier, more energy-efficient and environmentally responsible homes. This community has a mission […]
Another special place in Florida is Anna Maria Island. Named for the wife of King Charles II, it is affectionately known as “My Island in the Sun”. Anna Maria Island is seven miles long and access to it is by one of three bridges. It is located in Manatee County and Bradenton is the nearest […]
Many people that are moving to Florida will gravitate to Bradenton. Located between Sarasota and Tampa on US 41, it is surrounded by fresh and saltwater waterways. Tall Australian Pines shade many of the city’s 20 miles of beaches. The trees and the blue-green waters make a beautiful palette. One of Bradenton’s biggest draws is […]
The ambiance of Venice, Florida makes it a top candidate in a list of Florida’s beautiful cities. Men, women and children are attracted to its charms. It is mainly because of its waters. The natural environment of the beaches, as well as being clean and neat, entice many people to Venice.
Directly on the Gulf of Mexico, just offshore of Sarasota, Florida is an eight-mile barrier island called Siesta Key. Ranking as one of the top three beaches in Florida, anyone who has been there can understand why. It has been blessed with the world’s most dazzling white sand and it has been noted that the […]
Vacationers love Sarasota, Florida. The city has 35 miles of waterfront, including 13 beautiful, pristine, white-sand public beaches. Swimming, boating, sunbathing or playing water sports are a tourist’s dream come true. The beauty of Sarasota is simply amazing. The colors of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, contrasting with the brilliant white sand of […]
Spring time in Florida means Spring Training for many of the MLB teams. Bradenton and Sarasota are home to two pro teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton and the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota. If you’re a fan of baseball the spring games are great to go to. They’re cheap, the weather is great, you’re up close to […]
Market Snapshot is a free service I provide for my clients. The charts and tables below are from the statistics from April 29th, 2010 for the Siesta Key Area (34242). The criterion was based on a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom homes between $250,000 and $300,000. Once registered you will receive a report monthly on your area.