Few counties have the appeal that Sarasota enjoys, and in many respects, it has been the top destination for home buyers for years. If Forbes magazine’s opinion is anything to go by, Sarasota was one of the few trump cards Southwest Florida played when it stayed afloat while the recession was wreaking havoc on the […]
Florida is not commonly known as a microbrew state, although it should. This is, after all, the Sunshine State, and the year-round warm climate is ideal for the enjoyment of craft beers. Thankfully for beer lovers in Southwest Florida, a few enterprising brewers have come to realize the sheer potential of the region.
Great news for beer lovers in Southwest Florida: Bradenton is getting its own microbrewery right in the Village of the Arts and just around the corner from the revamped McKechie Field baseball complex. City Council members are expected to issue a final vote of approval right before Valentine’s Day. If everything goes as planned, the brewery will be open to the public on the same day the Minor League Bradenton Marauders begin their season.
Bradenton’s McKechnie Field renovations begin in the Fall of 2012 & will be completed before the Pittsburgh Pirates arrive for Spring Training of 2013. The Pittsburgh Pirates will be picking up the additional tab of roughly $2.5 million in upgrades.
Southwest Florida is one of the regions leading the nation in economic recovery, and the planned University Town Center is another sign of this positive trend. Located near the border separating Manatee and Sarasota Counties, this mega-mall project is similar to other planned developments in Florida that cropped up at the end of the 20th century and abruptly stopped around 2005.
Sarasota offers many options for entertainment. Our activities consisted of Summerfield Park at Lakewood Ranch, St. Armand’s Circle, Lighting of the Village Parade at Siesta Key, Lido 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!
The Siesta Key homes for sale are beautiful, luxurious and bring true meaning to the phrase “Living in Paradise”. If you are in the market for a Siesta Key home you are probably a Siesta Key veteran and know how fabulous the area is. I would love to help you with your home search and […]
Siesta Key is famous for its sparkling white beaches and is known worldwide for having the “world’s whitest sand”. The beaches are composed of 99% crystal quartz which keeps the sand cool and comfortable even in the summer. In 2010, the area’s beach was named by Dr. Beach as the #2 “Best Beach in America”. Beaches […]
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 […]
Hi all! I would be thrilled in you added your favorite restaurants in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Bradenton below in the comments area. As a realtor I feel it is important to know as much of the area I represent as possible. I have been here 4 years so it is impossible for me to have […]