Sarasota Monthly Market Summary for March 2015

By | April 28, 2015

MARCH MADNESS! It was a great month of March in Sarasota, FL! The local real estate market here was pretty darn hot and prices have shot up. Typically, this is the case in our area as our busier selling season winds down and those snow birds enjoying their 3 or 4 months down here finally hop off the fence and make a purchase in the frenzied March market… … Read More! »

JUST LISTED – 1+ Acres With Guest House

By | April 27, 2015

FOUR BEDROOMS, POOL, AND A TRUE GUEST HOUSE ON 1+ ACRES! Set on a beautiful corner lot with fruit trees, fencing, and gobs of open space, this home features the size and utility that are so hard to find while maintaining proximity to the metro Sarasota area. Gorgeous real hardwood floors accentuate the spacious living areas; almost every room is larger than those you will find in other … Read More! »

May in Sarasota

By | April 26, 2015

May 2015

Many of our seasonal residents have returned north so it’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that Sarasota has to offer. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of May: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information May 1st Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Main Street May 1-2nd Poetry Life Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre … Read More! »

Burger & Beer Joint is Now Open at The Mall at University Town Center

By | April 24, 2015

Burger & Beer Joint

Burger & Beer Joint recently opened at The Mall at University Town Center (their 5th location). Their menu is heavily centered on massive gourmet burgers and a huge selection of beer but they also have appetizers, salads and other items to choose from. You can select a burger from their signature list or design your own. Or if you’re really hungry try the Motherburger…10 pounds of Premium Black Angus Beef! … Read More! »

Sarasota Is the City With the Greatest Well-Being in America

By | April 21, 2015

According to an article recently published in ‘Time’ magazine, if you want to live somewhere where you’ll find financial prosperity, a strong community and a sense of purpose, you should consider moving to southern Florida, according to a new poll. Gallup’s annual Well-Being Index ranked the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area as the city with the highest well-being in the United States. Gallup conducted 176,000 interviews with residents of all 50 states … Read More! »

April in Sarasota

By | March 27, 2015

April 2015

The winter season is winding down now so it’s a great time to enjoy one or more of the many events and adventures in and around Sarasota! Check out just a few of the activities happening during the month of April: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link forMore Information April 1-4th PAL Sailor Circus Sarasota Circus Arts April 2nd Brown Bag Concert Series at Phillippi Estate Park … Read More! »

Cirque du Chill this Weekend

By | March 26, 2015

Don’t miss the 8th annual BMW of Sarasota Chillounge Night at Selby Gardens this Saturday, March 28th from 7-11:30pm .  Experience the Circus and Selby Gardens as You Never Did Before. Chillounge Night is teaming up with The Circus Arts Conservatory and Nock Productions to bring Cirque du Chill – an epic and dynamic circus arts presentation. Cirque du Chill will feature spectacular entertainment by world-renowned circus artists that will be … Read More! »

Venice Sharks Tooth Festival

By | March 22, 2015

Sharks Tooth

The City of Venice in Sarasota County has been named the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World” because of the millions of shark teeth that wash up on our sandy white beaches. The Sharks Tooth Festival takes place each Spring against the back drop of Venice’s best shark tooth hunting beach, where fossil collectors from around the Southeast display and sell sharks teeth and other prehistoric fossils. More … Read More! »

Conde Nast Traveler: Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island has 5th-best beach sand in the world!

By | March 19, 2015

Coquina Beach

Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island has the best island beach sand in the United States and the fifth-best in the world, according to the Conde Nast Traveler. “Coquina Beach, on the southern end of Anna Maria Island, is the opposite of South Beach: It’s laid-back, bordered by towering pines, and boasts perfect, unspoiled sand as fine as powder,” the website said. “It’s also the longest stretch of … Read More! »

Great Italian Restaurant in Sarasota

By | March 17, 2015

Mona Lisa portrait

Hidden in The Meadows of Sarasota is a little gem of a restaurant call Mona Lisa. I had the occasion to dine there recently with family and will definitely return. This is a small, quaint spot in the Shopping Village within The Meadows neighborhood. There are about 12 tables with white tablecloths inside and several more on an outside patio overlooking a lake. It’s a very casual and … Read More! »