By | January 17, 2013

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sarasota-beaches-floridaEnough Already!! Now that we dodged a bullet over the “fiscal cliff” and before we get all riled up again about the “debt ceiling,” how about taking a few moments to think about something that may both reduce your blood pressure and provide a more permanent source of stress relief in your everyday life.

Doctors have known for years that every once in a while, our good health (and perhaps our very sanity), depends upon our ability to “get away from it all” in an environment conducive to a more relaxing and reflective lifestyle.

Whether you’re currently shivering after shoveling the driveway up North or in a warmer place but exhausted by the stress of both the Holidays and all the foolishness going on in Washington, DC, how about making a 2013 New Year’s resolution to enjoy a more stress-free lifestyle.

Commit yourself to visiting very soon Sunny Sarasota Florida, one of the most beautiful, warm, and relaxing, cities in the United States.  This is the perfect time and place to play a round of golf with friends, walk along a beach splashing in the warm surf, go boating or fishing on quiet Sarasota Bay, or watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico with a loved one.

And as you visualize these calming thoughts, consider also how easy it would be to translate these thoughts into a more permanent stress-relieving antidote.  Investing in a waterfront, downtown, or golf course condo, villa or maintenance-free home here in Sarasota Florida area could be “just what the doctor ordered.”

“But I don’t want to responsibilities of owning two homes,” you say. Ah, but wait, owning a condominium, a town home or a maintenance-free single-family home moves all the pesky responsibilities of a second home off your shoulders and onto an Association which will do all the exterior maintenance for you including maintaining the lawn and landscaping, keeping the place looking pristine, and maintaining a fitness center, a heated pool and a Jacuzzi for your enjoyment. Some Associations go even further offering concierge services, housekeeping, valet parking and numerous other “we’ll do the work, you do the relaxing” lifestyle services.  To a large extent in a condo or maintenance-free home, your only required activity is enjoying the views, savoring the warm climate, and socializing with some of the friendliest people you’ll find anywhere — people just like you;  happy to be “away from it all for a while”  here on the Florida Sun Coast.

Want something to do with all that leisure time maintenance-free home ownership frees up?  Sarasota is known as the Arts and Cultural Capital of Florida with its own Orchestra, Ballet and Opera companies.  In addition to some of the finest golf courses in the South, Sarasota is also home to interesting and relaxing places to visit from St Armands Circle with its continental-style collection of boutique shops and gourmet restaurants at St Armands Circle to quiet evenings strolling Palm  Avenue shops and galleries on the monthly First Friday Art Walks.


Alex Krumm on January 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm.

Great article, Bob – I think you summed it up nicely :)


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