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Biking the Legacy Trail

By | March 7, 2011

Biking just got better..

We are so lucky down here in Venice. Along the Intercoastal Waterway are paved paths that can be used by bicyclists. On one side the path takes you all the way to South Venice and ends at the Shamrock Park and Nature Center. The other meanders along the trail with a detour through quaint neighborhoods ending at Casperson Beach. Both start at the Historic Train Station located next to the Venice Bridge. (

 In addition you can choose the new Legacy Trail which runs from the train station all the way up to Sarasota offering multiple stops along the way. (

 Whether you use the Venetian Waterway or the Legacy Trail, there is ample parking at various designated parking areas. So come on down and have a fun day!

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March in Sarasota

By | February 28, 2011


"Unconditional Surrender" on Sarasota's Bayfront

Spring is here and our weather is outstanding so get out and enjoy the area. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of March:


Date Event or Activity Location Click Link forMore Information
March 1st An Evening with Lucille Ball: “Thank You for Asking” Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
March 1st Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium Sarasota Baltimore Orioles
March 1-18th National Watercolor Society Annual Traveling Exhibit Bradenton Art Center Manatee
March 2nd “Better Together: Life is What You Make It” A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett Sarasota Community Foundation
March 3rd Blue Grass Jam @ Bee Ridge Park Sarasota Sarasota County Parks
March 4th Sarasota Ballet presents “Out of Denmark” Sarasota Sarasota Ballet
March 5-6th 10th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic Venice Venice Art Classic
March 5th 4th Annual Chillounge Night Sarasota Chillounge Night
March 5th Englewood Music Festival Englewood Englewood Music Festival
March 6th Siesta Key Organic Farmer’s Market Siesta Key Siesta Farmer’s Market
March 6th Sarasota Polo BrightHouse Networks Cup Lakewood Ranch Sarasota Polo
March 7th Lecture: “Tracking the World’s Largest Shark” Sarasota Mote Aquarium
March 7th Line Dancing @ Venice Community Center Sarasota Sarasota County
March 7th Free Admission @ Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota Ringling Museum
March 8th “Masquerade – Mardi Gras St. Armands Style” Sarasota St. Armands Circle
March 9th think & drink (science): The Science of Brewing Bradenton South Florida Museum
March 10-18th Mixon’s Free Concert and Orange Blossom Festival Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms
March 11th Badminton @ Arlington Park Sarasota Sarasota County Parks
March 12th Imagine – The Artwork of John Lennon Sarasota St. Armands Circle Assoc.
March 12th Spring into Outdoors Fest @ Snook Haven Venice Snook Haven Park
March 16th Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training vs. Toronto Blue Jays Bradenton Pittsburgh Pirates
March 17th Moon Over Myakka Bike Ride Sarasota Myakka State Park
March 19th Sarasota Springfest 2011 Sarasota Springfest
March 19th Downtown Bradenton Farmer’s Market & Art Show Bradenton Farmer’s Market
March 19-20th 11th Annual Art at the Ranch Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street
March 21st Couture in the Courtyard Bradenton South Florida Museum
March 25th Movies & Martinis @ Village of the Arts Bradenton Realize Bradenton
March 25-26th Fuzion Dance Artists @ Jane B. Cook Theater Sarasota SRQ Magazine
March 26-27th Sarasota Folk Festival Osprey Sarasota Folk Festival
March 31st Brown Bag Concert @ Phillippi Estate Sarasota Sarasota County Parks

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The Warm Winter Florida Weather is Here!

By | February 24, 2011

Finally we are seeing the weather that makes Sarasota one of the most desirable places in the winter months to visit or live!!  This past week we have enjoyed temperatures in the mid 70’s with lots of sunshine and beautiful sea breezes.  Both the locals and the visitors have been hitting our beaches to soak up the Florida sunshine. In the afternoons and evenings outdoor restaurants are filled with folks who come to unwind and enjoy the pleasant weather.  When much of the country is still cold and gray, it is nice to have a place to put your toes in the sand and sit back and relax!  As we like to say, “We are living the dream in Sarasota!”  Come spend a Summer this Winter in Sarasota.

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Sarasota Arts, Attractions, and Information

By | November 29, 2010

Sarasota is much more than just the best beach town on the Gulf Coast – it’s also a cultural haven complete with museums, universities, theaters, and a world-famous aquarium. Stroll through beautiful St. Armand’s Circle or charter a boat for a deep-sea fishing expedition. Catch a ball game at Ed Smith Stadium or enjoy fine dining and outdoor music in one of the myriad downtown cafés. Whether you’re looking for a night out on the town or just a quiet day with the family, Sarasota, Florida is the place to be.

Part 1: Introduction to Sarasota, Real Estate Highlights, Beaches, and Points of Interest

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Part 2: Sarasota Arts and Culture

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The Today Show: Sarasota Is The #1 Place in the US To Buy A Home

By | November 29, 2010

Thanks, Today Show, for telling the country what so many of us already know:

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Home sales are surging at an incredible pace as the national economy rebounds; the average sale price went up 13% in the last quarter, inventory is at its lowest point since before the boom (yes, BEFORE the boom) and buyers are getting into bidding wars over the best properties on a regular basis.

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