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Summer Beach Runs on Siesta Key

By | June 29, 2014

SK summer beach runOn Tuesday evenings throughout the summer the Manasota Track Club sponsors summer beach runs at Siesta Key Beach. The kids’ race starts at 6:30pm followed by the adult race at 7:00pm. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the beach and summer fun. You don’t even have to run…I’ve seen many walkers and moms with kids in strollers join in.

They have different races and themes throughout the summer. For more information visit their website at www.manasotatrackclub.org.

Susan Guice is a Licensed Real Estate Assistant with The Cleary Group in Sarasota.

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Twin Lakes Park

By | May 16, 2014

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Twin Lakes Park has been the foundation for athletics and outdoor recreation in Sarasota for almost 45 years.  This 123 acre park located just east of I-75 on Clark Road was built by the Kansas City Royals in 1970, and purchased by Sarasota County in 1986.  It is open to the public, and hosts tons of youth organized sports. Many minor and major league teams have practiced here, including the Mets, Twins, Dodgers, Indians, Orioles, and of course the Royals, as well as Japanese and Korean teams.

The park has a large pavilion for snacks and drinks while watching games.  Twin Lakes features eleven baseball fields, two soccer fields, a football field, four tennis courts, and two racquetball courts.  There is a large playground, horseshoes, and a nice trail winding around the three ponds dotting the park.

We are very fortunate to have such a great sports center here in Sarasota.  Next time your wondering what to do with the kids, visit and enjoy the outdoor life that is happening everyday at Twin Lakes Park!

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Sarasota Springs Neighborhood Profile

By | May 15, 2014

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Sarasota Springs is a lovely community in the heart of Sarasota.  It is 3.5 square miles, with roughly 7,000 homes and 14,000 residents.  Encasing such a large area, there are major differences from street to street as far as landscaping and architecture are concerned.  Some streets have canopy roads and lush vegitation, others are clear.  Sarasota Springs is in the Brentwood Elementary district, the Mcintosh Middle district, and the Sarasota High district. Most homes have two or three bedrooms and one or two bathrooms, but a few have as many as five bedrooms.  About forty percent of the houses have a one car garage, and about twenty percent have a two car garage.  The overwhelming majority of houses are connected to public sewer and water, but there are a few that have not.  There are no mandatory HOA fees.   The oldest homes in the neighborhood were built in 1955, but most of the homes were build in the 1970′s.  Many homes do have a pool.  The major streets have sidewalks and public transportation.  Sarasota is conveniently located between the interstate and the beaches/ downtown, south of Fruitville and north of Bee Ridge.

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4th Annual Young Professionals Group Golf Tournament

By | May 15, 2014

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TPC Prestancia Golf CourseJoin the Young Professionals Group of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce on Friday, May 16th at the beautiful TPC Prestancia course for a day of teeing off and talking with local business leaders. Registration and boxed lunch starts at11:30am and the shotgun start goes off at 1pm sharp. The Awards and Cocktail Reception will begin at 5pm in the TPC Clubhouse. The cost to attend this event is $100 for individual member, $120 for non-members, and $450 for non-member foursomes.

TPC Prestancia, 4409 Tournament Players Club Drive, Sarasota

Courtesy SRQDaily

Pat Ditton is originally from the UK. In 1994, she moved to Sarasota where she and her husband purchased a motel on beautiful Siesta Key. Along with her family, she ran the motel for five years. In 2002 Pat got her Real Estate License. She has been with RE/MAX Alliance Group since 2004. Pat has first hand knowledge of the immigration and relocation process, and is able to help you avoid the pitfalls and guide you through your relocation, making it a smooth and stress free experience. She provides outstanding service wherever you are relocating from, whether it be a full time residence or vacation home.

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A “Tribute to Heroes” Memorial Day Parade

By | May 15, 2014

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Memorial Day ParadeCome out to Lakewood Ranch on Sunday, May 25th to pay honor to those heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our countries freedom. The event will kick off at 5pm with speeches and acknowledgements from the stage. The streets’ festivities will include face painting, balloon artists, music, grilled foods and beverages. The Tribute to Heroes Parade goes down Main Street starting at 6pm. The parade is growing more popular each year with over three dozen floats, bands, clubs and organizations in the procession. You won’t want to miss the Veteran’s Poppy reading, immediately following the parade, which is the “Tribute to Heroes”, followed by a beautiful white dove release.

For more information visit the Lakewood Ranch Main Street website at http://www.lakewoodranch.com/events/event.cfm?eveID=2549

Susan Guice is a Licensed Real Estate Assistant with The Cleary Group in Sarasota.

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Mother’s Day Dining in Sarasota

By | May 6, 2014

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Mother's DayLooking for a great place to take the special “Mom” in your life for Mother’s Day? See the list from DineSarasota.com here Mother’s Day Dining Spots in Sarasota area. Jack Dusty’s at Sarasota’s Ritz Carlton does a beautiful job with brunch as well, beginning at 11 am. Here is a link to their site for more information. Jack Dusty’s at Ritz Carlton Sarasota

One more site to check out is This Week in Sarasota.

Enjoy Mother’s Day treating all the Mom’s in your life to a very special day!

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Ticket Sarasota’s Cheap Thrills

By | May 2, 2014

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Ringling BridgeLooking for something to do this week on a budget? Check out what Ticket Sarasota has to say about our area’s cheap thrills. Make sure to get to the Siesta Beach Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest. Always loads of fun with some surprises!

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Architect’s Influence Apparent in Sarasota

By | May 1, 2014

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architects-influence-sarasotaStudents of Sarasota architecture quickly come to know the familiar name and distinctive designs of architect Thomas Reed Martin. Credited in local news accounts with having designed more than 500 buildings in Sarasota during the span of his nearly 40-year career, Martin was encouraged to come to Sarasota from Chicago in 1910, by Mrs. Bertha Palmer. His first commission here was the renovation of her home, The Oaks, on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey.

Although Thomas Reed Martin is probably best known for his Mediterranean Revival-style residences, in fact, he designed many buildings in other architectural styles and was an accomplished landscape artist and designer. A Classical Revival-style building that has graced the eastern side of South Orange Avenue, between Main Street and Ringling Boulevard, since the mid-1930s is the Wilson Building, at 27 South Orange Avenue. Historically known as the R.S. Cain Building, Martin’s design employs cast stone and 12 classical columns to create a grand entry for the one-story building. Its design was developed to complement the adjoining post office, today’s Federal Building to the south.

An innovative residence designed by Martin was a home built for Newton Shockey on Golden Gate Point. In addition to being the first home constructed on the point, its modern use of glass bricks, and concrete joists and floor prompted a headline in the local news: “First Golden Gate Point Home Uses Exceptional Methods of Construction.”

The concrete floor was poured over a wood base, which was later removed. This construction method eliminated the danger of termites boring away at the house’s foundation. Unfortunately, this waterfront home no longer exists.

In addition to architecture, Martin also practiced landscape design. Among his post World War II beautification projects were improvements proposed along the bayfront south of Main Street in the area of today’s Gulfstream Avenue. Planned improvements included a band shell and a comfort station. Although never realized, Martin’s plans likely served as the necessary catalyst for public acquisition of the land at a later date. The City of Sarasota’s Parks Board also asked that Martin draw up plans to convert City Island into a public park featuring a fishing pier, yacht basin and helicopter landing field.

Like another prominent Florida architect, Addison Mizner, who was practicing on Florida’s east coast in the 1920s, Martin worked closely with trained artisans who supplied him with the building materials he needed to realize his architectural designs. An article in the local press, dated September 1926, listed “Mr. Martin’s organization as one of the most active in the city, employing as it does, a dozen skilled artists, designers, and draftsmen.”

Martin was also credited with bringing business to local manufacturers of ornamental iron, pre-cast stone, ornamental pottery and wood work.

Notable Martin designs still remaining include the Mediterranean Revival-style bungalows in the Burns Court Historic District, the 1938 Art Deco Municipal Auditorium, and the 1941 streamlined Moderne Chidsey Library building which now houses the Sarasota County History Museum and the Sarasota County Visitors Bureau.

In September of 1925, Martin was appointed fee architect of the Federal Housing Administration for the county. His duties included inspection trips of houses being built with money insured by the FHA to determine if the houses were constructed according to the plans and specifications drawn up when the loan was made.

Thomas Reed Martin died at his home in Sarasota’s Granada subdivision in October of 1949 at the age of 84. In his nearly 40 years of practice in Sarasota, he contributed enormously to Sarasota’s legacy of architectural and artistic design.

Courtesy of Sarasota History Alive!

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25 Things You Don’t Know About If You Weren’t Born In The ’80s

By | April 28, 2014

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Lately I’ve been hanging with my kids feeling nostalgic for my youth and I’ve started to wonder which of all the futuristic gadgets will soon become relics of the ages, lost to the sands of time while ‘Murica marches on. Here’s a look back on so many of the things that sure seemed to be important at the time.

Do you remember that …

 

kapowski Zack Morris wasn’t the only reason you watched ‘Saved By The Bell’.
 unnamed You weren’t cool unless you knew the Cabbage Patch.
unnamed You could write words on beepers like a boss.
unnamed (1) Baseball cards weren’t the only things you traded.
unnamed (4) You heard it through the grapevine.
unnamed (3) You could jump higher in the ’80s.
transformers (Medium) The Transformers used to be cool.
teddy_ruxpin_commercial (Medium) Teddy Ruxpin was always creepy, but you loved him anyway.
unnamed (5) There have been exactly two movies in which Keanu Reeves lived up to his full potential. ‘The Matrix’ wasn’t one of them.
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego_4 (Medium) Carmen Sandiego made geography fun…
rockapella (Medium) … but Rockapella made it AWESOME.
OregonTrail (Medium) Video games used to be hard. REALLY hard.
slimed (Medium) You REALLY couldn’t say that on television.
gummi bears (Medium) Doing drugs was all right – as long as the drug was Gummiberry Juice.
Crayons (Medium) You used to sharpen anything you could get your hands on.
tiger_baseball_1 (Medium) There was a time before we had an app for that.
see through phone (Medium) Phones used to be invisible.
e59d_calculator_watch (Medium) The smartest kids in class could do math REALLY quickly.
Lambo Trapper Keeper (Medium) Everyone had Trapper Keepers, even if you couldn’t take them to school.
tmnt-liveaction-header (Medium) CGI was totally unnecessary.
TGIF (Medium) There were at least four reasons to stay home on Friday nights.
Flakhor (Medium) Fred Savage used to have a career.
the noid (Medium) Dominos Pizza gave us more than just great pizza: they gave us great advice.
original max (Medium) Before Apple was called Macintosh they were called Apple.
nintendo_gameboy2 (Medium) Two buttons were all you really needed.



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Neighborhood Profile: Gulf Gate, Sarasota FL 34231

By | April 28, 2014

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Gulf Gate is an expansive neighborhood minutes from Sarasota’s award winning Siesta Beach. The houses are relatively affordable, and most are built with sturdy block construction and terrazzo floors.  The neighborhood features winding roads lined with sidewalks and palm trees.  Nearby are great mom and pops stores and some fantastic small restaurants, in what is called Gulf Gate Village.  Lawns are well manicured, and one can really tell that the residents take good care of their homes.  A golf course runs through the center of the neighborhood, creating some very scenic views.  Gulf gate is sprawling, with several different subdivisions, each just slightly different.  The neighbor hood is also in an excellent school district, and even has its own library.

Education

Gulf Gate is in a fantastic school district.  Gulf Gate Elementary is located in the neighborhood itself, and has an A rating.  It is also in Sarasota Middle School district, another A rated school.  Gulf Gate is in the Riverview Highschool district, which has a B rating.  Gulf Gate is about 30 minutes from New College as well as USF Sarasota.  Sarasota Technical Institute (recently renovated and expanded) is just a short drive away.  Gulf Gate is just minutes from the I-75, for any students commuting up to Tampa.

 

Golf Course

Gulf Gate Golf Course is a 27 hole course with several water hazards, requiring accurate shots.  It is comprised of an 18 hole course  (the blue course), as well as the executive course (the red course).  The course has lush fairways an small flat greens.  During of season in afternoon hours you can walk the course if you want a bit more excercise than driving the cart.  The course is semi private.  It costs $20 to play, and it has an open guest policy.  Many homes in Gulf Gate have a great view of the course.

 

Subdivisions

Gulf Gate  – The original part of Gulf Gate began construction in 1960 of nearly 1000 homes, and was finished in the late 70′s.  Most of the homes have block construction and terrazzo floors, and many feature tile roofs and screened in pools.  Many of these homes have fairway views or a small lake view.  They houses range from 2 bedrooms 2 baths to 4 bedroom 3 baths and 1,100 square feet to 2,700 square feet.  Properties are 7,500 to 20,000 square feet.  Most houses have carports or garages.  The $50/ month HOA fees are optional.

Gulf Gate Manor:  Gulf Gate Manor lies on the east side of the neighborhood, with 63 homes all built between 1966 and 1969.  These homes tend to be more affordable, and range from 1,000 to 2,200 square feet.  Most feature block construction and tile roofs, and the HOA fees (under $100) include basic cable and groundskeeping.

Gulf Gate Woods:  On the south side of the golf course lies Gulf Gate Woods, a quiet area with single family homes build between 1970 and the early 80′s.  Most houses have the block construction, tile roofs, as well as a 2 car garage.  Houses range from 2 bedroom 2 bathrooms to 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms.  Some of these houses are on very large lots (3/4 of an acre).

Gulf Gate Pines:  Gulf Gate Pines was the last area built in the neighborhood, built betwwen 1978 and 1988.  The houses are large, ranging from 1,700 square feet to 3,000.  The large lots are heavily wooded with old trees.  Many of these houses have screened in swimming pools as well as 2 or 3 car garages.

If you are interested in any of these homes please feel free to give me a call.  My team has tons of experience and knowledge of the area, and would be happy to help you buy or sell in Gulf Gate.

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(all data current as of
5/1/2014)

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,814 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,222 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2

  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,444 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,949 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10

  3. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,573 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,001 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 10

  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,869 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,799 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 15

  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,628 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,502 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 20

  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,457 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 24

  7. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,423 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,773 sqft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 41

  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,894 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,799 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 41

  9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,640 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,023 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 56

  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,499 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,501 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 73

  11. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,899 sqft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 76

  12. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,474 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,394 sqft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 76

  13. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,800 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 84

  14. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,685 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,620 sqft
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 86

  15. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,576 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 99

  16. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,964 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,358 sqft
    Year built: 1968
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 107

  17. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,131 sq ft
    Year built: 1972
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 114

  18. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,955 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,250 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 119

  19. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,173 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,800 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 178

  20. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,999 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,850 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 215

  21. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,989 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 225

  22. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,516 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,250 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 257

  23. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,274 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,000 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 293

  24. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,549 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,000 sqft
    Year built: 1977
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 296

  25. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,422 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,500 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 353

  26. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,356 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,699 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 832

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