Real Estate Statistics for July in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | August 29, 2016

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee report that median sale prices for condos and single family homes continue to increase in both counties. Sarasota County single family homes are up 10.5 percent from 2015 to $242,500, while Manatee County experienced an 11.7 percent jump from 2015 to $279,250. Year over year, condo median sales prices rose 7.9 percent from 2015 to $205,000 in Sarasota and 21.9 percent to $185,250 in Manatee. … Read More! »

For Live Music Head to the Blue Rooster

By | August 29, 2016

Blue Rooster

For live entertainment and some of the best bands around town, head to the Blue Rooster on Fourth Street between Lemon and Orange. Open every day but Sunday and Monday for dinner, this is the place for good southern comfort food and a fun atmosphere. The Blue Rooster menu features New American Southern fare which takes simple, locally-sourced base ingredients and transforms them into true blue southern comfort … Read More! »

September in Sarasota

By | August 26, 2016

Sept 2016

This month marks the beginning of the fall season. Here’s just a sampling of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of September: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Sept. 1st Ringling Underground Sarasota Ringling Museum of Art Sept. 1-25th “The GiGi’s” Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre Sept. 2-3rd Village of the Arts ArtWalk Bradenton Village of the Arts Sept. 2-4th 70th … Read More! »

Real Estate Prices Continue to Rise in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | August 22, 2016

Real Estate Up Graph

Median sale prices are on the rise for condos and single family homes in both counties. Single family median sales prices are up 7.8 percent in Sarasota County to $248,000, while Manatee County experienced a 12.4 percent jump to $285,000. The Sarasota County condo median sale price rose 4.3 percent to $219,000, and Manatee County also saw an increase of 11.6 percent in condo sales price over last … Read More! »

Casey Key Architectural Legacy

By | August 11, 2016

The natural beauty of Casey Key has attracted the attention of visitors and residents to the Gulf Coast for many years. Casey Key’s first non-native inhabitants were members of the Isaac Shumard family, originally from Missouri, who arrived around 1900. Casey Key’s earliest remaining structures date back to the first quarter of the 20th century and were quite typical of Sarasota’s Boom Time, Mediterranean Revival Style, architecture. However, … Read More! »

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

By | August 1, 2016

The Van Wezel Friday Fest FREE Outdoor Summer Concert Series for 2016 brings the best local bands to the Sarasota Bayfront. With great music, food and fun, come spend an evening with us on our bayside lawn, soaking in the soothing sounds and setting sun. Coming August 26th at 5:00pm Rebelheart will perform! Showcasing a contemporary blend of Country music, Sarasota’s own, Rebelheart’s talented musicians have been performing locally, … Read More! »

August in Sarasota

By | July 29, 2016

August Calendar

There are so many things to do in paradise this month. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of August: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Aug. 2-7th Florida State Dancesport Championships Sarasota Florida State Dance Aug. 3-21st “The God of … Read More! »

Florida’s Economic Growth Continues

By | July 25, 2016

florida state flag

Florida’s economic future is looking bright, according to University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith‘s latest Florida & Metro Forecast. Florida’s economy will outpace the U.S. average in the next four years. Through 2019, Florida’s economy is projected to expand at an average annual rate of 2.9 percent, outpacing the U.S. GDP’s forecasted growth average of 2.3 percent. Nominal gross state product is expected to break $1 trillion … Read More! »

Wheat + Water Italian Kitchen in Bradenton

By | July 20, 2016

Wheat + Water

We visited Wheat + Water with a group of friends recently and found it to be more than your run-of-the-mill Italian restaurant. Located in the Beall’s shopping center on SR70, it is convenient to Lakewood Ranch and I-75. We had some excellent pasta dishes and great service. Wheat + Water presents the great flavors of Italy using only the finest ingredients from Italy and the United States. Their Chefs prepare … Read More! »

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix and Festival

By | June 30, 2016

Starting on June 25th and running through July 4th Sarasota will be home to many events included in the Powerboat Grand Prix and Festival. From the opening golf tournament, car show, fishing tournament, downtown block party and boat parade to the boat races and fireworks on July 4th there will be lots to do in and around Sarasota. The funds raised by these events support Suncoast Charities for … Read More! »