We have some good news, folks! Don't feel like spending the entire day in the kitchen this Thanksgiving? No worries. Sarasota has many restaurants around town that are opening their doors and prepping their kitchens for those who just don't feel exactly like Gordon Ramsay this year.

Columbia Restaurant 

The ever-so-famous Columbia. A true masterpiece and s staple in Southwest Florida. Columbia Restaurant in St. Armand’s Circle will offer a holiday meal with a Cuban twist. Their meal includes a 12-pound whole Vermont turkey, Columbia’s special sausage and ground beef stuffing, “1905” Salad®, Cuban bread, potatoes and key lime pie for dessert.

Please call 941-388-3987 for pickup.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. 

Duval’s is one of a…

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Bird Key is one of those places where luxury meets simplicity. Boasting beautiful homes, and lavish parks, it is the perfect spot to take in the most scenic views in Southwest Florida.

Bird Key has an amazing history full of vibrant stories and culture dating back to 1917 when the very first home was built. Like many areas and islands in the area, John Ringling purchased this island just a few years later and started building it up to what it eventually is today.

The scenic key is directly situated in the heart of Sarasota Bay, while it’s breathtaking 250 acre Key is the hottest, most exclusive community in the entire County. Nestled right off the John Ringling Causeway bridge, Bird key is perfectly located with easy access to downtown Sarasota,…

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Golf course communities are a perennial luxury attracting thousands of people per year to Southwest Florida.  While many of us enjoy catching rays and relaxing on the green, that's not all they're for. These luxurious communities are an incredible area to raise families in Southwest Florida. There are millions of people across the United States living in a SFR, apartment, condo or townhome in a common urban or suburban neighborhood. There are however, a growing amount of Americans who are moving to golf course communities. But what exactly are the benefits of living there? Why are people flocking to Southwest Florida golf course communities in droves?

It's quite simple, really. Beauty and elegance is everywhere in Southwest Florida. Sarasota is…

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Southwest Florida attracts all walks of life from all across the globe--for good reason. The perpetual summer weathers and endless However, you may not have thought that one of those reasons is taking advantage of the breathtaking 55+ communities that outline much of Southwest Florida.

The Sarasota area is the idyllic if you're retired, the kids are all grown up, or you just want a change of scenery. The 55+ communities bring a simpler lifestyle. Maybe you want to get away from the hustle & bustle of your up and coming neighborhood. Maybe you just want to be around like-minded folks. These communities are popping up every day in Southwest Florida catering to those looking for the sunny Florida lifestyle.

The move into such a community is…

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Most of us have been curious as to what the value is of our own homes. Especially nowadays, when your home value more than likely has risen quite significantly since the beginning of 2022. You may even have input your homes' information on a "what's my home worth" calculator. Almost a quarter of U.S. homeowners use online home-value calculators to get a preliminary estimate of what their home may be worth. These online tools are called automated valuation models (AVM) . Millenials and Generation X'ers are the major players with the AVMs. However, these tools are rapidly being used by Boomers and others, especially in recent months due to home values increasing. There are a myriad of major players out there when it comes to AVM models, such as…

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With such cold winters and a daunting past couple of years, it is no wonder people are escaping harsh conditions to the land of sunshine and white sandy beaches. Thousands of people flock to sunny South Florida year after year during the summer to enjoy the beach, sun, and outdoors. This year is no different from the rest. Americans move to Florida ind droves. However, many don't think about how the summer can affect their new homes. Have you thought about what you’ll do with your home during the summertime? Weatherization for winter is the norm up north, but in Florida, we must make sure that our homes are safe from the stormy weather and the summer heat.

Sarasota during the summer is a beautiful place full of plentiful outdoor activities for you and…

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Sarasota is a place unlike any other. If arts and cultural experiences are an important parts of your lifestyle, there isn't a better place to live than Sarasota Florida. Named the "#1 Small City in the Nation for the Arts," Sarasota is the center of Florida’s arts and cultural scene. With its performing arts theatres, the Sarasota Opera, the Sarasota Ballet, the Sarasota Orchestra and too many art galleries and museums to mention, Sarasota rivals the arts environments of many of the nation's biggest cities.

The city has had an enormous history of the arts—starting with John and Mable Ringling when, in 1924, their first Sarasota project was construction of their magnificent 56-room Venetian Gothic mansion, the Cà d’Zan.Mr. Ringling collected a…

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There are a myriad of questions racing through peoples' minds when they decide to have an open house. How? When? Let's start off with the timing. While there are a few different scenarios when weekdays can work for an open house, such as on a holiday, the ideal time is Sunday afternoon. The reason is simple: Most people have free times on Sundays. While this may not come as much of a shock, it is pivotal information to know if you’re looking to buy or sell a home. This doesn’t mean you absolutely must schedule your open house that day, but it will certainly help. Know your area and ask your local Realtor about what time most open houses are.

Whether you've been around the block a few times with home sales, or you’re new to the home-selling…

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Buying your first home can be one of the most rewarding yet stressful experiences of your life. There are several factors that come into play when starting the search. It is paramount to have your affairs in order before moving alone in the process.

First and foremost: Your finances. If you don’t have a very colorful credit score, you may want to way a little while before you’re thinking of purchasing a home. With a score below 750 and especially 700, you may not get a very intriguing rate with your mortgage. Take time to build your credit if it isn’t already established.

Once your credit is in line, you should have at least 10% down payment on hand—meaning 10% of the value of the home, in cash. With FHA, VA and USDA loans becoming…

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With eight beautiful miles of white, powdery sand beneath your toes, award winning seafood at every corner, and endless activities for you and your family; Siesta Key is undoubtedly the ultimate destination to call “Home.”

Once you step foot on the sand, you'll understand why the beach has been rated the #1 beach in America multiple times by several travel outlets including US News & Word Report. Pictures alone don't do it justice. It doesn't suffice to just read an article and imagine your day at the beach. There is a reason thousands of people move to Sarasota each year.

You may be asking yourself what exactly it is that's on this beautiful stretch of land that attracts thousands of people each and every year. For starters, just a few…

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