sarasot_dancers_400Once again, Sarasota draws top kudos. For the second year in a row, AmericanStyle Magazine ranked Sarasota 5th on it's list of the Top 25 Small Cities for Art. Bradenton ranked 10th. It's no wonder - Sarasota’s rich arts scene rivals some of the biggest urban centers in the country. Home to dozens of performing arts venues, opera, theater, and ballet companies, there is never a shortage of visual and performing arts entertainment. Check out the Sarasota Arts Scene on my website to learn more about Sarasota's Arts.

Just last year, in a survey conducted by Sarasota/Bradenton earned the top spot as America’s most popular retirement destination. This is not the first time Sarasota was named one of the best places retire. Money magazine once…

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lakewoodranch-country-club_120If you’re looking for an upscale and secure gated-entrance golf course community, Lakewood Ranch Country Club in Lakewood Ranch, Florida should be on your list of places to consider buying a home. Residents of the Country Club golf course community enjoy a luxurious, yet comfortable, lifestyle in a community of ten neighborhoods. There are single-family homes spanning a wide range of sizes with prices ranging from the low $300's to over $2 million. There are also condos and town homes available for those who are looking for a maintenance-free housing option.

The Country Club community, situated right in the heart of Lakewood Ranch, is one of the seven "villages" that comprise master-planned 8,000+ acre Lakewood Ranch. Lakewood Ranch is the largest…

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sold-sign_120Unlike other markets across the country, home sales in the Sarasota Florida real estate market in March reached the highest level in six years. Total property sales in the Sarasota market hit 800 for the month of March, 2011. This is the highest level since September, 2005 when sales started to decline.

Other impressive news coming from the March real estate market report by the Sarasota Association of Realtors included the following:

  • Prices rose in double digits for both single-family homes and condos
  • Pending sales were the highest since the real estate boom ended in 2005
  • The inventory of unsold homes dropped to less than 1/3 the number available at the worst point of the real estate crash

This news comes on the heels of equally astounding…

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