About the Area

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Venice, Florida – Welcome to the Best Coastal Living Experience

Venice, Florida, is located along the Gulfcoast, 18 miles South of Sarasota. It features two exits off of I-75: 195, Laurel Road, which heads north of the town, and 193, Jacaranda Boulevard, which takes you to downtown Venice. It features Venice Island, accessible by a bridge. As of 2020, Venice reported a population of 25,463. Its beaches stretch about 14 miles, and there are several of them as well as...

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Englewood, Florida – Here’s the Shared Beauty Along the Gulf of Mexico

If you've ever visited Englewood, you know it's not your typical city. Located along the Gulfcoast of Florida, Englewood is shared between two counties – Sarasota and Charlotte. Englewood's serenity and quietness is the primary attraction of this area. It has a population of about 19,332 as of 2020, clearly uncrowded, and the beaches have less congestion making them a great spot for tourists to...

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Ca’D’Zan Mansion and the Ringling Museum of Art

Ca’D’Zan mansion and the Ringling Museum of art are by far two of Sarasota’s premier attractions. The Ca’D’Zan is a Venetian-style mansion sitting on 20 acres of Sarasota Bay waterfront. This beauty has been around for decades; at some point, it lost its glory, but now it's back to attracting public attention like never before. The Ringling Museum of art is also connected to the Ca’D’Zan...

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Siesta Key – Explore Florida’s Famous Beach

Florida features many scenic and appealing beaches, but the Siesta Key one ranks at the top! Firstly, Siesta Key is a barrier island located on the southwest coast of Florida. It is set between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, with some parts stretching to Sarasota. In the 20th century, people would call this island ‘Little Sarasota Key’ or ‘Sarasota key’. It was also only accessible by...

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St Armands Circle in Sarasota, Florida

When John Ringling purchased St. Armands Key, he wanted to create residential and shopping units that would be circular. Later, in 1950, businesses in this area began blossoming. To date, St Armands is known for its luxurious shops and fine dining places that attract people from all over the world. Where Locals and Tourists Meet for Shopping and FunSt Armands has over 130 businesses, including...

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Sarasota Bradenton International Airport Sees Massive Growth

The growing Florida population has made the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport a busy hub. With eleven airlines, it reported one million passengers in the first three months of 2022. Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is three miles north of downtown Sarasota and six miles from Bradenton. It occupies 1102 acres with a thirty-foot elevation. Moreover, it has two terminals, B & D, with...

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Beat the Heat at the North Port Aquatic Center

The North Port Aquatic Center, a must-visit for you and your family, is at the heart of North Port, Florida. The facility is home to many events, parks, beaches, and recreation centers with a vast aquatic area and varying water activities. North Port is in Sarasota County, which is between Tampa and Fort Myers. It's the youngest and fast-growing place in South Florida. The area has breathtaking natural...

Real Estate Association of Sarasota Manatee Announces Grand Opening of Their New Campus

With over 8,300 members, the Real Estate Association of Sarasota Manatee (RASM) is the largest real estate trade association in Sarasota and Manatee counties. RASM maintains a healthy real estate market by upholding high skills and moral standards through a Code of Ethics, current education, and certification programs and providing technology, networking, training, and business support to...

New Family Golf Outing Opens at UTC

From history to the present, golf has been an inextricable part of Sarasota's environment, and there is no shortage of courses and country clubs for the golfers to spend a day honing their skills. The Sarasota/Manatee area has something for golfers of all abilities, from skilled to novice. There are hundreds of communities and courses on the Southwest coast of Florida. Since John H. Dizzy Gillespie...

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Warm Mineral Springs in North Port – Florida’s Best Kept Secrets

Warm Mineral Springs in North Port, Florida, is known for its unique qualities, including having one of the highest mineral concentrations of any natural spring in the United States. It also holds the distinction of being Florida's only active warm mineral spring. Why is the Warm Mineral Springs worth the hype? Every day at the beautiful and comfortable Mineral Springs can leave you feeling...

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