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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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Everything You Need to Know About The Legacy Trail in Sarasota

Sarasota County has several miles of beautiful trails where you may go hiking, horseback riding, biking, or rollerblading. The trails offer an outdoor experience for all tourists and locals, ranging from leisurely strolling to rigorous trekking and workouts, and allow access to an unlimited number of natural spots and wild places right in your backyard. The Legacy Trail - LocationThe Historic Venice...

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A Great Spot for Art Lovers in Bradenton – Village of the Arts

Located near downtown Bradenton, Village of the Arts is a must-visit for art lovers, historians, tourists, those looking for healing and foodies alike. Loaded with art studios, eclectic shops, galleries, and restaurants, the Village of the Arts is one of the big draws to the region. You definitely wouldn’t want to miss the traditional cottages initially built in the 1920s and 30s, if you’re an explorer...

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Parks & Recreation – Explore Manatee’s 39 Parks, 24 Preserves, and More

Manatee County has an abundance of spectacular parks, preserves, and beaches to play in! It is home to 39 parks, 24 preserves, and miles of beaches and provides some of Florida's best recreational activities and facilities. What to explore in Manatee County? De Soto National MemorialOn March 11, 1948, the national memorial was established. The memorial was listed on the National Register of Historic...

The Million Dollar Market: Sarasota/Manatee Properties are Breaking Sales Records

Rising home prices in this fast-paced real estate market are nothing new and falling supplies and oversupply drive prices. November 2021 represents a record high average price in two county areas, according to data compiled by Sarasota Magazine. The average single-family home in Manatee County has risen 28.5 percent to $450,411 since November last year. And in Sarasota County, it rose 19.9 percent to...

Fast Growing Parrish, Florida

The town of Parrish, also known as the 'New Center of the Universe,' is located in the northeastern region of Manatee County. It is less than an hour away from popular destinations like St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Sarasota. Because of its location, Parrish is one of the most searched cities for real estate in Florida. People are enthusiastic about building their new home in and around Parrish as it is...

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