The West Villages of North Port is a vibrant new planned town of 12,000 acres located between Venice and North Port. Besides many neighborhoods with distinctive communities, there will be a grocery stores, commercial developments, do parks and everything what people need for their everyday life. You don't have to drive far to enjoy a vibrant Florida lifestyle. The Beaches are nearby and all the cultural offerings of Sarasota a just a short drive away.
There are three game-changing projects in Sarasota in the makes; three ambitious projects that will change Sarasota in the near future. Mote Marine Laboratory – what a Bold Plan MoteMarine Laboratory, which is an independent, not-for-profit, marine research organization, will build a new aquarium on a 12-acre lot at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. The existing facility on City Island, located in the Sarasota Bay, will solely be used as a research center. That “International Marine Science, Technology and Innovation Park” on City Island will attract marine scientists from all over the world, although, it has already earned a global […]
After years of working, many retirees dream of having a vacation home. A beautiful home in the mountains or by the sea would be a perfect retreat. But there are a few steps involved before buying a second/vacation home. It is important to think carefully about the project. It is a significant investment and most retirees live on a "fixed" income.
Some areas in Florida were not so happy with hurricane Irma, however, most communities north of Fort Myers were lucky that the damage was minimal.
An interesting article from our guest blogger Christy Erickson. Thank you so much, Christy. What to Plant to Support our Bees all Season long Planting perennials in your home garden is a great way to help local bees who are facing multiple threats to their species. A robust garden planted with these insects in mind can attract bees and provide them nutrition and shelter all season long. While a bee-friendly garden is typically comprised of many different types of plants, there are many reasons why perennials are an excellent choice. […]
Four Point Inspection? Let’s get right to the point. A four point inspection is focusing only on the most important issues a house may or may not have. It was created after Hurricane Andrew struck Florida, which happened in August 1992. Andrew was the most expensive hurricane in Florida’s history. The category five storm left scars in the landscape as well as on the balance sheets of the insurers for more than a decade. With so many homes damaged, insurance companies needed a quick solution for the future. They needed […]
South of Englewood is a huge circular area. From the sky it looks like one of those crop circles found in crop fields in England, but it is a city called "Rotonda West." Seven neighborhoods and a Preserve are in the wheel. The neighborhoods of Rotonda West include Golf Course communities, communities with lots of water called Rotonda Lakes.
Considering buying a condo in the Sarasota and Venice area? Take the time to research the community, review the condominium rules and regulations and study other facts to answer these questions. Whether you have decided to buy a Condo at the beach, in a golf course community, or a gorgeous condo with elevator on the water the questions remain the same. It doesn’t matter which type of Condo you have in mind, ask these 20 question before you buy a Condo. More… Condition?: What’s the condition of the unit, […]
Punta Gorda is the only incorporated city in Charlotte County. It is a boater's dream with the perfect waters of the Charlotte Harbor directly at your doorsteps. At Punta Gorda Isles you'll find a vast system of navigable canals, some are sailboat water canals and others are suitable for small fishing boats. Punta Gorda has a historic district with unique Florida-style homes. If you enjoy a small town feel in a tropical environment, Punta Gorda and Punta Gorda Isles is for you.
Dredging Stump Pass The channel between the southern tip of Manasota Key and Don Pedro Island, called Stump Pass, is the only connection between the Lemon Bay (Intracoastal Waterway) and the Gulf of Mexico in the Englewood area. Therefore, this is also the only thoroughfare which boaters can use if they want to go out on the open water of the Gulf. The next two passages are the Venice Jetty, about 16 miles further north, or Gasparilla Pass, which is 7 miles further south. So, if you don’t have one […]
Pit bull and other "dangerous" breeds are not prohibited in Florida, only in Miami Dade County. But there are still rules in effect.