Sarasota National – A brand new gated Golf Course community in Venice – Live the good life

Post updated December 2018 Listen up house hunters! There is something in the air in Venice – and you should not miss out on it. “Sarasota National” is the name of a new WCI community about 20 miles south of downtown Sarasota. You should keep an eye on that brand new development – it’s worth it! Location! Location! From Sarasota International, which is part of the West Villages, it is only a stone’s throw away from “The Island of Venice” and the historic downtown area where you can browse boutiques […]

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Island Walk at the West Villages in Venice FL

Post updated September 2019 Let us find out if Island Walk, at the West Villages in Venice is appealing to you. Have a look at  the Island Walk’s community features first: The 24 h manned gate entrance protects your property  A 14.000 Sq. Ft. Resort Center offers Health, Fitness and Social Activities You will find a beautiful tropical resort pool – and the pool is huge!  Many resorts would be jealous.  You got to see it! There is plenty of space around the heated lagoon style pool with lounge chairs, umbrellas and tables. […]

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South Gulf Cove – Waterfront living in a tropical setting

South Gulf Cove is a waterfront community in Southwest Florida, with direct access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. It is a paradise for boating enthusiasts and nature lovers, far away from crowded areas and the concrete jungle. South Gulf Cove is becoming increasingly popular with people who want affordable tropical waterfront living and for individuals who wish to live an active lifestyle. If you like walking, biking, skating, kayaking, swimming, fishing….this might be a place on earth where you want to be. Located on the protected side of the […]

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Nokomis, Florida, a town with this special “Old Florida” feeling – choose your lifestyle!

Nokomis in Florida, a hidden gem, is a quaint waterfront community bordered by the beautiful cities of Venice to the south and Sarasota to the north. The area is known for its miles of beaches, great shopping, superb waterfront restaurants and all the amenities for today’s lifestyles.  Are you an outdoor enthusiast?   You just found the right spot. There are plenty of green golf courses, tennis courts, and waterways to boat, canoe or kayak.  How about biking & walking?  The new Legacy Trail is a walking and biking path trough lush […]

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Active Adult or 55 plus communities in Venice and Sarasota, Florida

55+ or Active Adult Communities Post updated August 2019 55+ communities are now called “Active Adult Communities.” That sounds so much better and doesn’t look so “ooold.” What a relief. The homeowners in such communities now feel a lot younger although the threshold of 55+ remained the same. What happened? Find Homes in 55 plus and active adult communities What is a 55 or active adult community? As the name suggests, no folks younger than 55 years of age can live in a 55 Plus community. Although, this statement is […]

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Where is the next “Albert Einstein” coming from?

You have probably never heard the name “Osprey,” Florida, right? Yes, of course, it is the name of a bird, you’re right, but it is also the name of a community in Sarasota County. Why is this even worth mentioning, you may ask? Well, this is the place where  “Pine View School” is located, and  this particular school has just been rated “#1 School in Florida” and  “#6 in the nation.” This may be good news for you if you ever wanted to enjoy the year-round beautiful weather in the Sunshine State without “leaving your kids behind.” Send your kids to Pine View and let them build a solid foundation for their future careers. We don’t know if they will be as famous as the developer of the general theory of relativity one day, but what the heck, why don’t you give it a try? By the way, Osprey is only a stone’s throw away from the best beach in the US….the #1 rated Siesta Key Beach…… Sigh! Another #1 rating…… However, if you are looking for a home within a short distance to  “Pine View School” you will find some really nice neighborhoods in that area. Woodlands at Rivendell is a community with newer homes, like Park Trace and Willowbend. Do you like boating?  Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club might be your choice. They have a harbor where you can park your little 50′ cruiser. For those of you looking for […]

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Blackburn Estates on the Bay a hidden Treasure in Nokomis Florida – Homes for Sale

It’s time to move to Florida! If you prefer mega communities with 2,000+ homes, this is not for you. However, if you like small and cozy communities with a personal touch to it, you should continue reading.  There is a hidden gem called “Blackburn Estates on the Bay” – a rare find in Nokomis, Florida. An exquisite gated community of only 26 homes on estate-sized lots.  A new waterfront community right on the Intracoastal Waterway, conveniently located, just minutes away from the beaches, shopping and all amenities Sarasota and Venice […]

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I can’t believe it – there are communities in Sarasota and Venice with low Homeowners Association Fees!

Updated October 2019 The startling truth about the cost of living in Sarasota is………that it is “challenging” in some places – money-wise. If money didn’t matter, there’d be plenty of fabulous places to spend the retirement or to raise your kids. A penthouse on Longboat Key, overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, or a 4,000 sq ft Pool-Home in the Oaks Club, with golf course view, would be perfect. Perhaps a beautiful property in one of Sarasota’s most beautiful Ranch Communities would be your dream? Bring your animals and have fun in the sun. You will all love it! For many homebuyers, money does somehow matter. You may be able to buy a great home at a rock-bottom price, but when the monthly Homeowners Association bill hits your mailbox, your face may turn a whiter shade of pale. Paying the price for the home is one thing, coming up with the monthly expenses for the years to come can become a real task …..and it can put a noticeable dent in your retirement funds. You know already, there is not too much you can do about taxes and insurance. Only the assessed value determines the amount of your property tax. If you want to pay fewer taxes, you can just buy a cheaper property, or you can try to bribe the county property appraiser? Shopping around for homeowners insurance may save a few dollars more. Comparing different companies and different policies can […]

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Rive′ Isle – an Exclusive Island Community on the Manatee River.

  A lifestyle at the water’s edge….simply unique Imagine a community that has it all: boating, golf and tennis on a private island surrounded by pristine nature preserves in a subtropical climate. Though is sounds like an oasis, such place does exist and it’s just minutes from the cultural triangle of downtown Sarasota, Bradenton and St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay area on the West Coast of Florida. Whether seeking an active lifestyle or a relaxing sanctuary…you have found a place that has it all. Rive Isle is a creation of a secluded […]

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Best Dog Park in the State – Brohard Paw Park in Venice, Florida

Can I take my furry friend with me to the beach? That is a real question. Usually, you cannot get your carnivore to any public beach in Sarasota County. But wait, there is one exception: in Venice, there is a stretch of beach where you can introduce your best friend to the “endless ocean.” Will he love it? Of course! Why not? “Brohard Paw Park” is the name of the place which will make your dog smile and wag its tail. Dog lovers from all over America have declared the Paw […]

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