City and county leaders are on the verge of hailing new, creative efforts to reduce traffic congestion in downtown Sarasota and on Siesta Key. Electric-vehicle shuttle service, as well as open-air trolley service, are among the proposed solutions.
New owner has given 1950s building a complete facelift
21-room Siesta Key Palms Hotel, a boutique style resort with a five-star attitude
Henry Rodriguez has taken motel more than a half century old at the gateway to Siesta Key and spun it into a luxury, boutique resort.
It's an Old Florida environment — without feeling so old. [...]
Coming to Downtown Sarasota
1500 State Street - Boutique Condo of only 20 residences. This unsurpassed location is near all that makes downtown Sarasota such a great place to live. One of the best walkable areas, you're moments to the Sarasota Bayfront, Marina Jack, great cultural venues, shopping and [...]
Home prices in Southwest Florida are still outpacing state and national increases.
Single-family home prices rose 7.8 percent in the Sarasota-Manatee region in June over the year, data provider CoreLogic reported Tuesday.
Florida posted the nation's sixth-highest home appreciation rate. But home values in the state remain 23.9 percent off their pre-recession peaks. [...]
While the nation's gross domestic product saw a mere 0.5 percent bump in annual growth rate during the first quarter, and as retailers struggled with a customer base that is more prone to [...]
The end of 2015 witnessed record-breaking sales for both Sarasota and Manatee counties. January sales reflected the expected seasonal dip as a result of reduced buying activity during the holidays, even as median prices continued to rise.[...]
A Boston developer plans to build a boutique hotel in the city's Rosemary District, joining a throng of new projects targeting the hospitality industry.
The 76-room hotel, called The Sarasota Modern, is planned on about one acre at the southwest corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Cocoanut Avenue, just east of U.S. 41.
The five-story building would include a 151-seat restaurant, outdoor pool, juice bar and gym and spa, according to plans recently filed with the [...]
The owner of the former Sarasota Quay property is taking initial steps toward development.
GreenPointe Communities, which paid $27 million for the 14-acre bayfront site last December, expects to submit a formal development plan to the city of Sarasota early 2016.
The project, called "Sarasota Bayside," will - for now - retain the scope of the development that was approved eight years ago, GreenPointe regional president Rick Harcrow said [...]
The October real estate market in Sarasota and Manatee counties remained strong, with overall sales slightly lower than September and last October, but median sale prices up substantially over last year at this [...]
The nine-month count was a 5.5 percent increase when compared with the same period in 2014.
The third quarter of this year saw an estimated 25.5 million visitors, an increase of 6.8 percent, [...]
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