Sarasota Lifestyles

Creative Traffic Solutions for Downtown and Siesta Key

City and county leaders are on the verge of hailing new, creative efforts to reduce traffic congestion in downtown Sarasota and on Siesta Key. The plan would involve consolidating one of the bus routes on the key now, stretching south along Beach and Midnight Pass roads from the village area to Turtle Beach and back.

Boutique resort opens at Siesta gateway - Siesta Key Palms Hotel

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. The Elephant Ear Suites at 1800 Stickney Point Road, just east of the bridge to Siesta Key, has gotten a complete facelift since Rodriguez bought the 21-unit property for about $2 million this spring.

1500 State Street -Downtown Sarasota Sophisticated Urban Lifestyles

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 [...]

Signs of Life for Sarasota Quay Development

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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 [...]

Sarasota Events of the Season

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Sarasota offers a wealth of activities and events for the Holiday Season. We've included highlights of upcoming Sarasota Events for the whole family to enjoy.


Siesta Key Crystal Classic, Nov. 13-17 Sand sculpting festival includes first-rate artistry, lives music and vendors at world-famous Siesta Key Public Beach. Info: [...]

Longboat Key in Top 10 Conde Nast Traveler's Islands

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It's time to invest in a larger trophy case. This time, Longboat Key has garnered national glory.

Longboat Key was the No. 9 best island in the U.S. in Conde Nast Traveler's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. Hawaii's Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Big Island nabbed the top four slots. Amelia Island, which ranked No. 10, was the only other Florida location to make the [...]

Sarasota No. 31 on List of Most Livable Cities

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Tropical island ambiance with the comforts of craft beer and Fine Art helped land the City of Sarasota on the "2016 Top 100 Best Places to Live."

Most Livable Cities - Sarasota showed up as No. 31 on the list along with places like Boulder, Colorado; Santa Rosa, California; and Madison, Wisconsin.

The other Florida entries on the list, published this week by [...]

Free Things to Do in Sarasota, Bradenton and Beyond

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There are lots of activities that cost nothing, sure, but most are pretty boring. Here are free things to do in Sarasota and Manatee counties that are actually fun.


Kiss under the Kissing Statue

The 26-foot-tall statue officially titled "Unconditional Surrender" on Sarasota's bayfront is the perfect place for a PDA, especially when [...]