Sarasota FL Real Estate Blog

Comparing Two Popular Relocation Destinations in Florida

Sarasota and Naples are two of the most popular destinations not only for visitors, but also for those relocating to the state. However, they are both very different. Comparing these two destination will help you see which may provide a better place for your next home.


Sarasota has a better downtown and it's much larger than Naples downtown area. The downtown of Sarasota runs from US 301 all the way to Fruitville Road and out to Ringling Boulevard. Many unique restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and nightclubs are found in the downtown area.

Finding the Naples downtown can be a bit difficult because it's not really defined. Fifth Avenue is the most popular area and most like a main street. This area offers plenty of luxury stores and restaurants, but it's not the size of Sarasota's downtown.


Both cities provide plenty of outdoor activities from paddleboarding to golf and everything in between. However, Sarasota provides more...

Why is Retiring to Sarasota so Popular?

sarasota-golfcourses-laurel-oak_22_300We all know Florida is a popular state for retirement. Sarasota is one of the most popular destinations for many great reasons. Whether it's the no income tax in the state that draws you, the incredible weather or the golf courses, it's not hard to find a handful of reasons to move to Sarasota, Florida after retiring.

An Addictive Climate

Yes, living in Florida means there is a rainy season, but it never snows in Sarasota and the sun shines over 300 days every year. With excellent weather year-round and temperatures above 60 degrees almost all year, it's easy to see why the area is full retirees.

The Beaches and Golf Course

After retiring, it's necessary to find something to do with yourself. Many...

Discover a Hidden Gem in Sarasota

ben_willshire_gp1_250The Anderson RacePark is a local favorite missed by many seasonal residents. This park provides a motorsport track with plenty of fun for everybody. It's found in Palmetto and offers a taste of what it's like to race at Indianapolis.

Many different programs and events provide plenty of reasons to head out to the racetrack including:

  • Race Driver Training Programs
  • Open Karting
  • Testing Programs
  • Team Building
  • Group Events
  • And More!

Whether you're looking for a special way to celebrate a birthday or you want to bring your employees out for a team building exercise, the Anderson RacePark is the perfect place to go.

Found less than 15 minutes from Sarasota, this is one of the best overlooked attractions in the area.


Sarasota Happenings in the Month of August

With August here, it's time to get out the calendar and choose the right events to attend. Many things are happening in the Sarasota area in August. Here are some of the top events to round out the month.

In The Round - August 2nd to August 4th

The Fusion dancers will perform and the New College of Florida black box theater. This is an intimate show with dialogue with the audience. Showtimes range depending on the day.

Meet the Sky - August 12th at 8pm

Discover the night sky with Eve Prang Plews. Spot constellations, look at start and enjoy the beautiful planets through a telescope. This event happens at Siesta Key Beach Pavilion and it's free for all ages.

Van Wezel Friday Fest on the Bay - August 16th at 5pm

Impulse will play at the Van Wezel Performing Arts...

The Best LGBT Films Are Coming to Sarasota

The Fabulous Independent Film Festival will be held on August 23rd, 24th and 25th this year providing the best LGBT films for public viewing. This festival is a favorite of many in the Sarasota area and will provide all kinds of great films for your enjoyments. It will be held at the Burns Court Cinemas located at 506 Burns Lane in Sarasota, Florida.

With nine feature films, nine short films, plenty of parties and many other things happening, you won't want to miss this film festival. By partnering with the Harvey Milk Festival, the film festival can provide three full days of fun and entertainment. Whether you come out for one specific film or watch all of them, this is an event you won't soon forget.

Burns Court Cinemas

As the host of the festival, Burns Court Cinemas will become the place to be in downtown Sarasota. This theatre is found in the center of the historic Burns Square and provides a great place for many to enjoy first-run, independent and art films. Whether...