siesta key: Siesta Key Beach Is Number 1 - Again! - 08/29/17 08:22 AM

Siesta Key Beach Is Number 1 - Again!
Back in 2011 Stephen "Dr. Beach" Leatherman put Siesta Key Beach as Number 1 on his annual list of the world's top 10 beaches.  Since that time beach lovers have flocked to Sarasota; discovered the many riches of Sarasota life and moved to the area.  Tourism has skyrocketed, and Sarasota is certainly on many people's radar.
Last year, Siesta Key Beach was named the Number 2 beach in the world.  This marked a change in Leatherman's criteria of eliminating beaches previously named as Number 1 from his annual list which has been likened to the … (2 comments)

siesta key: A Private School In Sarasota? Look Into The Out-of-Door Academy - 10/16/13 04:10 AM

A Private School In Sarasota?  Look Into The Out-of-Door Academy.  There are several fine private schools located throughout the Sarasota Area, but one of the most intriguing and sought after has to be the Out-of-Door Academy.
The original, historic campus known as the Out-of-Door campus on Siesta Key is home to the lower and middle schools (Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade).  This charming campus is surrounded by stately banyan trees nestled in a quiet location on Siesta Key.  The school has been opened since 1924!
The upper school is located in a modern facility in Lakewood Ranch and is known … (2 comments)

siesta key: Siesta Key Is A Lot More Than The Number One Beach In The USA! - 09/18/13 05:40 AM

Siesta Key Is A Lot More Than The Number One Beach In The USA!  Siesta Key in Sarasota is probably best known as the location of the Number One Beach In The USA, but it is so much more than that.  Of all the Sarasota barrier islands, Siesta Key is probably the most relaxed.  The outfit of the day is usually flip flops, t-shirts and shorts.  At the center of the island is Siesta Key Village, the "beachiest" place on the island, besides the beach of course!
The laid-back, casual atmosphere of Siesta Key Village is infectious.  Early morning risers can … (0 comments)

siesta key: Siesta Key Beach Makes Another Top 10 List! - 03/05/13 12:14 AM

Siesta Key Beach Makes Another Top 10 List!  The accolades keep pouring in like sand through the hourglass as the world discovers the delights and wonders of Siesta Key Beach.
Siesta Key Beach has been added by TripAdvisor to its 2013 Travelers Choice Beaches Awards list as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the United States; coming in at Number Two.  The winning beaches were voted on by travelers on  "For those planning their summer vacations, spring break trips, or just looking for a weekend escape from the winter doldrums, take inspiration from TripAdvisor travelers that have visited … (2 comments)

siesta key: 2012 Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sparkles With Imagination! - 11/22/12 12:33 AM

2012 Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sparkles With Imagination!  The third annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic was held November 8th through 12th on beautiful Siesta Key Beach here in Sarasota, FL.  Over the sunny Sarasota weekend, and under stunning blue skies, the crystalline sands of Siesta Key Beach were magically transformed into magnificent sand sculptures.
Twenty-four artisans, both local and from around the world, traveled to Siesta Key Beach to create their masterpieces in sand for one weekend.  After an additional day on Monday for the public to view them, these ephemeral creations were bulldozed and pulverized back into level beach … (0 comments)

siesta key: Sarasota Area Market Report - Sales Moderate In July, But Inventory Drops To New Low - 09/01/11 06:53 AM
The number of sales in the Sarasota Market Area dropped in July from June, but still show a strengthening market.  There were a total of 599 sales in July, 445 single family homes and 154 condos.  This compared to June's numbers when 728 properties changed hands. 
While the number of sales has declined, July is traditionally a slower month for sales here.  This market is very seasonal and we are in the middle of the off-season.  In addition, the children are out of school and many locals take vacation this time of year.
The inventory levels also dropped to the lowest … (2 comments)

siesta key: How Much Will My Property Taxes Be? How The Heck Should I Know? - 08/26/11 04:11 AM
It sounds facetious, but answering that question is not as easy as it used to be.  It doesn't seem all that long ago that we had what I would call a somewhat normal real estate market.  People bought homes, if we were lucky they appreciated about 3% a year and real estate taxes were somewhat predictable. 
Here in the State of Florida we also have the benefit of Homestead Exemption.  At the time, if you were a primary resident, your home was exempted from the first $25,000 of value based on the county's assessed value.  You were also guaranteed that your taxes could … (0 comments)

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