Home & Real Estate

Neighborhood Guide

From New Urbanism to Suburbanism, Venice Is a Tale of Two Cities

There's John Nolen’s celebrated walkable design downtown...and then there's the gated communities off the island.

03/03/2021 By Kim Hackett Edited by Kim Doleatto

Neighborhood Guide

Three Unique, Fun Activities to Do With Kids in Venice

Best of all, they won’t leave your car sandy.

03/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

April Showers, May Flowers

How to Grow a Beautiful Lawn This Spring

ArtisTree Landscape gives us some tips on how to keep our lawns in tip-top shape this season.

03/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Home of a Legend

Inside Tennis Legend Nick Bollettieri's Bradenton Home

There are no trophies—or even a tennis court—at coach Nick Bollettieri’s waterfront house.

03/01/2021 By Robert Plunket

Design Win

Bradenton's Orange Moon Interiors Receives Top Award

The Bradenton firm was recently awarded a "Best of Houzz" award from Houzz, an international platform for all things architecture and interior design.

02/26/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real estate

Parade of Homes Offers Tours of Nearly 100 Extraordinary Houses Through March 14

Homebuilders in nine Sarasota and Manatee communities are participating in this year's Parade.

02/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Motel Memories

Saying Goodbye to a Historic Lido Motel

The historic Gulf Beach Resort Motel is being demolished to make way for luxury condos.

02/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Casey Key Home Listed for $19.9 Million

The home is the most expensive listing in Sarasota County right now.

02/19/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Lavish Siesta Key Home With Amazing Views

There are many “best views” in Sarasota, but this home has one of the top five: straight across the bay to the downtown skyline.

02/19/2021 By Robert Plunket


Venice Theatre Taps Sweet Sparkman for Redesign of Three Buildings

Redevelopment initiatives for the buildings are expected to start on May 3, 2021; they will be scheduled over a three-year period.

02/18/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Sage Longboat Key Has Sold Half Its Residences

Prices start in the mid-$4 millions; three of the four penthouse units were among the first nine sales.

02/16/2021 By Staff

Top Sale

Harbor Acres Home Sells for $13.25 Million

The recent purchase represents the second-highest residential sale in Sarasota County to date.

02/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Despite Pandemic, Local Housing Market Broke Records in 2020

The two counties reported a combined total of 25,031 closed sales in 2020, an 11.8 percent increase from 2019 totals.

02/11/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

City of Sarasota, Legal Aid of Manasota to Host Title Assistance Webinar for Homeowners

The free event will take place online on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m.

02/11/2021 By Staff

Top Sales

Two Beachfront Homes Sell For More Than $6 Million Each

The former Schoenbaum estate on Longboat Key and a Casey Key home designed sold for $6.75 million and $6.25 million, respectively.

02/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate Junkie

What's Better Than the Super Bowl Halftime Show? A Peek Inside Tom Brady's Tampa Mansion

The home—which Brady has been renting from Derek Jeter—is on the market for $29 million.

02/06/2021 By Robert Plunket


Neal Land & Neighborhoods Closed 2020 Ahead of Sales Goal

The 2,600-acre community will offer more than 6,000 single-family homes, townhomes and apartments when completed.

02/05/2021 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Banyan House, a Venice Bed Breakfast

Its namesake banyan tree was a gift to the original owner from Thomas Edison.

02/05/2021 By Robert Plunket

Get Cooking

Thanks to the Pandemic, Outdoor Kitchens Are More Popular Than Ever

More people are adding outdoor cooking spaces, taking the dining experience al fresco—from start to finish.

02/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Ritz-Carlton Penthouse With Design Pedigree

It’s formal and traditional and even cozy—or as cozy as a 4,668 square foot condo can be.

01/29/2021 By Robert Plunket