Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Siesta Key

Siesta Key is home to one of the world's most famous beaches—plus plenty of great restaurants and places to party.

03/17/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

rough rent

The Median Rent in Sarasota County Right Now Is $2,249. That's Higher Than in Miami-Dade County.

According to a recent report, the price to rent in both counties is still trending upward, beating Miami prices.

03/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

In the Mood for Love

Make Your Valentine's Day Reservations at One of These Romantic Restaurants

Book a date night at one of these spots, pronto.

02/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On Island Time

How to Visit Longbeach Village

Where to eat and what to do.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Party's Over

What Happened to the Longboat Key Peacocks?

Only 10 to 12 males remain

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Long Live Longbeach

Historic Longbeach Is a Sweet Reminder of Vanishing Old Florida

This is what coastal Southwest Florida looked like before master-planned communities, Gulf-front condos and growth took hold.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Love Your Hair

Seven Sarasota and Manatee Salons that Specialize in Black Hair

A journalist shares her thoughts on the power of Black hair and where to get it styled.

10/14/2021 By Jessika Ward

Top Tickets

Here Are The Best Things to Do in Sarasota This Month

A lineup of exhibits, concerts, plays and more to catch during October.

10/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Industry update

Restaurant Sales Are Up, But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

The National Restaurant Association warns that the rise in Covid-19 infections caused by the Delta variant could hurt the industry's rebound.

09/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Building Up

A Luxury Senior Living Facility May Be Coming to Downtown Sarasota

The LaVerne would be the first senior housing project in the downtown core.

08/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Covid-19

Sarasota County Schools Announces New Safety Protocols

A rise in pediatric Covid-19 cases caused Sarasota County Schools to make changes to its safety measures on the first day of school.

08/11/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Buyer Beware

Here's How to Avoid Common Sarasota Zoning Pitfalls

Amid the increase in home renovations and a fast-moving housing market, City of Sarasota zoning regulations can trip up plans.

06/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Small But Mighty

Pocket Parks Make Neighborhoods Come Alive

Here are five of our favorites.

05/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Arts

The Ringling Named a 2021 Blue Star Museum

The Blue Star Museums initiative provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer.

05/07/2021 By Staff

Mother's Day

Six Top Picks for a Mother’s Day Picnic and Stroll

Missed the chance to make reservations at Mom's favorite restaurant? Here are six wonderful backup plans.

05/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Awards

Selby Gardens Receives Commendation in Horticulture from Garden Club of America

The gardens was recognized for its contributions to the collection, study and display of air plants.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Sell your home

Five Tips for Selling Your Home to City Slickers

Two Sarasota realtors share their best practices for making your home more appealing to home buyers from bigger cities.

03/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

10,000 Steps

Downtown Sarasota Is Perfect for a Long Stroll

Park in the shadow of the bridge to take in sweeping views of the barrier islands and urban skyline, and then start walking back toward downtown.

12/05/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10,000 Steps

Indian Beach-Sapphires Shores Is One of the Most Eminently Walkable Neighborhoods in Town

Lovely, tree-lined Bay Shore Road runs parallel to Tamiami Trail for several interesting miles.

12/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

10,000 Steps

For a Gorgeous Walk That Combines History and Nature, Meander Through Lido Key

This walk is never too crowded and takes you through some of the most beautiful streets—and beaches—in Sarasota.

12/01/2020 By Susan Burns