Rebirth

The Bath & Racquet Club Just Sold—Again

The beloved club, which requires demolition and rebuilding, went for $15 million. It previously sold for $5.5 million in 2020.

01/18/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Worth every penny

A Sarasota Man Is Selling a Life-Sized Sculpture of Watto From The Phantom Menace

Standing nearly 7 feet tall, Watto is on sale on Facebook Marketplace.

01/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Politics

Proposal to Increase Building Heights, Density on St. Armands Circle Encounters Opposition

Residents of St. Armands Circle worry that the changes will make a bad traffic problem even worse.

01/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hats Off

Sarasota Architecture Gets a Shout Out in The New York Times' Annual Travel Feature

Our town's commitment to preserving its Sarasota School of Architecture buildings landed it on the list of "52 Places for a Changed World."

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Teed up

Plans to Renovate Bobby Jones Golf Complex Get the Green Light

After years of neglect and delays, the Sarasota City Commission approved plans to move forward with renovations and conservation of the 300-acre property.

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City

New Top-of-the-Line Lighting System Coming to Payne Park Tennis Center

The Sarasota City Commission voted Monday to spend $535,000 to upgrade the tennis center's lights in preparation for the Sarasota Open in April.

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Top Sale

This Old World Home Was Lido Key's Highest Priced Residential Sale of 2021

Plus, a look back at other top residential sales of last year.

01/10/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Art, Please

You're Invited: A Free Art Walk, Exhibit and Live Music

Discover the emerging artist community taking shape in Park East, Sarasota.

01/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Politics

State Lawmakers Vote Down Bill to Incorporate Siesta Key

A proposal to create a town on Siesta Key needed a majority vote to move on to the state Legislature.

01/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta Key

Reality TV Star Sam Logan Sold His Siesta Key Home and Is Headed to Miami

It’s the first time Bitcoin and NFTs were used in a Sarasota County residential real estate transaction.

01/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Style Setter

A New Home in Gillespie Park Stands Out Thanks to Dark Details and Luxe Design

Modern and minimalist, the home stands apart from the neighborhood's 1960s duplexes, Florida Cracker vacation villas and 1920s Mediterranean cottages.

01/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Unity Awards

Harvest House CEO Erin Minor Helps People in Crisis

Harvest House now has eight campuses with emergency shelters, transitional housing and 25 affordable rentals in Sarasota-Manatee.

01/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

New Realtor Association Prez Shares Insights for What to Expect in 2022

Tony Veldkamp, incoming president of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee, answers the big question: Will the real estate market boil over or simmer in the new year?

12/29/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Year in Review

Sarasota Magazine's Top 10 Real Estate Stories of 2021

Amid a sizzling real estate market, with record-breaking prices and new developments galore, here are the stories that got the most love from readers.

12/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sneak preview

Another High-Rise Luxury Condo Building Slated for Downtown Sarasota

Scheduled to break ground next summer, the 10-story building will sit on the corner of Fruitville Road and Cocoanut Avenue.

12/23/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Sarasota and Manatee Counties See Record-High Home Prices—Again

The latest data shows short inventory, high demand and more cash deals.

12/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Keys Open Doors

What Does It Take to Receive a Key to the City of Sarasota, Anyway?

Past recipients include Kenny Rogers, Ringo Starr and Patti LaBelle.

12/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Hunger

Unprecedented Food Insecurity Persists in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

All Faiths Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee cite Covid, supply chain interruptions and the rising cost of housing as challenges.

12/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Miracles do happen

Musiq Soulchild Is Headlining a Free Family Event in Sarasota This Saturday

The Grammy-nominated R&B artist will headline an all-day event outside the Robert L. Taylor Community Center.

12/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

sold

Sale of This Triple Parcel on Siesta Key Sets a New Record

The Gulf-front estate fetched $14 million, making it the highest-priced residential sale on Siesta Key.

12/15/2021 By Kim Doleatto