Urban Sprawl

Hi Hat Ranch Density Changes OK'd by County Commissioners

Despite opposition from the public, county commissioners voted unanimously to adopt an amendment allowing up to six times more density on 10,000 acres of land.

09/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Home Design

The 2021 Sarasota-Bradenton Fall Home Show Is Happening This Weekend

Rub shoulders with industry experts and get one step closer to creating your dream home.

09/08/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Wine Freak

You've Got to See These Amazing Local Wine Cellars

Sarasota wine collectors go all out on custom wine cellar designs in their homes and condos.

09/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota and Manatee Residential Rents Go Up—Again

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Sarasota County rental rates have grown by 25 percent and Manatee County's by 31 percent.

09/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Babcock Ranch

New Publix, High School Coming to Babcock Ranch

The grocery store and a high school are slated to open soon, giving residents of this fast-selling, master-planned community access to more essentials.

08/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

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

Color Theory

Trend Report: Home Exteriors Are Going Dark

Inky blacks for home exteriors is the latest trend. But in sunny Sarasota, do you dare?

08/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sky High

Step Inside the Most Expensive Residential Listing in Manatee County

Chickens, pigs, goats and a working organic farm are included in the price tag.

08/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Test of Time

Sarasota Initiative Seeks to Save Historic Buildings and Sites

Check out the buildings (and neighborhood!) that were nominated for the second annual "Six to Save" program.

08/23/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

St. Armands Circle's Hotel-Grocery Project May Have Competition

City of Sarasota commissioners voted this week to consider other offers to purchase the Fillmore parking lot.

08/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Gaze into the future

Renderings Offer a Sneak Peek at What Downtown Wellen Will Look Like

The fast-growing community's downtown is slated to have a hammock grove, permanent food trucks, shops and more.

08/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Essential Intelligence

The Long, Complicated Story Behind Sarasota's New Lift Station

Ever wondered what that new brick building on Mound Street is? Here's what you need to know.

08/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Jump in

Swimply App Lets You Rent a Pool for a Day

Hosts list their pools, and users rent them for an hourly rate.

08/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Here's a Peek at the New Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key

Completion of the project, on the site of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, is slated for the spring of 2024.

08/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rental Market

Sarasota Rent Prices Just Keep Increasing

Despite a looming eviction crisis, rents increased by 20 percent in Sarasota County and 27 percent in Manatee County compared to July 2020.

08/04/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

Hotel, Grocery Store Being Considered for St. Armands Circle

Developers are pursuing a mixed-use project for the site of the city-owned Fillmore parking lot. The public can weigh in at an Aug. 5 workshop.

08/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fun House

For Sale: This House Has a Grotto. Yes, a Grotto.

Situated on three acres, this contemporary ranch home just east of I-75 also has a pool, a zipline, a treehouse and more.

07/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

For Sale: A Custom-Designed Home Marries Old and New

This Siesta Key home combines Old World charm with modern lines. It's on the market for the first time for $5.8 million.

07/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Going for Gold

A Bradenton Realtor Is Sportscasting from the Tokyo Olympics

A Bradenton real estate agent is broadcasting softball and women's basketball from the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan.

07/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

On Par

The Bobby Jones Nature Trails Have Reopened

The paths are again open to the public now that demolition to make way for future renovations has been completed.

07/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto