rough rent

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

Nationwide, rents have grown by almost 18 percent over the past year compared to 47 percent in Sarasota County, and 42 percent in Manatee County, according to a recent report.

03/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Be Our Guest

Peek Inside Three Dreamy Local Guesthouses

These guesthouses, in three different styles, offer luxurious touches inside and lush green spaces outside.

03/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

International Conflict

Local Ukrainians Share Their Opinions on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

A community rally and concert this weekend in North Port aim to promote solidarity and raise funds.

02/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Do the Robot

Sarasota Students Win Robotics State Championship

It's the team's third win in a row, and now the Suncoast Polytechnical High School students are headed to the world championship in Texas.

02/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

High-Rise Haven

A Look Inside En Pointe, a New Condo Project Coming to Golden Gate Point

The four-residence condominium breaks ground today and is scheduled for completion next year. Prices start at $2.65 million.

02/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto

world-class multitasker

Local 'Joggler' Barak Hirschowitz Is Training to Compete in the Chicago Marathon

We caught up with Hirschowitz to see what he's been up to since we last spoke in 2019. Turns out joggling is a family affair.

02/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Top Listing

Inside the Most Expensive Residential Listing in Manatee—Which Just Sold for $16 Million Cash

This Anna Maria Island home is the priciest home sale in the area's history.

02/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Take Two

It's 'Twosday'—But What Exactly Does That Mean?

Today is 2/22/22. Are today's digits a wacky coincidence, or is there a hidden meaning in numbers? We caught up with a local spiritual practitioner to find out.

02/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Home Tour

This Indian Beach-Sapphire Shores Home Has Hosted Presidents, Performing Artists and Famous Authors

Built in 1912, this historic home hit the market for $7.5 million and is already pending. Here's a peek inside.

02/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

sweet sweat

Circle the Sun Fitness, a New 24-Hour Gym, Is Headed to Sarasota

Two Bradenton-based gym owners are partnering to open a new fitness center in September, and you're invited to learn more this Sunday.

02/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

I woof you

A Modern Renovation Helps the Sarasota County Humane Society Save More Animals

The $8.5 million dollar expansion of the no-kill shelter increased its capacity for care by 50 percent.

02/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Local Pride

Peacocks Prance Through This Historic Sarasota Neighborhood

Take in the live oaks, the Old Florida cottages, the mansions—and the peacocks that roam Bay Shore Road daily.

02/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

A Local Black Lives Matter Leader Talks About the Movement's Past, Present and Future

"Black people are a lot greater than our pain," says Sarasota's Deedra Zee.

02/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

For Sale

Got $8.5 Million? You Could Own This 40-Acre Palm Tree Farm

Located right next door to Robinson Preserve, the land overlooks Tampa Bay and comes with a three-story, four-bedroom home built in the mid-1990s that takes advantage of those prime views.

02/10/2022 By Kim Doleatto


Fillmore Parking Lot on St. Armands Will Remain Just That—For Now

City of Sarasota commissioners voted to put the brakes on proposals to turn the lot into a mixed-use project.

02/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Skate Clips

A Documentary About Local Olympic Skateboarder Jake Ilardi Is Coming Out This Year

Ilardi's twin brother is filming a documentary about Jake's illustrious skateboarding career.

02/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Walking Tour

Muralists Deliver an Explosion of Public Art in the Rosemary District

"This is a long-term project to test how we can transform a community through visual art."

02/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

If You Build It

Tiny Home Becomes a Hands-On Training Tool for Sarasota Students

Students at Suncoast Technical College put their textbook skills to work and built a tiny home on campus.

02/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Conversation Hearts

How to Speak Your Partner's 'Love Language' This Valentine's Day

Plus, gift ideas to match.

02/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Affordable Housing

First Senior-Focused Affordable Housing Development in 50 Years Opens in Newtown

This comes as Sarasota County rents keep skyrocketing, surpassing a countywide median overall rent of $2,000 a month for the first time late last year.

02/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto