Happy at Home

Sarasota County's 2021 Citizen Opinion Survey Results Are In

Population growth was a top stressor—but an overwhelming majority of residents praised Sarasota living.

09/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

Buyer Demand Continues in Sarasota-Manatee Housing Market

Single-family home prices in August averaged $430,000 in Manatee County and $390,093 in Sarasota County.

09/22/2021 By Staff

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

Update

Is There Still Red Tide in Sarasota Bay and the Gulf?

Harmful algal blooms have diminished near Siesta, Lido and Longboat Keys, but are still present in Venice and south Sarasota.

08/23/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Rankings

Time Magazine Names Sarasota to 'World's Greatest Places' List

It's one of just two Florida cities to make the list.

07/20/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Local Waterkeepers to Host Community Forum on Red Tide

The talk will focus on causes, effects and solutions for harmful algae blooms; it will be held at the Bradenton Yacht Club.

07/19/2021 By Staff

Rankings

Sarasota Named One of 10 Best Places to Live in U.S.

The city also ranked No. 2 on the "Fastest-Growing Places in the U.S." list and No. 5 on the list of "Safest Places to Live in the U.S."

07/13/2021 By Staff

Elsa

Normal Operations Resume in Sarasota-Manatee After Elsa

After an anti-climactic night, things are getting back to normal.

07/07/2021 By Staff

Tropical Storm Elsa

Sarasota and Manatee Counties Declare States of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

Mandatory evacuations are not planned, but most government offices will be closed.

07/05/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

DOH: Red Tide Present in the Gulf

Elevated samples were detected in South County this week.

06/30/2021 By Staff

Insurance

City of Sarasota Earns Flood Insurance Discount for Property Owners

City property owners will see a 25 percent discount—bringing the average savings to $258 a year—on any new flood insurance policy or policy renewal on or after Oct. 1, 2022.

06/01/2021 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota County Declares State of Emergency Over Water Shortage

The order includes a temporary ban on residential lawn irrigation using potable water and is effective until further notice. Residents north of Bee Ridge Road may also experience low water pressure.

05/27/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Red Tide Present in the Gulf, DOH Says

And is it just a coincidence after the Piney Point crisis?

04/15/2021 By Staff