Sweet Relief

The Scorching Rental Market May Be Cooling

Sarasota County rent rates have dipped for the past three months—not by much, but it's a start.

06/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Some of the Submissions for Sarasota's City Seal Rebrand Are Really Something

"Sarasota: The Luxurious City of Luxury."

05/20/2022 By Megan McDonald

Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Have Dipped for Two Months in a Row. Will The Trend Last?

It's the first time they've halted their steady incline in roughly two years, according to a recent report. Will this trend last?

05/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The future of recycling

Bradenton Is Ending Its Curbside Recycling Pickup Service

The new program will require residents to drop off their recyclables at recycling centers.

04/27/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Development

Pulte Homes Announces a New Community in Lakewood Ranch

The 32-acre community at Waterside will have 166 homesites.

04/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Baseball

Orioles Economic Impact in Florida Tops $545 Million Since 2015

Sarasota County’s most recent analysis measures the total impact created by the Orioles’ year-round operations in Sarasota.

03/31/2022 By Staff

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

Continuing Education

'Beach University' Returns to Siesta Beach on March 3

The free educational series invites community members and visitors to learn about coastal environments in one-hour sessions.

02/28/2022 By Staff

Elections

Sample Ballots for March Election in the Mail This Week to Voters

The ballots are for the March 8 School District Referendum and County Charter Referendum.

02/14/2022 By Staff

Government

Sarasota County Launches '2021 Year in Review'

The report is the county's annual summary of its projects, programs and accomplishments.

01/12/2022 By Staff

Development

Benderson Development Acquires Sarasota County Administration Building for $25 Million

The deal allows the county to lease back the space in the building for another four years.

12/31/2021 By Staff

Holidays

Sarasota City, County New Year's Updates

City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 31, and select SCAT services will offer extended hours.

12/29/2021 By Staff

Centennial

Sarasota Centennial Committee Creates Bookmarks for Schools, Libraries

More than 4,000 bookmarks were delivered to 37 local schools.

12/29/2021 By Staff

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

Holidays

Sarasota City, County Offices Closed for Holiday

Most administrative offices and services will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's.

12/22/2021 By Staff

Going Up

Median Rents in Sarasota County Surpass $2,000 a Month for the First Time

According to a national monthly report on rental markets, based on October data, median overall monthly rents are now $2,051.

11/19/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Tourism

It Was an Unprecedented Year for Sarasota County Bed Tax Revenue

The 2021 fiscal year saw more than $30 million collected from short-term vacation rentals.

11/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Sarasota's Luxury Real Estate Market Is Booming

In a recent wealth and luxury real estate report, Sarasota was named among top three "Power Players."

11/08/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Tourism

Red Tide and Covid Didn’t Hurt Summer Tourism

Thanks to the great outdoors and an "open for business" atmosphere, June, July and August all saw gains over pre-pandemic numbers.

11/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sustainability

Registration Open for Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

This year’s workshop, themed “Roots of Sustainability,” will be held virtually.

10/29/2021