Sarasota Florida Tour December 2011

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Come take a tour of Sarasota, Florida voted # 1 Undervalued City in the US on the Today Show, #5 city by US News, top 5 Art Cities in the US, and #10 College Town by Forbes magazine. Siesta Key beach was voted #1 Best Beach in the US. We are known as the Cultural Coast and famous for our art, culture, and diversity. I have tried to capture all the beauty of Sarasota in this slide show. And our real estate market has made a dramatic recovery this year after a 5 year slump.

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Randy Schweitzer- 941.928.7292 – www.YourRealtorRandy.com

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- 212 miles northwest of Miami - 132 miles southwest of Orlando Sarasota is located on the West Coast of Florida, about 60 miles south of Tampa.

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Residents enjoy more than 35 miles of the most spectacular white sand beaches in the world.

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Eight beautiful barrier islands are connected to the Sarasota mainland.

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St. Armands Key Anna Maria Island Manasota Key Lido Key

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Siesta Key Bradenton Beach Casey Key Longboat Key

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The subtropical weather and coveted lifestyle make living and working here a pleasure.

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Miles of gorgeous beaches and numerous islands

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Sarasota is a thriving, exciting community attractive to young professionals, families and retirees. Residents enjoy all the hospitality of a small town combined with the amenities and modern infrastructure of a large city. According to the 2000 census, the population was 325,957, and is expected to exceed 378,000 by the year 2010.

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Sarasota is the state’s “cultural capital,” with its own ballet, symphonies, opera, state museum, chamber chorus and world–class performing arts hall. The community offers something for everyone, playing host to a wide variety of music and movie festivals, theater, art, dance, and galleries. Voted 1 of Top 5 Art Cities in US

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- The Ringling Center for the Cultural Arts - John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art - Museum of the Circus - Ca’ d ’Zan

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Gulfcoast Wonder and Imagination Zone Museum of Asian Art Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Mote Marine Aquarium

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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota Opera Sarasota Ballet of Florida

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Florida Studio Theatre Florida West Coast Symphony FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts

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From 60 golf courses to an abundance of water sports, the area offers every recreational opportunity under the sun. The average year-round temperature of 72 degrees provides plenty of opportunity for biking, canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.

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Myakka River State Park Historic Spanish Point

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Sarasota has an abundance of retail and dining opportunities that take advantage of Florida’s natural beauty and excellent weather.

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Sarasota boasts an extensive network of health maintenance organizations that provide quality healthcare at costs below the national average. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is 1 of Top Rated Hospitals in US 3 other hospitals within 5-10 miles

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USF New College of Florida One of Sarasota’s greatest assets is its education system, from public schools top-ranked in the state to nationally recognized institutions of higher learning.

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Ringling School of Art & Design Argosy University International College Keiser College Eckerd College Voted #10 College City Forbes Magazine

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Sarasota is a smart business choice. No longer simply a resort destination, Sarasota hosts a friendly business environment that helps companies flourish. Sarasota (SRQ) Large Regional Airport with frequent flights Tampa (TPA) International Airport 45 minute drive

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VOTED - Best Place to Live & Work - Best Small City in the United States - 3rd Best City to Retire - 3rd Best Metropolitan City for Business Relocations

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Many British and German citizens are our neighbors, as Europeans have come to call Sarasota home . And Canadians are now buying with currencies on par.

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Sarasota is easily accessible by air, sea & highway.

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Sarasota Style ... from family-affordable to waterfront mansions.

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Whatever your taste and wallet dictate, you’ll probably find it here. Looking for a waterfront getaway?

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A home on the golf course?

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A care-free condo? Sarasota has it all!

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Housing costs compare favorably to those of many other desirable metropolitan areas. Sarasota is on Sale! Prices not seen since 2000 or earlier Average Mean Price of +/_ $200,000 W ow! 2011 number of sales just surpassed the peak of 2005 Some neighborhoods are increasing in value!

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Sarasota ... a great place to live, work, and play

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Selected #1 Undervalued City in the US on the Today Show In 2009 and again November 2011 Selected #5 Undervalued City in the US by US News & World Magazine Selected #10 by Forbes Magazine for Colleges (5 in our area)

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Photography by Detlev Von Kessel of DK Consulting, Sarasota Randy Schweitzer- 941.928.7292 – www.YourRealtorRandy.com Michael Saunders & Company, Sarasota , Florida Learn more by referring to my website or blog www.YourRealtorRandy.blogspot.com

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