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Jan
21
New Mall Makes Lakewood Ranch Living Even Better

A new destination shopping and entertainment complex has been inaugurated near Lakewood Ranch! After years of discussion and then construction, the Mall at University Town Center's 880,000 square feet of retail space opened with Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Dillard's and more than 100 stores and restaurants. Making the Mall unique is the fact that many of the distinctive retailers are not found anywhere else in the local area, offering a diverse mix of fashion and lifestyle boutiques, combined with popular favorites, sit-down restaurants and a children's play area.



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The Mall Is Sarasota's Largest Shopping Venue

The Mall at University Town Center is much bigger than what we have seen previously ...


Jan
16
Pine View High School: Just One More Reason To Move To Sarasota

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Sarasota holds many wonderful opportunities for those who move to the area; from the warm weather, to the beautiful beaches and an assortment of restaurants and attractions. Lately we have been seeing Sarasota ranked highly on the charts of best places to live and it is no wonder since it has so much to offer! It has been named the best place to retire, top for international real estate as well as holding the number one beach in America.



Pine View High School Ranked No. 1 In The State

But most recently, one of Sarasota's local high schools; Pine View High School has been ranked number one school in the state! And it has been consistently in the top ten schools in the United States for years! ...


Jan
12
Heron Renovation In Full Swing At The Oaks Club

It's a very exciting time at the Oaks Club. It's one of the most popular golf club and residential communities in the Sarasota area and soon it will be even better. In September of this year, ground was broken on the renovation of Heron, one of the two top-notch courses at the club. The work is being carried out by Jason Straka of Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design and the 15-month project sounds like it will yield some spectacular results.



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Sarasota Golf For All Generations

One of the main objectives of the renovation is to allow the course to appeal to a broader spectrum of golfers. The enhanced playability and improved infrastructure aim to make the course accessible for everyone from be...


Jan
06
Sarasota Real Estate Market Looks For Strong Finish To 2014

Though the brakes were applied slightly in November, the Sarasota real estate market is still on track to have one of its best years ever. By the end of November last year (the second best year on SAR's record books), sales had reached 10,257. By the end of November this year, however, closed sales are on 10,621, that's up by 364.



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Lower Inventory Numbers And New Construction Affect Closed Sales Numbers

Closed sales in November were 711 (218 condos and 493 single-family homes). That represents a 7% drop over sales for November 2013 and a 30% decrease over October 2014. SAR President Peter Crowley speculated that lower inventory could be partially to blame for the drop off and that the uptake ...


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