Which Two Florida Cities are 2 of the Fastest Growing Suburbs in the U.S.?


Manifest Destiny...westward expansion. The sound of it just takes me back to those good 'ol days of my 7th-grade history class! You don't remember? In short, the "new" Americans were pulling their roots out of the more populated cities and towns of the east and moving west. Moving west in search of economic opportunity, land ownership...and freedom. It started small, but by 1840, nearly half (40%) of our nation's population lived in the trans-Appalachian west. The suburbs were getting busy! Fast forward to modern day America and it would appear as though we may have another expansion occurring. Only this time, Americans are heading south.

You don't have to live in Florida to know that Flori...

Florida- Top 5 Beach Towns

There’s very little in this world that is more appealing than the quaint and relaxing feel of a beach town. Nothing can quite compare to the salty charms of coastal living. With wind in your hair, the warmth of the sun on your skin, and the crashing of blue waves onto sandy shores, what more could anyone possibly want? With warm weather year-round and a booming housing market, Florida coastal cities have become one of the most coveted and popular moving destinations. But between all the bountiful beach towns in the United States, which ones take the coastal crown?

A 2018 WalletHub study of 58 metrics ranging from housing costs to the share of waterfront homes and water quality has com...

Florida-Fastest Growing Luxury

It’s no secret that Florida has been experiencing a massive residential boom, the housing market is in high demand and shows no signs of slowing. According to the May 2018 Luxury Home Index from®, interest from potential home buyers in Northern states have pushed two Florida counties – Sarasota and Collier – to the top of the nations fastest growing housing markets.

This May, the top 5 percent of expensive home prices in Sarasota (North Port) and Collier (East Naples) counties grew by 19 and 14 percent. But not only are Sarasota and Collier seeing expansion, Broward County – home to Fort Lauderdale – grew 9 percent year over year. These numbers ar...

Sarasota, Florida Ranked #3 Best Beach Town in USA!


In a recent survey by online credit rating company WalletHub, the city of Sarasota ranks number 12 on their list of “2017 Best Beach Towns to Live In.” The company looked at 227 different cities with populations between 10,000 and 150,000 people and at least one beach and then ranked them across six key dimensions:

1. Affordability
2. Weather
3. Safety
4. Economy
5. Education & Health
6. Quality of Life

Sarasota scored highest in the Quality of Life area, which crunches data from a wide variety of factors ranging from average commute times to public beaches, water access and swimming pools per capita to shopping, dining, nightlife and recreational outlets. Coming in number 3 on the &ldq...

Sarasota Luxury Living Downtown


Last week team Coffey and Company had the opportunity to meet with developers of BLVD, a luxury condo planned to be built in Downtown Sarasota. The team got to try a one-of-kind virtual tour experience, showcasing the modern luxury residences at BLVD. This new technology allows potential buyers to imagine themselves in the environment of the condo before it is even built, yet giving them the freedom to create changes and add to the design style before construction with just a touch of a button. BLVD prides itself on its breathtaking views of the Sarasota Bay and Gulf of Mexico offering two luxury style swimming pools overlooking these stunning views. The list of amenities this condo offers i...

Interior Design: FarmHouse Kitchen Style Featuring 600 N. Jackson


Farm House Kitchens are all about charm and comfort with rustic and natural materials as accent pieces. It’s cozy, laid-back appearance makes guests always feel welcomed and comfortable allowing lots of space to provide room for large family meals and get togethers. Cooking implements, appliances and storage are also important facets of farmhouse kitchen design as it considers functionality and charm one in the same. Popular choice features are quality hardwood with cherry, maple and oak being the most favorited as well as rich detailing on the back of tables, chairs, and cabinetry often featuring pastoral or farmhouse scenes. Here in the luxury home of 600 N. Jackson in Venice, Florid...

Sarasota Featured in Vogue as 'Florida's Best Kept Secret'


Just a few days ago Sarasota was featured in an editorial for Vogue magazine discussing an abundance of reasons for why this is such a special place to live/visit and is the Sunshine's State best kept secret. Marketing like this is huge for Sarasota and we are fortunate to have features like this from some of the nation's top editorial companies. Time after time we have ranked highly on TripAdvisor as having the best beach in the country, Siesta Key recently named #5 in the world. Along with other features for our architecture, food, and clothing. Canned Ham Vintage was featured in Vogue and not long before featured in Coastal Living, bringing in lots of people to her shop who had heard abo...

Mid Century Modern is Back!

Mid Century Modern style encompasses the concept of indoor/outdoor minimalist living. It defies the brutalist style of modern architecture and provides a zen like warmth for its inhabitants. It is a middle ground for those not yet ready for modern architecture while still holding to traditional values of architecture and design, think Frank Lloyd Wright- tall ceilings, surrounding windows to bring lots of light in with kitchen, living and dining all being contiguous as well as incorporating earthy elements. The design reflects a peaceful and clear living environment far from stuffy traditional style but not as cold as new age modern design. Mid-Century Modern has its roots in California from...

Recently Sold: A Great Start to 2017 for Team Coffey and Company

Hard work and dedication by team Coffey and Company has lead to a great start of the year with an influx of new listings coming in and just as much being sold this year! A market that deems worthy for both buyers and sellers in Sarasota and Manatee County with some of our homes under contract in less than 10 days on the market! Here are some of the recently sold homes this year by team Coffey and Company:




Homes in Serenoa are highly sought after with the community offering its residents the best in quality with custom designed homes. You won't find a cookie cutter house in this neighborhood! There are a wide range of home choi...

5 Older Sarasota Neighborhoods Enjoying a Revival

Located near the heart of Downtown and the water, this area offers some of the best views of both the city and the bay. It is a quieter area than most other downtown areas. However, it is an expensive are to live in with a new generation of luxury buildings going up. Some of these apartments start out 1,650,000 without waterfront views. Others such as Aqua start at 3 million; this is a highly desireable area attracting buyers like Sarasota’s longtime civic and business leaders. Cheaper finds are available but are much older and likely will need a lot of work, nonetheless a great investment in such a sought after area.


Southgate is set in a great location with easy access to no...


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