August 2016

There are 4 blog entries for August 2016.

One might call this month's featured property a "back to school special." Located at 4518 Falcon Ridge Drive, it is, after all, just a few steps away from what's become the “education corridor” of Beneva Road. And with how well this 1960 home has been maintained, we could all learn a little something here!

This 1,430 square foot gem definitely stands the test of time, and modern updates have added greatly to its value. In 2000, the entire house was re-plumbed overhead, the roof replaced in 2009, and the electrical system upgraded in 2011. More recently, the bathrooms have been modernized, and the kitchen updated with wood cabinets, new counters, and modern appliances. Even with all the modern upgrades, including new tile throughout, the house still

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When John Hamilton Gillespie brought the spirit of Scotland to Sarasota and established one of the first (if not the first) golf courses in America, he shaped Sarasota's future. It's that rich cultural heritage that is honored at The Founders Club, and for those who love the game of golf, the 700 acres of century-old oak trees, beautiful lakes, swaying pines, and luxury homes make up one of the most wonderful places on earth. Considering that the community only holds 262 homes and offers just 275 golf course memberships, The Founders Club is also one of the most coveted places to live, and its golf membership commands the third-highest price in Sarasota.

Located east of Interstate 75 on Fruitville Road, the 18-hole golf course was designed by

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For downtown living with a neighborhood feel, Laurel Park is one of the most popular communities in Sarasota. With its near-perfect location (walking distance to Historic Burns Square, Main Street and Payne Park), its eclectic architecture, and even its hidden kayak access to Sarasota Bay, Laurel Park offers a little something for everyone.

For instance, look at the 4 bedroom/3.5 bath walled estate home at 1655 Laurel Street. It welcomes you with a Southern-style courtyard, and the open floor plan fills the living room, dining room, and European kitchen with light. Beautiful French doors open to a caged saltwater pool, heated spa, and lush, tropical landscaping. This 3,142 square foot home is a stone's throw away from the park where neighbors gather

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As you may have noticed, things get a little hot around here in August. This month, you've got plenty of great opportunities to really heat things up, and the added bonuses of getting to cool down.

The first week of August is smoking with the Florida State DanceSport Championships on August 2–7 at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota! To celebrate its 44th anniversary, the DanceSport series has added Country Western Dance, Pro Open Showdance, Rising Star, and Open Grand Championships to this year's events. 

On August 4-7, the annual Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament is taking place at Marina Jack with Billfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Trout, Redfish, Offshore, and Inshore Divisions. The tournament is full of events, starting with the Sponsor Party

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