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Welcome to Sarasota

Where Art & Relaxation Come Together

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On Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota is a paradise.

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     White sand beaches, sophisticated arts, world-class shopping, golf courses among the best in the country, fine dining and a constant flow of community events coupled with natural beauty and year-round good weather.  Sarasota ranks among the nation's 15 "most livable communities," according to a Money Magazine.

     Once known primarily as a vacation or retirement destination, today's Sarasota is home to diversity.  A great year-round climate, expanding employment opportunities, abundant leisure time activities and excellent schools attract creative entrepreneurs, real estate investors, skilled workers and professionals who want to thrive in a community where life is fun.

     Sarasota Florida has all the charm of a southern town with the conveniences of a big city.  Downtown Sarasota offers quiet treed streets with sidewalks.  Siesta Key will captivate you with powdery white sands, artist colonies, eclectic shops and boutiques.  Longboat Key offers a more private, opulent lifestyle.  St Armands and Lido Key each have their own charm.

     Sarasota's public schools serve over 40,000 students.  There are also private schools of various affiliations.  Nearly 80% of Sarasota teachers have post-bachelor degree training.  Two-thirds of high school graduates go on to college; some at our local institutions; University of South Florida - Sarasota, USF - New College, Ringling School of Art & Design, University of Sarasota, Eckerd College and Manatee Community College.

     There are nearly 350,000 residents in Sarasota and over 600,000 in the Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte area. This tri-county area is the 7th largest Florida real estate market. Sarasota FL area home values, including waterfront and golf course homes, are constantly above the national and state averages.

     In addition to its attractiveness for your own living, the Sarasota FL real estate market including the barrier islands of Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key, and Casey Key offer outstanding real estate investment opportunities. Nearby mainland communities such as Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Osprey, Venice and North Port and the only-recently-discovered community of Englewood provide excellent investment opportunities as well.

     If you would like to know more about Sarasota's real estate, Sarasota homes for sale, our golf courses, soft beaches, or cultural amenities,please call or e-mail Mary Bernas.

     Come experience the paradise that is Sunny Sarasota Florida and discover the values still available among the Sarasota waterfront and golf course homes for sale.

     Use my Sarasota FL real estate experience and expertise to find your perfect seasonal or year-round home or condo here in Sunny Sarasota Florida including Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Lido Key.

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Mary Bernas
Cell: 941-376-8396
Fax: 941-387-9254
Michael Saunders & Co.
330 John Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
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