Foxfire West

By: Elizabeth Ward, REALTOR®, Coldwell Banker Realty, Siesta Key Foxfire West, Sarasota’s rustic and close-to-town neighborhood of around 60 luxury homes, historically broke ground in 1981 as an equestrian community. As such, many homes include secondary structures like barns, additional garage space, fireplaces, gazebos, stables, and guest houses on Foxfire West’s spacious two-acre homesites. NATURE [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Mission Valley, Nokomis

By: Craig McCoy, Realtor®, McCoy Real Estate Group, Keller Williams on the Water Sarasota Mission Valley, Nokomis was originally settled by the Sioux, Cherokee, and Iroquois tribes. This wide area is located east of Route 41, west of Route 75 in Nokomis off Laurel Road (also known as North Venice on area maps), and .75 [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Rosemary District

By: Anita Lambert, GRI, CWS, PMN, C2EX, Certified International Property Specialist, Premier Sotheby's International Realty, & 2023 RASM GBC Chair You may well ask: “Which is Sarasota’s hippest downtown neighborhood?” Why the eclectic Rosemary District, of course! In the early 1890s, several African American families settled in an area that was called ‘Overtown,’ and today [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Hidden Gem – South Venice

By: Craig McCoy, Realtor®, McCoy Real Estate Group, Keller Williams on the Water Sarasota South Venice is 6.34 square miles, located on the intercoastal waterway south of Venice, north of Englewood, and west of Route 41. Airports are conveniently located in Venice and Punta Gorda. The pristine beaches of the Gulf Coast speak for themselves; [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Gillespie Park

Neighborhood Spotlight, originally posted in the November issue of ELEVATE Magazine. By: Tammy Hauser, Founder & CEO, Discover Sarasota Tours If you've ever wondered how golf came to Florida, you might appreciate the efforts of John Hamilton Gillespie, the Father of Sarasota, who brought his beloved game with him when he arrived from Scotland in [...]

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