Neighborhood Spotlight, originally published in the August issue of ELEVATE Magazine.

By: Karen Fronckoski, REALTOR®

Welcome to Tallywood! Built-in 1983, Tallywood is a 55-and-over condo community of 161 villas with carports located within the city limits of Sarasota, close to almost everything, but quiet and secluded within our 25-acre wooded oasis. Anyone who lives here is instantly drawn in by the beautiful trees and abundant vegetation throughout our neighborhood. Imagine cruising down the busy streets of Sarasota and turning into our front entrance on 12th Street and suddenly finding yourself engulfed in the calming beauty and serenity of Tallywood.

The community features a large pool, which is adjacent to our clubhouse and is fully screened to keep out those pesky insects. It has a large concrete deck area with chairs, tables, and loungers for comfortable seating, and the pool is solar heated for year-round use.

The air-conditioned clubhouse has a very flexible floor plan and is used for a variety of special events. It is used for various activities during the day and evenings. It has a nice stereo system, a full kitchen, and a flat-screen TV among other amenities.

The air-conditioned exercise room in the clubhouse is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those who want to stay in shape year-round. It has a stereo system to listen to music and a flat-screen TV to watch while melting the pounds away.

The dog park is a great place to let your dog run free! It’s fenced in so they can’t run too far but large enough for them to burn off some energy. They just love to run, run, run in there, and they make new friends all the time.

Our fully stocked library has quite a selection of hardcover and paperback books plus magazines for those avid readers in our community. We also have a large-print section and jigsaw puzzles for those who enjoy challenges. Our inventory constantly changes as our residents donate new books they have finished reading. Our book club meets monthly to discuss the latest book on its selection list.

“In my professional opinion, I think that Tallywood is a good value especially since the location is so close to downtown without downtown prices, close to the interstate and superior shopping, restaurants, Benderson Park, and the new soon-to-be Mote Marine Aquarium,” said Karen Fronckoski, Realtor® with Coldwell Banker. “We have a spectacular canopy of oak trees which the association is very diligent about protecting and maintaining. If you have never driven around the community, please take a few minutes to do so. Your navigation will direct you to use the 17th St entrance, however, the general public cannot enter in this way. You must enter in from 12th Street.”

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