Saturday, May 24, 2008

Longboat Key Florida Real Estate

Longboat Key real estate is characterized by impeccably manicured fairways and meticulous landscaping. This luxurious residential, condo and resort community is home to world-class golf and tennis resorts. Residential options on Longboat Key range from opulent high-rise condominiums lining the Gulf of Mexico to sprawling bayside mansions and estates.

Longboat Key's beaches are pristine and things to do on this barrier island include fishing, boating, tennis and golf. Vacationers can rent Longboat Key Condos or book one of the resort's hotels. For more information contact the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. For a list of vacation properties for sale on Longboat Key, contact Annette Smith. We specialize in selling Longboat Key real estate, Sarasota, Bird Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, and Sarasota Florida Real Estate. Let us help you locate and buy the home of your dreams.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Beaches - Longboat Key Condos on the Beach

Longboat Key Condos on the Beach at Beaches

Located on the Gulf of Mexico and behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club, residents enjoy spectacular views of wonderful sunsets. Condos at Beaches offer fabulous features with views of the Gulf, golf course and tropical gardens. Amenities include: beachside heated pool/spa, fitness and party rooms, garage parking/extra storage and 24 hr concierge. Beach was recently remolded and has an on-site manager. Prices start at $639,000. There are currently five units available in the Sarasota MLS.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Real Estate in Downtown Sarasota for an Urban Lifestyle

Urban living is the new "in thing." I recently saw a video on Relocate America showcasing top retirement destination cities -- all were large cities mostly in the North (cold) but the message was "baby boomers want to retire in active communities." Sarasota has a vibrant downtown community and beautiful new residences waiting to be filled.

The inventory listed in the Sarasota MLS for downtown reports hundreds of condo units available for sale. Residents enjoy the amenities of restaurants, the bayfront, cultural venues, shopping and galleries. Boat rentals are available as well as jet skis at the downtown marina park. Charter a boat and go fishing, snorkeling or diving. Sarasota has it all! By the way Sarasota Florida is on Relocate America's "Best Places to Live Top 100 2008."

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Bird Key Real Estate

Bird Key real estate and homes are within an enclave of approximately 500 single family homes. Many premier Bird Key properties include docks for large boats offering resident boaters access to the intracoastal as well as the Gulf of Mexico. If you are searching for a waterfront home in Sarasota Florida, Bird Key real estate is a good place to start your search.

The Sarasota MLS currently lists 50 homes for sale in Bird Key. Prices range from a $599,000 house built in 1961 and needing some remodeling to a $14,900,000 majestic Mediterranean estate built on 1 1/2 lots. There is 300 plus feet of seawall with spectacular open Bay views of downtown Sarasota and the Ringling and Siesta Key Bridges from this home. Bring your yacht!

We will be happy to send you information on Bird Keys' finest homes as well as information about the Bird Key Yacht Club. Looking for a boating community? We can provide all of the information needed before purchasing Bird Key Real Estate. Make that call today if you think it's Time to Buy Sarasota!

For all your Sarasota real estate needs, contact Annette Smith or John Allen at Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

St. Armands Circle - Lido Key Real Estate

Statue on famous St. Armands CircleSt Armands Circle - Lido Key Real Estate
Resort Lifestyle on Prestigious St Armands Circle
Panoramic views, spectacular landscaping are highlights of St. Armands Circle and Lido Key real estate. Many homes in this waterfront area are on picturesque canals off the intracoastal and some are on open bay. Architectural styles range from old Florida ranch to new mega mansions. Neighborhoods are pristine and show pride in ownership. Gated estates dot this key offering privacy and seclusion. With St. Armands Circle at you doorstep, enjoy shopping dining at world class restaurants or visit cultural venues of downtown Sarasota, a short drive from St. Armands and Lido Key.
St. Armands Key FL and Lido Key are approximately 2 hours from Tampa International Airport.

If you are searching for St Armands Key or Lido Key real estate, the Sarasota MLS currently lists 37 homes for sale with prices ranging from $539,000 for a two bedroom, one bath house that is just blocks from St. Armands Circle and Lido Key Beach to over $11 million for a 3732 sq.ft home with a full bay view and boat dockage on sailboat water. Within the gated community of Keith Point, there is a 4382 sq.ft. home available for sale priced at $5,900,000. There are only three luxury homes behind the gates of this community. Bring your boat to its private covered boat dock at this home.
Downtown Sarasota is five minutes from the Circle and if you tire of shopping in world-class shops and dining in elite restaurants on this key, skip to the hot spots Shopping on St. Armands Circle, Sarasota Florida
in downtown Sarasota: galleries on Palm, restaurants, and shopping on Main Street. Visit the Bayfront Park and enjoy a sunset at Marina Jack's for variety in your resort lifestyle.
Call Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 for more information on St. Armands and Lido Key real estate or check our websites for daily updates on new property listings. For photos, virtual tours and area information on Sarasota's barrier islands, visit our blogs and search for Lido Key condos too.