Siesta Key, FL Real Estate News

By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Crescent Beach, Siesta Key Web Camera A brand new live, streaming web cam has been added to SeeSarasotaLive.com’s ever growing list of Sarasota’s greatest web cams! The Crescent Beach web cam is located at the southern part of Crescent Beach pointing toward Siesta Key Beach, #2 in the United States. The best viewing is during the daytime when the beach is full of activity! Check out the cam during the daytime for the heaviest beach-goer activity.
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By Charlottesville Choice Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
Become a fan of Siesta Key Choices on Facebook. Siesta Key choices will be a Facebook Page dedicated to the Siesta Key area near Sarasota Florida, highlighting the choices that are avaiable in Siesta Key. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Siesta-Key-FL/Siesta-Key-Choices/112347975452825
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Bay Island, Sarasota, Florida Known as the "Gateway to Siesta Key", Bay Island is located at the northern most tip of Siesta Key and separated from Siesta only by canals. Yet it is it's own island and has a distinct feel. As soon as one crosses the north bridge on Siesta Drive to Siesta Key, they are on Bay Island. The first right is Norsota Way, with gorgeous homes boasting breath taking views of Sarasota Bay, downtown Sarasota, and the Ringling Causeway. For those who can afford it, this is an excellent choice in Sarasota real estate. Bay Island is also home to the locally famous boat racer and Sarasota mortgage broker, Dan Lawrence, as well as other noted celebrities. Click here for a live web cam of Sarasota and Sarasota Bay from Bay Island!
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Cocoanut Bayou, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida Cocoanut Bayou provides residents with one of the best located enclaves on the northern part of Siesta Key. It is no surprise home prices average in the seven figure range, with such stunning estates and Gulf to Bay access, which is rare on Siesta Key. The beach access is on the west side of Higel Avenue and is gated for privacy. Homeowners in Cocoanut Bayou are provided a key to access the shady, scenic path to north Siesta Beach, currently rated #2 in the country! At the same time access from Cocoanut Bayou to Sarasota Bay and onto the Gulf of Mexico makes this a boaters paradise and absolute winner for connoisseurs of Sarasota real estate! Many of the estates are situated on lots exceeding one acre with the grounds meticulously maintained...
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Sandy Hook, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida Sandy Hook is one of Siesta Key's most prestigious subdivisions. In a word, location. On the northern end of Siesta Key Beach and a short walk to Siesta Village, residents are very happy to be lucky enough to call this community home. Most of the original homes were built in the late 1950's, but many have been remodeled, update or torn down to make way for a new home. Many of these Sarasota homes are beachfront or have easy access to the pass. The beach access is second to none, and leads to breath taking views of Big Pass, Longboat Key and the Gulf of Mexico. The beach itself is currently rated #2 in the United States. For those who have it, this is an excellent choice in Sarasota real estate!
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Hidden Harbor, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida A great option in Sarasota real estate, Hidden Harbor may be one of Siesta Key's best kept secrets. Nestled among old growth oaks dripping with Spanish moss, the beautiful community is as tropical as you're going to get. Hidden Harbor, on the Sarasota Bay side if Siesta Key, is also a boater's paradise. Home prices are in the seven figures so this might not be a good option for those on a budget. This convenient location is minutes to downtown Sarasota, fantastic shopping and the world famous Siesta Key Beach, formerly known as Sarasota Beach. Jungle Plum Road and Hidden Harbor Way are the two streets that run through this community of luxury Sarasota homes. Be sure to use a Sarasota buyer agent to protect your interests when purchasing real ...
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By Charlottesville Choice Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
To do list:- Choose a Place to Live_X__- Choose a Real Estate Company_X__ The Choice: Keller Williams Siesta Key with the Agent and Team of professionals with Sarasota Choice Homes.Sarasota Choice Homes specializes in working with buyers and sellers on Siesta Key and the surrounding Barrier Islands near Sarasota Florida. These include Longboat Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key and Casey Key.Our Website allows you to search for Siesta Key waterfront homes or you could locate a foreclosure / short sale on Siesta Key. You can perform searches by community, price range or use our map interface.Whatever your choice, whatever your lifestyle - we are here to assist you.
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By Charlottesville Choice Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
Siesta Key Condos Anchorage Bay Oaks Beach Villas Boca SiestaCasarinaCasa Blanca CoquilleCresentCrescent Arms Crystal Sands Excelsior Beach Gulf and Bay Club Harbor Towers Horizons West Island House Island Reef Jamaica Royale La Siesta Marina Del Sol Midnight Cove Our House at the Beach Palm Bay Club Peppertree Bay Polynesian Gardens Sandy Cove Sarasota Surf and Racquet Seagrove Siesta Breakers Siesta Dunes Siesta Towers Summer Cove Sunrise Cove The Terrace Tortuga Turtle Bay Whispering Sands
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Shell Beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida   When people think of real estate on Siesta Key, distance to the beach is always a concern. What many people do not realize is that there are other beaches other than world famous Siesta Key Beach. One of the most beautiful, and hidden, is Shell Beach, a great option in Sarasota homes!   Located on the north end of Siesta Key, Shell Beach is smaller than Siesta Key public beach by a long shot; however, its raw beauty and deserted feel make this an excellent option for those seeking the quieter residential options that the north Key has to offer. The beach is actually located on the channel between Siesta and Lido Keys, and offers stunning views of the water and south Lido Beach park across the channel.   The Shell beach area has everything fro...
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Royal Palm Harbor, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida   Siesta Key real estate is defined by private enclaves and tucked away streets that give way to awesome water views. Royal Palm Harbor is no exception. Located just east of the Midnight Pass/Beach Road split, Royal Palm Harbor is nearly invisible from the street. The community consists of just two narrow roads, in some cases it is impossible for two cars to pass one another. However, these are two of the most beautiful streets in Sarasota, with low overhanging tropical foliage, old growth trees and glorious shade.   The homes in Royal Palm Harbor, like many places on Siesta Key, range from old time beach cottages to modern, huge estate homes. However ,this dichotomy seems less glaring than in other places, due to the lush landscaping th...
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By Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Once again, stunning Siesta Key Beach was honored by Dr. Beach, world renowned beach-rater-guy. This year he claimed we were #2 behind a beach in Southampton, Long Island. Oddly enough, I used to live there. So I know both beaches well. I suspect that Dr. Beach simply doesn't want to bore readers by continually giving Siesta Key top honors; that being said Coopers Beach is pretty nice too. However, lets take another gander at that list in February, and see which beach we like better...I'll bet some people will be ready to buy some Siesta Key real estate. *********** I liken it to survivors guilt. Florida residents know the feeling well - the relief that the hurricane passed you by is replaced quickly by the angst for your neighbors to the north or south who are enduring calamity. But fo...
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Solymar, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida   Tired of cookie cutter Sarasota real estate? Solymar on Siesta Key offers a true exclusive opportunity to live in the lap of luxury, on the finest white sand beach in the world.   Solymar consists of only 9 units in a private gated enclave which enjoys it own private beach. The homes are 3,000-4,500 square feet, and range from partial Gulf views to full beach frontage. The homes were built with the finest quality finishes, marbles, custom woodworking, and top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances. The environment was also a priority, as homes were designed to include UV central air purification, quality water treatment systems, no-chlorine pools, and sealed attics.   Solymar is located at the northern end of Siesta Key, which known for being very ...
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By Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Situated off the beautiful Gulf Coast, Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island connected to Sarasota by two bridges. Founded in 1846, there are now approximately 24,000 full and part-time residents of Siesta Key, although sometimes it seems like more -but we can't blame the visitors - we love it here too! Siesta Key Real Estate Living on Siesta Key is truly the epitome of beach life. There is much to choose from, be it waterfront mansions or single family residential homes in a little neighborhood. Condominiums are extremely popular, and are often used as beach rentals during the high season. Siesta Key is an extremely popular vacation destination making it very attractive for investors. Newcomers can choose to live on the Gulf of Mexico or on the Bay, near the village , or with...
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By Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Sandy Cove enjoys a fortuitous location just north of the newly refurbished Siesta Key Village. Situated directly on Big Pass, residents enjoy expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as vistas of the south end of Lido Key. Sandy Cove is secluded and private, with its own small beach, but it does not offer access to the wide Siesta Key beaches. The complex is better known for big water views and a resident only fishing pier, which affords some of the best fishing around given its location in the channel. Sandy Cove is a pet-friendly condominium, which is a refreshing change. The community clubhouse has a kitchen, living room area and card room for residents. As if the Gulf isn't water enough, many units are on a lovely lagoon. Think Siesta Key couldn't get any more beautiful? Don'...
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By Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Buyers of Sarasota real estate usually have to choose between the big shaded lot and the beach lifestyle. Not so at the well respected and established Sanderling Club, the grand dame of gated communities on Siesta Key. This entire subdivision hearkens back to another era. Wih some homes built as far back as the 1940's, the Sanderling Club is one of the more special subdivisions in Sarasota. Located on directly on the beach on southern Siesta, the neighborhood also has lush tropical foliage and huge mature shade trees. It is the only single family home community with a 24 hour manned security gate on the Key. Spacious homes on large wooded lots prove that you can have both a parklike setting and the expansive white sands of world famous Siesta Key. Many homesites are on wide lagoons brim...
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By Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
The award winning contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North will be performing a free concert at the Siesta Key pavilion tonight, May 12. The band, all originally from Florida, is celebrating the release of their new CD, "The Light Meets the Dark" with a free sunset concert on Florida's most beautiful beach. Concert begins at 7pm. Bring a picnic and lounge chairs. Just one more reason to love Siesta Key.
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida Situated off the beautiful Gulf Coast, Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island connected to Sarasota by two bridges. Founded in 1846, there are now approximately 24,000 full and part-time residents of Siesta Key. Scroll down past the neighborhood listings for more information on living on Siesta Key. Siesta Key Real EstateLiving on Siesta Key is truly the epitome of beach life. Siesta Key offers some of the finest in Sarasota real estate. There is much to choose from, be it waterfront mansions or single family residential homes in a little neighborhood. Siesta Key is an extremely popular vacation destination making it very attractive for investors. Newcomers can choose to live on the Gulf of Mexico or on the Bay, near the village , or within walking...
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By Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
I recently showed a property on a beautiful street on Siesta Key. What many people do not realize having seen the photos of the vast expanses of white sand beaches, is that large areas of Siesta are actually very lush and treelined. This was one of those areas. It was beautiful Key West style home, with a wrap around porch overlooking the tropical pool, and beautiful wood floors throughout. We often don't see this type of home for this price point out on the Key - roughly $500K.    Although well within their price range, my buyers suspected the home was overpriced. After all, they reasoned, isnt everything these days? Actually, the home was priced UNDER market value. But sometimes in this market, it is hard to accept that you can't get another 30% off the price of the home...so they ask...
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By Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
When I moved to Sarasota nearly a decade ago, armed with my set budget and down payment, I had dreams of Siesta Key. After all, it was a stretch of white sand beach that convinced me to move here in the first place. At the time, when I asked the realtor if I could have a water view, they laughed and asked me if I meant a swimming pool! I live on Palmer Ranch, which was an excellent decision for me. The schools are fantastic, we love our home, and we are only 10 minutes from - you guessed it - the white sands of Siesta Key. That was a huge deciding factor for me. I go out to the beach nearly every night for my walk, and I couldn't imagine living in Sarasota without access to Siesta. Now that prices are lower on Siesta Key, I encourage people to move out there. There are many who would di...
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By Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Are you considering Siesta Key for a full or part time residence? There is alot to know about this little piece of paradise. Situated off the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast, Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island connected to Sarasota by two causeways. Founded in 1846, there are now approximately 24,000 full and part-time residents of Siesta Key. Living on Siesta Key is truly the epitome of beach life. The variety of Siesta Key real estate  ranges from 1 BR studios cottages to multi million dollar gulf front residences. In between those two extremes is a myriad of choice. Condominiums are extremely popular, and are often used as beach rentals during the high season. Siesta Key is a world famous vacation destination, making it very attractive for investors. You can choose to live ...
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