Retailers Interested In West Villages Area Of The North Port

By Maggie Menderski Retail Reporter Posted Jun 10, 2017 at 12:00 PMUpdated Jun 10, 2017 at 9:50 PM Original Article from TRIBUNE HERALD  It’s hard to imagine consumers flocking to the retail dead zone between Jacaranda Boulevard, North Port and Englewood. But the retail industry is looking past the cows and undeveloped ranch land at the southwest corner of U.S. 41 and West Villages Parkway.…

What kind of jobs are there in Sarasota, FL?

Article From REALESTATE US NEWS Major industries in Sarasota include education, trade, transportation and, of course, tourism. Unemployment rates in the leisure and hospitality sector are several percentage points lower than the region’s overall rate (which is still slightly lower than the national average). Health care is also a prominent sector, with facilities like the…

Downtown Sarasota Building Projects Boom

Article Written by : By John Hielscher Staff Writer For Herald Tribue Its being called the billion-dollar boom. Construction is completed, underway or planned on projects that will bring more than 4,200 new apartments, condominiums and hotel rooms in and around downtown Sarasota. Below is guide to all of the completed, underway or planned projects…

Sarasota Home Prices On The Rise

By John Hielscher Staff Writer for Herald Tribune By John Hielscher Staff Writer The cute fixer-upper house that buyers were able to grab for $150,000 last year now costs closer to $190,000, and the price is still climbing. “That nice, slightly older pool home for $200,000 is now $230,000 to $240,000,” says Realtor Charryl Youman. “In…

World Rowing Championships Dates have been Set

By JUSTINE GRIFFIN Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 12:08 p.m. Herald Tribune SARASOTA – International rowing officials confirmed Wednesday that the 2017 World Rowing Championships will be held in Southwest Florida in early fall, pushed back somewhat from the initial target to avoid hurricanes and accommodate the athletes. More than 42,000 rowers, coaches and…

Sarasota: The New “It” City of Florida

Hidden Gems Sarasota: The New “It” City of the Sunshine State By Miranda Proctor 6/14/2016 As a Floridian of six years, I’m here to tell you that your next trip to Florida with the family shouldn’t be to Key West or Miami—it should be to the state’s hidden gem, Sarasota. Originally founded in 1763 as Zara Zote, it’s…

Growth in Sarasota County – Florida

Published: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 10:35 p.m. SARASOTA COUNTY – Growth in southern Sarasota County is on a record pace, rivaling and in some cases exceeding the numbers set during the building boom prior to the Great Recession. A major indicator that the economy is on the upswing, and tradesmen are back to work,…

North Port in Sarasota County annexes 141 acres

NORTH PORT – Sarasota County’s largest and fastest growing city will get even bigger. On Monday, the City Commission voted to annex 141 acres into the Thomas Ranch development. About 20 years ago, a sliver of land on what was formerly known as TayloRanch was meant to be an extension of River Road, but was…