Sarasota Real Estate Blog
"Circus Sarasota" Keeps the Sarasota Legacy AliveWritten by Bill True on 2013-06-03 11:18:19
Circus Sarasota ticket sales finance a community outreach program that serves children, the elderly, and those in care facilities. “Laughter Unlimited” is the Circus Sarasota humor therapy outreach for those in hospitals, nursing facilities, and adult care centers.
When The Other Circus Came To Town - The Hollywood CircusWritten by Bill True on 2013-05-21 10:31:59
The Greatest Show on Earth brought even more excitement to Sarasota in 1952, when Heston and Lamour attended the movie’s world premiere at the Florida Theatre on North Pineapple Avenue (which today is the Sarasota Opera House). Prior to the screening, Florida Governor Fuller Warren and legendary circus clown Emmett Kelly led another parade, and thousands again lined Sarasota’s downtown streets.
Technology Meets the Arts at Glenridge Performing Arts CenterWritten by Bill True on 2013-05-13 12:00:42
GPAC offers its audiences a state-of-the-art theatre experience. The $750,000 lighting and sound system is the Sarasota area’s most high-tech theatre system. GPAC was designed to be wheelchair-accessible, and built-in headsets are provided for the hearing-impaired.
Is Birding the New Golf in Sarasota?Written by Bill True on 2013-05-06 16:17:00
Florida has a more diverse bird population than any other state. More than 500 species can be spotted across the state, and half of them can be seen in Sarasota County. Endangered Florida species include the wood stork and peregrine falcon. Birders will also spot threatened species including the bald eagle and Florida scrub jay in both rural and urban parts of Sarasota County.
Jazz Club of Sarasota Promotes Entertainment and EducationWritten by Bill True on 2013-04-29 09:26:04
Jazz is possibly the most popular music along southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Any night of the week, jazz can be enjoyed in clubs along the beaches Bradenton to Venice; weekend jazz festivals are frequent in the area; churches and college campuses as well as nightclubs host numerous jazz performances and concerts.
The Postwar Boom and the Historic Sara De Soto Pageant of 1948Written by Bill True on 2013-04-24 12:16:42
Those who were part of Sarasota’s 1948 “Sara de Soto” Pageant had no idea that they were partaking in something more than a pageant and a festival. In retrospect, the 8-day event was a milestone event in the postwar prosperity era that saw Sarasota grow from a charming town into an important, booming modern city.
Canadian Buyers Key to Sarasota Housing BoomWritten by Bill True on 2013-04-18 16:25:39
Homebuyers from outside the United States are an increasingly important part of America’s recovering housing market. More than 7% of all homes and condos for sale in the United States today will be sold to non-Americans. And more than a quarter of the U.S. home sales to foreigners are homes in Florida.
How Sarasota Got Its Name (As Far As We Know)Written by Bill True on 2013-04-10 08:50:37
By the mid-1700s, the name “Zara Zote” appeared on maps of southwest Florida, but no one is precisely certain how the name originated. Frankly, it’s a mystery. Several possibilities have been offered by Sarasota’s historians and promoters.
Sarasota Housing Boom Delights Area Furniture RetailersWritten by Bill True on 2013-03-27 08:41:57
Supply is slowly shrinking, home prices are rising little by little, and the sounds of home building are echoing through many Sarasota-area neighborhoods once again. Overall home sales for Manatee, Charlotte, and Sarasota counties increased in 2012 by 19%, and that’s the 4th-highest increase on record.
William True Ranked LinkedIn's Top One PercentWritten by Bill True on 2013-03-25 10:01:50
LinkedIn surpassed MySpace in June 2011 with 33.9 million visitors. Many of those 33.9 million must be interested in luxury real estate in Sarasota, because William True was recently ranked by LinkedIn as having a profile in the top 1% of all profiles viewed on LinkedIn. That’s tens of thousands of hits, a genuine honor for Bill True and his team at True Sarasota Real Estate.