The Sarasota/Manatee County region is the prime location on Florida's West Coast for enjoyment of an active lifestyle, retirement and vacationing. The area is blessed with unparalleled environmental beauty and extraordinary climate year-round.
You may have heard how strong the market is and how homes are maintaining or increasing in value in this area. There are countless golf courses, lakes, restaurants, theaters, clubs, fine arts, cultural amenities, and world class beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, including Siesta Key, rated the best beach in the continental U.S. From Bradenton to Venice, Southwest Florida property has become a much-sought-after investment opportunity for a number of reasons. Not only do we have some of the best outdoor amenities in the world, our area has continued to show healthy signs of growth that are difficult to find in other parts of the country.
This has helped to skyrocket the waterfront property prices, which can be more than double the price of comparable properties elsewhere, and helps explain why 60 percent of the wealthiest people in the country spend their winters in southern Florida. Prices are lower in Southwest Florida than on the East Coast of the state, with homes priced between $200,000s to over $5 million. There is strong rental investment potential with Canadians, Europeans and Americans vacationing and working here.
The area contains the second fastest growing master-planned community in the U.S., Lakewood Ranch. The community is roughly 50 square miles, about the size of the District of Columbia, and is now home to 21 residential villages, 12 business centers, more than 15,000 homes and a population of over 35,000.
Lakewood Ranch embodies small-town living with big city conveniences, and has been successfully targeting various age groups, incomes and household segments with appropriately priced inventory and a plethora of amenities.
Located 17 miles south of Sarasota, Venice is among the most attractive and easy-living Florida cities. Visitors travel to Venice for its long white sand beaches and sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico, its palm and oak-lined boulevards with stately 1920's homes, boutique shopping, easy lifestyle and friendliness,
Venice has a population of just over 22,000. Taking its name from its more famous Italian namesake, it is a city on the water. The "island" is separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway, Thanks to Caspersen Beach, Venice is known as the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World.” Many fossilized shark teeth wash up on the coastline of Venice and can easily be found by sifting the sand along the water’s edge.
For additional information about the subtropical landscape of Southwest Florida, go to our website DESTINATION GUIDE, linked from the New York Times - Great Homes and Destinations.
If you would like to know more about real estate sales opportunities in this unique growth region of the U.S., please contact us at your earliest convenience.
Gulf Coast Choice Homes
P.O. Box 21264, Bradenton, FL 34204
Philip Leber PLLC Gulf Coast Choice Homes