Sapphire Shores (Sarasota, FL)
By Marnie Matarese, Showing you the best of Sarasota!
We have always been told that it is best to buy the worst home on a great street and turn it into a good one.  On most streets that might be true but if you want waterfront property in Sarasota, you often have to buy the best house on a street with few comparable homes.  When Florida was being settled, there was little thought to zoning or standardization of homes.  You found a lot on the water, whether it be the bay, a river or the Gulf and you put up the home you desired. It stands to reason that the homes on the waterfront side of the street ended up with far more valuable land than the ones across the street from them and as the years passed, grander and more luxurious homes replaced them while the smaller utilitarian homes on the other side of the road stayed small and sometimes fe...
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By Marnie Matarese, Showing you the best of Sarasota!
New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art & Design and USF of Sarasota-Manatee  are all located on a one-mile  strip of U.S. 41 in North Sarasota.  Sarasota’s Coffee Loft has achieved its lofty aspiration of becoming a safe and sociable gathering place for students every day of the week.  Although the school campuses are quite beautiful they are located along a stretch of Tamiami Trail that is littered with motels and liquor stores, 24 hour food marts and vacant lots.  The Coffee Loft has become a magnet that unites the students of all these schools providing them with a social atmosphere and a place to study, surf the web and relax.    And, did I mention the coffee?  All the beans are fair trade and this non-profit business is all about giving back to the community and the coffe...
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Sapphire Shores - A Bayfront Gem in HD! Check out the above link, for a high definition video of Sapphire Shores, a beautiful neighborhood in Sarasota, seeping with history. For locals and seasonal residents, Sapphire Shores is the perfect community to live, work and play. For more information on Sapphire Shores, visit Sarasota real estate or check out Sarasota videos.
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