Hi Irish Family,
I'm an Irish Realtor who's been living in Naples Florida for 15 years.
I feel like I would be better able to answer your question with more information. I like to really get to know my clients so that I can uncover their dominant motivations in searching for property. Do you want to be near great schools for your kids? Or maybe they are older and it would be more important to have short commuting distance or be closer to the airport for easy access on international flights? All of these things are a concern to me because I'm sure they are important to you.
If you have time, let's talk.
Free call 1855-9-NAPLES http://www.NaplesFloridaUS.com
I know the Sarasota market very well and have access to all the homes there listed in the Sarasota MLS. Call me anytime before 9pm.
Sarasota is a delightful resort community that offers a high density of cultural events, festivals and opportunities. It is a laid back community that is also focused around water sports, the beach and allows for lots of activities for adults.
Since the early 2000s the demographics shifted and more families moved into the area. You can see evidence by the housing available in Sarasota county. Most homes are 2 bedrooms, 2 bath with a den. There are 3 bedroom and 4 bedrooms, but, these homes were built in the late 90s or 2000s.
The housing costs in Florida vs California is dramatically different. Having spent time in Los Angeles, it is very different from Sarasota. The density of people is much higher in LA, whereas Sarasota, is seasonal with most festivities and events offered during the snowbird season.
If you like Silver Lake and West Hollywood, then you might like the Siesta Key area. If you like the Valley then Lakewood Ranch might be of interest to you. If you like Santa Monica and West LA then downtown Sarasota and Lido Key. if you like Brentwood then Longboat.
California and the west coast of Florida are very very different. Visit the website: City-Data.com Los Angeles and Sarasota. You will be able to read through the public comments and gather a flavor for the area.
Brock Realty Inc.
Depending on your kids ages - I would say Southside School District.
Burns Court area downtown is very artsy - loads of galleries walk or bike to Whole Foods and Farmers Market on Saturday.
Always price is a factor but knowing that LA is up there - you should be able to find a nice place that meets you needs.
Bungalow or Sears Craftsman style homes in the areas I have mentioned under $600K
If you would like a mid-century modern (atomic ranch with terrazzo floors) or Sarasota School of Architecture house I can help you with that also.
I can help you find the right home.
Call or email me, I would love to work with you.
Albert Wooster, P.A.
Cell: (941) 350-1220
Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.
I would strongly suggest coming down here for a couple of weeks or you can familiarize yourself with the area for a bit. Moving with a child is difficult enough, and you want to make sure you rent a place that is close enough to work and the cultural activities you enjoy, yet also having a good family feel to it as well. The idea of going home needs to make you feel good regardless of whether you rent or own.
I'd be happy to take you out and about a couple of times in order to get oriented and then you'll have an idea of the areas which appeal to you. I originally relocated from Canada, so I well understand how important it is to feel that the area into which you're moving feel right to you.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
American companies are moving toward becoming more efficient and problem solving with their skill in innovations. Sarasota is attracting job growth and relocation for these very reasons. Industries that are particularly innovative have higher employee retention here.
Recently -- in the Top 10 "Cities On The Water" in the U.S.A.: Clean, Nice, Family, and Great Home Value.
What is also making headlines? Home owners insurance! Homes that don't pass a 4 point inspection don't qualify for most types of home loans. How do you avoid this pitfall? How do you have peace of mind while enjoying your home? A top notch Professional Realtor will have great referrals for you.
I have a great tool called Listingbook that will help you find a home. Go to http://www.TheresaGuest.com for details and to sign up for a free account.
The downtown core is where most of our arts are located as well as Ringling College our premier art school. Sarasota is a small, diverse, culturally dynamic city and offers a lot. I have a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with pool for rent on St Armand's Key, just over the bridge from our downtown, for $2,900 a month. Other great areas to look are Southside Village which is west of Tamaiami Trail, Laurel Park, Burns Court and Indian Beach by the Ringling Museum and USF.
All the best,
Teresa M. Fellows
ERA Waterside Realty
We are very open, but don't know the area well. We would be renting initially. Preferably a single family home -- 3 bedroom/2 bath. It would be great to be somewhere that could accommodate a back yard for our little one, but also access to shops and local merchants (like European village/high street) near by. A good school district/access to childcare would be great. I am an arts educator so good education is important to me.
John August, Realtor
Michael Saunders & Co - Licensed Broker
61 S. Blvd of the Presidents - St Armands Circle - Sarasota FL
1. Would you enjoy living there?
2. How far of a commute is it from work, school, shopping, hospitals, restaurants, parks, entertainment and transportation? Take a test drive.
3. Drive through the neighborhood to get an idea of what it is like. You may want to go at different times throughout the day. What is the noise and traffic level?
4. Does the neighborhood have curb appeal? It is well maintained? Does it have nice landscaping?
5. Does the neighborhood fit in with your demographics? Are you looking for a family friendly neighborhood, a deed restricted neighborhood, a 55 and older retirement neighborhood, or a high or low income neighborhood?
6. Price makes all the difference. Do some research to find out the price range of the neighborhoods so that you can eliminate ones that do not fit within your budget.
7. Check to see what the neighborhood crime statistics are. Look around for graffiti or other signs of criminal activity. Check with local police or check the police blotter in the local newspaper. You want to live in a safe neighborhood.
8. Be aware of any new construction or zoning laws that may be in the neighborhood.
9. If you are choosing a deed restricted community with a homeowner association, find out what the fees are?
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
What kind of neighborhood appeals to you and your family? Urban or suburban, gated or not, older or new? Do you need to be close to schools, and what does "close" mean to you? What is your budget?
I'm sure that others will chime in with specific recommendations, but I would prefer to discuss your needs and interests first. Please give me a call or send an email, and then I will be happy to provide suggestions and enough information for you to begin a focused search to find the right neighborhood and home for your family.
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
423 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236