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Siesta Key Named in Top 5 Beaches in The World

Siesta Key Named in Top 5 Beaches in The World

We’ve shared many of the ways Sarasota Is One of the Best Places to Live, including it being listed among the best small cities in America,  the 20 places people are moving, one of the happiest places in America, and that is was recently named one of the best places to live by U.S. News and World Reports. Now we are very excited to report that Siesta Key has been named in the top 5 beaches in the world.

According to Sarasota Magazine Reporting by Megan McDonald, Siesta Key was recently named the Number 5 beach in the world on TripAdvisor’s annual list. Other beaches named included (Brazil’s Baia do Sancho at No. 1, Turks and Caicos’ Grace Bay at No. 2, Aruba’s Eagle Beach at No 3 and Cuba’s Playa Paraiso at No. 4.)

According to TripAdvisor, Siesta Key boasts, “Pristine beaches that never seems to end. Photographer’s dream. A place in the sun that warrants returning again and again.” Read more about what visitors to Siesta Key have to say about this world-ranking beach here.

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Sarasota Is One of the Best Places to Live

Sarasota Is One of the Best Places to Live

We’ve shared many of the ways Sarasota Is One of the Best Places to Live, including it being listed among the best small cities in America,  the 20 places people are moving, and one of the happiest places in America. Now Sarasota has been named as one of the best places to live by US News.

Sarasota was ranked number 21, higher than cities like Omaha, NE; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; and Richmond, VA. US News local expert, Vanessa Caceres writes about Sarasota, “Warm temperatures year-round, award-winning beaches and a thriving arts and cultural scene have made Sarasota a go-to place for retirees and families, not to mention a handful of celebrities (including Stephen King and Rosie O’Donnell). This southwest Florida region, which is about an hour from Tampa and two hours from Orlando, continues to attract new residents with great restaurants and plenty of shopping options.”

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Featured Floor Plan: Lime

Featured Floor Plan: Lime

We are working on the Courtyard at Citrus, with more and more of the construction progressing each day. To help you share in our excitement, each week we will be highlighting a floor plan and sharing why this plan is a great addition to the community of Citrus Square. This week’s featured floor plan: Lime.

Lime

Unit 205
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths

The Lime floorplan features an open interior with 10 foot ceilings, large hurricane-resistant windows and French doors with a European balcony.  Luxurious features such as granite countertops, quality flooring, fine wood cabinetry and designer kitchen appliances make this condo a retreat in the heart of Sarasota’s booming Rosemary District. The community is gated with covered parking and low monthly fees, within walking distance of great restaurants, local theatre, and more. See the full-sized plan here.

For more information about residential units and pricing, please call the Citrus Square Sales Gallery, at 941-706-1465 or Contact Us Today! Stay tuned to The Courtyard At Citrus Square Facebook page for more posts!

Featured Floor Plan: Tangelo

Featured Floor Plan: Tangelo

We are working on the Courtyard at Citrus, with more and more of the construction progressing each day. To help you share in our excitement, each week we will be highlighting a floor plan and sharing why this plan is a great addition to the community of Citrus Square. This week’s featured floor plan: Tangelo.

Tangelo

Units 204 & 304
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

The Tangelo floorplan features an open interior with 10 foot ceilings, large hurricane-resistant windows and French doors with a European balcony.  Luxurious features such as granite countertops, quality flooring, fine wood cabinetry and designer kitchen appliances make this condo a retreat in the heart of Sarasota’s booming Rosemary District. The community is gated with covered parking and low monthly fees, within walking distance of great restaurants, local theatre, and more. See the full-sized plan here.

For more information about residential units and pricing, please call the Citrus Square Sales Gallery, at 941-706-1465 or Contact Us Today! Stay tuned to The Courtyard At Citrus Square Facebook page for more posts!

Featured Floor Plan: Grapefruit

Featured Floor Plan: Grapefruit

We are working on the Courtyard at Citrus, with more and more of the construction progressing each day. To help you share in our excitement, each week we will be highlighting a floor plan and sharing why this plan is a great addition to the community of Citrus Square. This week’s featured floor plan: Grapefruit.

Grapefruit

Units 203 & 303
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

The Grapefruit floorplan features an open interior with 10 foot ceilings, large hurricane-resistant windows and French doors with a European balcony.  Luxurious features such as granite countertops, quality flooring, fine wood cabinetry and designer kitchen appliances make this condo a retreat in the heart of Sarasota’s booming Rosemary District. The community is gated with covered parking and low monthly fees, within walking distance of great restaurants, local theatre, and more. See the full-sized plan here.

For more information about residential units and pricing, please call the Citrus Square Sales Gallery, at 941-706-1465 or Contact Us Today! Stay tuned to The Courtyard At Citrus Square Facebook page for more posts!

Featured Floor Plan: Orange

Featured Floor Plan: Orange

We are working on the Courtyard at Citrus, with more and more of the construction progressing each day. To help you share in our excitement, each week we will be highlighting a floor plan and sharing why this plan is a great addition to the community of Citrus Square. This week’s featured floor plan: Orange.

Orange

Units 202 & 302
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

The Kumquat features an open interior with 10 foot ceilings, large hurricane-resistant windows and French doors with a European balcony.  Luxurious features such as granite countertops, quality flooring, fine wood cabinetry and designer kitchen appliances make this condo a retreat in the heart of Sarasota’s booming Rosemary District. The community is gated with covered parking and low monthly fees, within walking distance of great restaurants, local theatre, and more. See the full-sized plan here.

For more information about residential units and pricing, please call the Citrus Square Sales Gallery, at 941-706-1465 or Contact Us Today! Stay tuned to The Courtyard At Citrus Square Facebook page for more posts!

Featured Floor Plan: Kumquat

featured floor plan: kumquat

We are working on the Courtyard at Citrus, with more and more of the construction progressing each day. To help you share in our excitement, each week we will be highlighting a floor plan and sharing why this plan is a great addition to the community of Citrus Square. This week’s featured floor plan is Kumquat.

The Kumquat

Units 201 & 301
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

The Kumquat features an open interior with 10 foot ceilings, large hurricane-resistant windows and French doors with a European balcony.  Luxurious features such as granite countertops, quality flooring, fine wood cabinetry and designer kitchen appliances make this condo a retreat in the heart of Sarasota’s booming Rosemary District. The community is gated with covered parking and low monthly fees, within walking distance of great restaurants, local theatre, and more. See the full-sized plan here.

For more information about residential units and pricing, please call the Citrus Square Sales Gallery, at 941-706-1465 or Contact Us Today! Stay tuned to The Courtyard At Citrus Square Facebook page for more posts!

Downtown Walking Guide– Dessert

Downtown Walking Guide-- Dessert

Downtown Walking Guide– Dessert! One of the most amazing perks of living in The Rosemary district is the ability to walk, cycle, or quickly drive to downtown Sarasota and enjoy the amazing shows, restaurants, and shopping that the city has become known for. We’ve put together “The Courtyard At Citrus Downtown Sarasota Walking Guide” so that you can easily take advantage of all the fun things this area has to offer,  in 20 minutes or less. Learn more about this week’s featured activity– Dessert! Read on for tips for great walkable dessert locations.

Downtown Walking Guide-- Dessert

Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar

A few steps from the Courtyard at Citrus will lead you to Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar. Co-Owner, Baker Arthur Lopes, has become known for his decadent desserts that impress with flavor, ingredients, and texture. Customers rave about his souffle and raw chocolate cake. Stop by for a late night treat from a master baker and enjoy award winning decadence.

Downtown Walking Guide-- Dessert

The Rosemary

At the end of Orange and only a block from the Courtyard at Citrus, the Rosemary has quickly become a Citrus Square favorite for delicious meals. The Rosemary also offers a host of delicious desserts including Key Lime Pie, Cheesecake and an apple tart!

Downtown Walking Guide-- Dessert

Lolita Tartine

Lolita Tartine is a quick walk up 4th and a right on Central. The same company that makes the delicious breakfast pastries that C’est La Vie, another local breakfast favorite, is also the team that runs Lolita Tartine. The French restaurant is known for their delicious macarons; however a wide variety of delicious deserts are available. See them here.

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Sarasota Ranks Amongst the Best Small Cities in America

Sarasota Ranks Amongst the Best Small Cities in America! Recently, WalletHub compiled a list of small towns in America, comparing a variety of factors including Highest/Lowest Income growth, Highest/Lowest average working week hours, and even most restaurants per capita! After analyzing and comparing 1,268 cities with populations between 25,000- 100,000 base on 30 key factors of livability, a few cities stood out, including Sarasota. Read more about the exact rankings and methodology used by Wallethub here.

Sarasota was named in the top 4% for Best Small Cities to Live In in America with a total score of 64.81, an Affordability ranking on 967, an Economic Health rank of 662, an Education & Health rank of 513, a Quality of Life rank of 2, and a Safety Rank of 946! Sarasota also tied for first place with most restaurants per capita, alongside Myrtle Beach, SC and Duluth, GA.

According to the Herald-Tribune, Sarasota had the highest rating for any Florida city.  Where Sarasota really shined was in the Quality of Life (it was ranked 2nd) category that covers a variety of factors including:

  • Average Commute Time
  • Percentage of Residents Who Walk to Work
  • Mean Hours Worked per Week
  • Number of Restaurants per Capita
  • Number of Bars per Capita
  • Number of Clubs per Capita
  • Number of Coffee Shops per Capita
  • Number of Museums per Capita
  • Number of Performing Arts Centers per Capita
  • Number of Fitness Centers per Capita
  • Number of Department Stores per Capita

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Downtown Sarasota Walking Guide- Live Music

One of the most amazing perks of living in The Rosemary district is the ability to walk, cycle, or quickly drive to downtown Sarasota and enjoy the amazing shows, restaurants, and shopping that the city has become known for. We’ve put together “The Courtyard At Citrus Downtown Sarasota Walking Guide” so that you can easily take advantage of all the fun things this area has to offer,  in 20 minutes or less. Learn more about this week’s featured activity– Live Music! Read on for tips for great walkable live music locations.

Downtown Sarasota Walking Guide- Live Music

The Blue Rooster

Take a right on 4th and about a block down on the right (2 mins) you’ll find the Blue Rooster, which is known for offering some of the best live music entertainment in Sarasota. A focus on Southern music, such as Jazz, Blues, and Gospel, go hand in hand with their southern style menu. With an ever changing calendar of events and a variety of acts in rotation, the Blue Rooster is a great place to enjoy live music.

Downtown Sarasota Walking Guide- Live Music

Servando’s

Right next to The Blue Rooster is Servando’s a recent addition to the Sarasota restaurant scene. Servando’s is unique in that it offers the chance to really absorb the artist community Sarasota is known for, with live artists working in the space and the house band– Babyl– playing every Thursday.  See more of their events on their Facebook page.

Downtown Sarasota Walking Guide- Live Music

Mattison’s City Grille

A walk straight up Orange and a right on Main St will lead you to Mattison’s City Grille in about 8 mins. One of Sarasota’s most well-known and most well-respected restaurants, Mattison’s City Grille features live music every night of the week. Enjoy a Golden Spoon winning meal with live entertainment in either a beautiful indoor or outdoor setting.

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