Hot 'Hoods

Old, New, Enormous and Tiny, Here are Five Neighborhoods Where Everything’s About to Change

Five very different neighborhoods where real estate is sizzling.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

West Villages Mirrors the Way We Live Now

The houses are the result of years of learning what people want.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

Laurel Park Is Sarasota's Most Charming Downtown Neighborhood

These old homes are the perfect alternative to a downtown condo.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

It's Water, Water Everywhere at Waterside at Lakewood Ranch

It’s the first Lakewood Ranch community to be built in Sarasota County.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

The Rosemary District Is a Hipster Haven

This is the “anti-gated community”—lots of cultures, all clashing yet somehow managing to co-exist in a lively and energetic neighborhood unlike anything Sarasota has ever seen before.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

Is Parrish the New 'Center of the Universe'?

Developers say yes, thanks to Parrish's "freakishly convenient location," new high school and planned 23,000 new homes.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox's New Year's Resolutions

"Fortunately, I have reached the age where you can exercise sitting down and it’s still considered legitimate."

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A 1950S Time Capsule in Nokomis

Everywhere you look is great bamboo furniture and wood paneled walls—kitschy, yes, but also a great deal of fun.

12/14/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A 1925 Cottage With Sarasota's Best Front Porch in Gillespie Park

This home is a perfect example of what makes the neighborhood so special.

12/07/2018 By Robert Plunket

Homes With a Past

Nine Houses That Define Sarasota's Architectural History

And they're all for sale!

12/01/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A 1920s Bradenton Bungalow

This home is full of charm.

11/30/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: The Ultimate Waterfront Cottage

This little home has been beautifully—and expensively—remodeled.

11/16/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: The Most Amazing Pool in Town?

Famed golf instructor David Leadbetter puts his fabulous pool home on the market.

11/01/2018 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Who Exactly is Disgraced Political Candidate Melissa Howard?

Mr. Chatterbox investigates.

10/25/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Key West-Style Cottage in Laurel Park

This week's home is a beautifully remodeled bungalow that maintains its colorful character.

10/05/2018 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Our Humor Columnist Gives North Port Some Love

The city has finally come into its own.

09/26/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

Home Tour: A Dark, Modern Remodel in Southgate

But, our Real Estate Junkie wonders, do black or gray homes get hotter easier?

09/17/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Lamb Manor, a Home With History in Ruskin

It's a classic example of Queen Anne architecture that was moved by barge from Palmetto to Ruskin and extensively renovated.

09/07/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A 'West of Trail' A-Frame From 1972

This three-bedroom, three-bath home has been remodeled and is on the market for $499,000.

08/31/2018 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Tours the Humane Society

Mr. C shines the spotlight on five hard-to-adopt pets.

08/29/2018 By Robert Plunket