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100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, Florida 34240 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

The existence of inhabitants, probably Pale0-Indian, down Florida’s west coast can be traced back to approximately 8,000 B.C., and there is proof that Native Americans dwelled along the water’s edge of southwest Florida and Sarasota over 3,000 years ago. Ponce de Leon, Hernando De Soto and Panfilo Narvaez, the first Spanish voyagers, set foot on the Gulf Coast in the 1500s searching for gold and silver. The U.S. obtained the Florida territory in 1821, and the Armed Occupation Act in 1824 permitted private ownership of property along Sarasota Bay, but for arriving immigrants only. The Seminoles people were not permitted to own land or become citizens and were driven even further down south. The immigrants won their battle against the Seminoles in 1855, but development really started in the 1880s.

In 1927, the winter quarters of the circus were relocated to Sarasota, thereby giving Sarasota a new identity – a circus town. Currently, it is recognized as the ‘Circus Capital of the World’ and houses numerous circuses. The Sarasota High School’s gymnastics program was expanded in 1949 to include circus performances, which gave birth to the Sarasota Sailor Circus. Sarasota County is home to Ringling’s Clown College, and is the nation’s only public school system that sponsors the Sailor Circus, an afterschool youth circus program.

From 1941 to 1966, Sarasota became a hot spot for modern architecture when several architects assembled to discuss the abstract expressionism’s philosophies in an artistic neighborhood with a cultural custom keen on accepting principles of modernist design. The outcome was an amazing body of work called the Sarasota School of Architecture.

Area and Climate

Sarasota is a town situated in Sarasota County, on Florida’s southwestern coast. The town is north of Fort Myers and south of Tampa Bay. Its present official limits consist of Sarasota Bay and many barrier islands between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.

Sarasota offers ballets, operas, plays, boat races, golf tournaments, educational museums and magnificent sunsets. Visitors can enjoy tennis, waterskiing, lawn bowling, boating, golf, bird watching, shell collecting, university classes, and growing exotic tropical plants.

The climate in Sarasota is humid subtropical, with high humidity throughout the year, sizzling summertime and mild winter season. Sarasota has different dry and rainy seasons – October to May is the dry season, while June to September is the rainy season.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2011, the estimated average value of houses or condominiums in Sarasota is $157,966 (in 2000, it was $95,600). In 2011, the average prices of mobile homes: $121,847; 3- or 4-unit buildings: $231,223; attached units and townhomes: $256,918; 2-unit buildings: $277,378; all residential units: $488,888; detached homes: $537,132; occupied vans, RVs, boats, etc.: $552,782; and 5 and up unit buildings: $576,466.

In Sarasota, the cost of living index as of March 2012 is 95.7, which is almost average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Sarasota has its own local circus, Circus Sarasota. It offers professional, fun entertainment for the whole family, with winter shows, as well as classes and special events all year round.

The Crowley Museum and Nature Center has self-guided nature paths that meander throughout the property, moving through shady oak hammocks and dry pine flatwoods over the Maple Branch marsh and out to the bank of Tatum Sawgrass swamp beside the Myakka River. The spacious paths provide pleasant and comfortable walking conditions that are suitable for people of all abilities and ages. The museum displays an assortment of historic tools, objects and household furnishings.

The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum provides one of the world’s most distinctive museum experiences, where visitors ‘ride the exhibits’. It runs weekend trips throughout the year from the Parrish, FL train station.

A 30-acre environmental, historical and archaeological museum, Historic Spanish Point features the area’s earliest inhabitants and their shell mounds, as well as settlers of the early 20th century.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
 

Lifestyle

  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Great Dining
  • Great Seafood
  • Galleries
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Walking
  • Beaches
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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