November 2023 Newsletter

november 23 newsletter bruce myer Longboat Key Realtor


It’s the season to be grateful, and if you live in or around Sarasota, that in itself is a blessing. Beautiful beaches, vibrant arts and culture, wonderful restaurants, the golf courses, I could go on and on. Family is always something I’m very grateful for – my three boys (now young men) have brought more joy to my life than I could express.

And now, Chase, my youngest son, has recently joined me in his own pursuit of a real estate career. Perhaps some of you have already met him; I’ve put him right to work. Chase grew up watching family dinners and functions interrupted with phone calls more times than not – he’s got a leg up on a true understanding of the dedication it takes to achieve success. I’m not only proud of him, but excited to see him excel in my own chosen profession.

I’m grateful for every client who has put their trust in me. This Thanksgiving, I am reminded of this quote: “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” In these challenging times of unrest and suffering, Thanksgiving becomes an even more poignant time to reflect on our blessings.

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Longboat Key Market Returns to Town Center Green

The outdoor market kicks off on Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature a special performance by the Manatee School of the Arts Jazz Choir on its opening day. Throughout the market’s five planned dates, it will host a variety of local vendors and will feature various food trucks. 

The Market will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 11 and April 15. Town Center Green, 600 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key.

Selby Gardens November 2023 Newsletter - longboat key, FL real estate & homes for sale

Selby Gardens Plans January Grand Opening

Selby Botanical Gardens will unveil the first phase of its new look on January 11 to the general public. The grand opening will mark the official debut of the Morganroth Family Living Energy Access Facility. Selby officials call it the LEAF. It includes the new Green Orchid, a garden-to-table restaurant operated by Michaels on East on the ground floor. The LEAF also features a new gift shop, vertical gardens on the outside walls and a 50,000 sq. ft. solar array that will allow Selby to produce more energy than it uses and make it the first net-positive-energy botanical garden complex in the world. Also on top of the structure will be an edible garden that will be planned, planted and maintained by Operation EcoVets. January 11 will also mark the official debut of the Jean Goldstein Welcome Center, the new visitor center where guests will buy tickets.

Take the Trolly to the Airport – Soon!

By late January, riders can begin catching a trolley-style bus from SRQ to seven stops near downtown hotels for a $1.50 fare – which jumps up to $2 in March. Riders over 65, those on Medicare and anyone with a disability will pay half. Trolley service will operate about every 30 minutes between 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.,

The planned stops are:

• Boulevard of the Arts at the Quay Commons;

• Ritz Carlton Drive at First Street and at Watergate Drive;

• Second Street at Tamiami Trail;

• Ringling Boulevard at Palm Avenue;

• Palm Avenue at Cocoanut Avenue;

• Boulevard of the Arts between Tamiami Trail and Cocoanut Ave.

“Just a specific note to you to convey our sincere appreciation and privilege of working with you through the listing and sale of our Beachplace property, on Longboat Key. We certainly experienced a myriad of challenges throughout our collaborative efforts but the continual expert dialogues, professional acumen, and shared strategies cannot be understated in terms of the value you provided to us at every juncture. In the end, your efforts and persistence in pursuit of the optimal offer (in a clearly unique set of circumstances) are worthy of recognition and testimonial to your “Top 10” status among Sarasota realtors!! We have been very fortunate for our partnership with you. Please extend our deep appreciation as well to Cynthia Biggar for her ongoing role as our ally throughout the process and to Chase for his camaraderie & support efforts.” …Michael & Karen S.

511 HARBOR GATE WAY

3BR/3.5BA • 3,304 SF • $2,999,000

Located behind the gates of Bay Isles, this canal-front residence offers 3,304 sq. ft., 4-car garage and boat dock on deepwater.

3590 FAIR OAKS LANE

4BR/3.5BA • $2,695,000

Pinnacle of Longboat Key waterfront living in this sprawling 2,957 +/- Queens Harbour waterfront residence with private dock and easy access to Sarasota Bay and beyond.

2185 Gulf of Mexico Dr., #211

3BR/2BA • 2,485 SF • $2,095,000

Located in Villa di Lancia, one of the premier Longboat Key communities. This residence features a covered terrace with a spiral staircase leading down to the beach.

3080 GRAND BAY BLVD., #532

2BR/2BA • $849,000

Unobstructed views of the Harbourside golf course, mangrove channels, and Sarasota Bay. Expansive outdoor wraparound terrace..

435 L’AMBIANCE DR., #K905

$3,995,000

Penthouse 2BR+DEN residence in L’Ambiance, offering more than 2,800 SF of living space ready to be renovated and reinvigorated with your distinct touches.

3060 Grand Bay Blvd., #153

2BR+DEN/3.5BA • 2,550 SF • $1,999,500

Full floor residence with two terraces, offering Bay, Gulf, city and golf course views. This residence is an entertainer’s dream with all the benefits of Bay Isles.

100 Sands Point Rd., #211

2BR/2BA • 1,941 SF • $1,595,000

This 2nd floor residence within the gates of the Longboat Key Club has been meticulously styled and lovingly maintained, with Gulf of Mexico views.

520 Chipping Lane

5BR/4.5BA • 4,412 SF • $5,975,000

Country Club Shores waterfront living at it’s very best. Features include elevator, large terraces, pool new seawall, new dock, and avaiable fully furnished.

355 W. Royal Flamingo Drive

3BR+DEN/3BA • 3,273 SF • $3,950,000

NOW PENDING

Exquisite waterfront living with 100′ of prime Bird Key waterfront. Enjoy a beautifully updated interior, featuring a spectacular Florida room.

3520 Fair Oaks Lane

3BR/3BA • 2,550 SF • $1,995,000

Queens Harbour elegant residence offering a canvas for personalization and style. Includes a separate, full equipped casita.

2110 Harbourside Dr., #543

3BR/2BA • 2,031 SF • $1,400,000

No renovations needed – move right in and start to enjoy full Bay views, and a luxurious lifestyle.

1130 Center Place

$2,290,000

Set within the Sarasota School of Architecture enclave of Lido Shores, this nearly 13,000 sq. ft. property offers an abundance of opportunities.

1045 Gulf of Mexico Dr., #501

2BR/2BA • 1,172 SF • $1,325,000

Stunning 5th floor Gulf views from this Beachplace furnished residence.

7105 Gulf of Mexico Dr. #11

2BR/2BA • 1,170 SF • $976,900

Just steps to the Gulf of Mexico, this beautifully furnished corner residence offers first level access to the beachfront.

1932 Harbourside Dr., #224

2BR/2BA x8 1,192 • $659,000

One of the best values on Longboat Key in beautiful Fairway Bay, with all the amenities of Bay Isles beach club.

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