Chris Angermann
Special to the Herald-Tribune
Published: 5:59 a.m. ET June 15, 2022 Updated: 2:02 p.m. ET June 15, 2022
THOMAS BENDER/HERALD-TRIBUNE
Although the name may conjure up visions of an expansive community with large acreage and a long shoreline, Bayview Estates is actually a tiny neighborhood. Only 28 single-family homes line its single street, Bayview Drive, which runs just one block from Gulf of Mexico Drive to Bishop’s Bayou at the northern end of Longboat Key.

But what the enclave may lack in size, it more than makes up for in location, ambiance and convenience. Because it is a subdivision of Sleepy Lagoon, a larger community occupying both sides of Longboat Key’s main thoroughfare, Bayview Estates has neighborhood…

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Great question.  The answer is yes – subject to certain conditions. 

First, it’s important to understand that there are (2) categories of vehicles that are often referred to as ‘golf carts’.

Longboat Key Golf Carts

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles defines the two categories of golf carts:

1.  Unmodified - as-if straight off the golf course and not capable of exceeding 20mph, and
2.  Converted - stock golf carts which have been modified to become Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) with the following accessory equipment
      - Headlamps
      - Front and rear turn signals
      - Stop lamps
      - Tail lamps
      - Reflex reflectors, red – one each side and one on the rear
      - Exterior mirror on the driver side and an interior rear-view mirror or…

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The annual reader-sourced “World’s Best” list invites Travel + Leisure’s audience to vote on the best destinations and experiences worldwide.

Longboat Key New Pass Travel + Leisure

September 15, 2021, Longboat Key, Florida

Travel + Leisure recently ranked Longboat Key as the No. 5 best island in the U.S. in its 2021 “World’s Best” awards. The annual reader-sourced list invites Travel + Leisure’s audience to vote on the best destinations and experiences worldwide. The awards honor the top travel destinations, hotels, companies, and, for the first time this year, national parks. Normally released in August, Travel + Leisure moved the issue to October to allow for more time given the restrictions brought on by the pandemic.

Longboat Key, which straddles both Sarasota and Manatee…

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SRQ Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport Sets Passenger Volume Record


More visitors than ever are enjoying the freedom of traveling to Florida to live, work, and play.  Easing of government imposed lifestyle restrictions throughout Florida create a welcome refuge for Covid weary travelers (Sarasota, FL). Passenger traffic at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) soared to 277,590 passengers in March 2021, breaking the all-time record of 255,247 passengers for a single month at the airport. Passenger numbers increased 74 percent over the previous month of February; it was was 81 percent higher than the March 2020 level of 153,246.

Florida is open for business.  Call us for help finding your Sarasota Island luxury real estate retreat.  Walter Group Real Estate.  Longboat Key's top real estate team,…

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Top Longboat Key Realtor

Janet and Steve Walter - Walter Group Real Estate.  2020 Top performing Real Estate Team in units and total volume.  Helping our clients achieve their Longboat Key Luxury Real Estate goals.  Michael Saunders & Company, Licensed Real Estate Broker


Janet Walter - 941.232.2000 Janet@WalterGroupRealEstate.com
Steve Walter - 941.809.0907 Steve@WalterGroupRealEstate.com

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TerraNova Equestrian

A state-of-the-art facility has emerged on the Gulf side of Florida, just to the southeast of Tampa near Sarasota. Designed with no expense spared and horses in mind, TerraNova Equestrian in Myakka City is a dream project for owner-operators Hannah Herrig and Zach Ketelboeter. Enlisting the help of eventing professional Sara Kozumplik Murphy and an “A” team of designers, builders, and crew members, the team at TerraNova plans to offer a true eventer’s paradise that puts the horse first and welcomes more riders into the sport.

It began as a simple idea. Hannah and her husband, Zach, are both eventers, starting out under the tutelage of Brad Hall in the Midwest. Hannah and Zach knew they wanted to go into business with horses, but Hannah’s parents,…

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Pricing Unique Luxury Real Estate Comparables versus Competitives

As realtors, we have a very narrow definition of what constitutes a comparable property. And when we generate a CMA for a prospective client, we carefully comply with the strict REALTOR’s definition. But the comparables for a property are just one factor we use when establishing the price we suggest to market and sell a client’s property - given their desired time frame

There’s another ‘comp’ that is often overlooked when realtors attempt to determine a suggested listing price; COMPetives. At Walter Group, our job as listing agents is to establish a price that will generate offers and sell our client’s property, and Comparables only tell part of the story. The best marketing plan cannot be effective unless considered in the context of the homes…

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With its highbrow culture and low-key seaside charms, Sarasota, on Florida’s Gulf Coast, persuades a choosy Parisian to make it his home-away-from-home

By Alexander Lobrano - Wall Street Journal

Sarasota Beaches Snob Appeal

It’s always given the natives a good chuckle—how, that is, middle-aged Americans, of every generation, fall in love with Sarasota as if they were the first to discover the small Florida city an hour south of Tampa. The best way to understand the reasons for this continuously renewed cycle of affection is to do what I do on nearly every trip to Sarasota: Head for Lido Beach, a 10-minute drive from downtown, at the end of the day.
As the sun sinks into the horizon, hungry pelicans dive into the warm dark-green waters, while the beach’s almost talcum-fine…

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