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October 16, 2011 Update

Sarasota County just had its best summer tourism season ever, thanks in large part to Siesta Key's late May designation as the best beach in the nation.
The record in tourism, particularly in July and August, was also driven by pent-up demand and an incrementally improving economy.

Collections rose by 31 percent in August.

"Plain and simple, this was the best summer this destination has ever seen," said Virginia Haley, president of the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Manatee County also reported a spike this summer, with tourism tax collection rising by double digits

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BY THE NUMBERS

Tourist tax collections in Sarasota County this summer:

June: $704,000, 17% higher than last year.

July: $818,062, 17% higher than last year and breaking a 2007 record.

August: $508,429, 31% higher than last year and breaking a 2008 record.

 

 

Siesta Key #1 for 2011

'Dr. Beach' says Siesta Key is nation's best

The wide slice of brilliant white sand and warm, emerald water on Florida's southwest Gulf coast was named the best beach in the United States Friday in an annual survey by Florida International University professor Steven Leatherman, who is also known by the friendly nickname "Dr. Beach."

Siesta Beach, 40 acres of almost pure quartz crystal sand on the Siesta Key barrier island, was runner-up in Leatherman's rankings the past two years and was third in 2008.

"The sand is like sugar," said Leatherman, director of FIU's Laboratory for Coastal Research. "Some people can't believe it. You have to bring sunglasses because it's so bright. It's super soft, super fine. They claim to have the finest, whitest sand in the world, and I can't argue with that." This quartz crystal sand stays cool to the touch, even on the hottest days.

Be careful - visiting Sarasota often creates a desire to live here! Real estate is diverse, from condos to homes, vibrant city living, beach or island properties, boating and golf communities or live in the country in an equestrian neighborhood, you will find what interests you.

Walk along the spectacular beaches, just minutes from your door. Living in Sarasota is like being on vacation every day with blue skies, sunny days, miles of the best beaches, the gulf coast breeze. Let us help you find your Sarasota real estate with a new home or condo in "Best Small City" in the U.S..  Enjoy canoeing and kayaking, board your boat and head out to the bay for fishing, skiing or to enjoy the waterways.

Several islands dot the bay waters creating a sanctuary for many bird varieties. The waters abound with many varieties of fish including tarpon, snook and mangrove snapper. See the dolphins & manatees in their natural habitat. We are working with properties every day: Beach and bay front homes, condos, golf course homes, maintenance-free homes, planned communities, homes with charm, family neighborhoods, the downtown art area, gated and golf communities and new homes. 

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