Life in Sarasota

The Orquera Florida blog is here to present you with a variety of information about current events, news, and a calendar of upcoming events in Sarasota.
22
Nov

Thanksgiving in Sarasota

Thanksgiving in Sarasota Thinking of celebrating thanksgiving by dining out this year? Check out the restaurants open for this special day in Sarasota! Thanksgiving Eve: The famous Annual Turkey Trot Pub Crawl on Thanksgiving Eve. Located at Ocean Boulevard in Siesta Key Village at 9 pm. Wednesday Nov. 23 Restaurants open for Thanksgiving: Find bellow...
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24
Oct

Halloween in Sarasota

Halloween in Sarasota Thinking of celebrating Halloween in Sarasota? Spooktacular dance party, Annual dog Halloween festival and Lights at Spooky Point. A big program is waiting for you in Sarasota! Frightfully Fun Trick-Or-Treat Event at UTC Calling all goblins and ghouls…Join The Mall at University Town Center for a frightfully fun Halloween Trick-or-Treating event! Dress...
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10
Aug

August 2022 at UTC District

August 2022 at UTC District Sarasota UTC District is full of events for August. This includes entertainment for all ages and interests such as sport, cars, back-to-school activities, dog events and so on… Check this out below!   August 2022 at Nathan Henderson Park ATTEND THESE EVENTS: August 11 – 14: USRowing Masters National Championships...
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07
Jul

Summer 2022 in Sarasota

Summer 2022 in Sarasota Low season but high temperature, even in summer Sarasota remains amazing! If you want to experience life in Sarasota, don’t miss these upcoming events! Like its history, Sarasota is a city that is very much oriented towards the art of entertainment and offers many acts such as : Rock&Roll Reignited with...
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28
Jun

4th of July Celebration

4th of July Celebration 4th of July is around the corner. Have you planned your Independence Day Celebration? Do not miss the Fireworks at Sarasota Bay from 9 to 9:30pm. Location: Sarasota Bay Front Park, 1 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34236 Enjoy the fireworks at Perspective Rooftop Bar, by Art Ovation Hotel. From the top,...
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17
Jun

Sarasota’s Farmers Market

Sarasota’s Farmers Market Open year-round, the Sarasota Farmers Market is located at 1 N. Lemon Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236. It is open every Saturday from 7am until 1pm (Rain or Shine). Live like a local and do all your grocery shopping at the Sarasota Farmers Market. A little bit of history… The Sarasota Farmers Market was...
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04
May

Sarasota Housing Market Ranked No. 3 in U.S.

Sarasota Housing Market Ranked No. 3 in U.S. A new article released on the Wall Street Journal. Outdoor lifestyle and a healthy job market are some factors that placed the Sarasota metro area among the top three on the list of the emerging housing markets index. More info about this article on the Sarasota Magazine...
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Sarasota Blues & BBQ Festival
28
Apr

Sarasota Blues & BBQ Festival

Sarasota Blues & BBQ Festival A new event is coming to town! Produced by Paragon Festivals and hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Enrichment Association. The main purpose of this event is to enjoy good food, listening to great live music for a fun and chilled day. From May 6th to 8th, 2022, come and celebrate...
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Sarasota’s 24th Film Festival
30
Mar

Sarasota’s 24th Film Festival

Sarasota’s 24th Film Festival will be held from April 1st to April 10, 2022. This International Film Festival has been held in Sarasota FL, since 1998. It offers a complete program including events such as parties, receptions and conversations. More than 200 films are screened including documentaries, short films, features and children’s movies. The main...
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21
Feb

SRQ Airport Finishes 2021 With Record-Breaking Numbers – Sarasota Magazine

This article from Sarasota Magazine, confirmed that In December 2021, 347,268 passengers traveled through Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, compared to 119,114 passengers in December 2020—an increase of 191.5 percent, which is the highest passenger month in the history of the airport. Click here for the article
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18
Feb

A Record Number of Tourists Visited Florida in 2021!

A Record Number of Tourists Visited Florida in 2021! this article from Sarasota Magazine website, confirm that Florida welcomed 30.9 million visitors between October and December 2021! Click here for the article
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26
Oct

Sarasota, top of the “Best Places to Retire”!

Are you dreaming about the Florida beach retirement? If yes this article written by Phil Fernandez, Florida Realtors website, is for you! In this article you will find the Top ‘Best Retirement’ Metros and Sarasota is the #1! Click here for the article
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06
Oct

Halloween 2021

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! Celebrated on October 31st, you will start seeing decorations as early as October 1st. From businesses to residential homes, they all compete for the best and scariest décor. Halloween’s origin dates back to the ancient Celts who celebrated Samhain. They believed that the boundary between the living and...
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10
May

Around Sarasota… Exploring Florida!

Hi, my name is Amina, I am the marketing assistant and I want to share with you the beauty of Florida! Indeed, before living here, I came for a vacation and I explored different places such as the springs. What I like about nature & wildlife: you can’t predict when or what you will see....
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31
Aug

Sarasota bars open now

Sarasota is full of bars of all kinds. Mainly in the downtown area, between Main Street and Bayfront where it is very pleasant to walk around during the day but also in the evening. With the crisis of the Coronavirus, find below the list of the bars of Sarasota open now: Clasico   Located on Main...
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16
Jun

The most beautiful beaches in Sarasota

We decided today to share with you the 5 most beautiful beaches in Sarasota, Florida, USA. To spend a day in the sun with family or friends, to go for a picnic or even to contemplate a sunrise or sunset for the more romantic, the beach remains the most popular meeting place: Lido Beach Lido...
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29
Apr

Morgane’s favorite Dinner Places in Sarasota

With Florida currently on Lockdown, and the team working from home, we all try to stay safe and take care of our loved ones. I can’t help myself thinking of the “when this is all over” and the places that I miss going to. So, as a way of positive thinking, let me share my...
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05
Mar

Sarasota: Florida’s unknown treasure

We would like to share with you a blog article written by Marie-Noël Ouimet on the main activities in Sarasota. The beaches are honored with beautiful photos. The Ringling Museum is highlighted as well as the Myakka River State Park and the Mary Selby Botanical Gardens. She also shared several restaurants with great seafood. In...
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05
Feb

♡ Your Valentine’s Day in Sarasota ♡

Valentine’s Day is coming up, have you already made plans for your half? Find bellow several ideas for events and dinners to make your Valentine’s Day in Sarasota a memorable one. Have a romantic moment while going on a picnic and contemplating the sunset. We have listed some nice places for the occasion: Siesta Key...
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09
Dec

Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in Sarasota

We would like to share with you an interesting article from the Sarasota Magazine, with the top 10 most expensive homes in Sarasota. The Top 1 being a $17,752,300.00 mansion on Lido Shores and the 10th a Regent Court home on Longboat Key for “only” $12,291,600.00. All of them share a prime waterfront location and...
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26
Nov

Medieval Fair Sarasota

MEDIEVAL FAIR Welcome to the Sarasota Medieval Fair! Every year, on every weekend of November, The Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds turn into a big Medieval Festival. Change of Scenery guaranteed with its knights, jesters, minstrels, sword swingers and more! Your team at Orquera Florida Investments experienced it last Sunday and let’s say it’s...
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21
Aug

Sarasota Named One of the Top Buyer’s Markets in the U.S.

Is luxury real estate up or down? Hot or cold? Buyer’s market or seller’s market? These are questions that seem impossible to answer, given the old truism that all real estate is local. Read the full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/buying-a-home-no-matter-the-market-11565885850
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29
May

Rowing Sarasota

Sarasota club tries to win seventh straight Southeast title SARASOTA It did not take long for Clare Christie to understand what it means to become part of the Sarasota Crew. The freshman at Lakewood Ranch High has been rowing for the dominant youth rowing club for just four months and has already been part of...
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08
May

7 Reasons To Live In Sarasota

Let’s take a look: 1. Weather: You could say this about any coastal place in the state, but having lived under the gray skies of Pennsylvania and in cold Colorado, let me tell you, that nearly daily dose of sunshine and utter lack of freezing cold temperatures is the No. 1 reason people from the rest...
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09
Mar

What Does the Future Hold for Sarasota?

On a postcard-perfect afternoon not long ago, I found myself on the rooftop bar at the 18-story Westin Hotel, looking around at a city in transformation. East of the placid blue bay, cranes and girders reached to join a skyline that includes seven new buildings of 18 floors, the top height allowed by the city....
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05
Dec

Why Invest In Sarasota

For its attractive prices. Nestled on the west coast of Florida, the city of Sarasota has great potential that attracts up to 2 million visitors each year. Among its many assets, the attractive prices of its properties attract a growing number of investors, as Greg Orquera explains: “In Sarasota, it is quite possible to acquire...
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