Greetings From Florida

8 Great Reasons to Move to Florida

Maybe you vacation in Florida, and you’ve fallen in love with it. Maybe you’re frequently traveling to the Anna Maria Island/Bradenton area to escape the cold and get a taste of tropical. Maybe you’re ready to retire and thaw out somewhere warm. Maybe your family’s happiest moments are on our sandy beaches. 

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Even More Ways to Fly to Paradise (SRQ)

Get your Summer plans started with these exciting updates for your travels to the Anna Maria Island/Bradenton area! Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) service is expanding, with convenient, direct flights to and from 26 US cities by the end of 2019. Many have already begun with an influx of new flights to and from SRQ through Allegiant Airlines but even more airlines are hopping on board the bandwagon towards the Gulf Coast area!

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Beautiful Natural Color For Anna Maria Island Rentals

Spring has sprung and it is the perfect time to add some natural color to your home or property! Adding native plants, shrubs, and trees to your landscaping is an excellent choice for many reasons. Not only does it significantly add to the curb appeal but it can also help the environment and local wildlife!

If you own a vacation rental, the idea of additional lawn care to worry about may seem stressful - that’s why we’ve rounded up some beautiful and low-maintenance flowers and shrubs you can add to your home that bode wonderfully in our warm, coastal climate of Anna Maria Island and only make your home even more lovely and inviting.

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Raising a Family on Anna Maria Island

If you’ve been considering moving to a new location or are just starting your family-planning, Anna Maria Island (AMI) is a great place for the whole family! The atmosphere, the community, and the opportunities on AMI and its surrounding towns make AMI the ideal place for both your kids and kids-at-heart. Not to mention, AMI is an incredibly safe place for your family.

National Geographic recently named the Bradenton-Sarasota-AMI area 14th happiest to live in the United States! The study found “locals smile and laugh more often, socialize several hours a day, have access to green spaces, and feel that they are making purposeful progress toward achieving life goals” in the happier cities according to National Geographic. So, what exactly makes AMI the right place for your family?

Here we answer many questions you may have on raising a family on Anna Maria Island.

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Questions to ask to find the right real estate agent

Whether you’re buying or selling a home or property, it’s important to find a real estate agent that is right for you. Your real estate agent should be someone that you can trust, depend on, and truly enjoy working with. It’s a balance of credentials and chemistry. After all, buying or selling a home is a big time in your life and the real estate agent should come along and make this life change smoother for you. Here are a few things to ask your potential real estate agent when looking for your perfect fit.

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