Nine Reasons to Buy a Home in Sarasota-Manatee County in 2019

As the new year begins and people come off the high of the holidays, it’s a hot time to buy a home—especially in West Florida.

Why? The weather is at its annual peak time. People are out and about. Florida home prices are leveling off—but these aren’t the only reasons.

Here are the nine reasons to buy a home (or at least begin home shopping) in Sarasota-Manatee this year.


Pristine weather

There’s nothing but gorgeous, dry and breezy days during West Florida’s winter. Shoveling snow? More like offshore fishing. You’ll find all kinds of catches in the Sarasota Bay, which is nationally-renowned for its plenty of good fishing spots.

Shopping and entertainment

Both Sarasota and Bradenton’s quaint downtown areas offer plenty of unique shopping options for every type of shopper. Whether you’re a top-of-the-line shopper or casually looking for some hidden thrift gems, Sarasota-Manatee is the perfect place to spend an afternoon wandering. When Spring rolls around stop by CoolToday Park and catch the Atlanta Braves in action.

Dining options for everyone

With casual bistros, eateries, cafes, and high-end restaurants at every corner, residents of Sarasota-Manatee have to fight the temptation to go out every night!

Beautiful sandy beaches

Current residents and visitors of West Florida all rave about the area’s white sandy beaches (or “Florida snow” as it’s known around Sarasota). Siesta Key Beach is a favorite spot for locals—take a walk down its shores and you’ll surely see why!

Growing arts & culture scene

In Sarasota especially, you’ll find opera, theatre, art galleries, symphony, the famous John and Mable Ringling Museum and music performances nearly every weekend. There’s no shortage of arts and culture around the city!

Golf courses galore


Some of the most beautiful and rigorous golf courses in the country can be found in both Sarasota and Bradenton. Keep the clubs within range—you’ll likely find yourself on the course all year long.

A true family environment

While Florida beaches often carry the “party town” reputation, Sarasota-Manatee boasts a quieter, pristine, and more laid back environment. An area perfect for parents raising children and empty-nest couples, Sarasota and Bradenton are communities made for those who enjoy a more tranquil, coastal lifestyle.

Shining real estate markets

In Sarasota and Bradenton, home shoppers will be pleased to find a diverse range of home sizes, styles, and features. Whether you’re looking for something closer to the water, a luxury home nestled under giant Florida oak trees, or a modern home nearby vast greenlands, Sarasota-Manatee County has homes to fit every style.

Within Sarasota-Manatee, Sam Rodgers Homes builds its finest homes. With each and every home design, Sam Rodgers considers the details, the long-term investment on the buyer’s end, and the elements that make Florida outdoor living truly enjoyable in one of the finest counties in the state.

Because every Sam Rodgers home can be customized exactly how you imagined it, there’s no better outdoor living experience in West Florida. When other builders say no to custom home features, Sam Says Yes.

With all nine reasons above, there’s not a better time to get in touch with Sam Rodgers Homes. Contact us today to explore the joys of building a home in Sarasota-Manatee!

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