Welcome to Sarasota

Soak up the sun along our white-sand beaches. Treat yourself to diverse dining, enriching arts and culture, shopping districts of all sorts and natural Florida fun. In Sarasota, each moment is your own.

We are privileged to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. With superb weather year-round, Sarasota is a stage with stunning backdrops. You may choose a home on the bay or on the magnificent Gulf of Mexico where watching the sun set is a daily celebration. Or you may prefer life on the evergreen fairway of a championship golf course. Whatever the lifestyle, we offer exclusive access.

With a heritage in Sarasota since 1990, the Peter G. Laughlin Group knows the ins and outs of our coastal communities and city streets. We know how to navigate the local culture. We have a local’s insight into the regional market that can make all the difference to you. In fact, the Peter G. Laughlin Group is among the top Sotheby’s International Realty teams in our region. Welcome to Sarasota…Your Dreams Are Our Inspiration!

Florida’s Tax Freedom Day Ranks #3

Florida’s Tax Freedom Day Ranks #3

Tax burdens vary among states, and Florida ranks #3 in Tax Freedom Day rankings. Tax Freedom Day® is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year.
Florida’s Favorable Tax Climate

Florida’s Favorable Tax Climate

Florida’s stable and highly favorable tax climate provides advantages that make a Florida location profitable for every type of business.
Why Florida?

Why Florida?

A large and talented workforce, 0% personal income tax and a streamlined regulatory environment provide a rich landscape for businesses to thrive. But don’t just take our word for it, check out Florida’s latest accolades below.
A Short History of Cherokee Park

A Short History of Cherokee Park

Cherokee Park is one of Sarasota’s most treasured neighborhoods. Located just west of Southside Elementary, within one mile of the Southside Village and Hospital districts, and two miles south of Downtown Sarasota, the neighborhood’s 92 residences are in high demand.
Downtown Sarasota Development Report

Downtown Sarasota Development Report

This report tracks real estate development with construction values of over $500,000 within and adjacent to the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area.
Sarasota-Manatee Real Estate Still Strong with Foreign Buyers

Sarasota-Manatee Real Estate Still Strong with Foreign Buyers

Southwest Florida apparently escaped the free fall in foreign investment in residential real estate that hit much of the country. And the Sunshine State remains the most appealing to those property buyers, besting California and Texas. Among Florida's metropolitan...

How to Connect City of Sarasota Utilities

How to Connect City of Sarasota Utilities

The City of Sarasota Utilities Department manages billing for water, sewer, solid waste collection and recycling. Plan on going to the City of Sarasota Utility Billing Office on 12th Street on the day of your closing to set up your account.
Gulf Coast Location

Gulf Coast Location

Florida's Gulf Coast is a growing region that caters to the affluent lifestyle. The natural beauty of its waterfront location complements the favorable business climate, excellent schools, significant health care, exceptional sports, vibrant arts and culture, and...

#1 Beach in the World

#1 Beach in the World

Siesta Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world. The sand is 99% pure Quartz (Silica sand), soft and cool on the feet.
$0 Income Tax

$0 Income Tax

Florida finished in a four-way tie for first place in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.
Vibrant Arts & Culture

Vibrant Arts & Culture

Florida’s Gulf Coast is enriched by its arts and culture. Sarasota, known as Florida’s Cultural Coast, is ranted #1 top small city for art.
Exceptional Sports

Exceptional Sports

Florida’s Gulf coast is home to a bustling medical community. Hospitals, clinics, practices, specialists, diagnostics and research centers abound to keep residents healthy and fit.
Significant Health Care

Significant Health Care

Florida’s Gulf coast is home to a bustling medical community. Hospitals, clinics, practices, specialists, diagnostics and research centers abound to keep residents healthy and fit.
Welcome to Sarasota

Welcome to Sarasota

Welcome to Sarasota, Florida. Watch lifestyle video and find helpful links including Visit Sarasota Guide and Sarasota Luxury Homes.
How to Start FPL Service Online

How to Start FPL Service Online

It’s easy to start FPL electric service at your new home. Watch this informational video and getting started is just a click away.
Downtown Sarasota New Development Report

Downtown Sarasota New Development Report

New luxury real estate Downtown Sarasota. The City of Sarasota provides this quarterly report to keep residents, visitors and businesses informed about the evolution of our City. Here’s the latest Downtown Sarasota Development Update report.
Sarasota Tops National Luxury Real Estate Market

Sarasota Tops National Luxury Real Estate Market

The Sarasota County luxury real estate market in Florida continued to experience the fastest home-price growth. Prices increased 21% in June compared with the period one year earlier. Even with loftier prices, higher-end homes in Sarasota sell quickly.
Sarasota Rosemary District Luxury Real Estate

Sarasota Rosemary District Luxury Real Estate

The Rosemary District stands out for its unbeatable location, just a few blocks from downtown Sarasota and the bay. In 2014, the city increased density for new projects in the neighborhood from 25 units to 75 units per acre. Now, the district is developing as a mixed-use urban hotspot rated as one of the 1- most walkable neighborhoods in Florida.

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