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On the water.

WATER. IT'S WHY MOST OF US LIVE IN OR VISIT SARASOTA. WHETHER IT'S THE BLUE-GREEN EXPANSE OF THE GULF, THE CALM WATERS OF THE BAY, OR OUR SILENT, TREE-LINED RIVERS AND STREAMS, WATERFRONT SELLS. IN GOOD TIMES OR BAD, WATERFRONT PROPERTY SEEMS ALMOST RECESSION-PROOF. AND WITH 41 miles of wide, white beaches on four barrier islands and 32.7 square miles of inland waterways, Sarasota has a variety of waterfront living available. This issue celebrates the wonderful choices in waterfront lifestyles and gives you the latest news from the people who sell some of our finest waterfront and mainland properties.


News from the luxury real estate market.

Film star and environmental activist Dennis Weaver recently congratulated Bill Hager, broker for the Palmer Realty Group, for Palmer Ranch's environmental awareness. The 5,000-acre Palmer Ranch won the prestigious ENVY award for a residential development that best preserves Florida's natural quality of life.

Palmer Realty Group has expanded its operation to 438 St. Armands Circle where, in addition to residential sales, it will handle rentals, auction options and operate a commercial division.

Top-producing realtor Ann Ross was elected vice president of the Florida Women's Council of Realtors (WCR) this fall. Florida's WCR, a leadership training and networking organization for men and women, is the nation's largest, with 2,400 members.

L'Ambiance, Yale Properties' newest premier condominium community on Longboat Key, is up and running, according to Dick Sheets, managing director for Yale's west coast communities. With construction well underway and sales way ahead of schedule -- already nearly 75 percent of the residences have been sold in the first building -- this beautiful, 18-acre piece of property promises to be Yale's most successful yet.

One of Frank Cameron Lambert's Island Bermuda homes in his extraordinary bayfront development, Tocobaga Bay, was selected by the Symphony Association for its 1992 Designer Showcase Tour.

The first happy owners will be moving into the Tangerine Bay Club this month as 10 units close in the first 18-unit building, according to Pamela McCullough, marketing director for this beautiful bayfront property on south Longboat Key.

Steve Reynolds, vice president and director of marketing at Seawatch in Boca Grande, says only six units in the $495,000 to $795,000 range are left in the development. Seawatch is an enclave of 49 Key West-style single-family homes and villas.

Chris Tritschler, broker-owner of Effort Realty, inc., has a rare piece of property on the market in Nokomis. It consists of two platted lots on Little Sarasota Bay's Intracoastal just 1 1/2 miles from the Venice jetties and within walking distance of Nokomis Beach. There's a dock, unobstructed access to the Gulf of Mexico and an unbelievable $249,000 price tag.
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Title Annotation:Sarasota Lifestyles; waterfront real estate development
Publication:Sarasota Magazine
Article Type:Industry Overview
Date:Nov 1, 1991
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