The Meadows – Master Planned Community

2014-05-31 14.24.14The Meadows Golf and Country Club

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The Meadows is all about golf. 3 different courses offer golfers the perfect challenge whether it be The Meadows with different tee boxes ranging from 5200 to 6700 yards. The Meadows is by far one of the best championship courses in Sarasota.

The Highlands also has varying tee boxes and has old-Florida charm with oak tree lined fairways and elevation changes.

The Groves is an enjoyable walking course but also a challenging course designed by Arthur Hills.

Golf Carts are equipped with GPS Electronic Caddy to show you the exact hazards and yardage and distances coming up at the next shot.

One of the best things about the Meadows Golf and Country Club is that there are different memberships to fit your budget and your lifestyle. A summer family membership is offered currently that includes unlimited tennis, fitness center, and pool as well as dining privileges in 3 restaurants.

Oh, and then there is tennis. The Meadows Golf and Country Club has 17 Har-Tru courts and has been voted in the top 20 USA facilities having been the home of the 2012 USPTA Fl club pro of the year.

A social life centered around elegant or casual dining in one of the 3 restaurants and events planned within the community round out a planned Florida life style that is hard to beat.

Home ownership in any of the many neighborhoods can fit your needs whether it be a single family home or a maintenance free villa or condo. There is something for everyone. Families will grow up in a safe and friendly environment and retirees can depend on a relaxing and quiet atmosphere. A part-time resident can feel comfortable leaving their home for the summer in a maintenance-free neighborhood. The professional can feel confident that the prestige of a beautiful executive style home will suit the needs for an impressive entertainment experience for clients and friends. A growing family can feel safe and secure in a kid friendly neighborhood that provides summer programs and an active lifestyle.

Having owned in the Meadows and having many friends that live there gives me an advantage of familiarity with the many options offered in the market in the Meadows. For more information call Susan at 941-726-2227 or visit to search for homes in Sarasota. Use the zip code 34235 to include The Meadows in your search

School District Matters When Buying a Home

school daysThere are many things to consider when buying a new home. Of course you automatically consider price, location, square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the condition of the home. However, something you might look over that is important to anyone purchasing a new home is the school district of the home. 

According to the 2012 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 25% of home buyers listed school quality and 19% listed proximity to schools as deciding factors in their home purchase.


Even if you don’t have school-age children, living in a good school district boosts property values. When it comes time to resell, you learn quickly that strong school districts are a top priority for many home buyers looking to buy a home in the best neighborhoods of Sarasota.


Parents of school-aged children often pay attention to a district’s performance ratings and are likely to pay more to want to live near public schools with higher scores. A school’s high rating can often drive up the price of a home.


Parents always want the best school they can afford for their kids so they want to know about the best neighborhoods in Sarasota County. When you are buying a home, consider the resale value and how the school district could affect it. School districts and their boundaries, whether or not you have children, should always be on your radar when buying a bus

Your realtor can provide info about the school districts in Sarasota County.  Be sure to ask.  If I am working with a family with school age children, I feel that is part of my job.  If you are thinking of re-locating to Sarasota and want more information about the schools here call me: 941-726-2227 or email me @