Sarasota is nationally known for its connection to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, its famous art museum and its celebration of modern architecture. A Gulf Coast jewel, LaHurd recounts the transformation and growth of Sarasota from a deserted region of land into a bustling and charming community that annually welcomes in herds of tourists while also playing home to a growing and continually thriving residential community.
The author eloquently defines Sarasota's most precious resource, real estate. Property is a hot commodity with numerous bays, picturesque beaches, and natural reservations and parks providing sellers, buyers, and developers an attractive and ever-expanding real estate market. Historic photographs take you from the horse and buggy days right to the present skyline of Sarasota.
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