CORE Development, Inc. is pleased to announce that BLVD Sarasota, the firm’s new residential tower located at 540 N. Tamiami Trail, has moved into their new sales studio on-site and is now open for tours. Interested buyers are invited to contact the sales studio to schedule a tour of a designer-decorated model residence, the private residents-only amenities, and the public areas located on the first floor. The limited remaining inventory ranges from 3600 to 3,900+ square feet and is priced from $2M.

BLVD Bistro, sister restaurant to Sarasota’s Beach Bistro, will be the featured dining attraction at BLVD Sarasota. In a recent newsletter, The Boulevardier, renowned chef, Sean Murphy talked about the new space, menu and extra perks planned for BLVD Sarasota owners.

“We won’t just create a new restaurant – albeit a great one like the Bistro – we will create a true culinary community in our BLVD crystal palace,” Murphy said, “Residents will, of course, have guaranteed reservations in the Bar and Dining Room and access to the building’s incredible state of the art wine storage, but we also expect that you will feel at home with the Bistro’s chef team, wait staff, and wine professionals. We are planning in-home dining where your dinner will be served to you course by course and not just left outside your door on a little cart.”

BLVD Bistro is scheduled to open in 2021.

Tours of the furnished and decorated model residence and amenity floors at BLVD Sarasota allow potential homeowners the opportunity to fully appreciate the BLVD Sarasota lifestyle. A private elevator to the residence opens to a home that is designed to take advantage of spectacular bay, gulf and city views with an expansive Great Room featuring floor-to-ceiling glass. Multiple terraces with glass railings invite lingering and indoor/outdoor entertaining. Highlights include a Euro-style kitchen, luxurious baths and designer fixtures and features throughout.

The amenities at BLVD Sarasota are much more than the typical fare. In addition to a modern fitness center and spectacular rooftop pool, residents can enjoy a state of the art golf simulator, a dog lawn with grooming center, circular wine cellar with tasting table, and an abundance of indoor and outdoor social areas, including a pool table, resident bar and outdoor grilling area.

BLVD Sarasota is located at 540 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236. The sales center and model residence are open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment Sunday. To schedule a tour, call 941.316.1499 or visit BLVDSarasota.com.

There are several exceptional ways to see historic and beautiful Sarasota. From touring the sprawling Ca’ d’Zan to surveying the panoramic sights from the balcony attached to a residence at BLVD Sarasota, they all capture the city’s beauty. However, some ways to experience the city are simply unique. Whether looking down from the window of a biplane or from the back of a horse, these experiences will grasp all who take them.

Sarasota Biplane Adventures

Get a whole new view on Sarasota – thousands of miles from the ground. Pilots Nathan Smith and Brian King have a combined piloting experience of 40 years, and use their knowledge of the area and of flying to create an unforgettable experience. They take fliers across the Gulf of Mexico, along Sarasota’s beaches, and around the city, all the while offering facts about the town.

Cruisin’ Tikis

For a truly unique and memorable experience, Cruisin’ Tikis is the way to go. A floating tiki hut is piloted by the captain across some of Sarasota’s most famous natural areas, including Sarasota Bay. Make sure to get the camera ready for some amazing photos!

Segway

It’s exciting to explore Sarasota through its pedestrian walkways. Thanks to the parks and trails that fill the city, walkers, runners, and bikers can enjoy exploring the town with ease. That’s what makes it possible for the classic Segway tour to make its way around Sarasota as well. With their variety of tours available, learn of Sarasota’s history, get some great views of Sarasota Bay and the John Ringling Bridge, and enjoy the fresh air, all the while exploring this town’s streets.

Sip-N-Cruise Cycles

Whether by land or by sea, Sip-N-Cruise cycles can take riders there. On the company’s boats, guests are asked to peddle the cycles on the seats to move the paddlewheel that propels the watercraft forward. Cycleboats take patrons to areas such as sandbars that locals populate to dolphin watching along the waters of Sarasota, drive past famous landmarks, and see the city’s art and culture up close.

Epic Equine Experiences

Horseback riding has been an important part of Florida’s culture for a long time. The staff at Epic Equine Experiences helps honor this longstanding tradition with scenic rides around trails in locales such as Myakka River State Park and T.Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve. Tours can be modified for riders’ level of comfort and experience, and follow a comfortable schedule. Through their guided tours, riders can see Florida, as it was hundreds of years ago.

Rooftop Pool, BLVD Sarasota

All of the above tours and charters help residents see Sarasota in a new light, but only one experience gives a perspective that can’t be gained anywhere else. After all, when surveying a panoramic view that extends from Sarasota Bay to the city’s downtown from within an infinity pool on top of BLVD Sarasota, an 18 – story residence tower, it’s hard to get that anywhere else. There truly is no lifestyle like the BLVD Sarasota lifestyle.

Residences at BLVD Sarasota start at $1.9 million and offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts & entertainment district. With just 49 residences ranging from 3550sf to 5500sf, these BLVD Sarasota residences will feature large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and a rooftop zero-horizon pool to capture the city views and expansive sights of Sarasota Bay. Spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Residents also get to enjoy a rooftop zero-horizon pool, a wine cellar to store their favorite vinos, and a pet lawn on the fifth floor to take care of your furry friend with.

BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainment within the Rosemary District area. It’s a great way for small businesses to promote themselves while also empowering Sarasota’s economy.

Our sales studio is open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, you can download our view our Digital Brochure.

What is it exactly that moves people to move to Florida? The idea of spending a winter enjoying temperatures at a balmy 72 degrees appeals to many. But Florida’s financial benefits, such as the lack of state tax and a new amendment, are highly regarded by homebuyers as well.

No State Tax

It’s well known that Florida doesn’t apply a state tax – which entices many. Not only is Florida one of the few states that doesn’t apply an income tax, it also reaffirms this in its state Constitution, under Article VII. Furthermore, the State of Florida doesn’t tax residents and citizens’ incomes under the Florida Income and Inheritance Taxes amendment.

New Condominium Deductions

While homestead exemptions don’t apply to condominiums, Floridian lawmakers have found a way to save those who own them on their taxes through Florida Amendment 2. It helps to preserve a portion of the ‘Save Our Homes’ Amendment that allows for a cap on tax increases up to 10%. It passed in 2018.

The Perfect Price Point

Florida homebuyers are constantly in search of a condominium that’s affordable, stylish, and in a great location. And Sarasota is the place. The artful atmosphere that the area possesses bleeds into the living spaces here, ensuring that homebuyers have a variety to choose from. However, out of the many Sarasota condo residences, one stands out from the rest – BLVD Sarasota. It’s location between the Sarasota Bay and the Rosemary District puts future residents between waterfront views and the action and activity of Downtown Sarasota. Amenities such as a rooftop zero horizon swimming pool, a wine cellar with a tasting room, the esteemed Beach Bistro sister restaurant on the first floor of the condominium tower, and a Pet Lawn area only serve to increase the value. Despite its amenities and its amazing space alongside the Sarasota Bay, BLVD Sarasota residences start at $1.9 million.

Florida has plenty of appeal to homebuyers, especially those coming from out of the state. From its beaches to its monetary benefits, there’s plenty of opportunity for future homebuyers here. One of the best opportunities is at BLVD Sarasota, the condominium tower in the middle of it all. Here there are only 49 residences for homebuyers to take advantage of before the move in date in Spring of 2020, and many are already sold. With little inventory available in this market, it’s selling out quickly.

BLVD Sarasota, a luxury condominium project, is almost complete! Located in the core of Downtown Sarasota, it sits on the southeast corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail. It has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant arts scene that Sarasota has never seen before. BLVD is ideally located on the famed Boulevard of the Arts, in the heart of downtown in the culturally rich Rosemary District.

BLVD Sarasota exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views. Residents are accommodated with a select set of amenities, ranging from a zero-horizon pool that overlooks the city and the bay to a large temperature-controlled wine vaults with a tasting room. Located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects – The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, inhabitants can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants it is no wonder why condominiums nearly halfway sold out.

The sales studio is open daily, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. With construction expected to be completed in Spring of 2020, now is the time to reach out and secure your condominium at BLVD Sarasota. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure.

Forbes Magazine has recently recognized Sarasota on its list of ‘The Best Places To Retire In 2019’. The magazine itself cited the area’s sunny weather and walkability, along with its fantastic culture and creativity. From its great shopping, dining, and outdoor entertainment, to its intertwined history with one of America’s most renowned circuses, Sarasota stands out.

Check out what Forbes had to say about Sarasota below:

The Best Places to Retire In 2019

Even for the we’ll-do-it-our-way Baby Boom generation, retirement usually means two predictable changes: less income and more freedom to live where you please. That’s why so many folks at least consider moving in retirement and why Forbes’ list of The Best Places To Retire In 2019 highlights 25 locales that offer both affordability and a high quality of life.

Our new roster, our ninth annual such list, contains places in 17 states across all four continental time zones. While they vary dramatically by size, climate and culture, all offer excellent retirement value for the buck. The list is in alphabetical order, meaning we consider all equally worthy

The List:

We compiled our list of the Best Places To Retire In 2019 by amassing and comparing data on nearly 700 places across all 50 states. We sought affordable places (as measured by median home price, cost of living and state taxes) with a high quality of retirement living and populations of 10,000 or more, either in the specific locality or a metro area. We also looked for places with good economic prospects, since that translates into opportunities for retirees who want to work part-time and more likely home price appreciation, should you decide to move again down the road.

When it came to judging quality of life, we considered a range of factors, including doctor availability, serious crime, air quality, walkability, and bike-ability, as well as a community’s ranking on the Milken Institute list of best cities for successful aging. Since this is a retirement list, we ignored data on local school districts. But the presence of colleges was considered a plus, as it tends to mean more cultural and other amenities are available at a reasonable price.

With so much shopping, dining, and entertainment going on within the city, it’s clear that Sarasota is a pretty special place. BLVD Sarasota, a 49-residence luxury condominium project is in the heart of it all, located on the southeast corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail. Now officially topped off, it has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant downtown arts district that Sarasota has never seen before, with the new Bay and Quay projects right around the corner.

BLVD Sarasota exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views. Residents are accommodated with a select set of amenities, ranging from a zero-horizon pool that overlooks the city and the bay to a large temperature-controlled wine vault with private lockable showcases on the fifth floor. Located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects – The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, residents can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants it is no wonder why residences nearly halfway sold out.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure  here.

It’s no surprise that the residents of Sarasota have a deep appreciation for art and culture. The city’s history has been influenced by true artisans, from the minimalist styles of Chelsea Dunbar to the sharp aesthetics of Sarasota Modern that was forged by the likes of Castner & Castner. Sarasota has evolved to be somewhat of a destination for creatives in interior design of all styles and schools. Three, in particular, stand out on Sarasota’s social scene for their impact on the area’s design, both past and present.

Chelsea Dunbar

The first thing that stands out when you view one of the layouts from Dunbar’s designers is how she applies minimalist aesthetics to her floor plans. Utilizing pops of darker colors in a light room is one of her favorite tricks – it grants depth to an area, allowing them to make a room seem even bigger. Another is utilizing the color scheme of the area outside of the residence. The work that her interior design group, Blu Interiors, has recently done brings in the blues, taupes, and creams of the waterfront, the land, and the sky outside. Dunbar and her designs have even appeared on HGTV’s Property Brothers on multiple occasions.

Castner & Castner

Founded in 1979, this father and son duo have been taking on the Manatee County area by storm with both their unique furniture offerings and their luxurious approach to style and design. Flipping through their look book, you’ll find a combination of everything from mod to French countryside, with a touch of British Isles-type design. Their secret lies in being a local staple for years. This has allowed them to really learn about their customer, their likes and dislikes, their approach to color and design, and what their principal aesthetics. When your buyer is your neighbor, it’s easier to create something beautiful for them!

Kurt Lucas

Known for his incorporation of pops of color into bold contemporary designs, Lucas has cut a prominent figure in Sarasota’s interior design scene. As the president of JKL Design Group, he certainly should. Many of Sarasota’s finest keep an eye on what Lucas takes interest in regarding aesthetics, as it’s sure to take on Sarasota’s scene in a few months. His pioneering approach to shape and color is what makes him perfect for some of Sarasota’s most daring new projects.

You can find Lucas’ mark on some of Sarasota’s most prominent buildings, from the industrial-meets-contemporary style of Dry Dock Waterfront Grill to the coastal design that dominates Summer House Steak & Seafood. One place that exhibits Lucas’ tastes like nowhere else is the new luxury residence center on the edge of Sarasota’s trendy downtown: BLVD Sarasota. A clean white exterior shells an interior that’s crafted with natural color palettes and designer details. Those attuned to the intricacies of interior design would notice features such as marble, quartz, and granite countertop options for the bathrooms, and expansive windows that reach from floor to ceiling in the living rooms.

BLVD Sarasota, a 49-residence luxury condominium project, is currently under construction in the heart of the New Downtown Sarasota, located on the southeast corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail. It has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant downtown arts district that Sarasota has never seen before, with the new Bay and Quay projects right around the corner.

BLVD Sarasota exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views. Residents are accommodated with a select set of amenities, ranging from a zero-horizon pool that overlooks the city and the bay to a large temperature-controlled wine vaults with private lockable showcases on the fifth floor. Located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects – The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, residents can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants it is no wonder why residences nearly halfway sold out.

Our new sales studio is now open at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL, 34236. Come visit us to experience our models, our floor plans, to see the view, and to experience first hand our in-person virtual reality experience. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today, visit our website at www.BLVDsarasota.com, or download our Digital Brochure to learn more about what life on the BLVD is like.

Some of the best ways to see Sarasota are through its parks and trails. From manicured lawns to kayak launches and beautiful waterfront views, you can get a sense of what the city is like through parks and trails such as Payne Park and Bayfront Park. The next time that you have a sunny day to enjoy, get out there and get walking!

MURT Trail

Standing for ‘Multi-Use Recreation Trail’, the residents of Sarasota have found multiple ways to enjoy this path that runs through the city. Whether you’re drawn to it because of its beautiful bay front views, its proximity to landmarks such as the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the John Ringling Causeway Bridge, or for your own reasons, you’ll have all kinds of excuses to take this trail!

South Lido County Park

As soon as you see the bright blue waters and white sand beaches of this park, you’ll instantly be at peace. Take some time to ride a paddleboard across the waters, search for shells on the beach, or lie back and enjoy catching up on your suntan! Wildlife abounds here, so keep an eye out for pelicans, especially at Brushy Bayou!

Ringling Bridge Causeway Park

This is the big bridge that connects Downtown Sarasota to Bird Key. Make a morning of riding a bike or walking to the top of the bridge, and spend your afternoon exploring the beautiful houses and charming small town of Bird Key. When you head back up the bridge, don’t miss out on getting photos of the Sarasota city skyline!

Bayfront Park

This small park in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown offers something for everyone! Kids can play on the playground, grownups can walk the trails that run through the park, and everyone can enjoy the waterfront view! Keep an eye out for the Unconditional Surrender statue here!

Centennial Park

The best things in life are sometimes the simplest ones-Centennial Park is proof of that. Plenty of benches and a great view of the bay make this the perfect spot to sit back and watch the waves roll in. Hop onto the nearby beach and enjoy using the sand as an easy kayak launch, or dock your boat at the boat docks here!

Payne Park

If any place embodied Sarasota’s artsy, playful spirit, it would be Payne Park! Formerly the site of a baseball stadium and field from 1924 to 1989, this park now hosts walking trails, a playground, a tennis center, and even a disc throwing golf course!

BLVD Sarasota is now under construction! These residences start at $1.9 and offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts & entertainment district. With just 49 residences ranging from 3550sf to 5500sf, these BLVD Sarasota residences will feature large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and a rooftop zero-horizon pool to capture the city views and expansive sights of Sarasota Bay. Spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. BLVD Residents are always steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure or visit our website, www.blvdsarasota.com.

BLVD Sarasota announced today that Key Solutions Real Estate will be the official sales broker for the BLVD’s new residential tower at the southeast corner of the Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41). The prestigious Key Solutions firm will act as the main contact for those interested in making the groundbreaking BLVD Sarasota their new home. BLVD will be the area’s only residential development released in the city this year offering this level of luxury accompanied with single family home sized floorplans.

Always on the cutting edge of innovation, Key Solutions Real Estate has partnered with IMERZA to incorporate a one-of-kind virtual tour experience showcasing these stunning residences, unlike anything Sarasota has seen before.

With IMERZA’s cutting edge virtual reality technology, buyers can tour, design and decide to buy with confidence. Real-time virtual walkthroughs featuring unparalleled graphics, perspectives and the ability to make real-time upgrades specific to a client’s style allow buyers to see the space as their own. Fixtures, finishes, furnishings and more can be changed at the touch of a button. Homebuyers are able to compose an immersive experience of their new sanctuary and snap a photo for effortless sharing.

“Key Solutions Real Estate is very excited to partner with IMERZA to create our customer’s reality, virtually,” said Keith Redding of Key Solutions Real Estate. “Combining this unique technology with the innovative tower residences of BLVD, Key Solutions Real Estate will provide an incredible home buying experience never before seen in Sarasota”

When asked about the project Redding said, “BLVD is unlike anything the Sarasota market has to offer.  With the majority of condo options only offering 1500-2200 square feet, many single family homeowners looking to enjoy the vibrant Downtown lifestyle have been hesitant to consider condo living.  BLVD satisfies a huge demand for space and luxury with the smallest floor plans offering 3500 square feet of living area.  The amenities are spectacular and will offer residents features not available in any other complex in our area.”

Ranging from 3,500sf to 5400sf, BLVD’s 49 residences will feature large wrap around balconies, and private, zero-horizon pools in select residences, to capture the city views and expansive sights of Sarasota Bay. Spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota.  Two select penthouse floorplans, along with an unprecedented amenities program, makes BLVD the most exciting offering to be introduced to the downtown scene this year. Future residents can select from four sizable floorplans and five one-of-a-kind plans on the 5th floor amenity level, the 6th floor and penthouse levels. An onsite, high end dining and entertainment venue encapsulates the sought after nightlife of Sarasota without ever having to leave the building.  With just 49 residences in total, priced from $1.5 to $2.9M plus two penthouse units with pricing to be released, smart investors are getting a first look at BLVD’s plans as they are just now being developed.

Located in the highly sought-after Rosemary District, BLVD resident’s will live in the walkable downtown waterfront and the vibrant arts & cultural district of downtown Sarasota. With a walkability score of 96, residents are always just steps away from world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. Sarasota boasts a vast array of cultural destinations and experiences that highlight Sarasota Bayfront living.

Interested buyers can set up an appointment to meet with the BLVD Sales Team to write a reservation by calling 941-316-1499.

 

About Key Solutions

Global Reach, Local Expertise.  Located on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast, Key Solutions Real Estate is a leading edge full-service real estate company.  Key Solutions has the advantages of any large, national company, yet our philosophy is to give you an intimate and unique perspective on real estate, because you deserve no less. Specializing in Sarasota and the Barrier Islands, let us show you how cutting edge technology can put your property in front of a world-wide audience.

 

About IMERZA

Your buyers expect the highest quality. Now, you can deliver. Welcome to the future of the luxury real estate sales experience. Welcome to IMERZA. Put the power of the highest quality virtual reality experience at your fingertips.  IMERZA allows you to seamlessly present images, videos, maps, real-time walkthroughs on the big screen and allows your buyers to experience the space through a virtual reality headset. All of which is easily controlled from your iPad.