Saturday, April 18, 2009

Casey Key & Manasota Key Real Estate Update

Casey Key and Manasota Key, two of Sarasota’s Barrier Islands are located on either side of the Island of Venice. Casey Key is to the North between Venice and Siesta Key. Manasota Key is located South between Venice and Stump Pass. There are a lot of similarities between the two. Two/ Thirds of Manasota Key is in Sarasota County as well as all of Casey Key. Both Casey Key and the Northern two /thirds of Manasota Key are in a conservation district that was established in the early 1970’s by the Florida State Legislature. This with its zoning restrictions will keep the two keys more like they are with no high-rises, just single family homes, except for the few "Old Florida" motels that were grandfathered in at that time.

Casey Key and Manasota Key Real Estate Update as of April 18, 2009.

Casey Key

Active Single Family for Sale 57

Priced from $1,000,000 to $18,500,000

Active Lots for Sale 12

Priced from $334,000 to $12,500,000

Sale Pending 1

Sold this Year 0

Manasota Key

Active Single Family for Sale 45

Priced from $629,000 to $7,500,000

Active Lots for Sale 9

Priced from $675,000 to $17,800,000

Sale Pending 2

Sold this Year 4

You can visit the Herron’s site go to In The News and see all the listings on both Casey Key and Manasota Key.

You can also search our neighbor maps of Sarasota to get more detail and virtual tours of the different properties. If you would like to see any of these properties please call the Herron Group, RE/MAX Alliance group, Nick Herron or Kathleen Herron 941-350-5035

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dinner over Looking Casey Key

Last night we met some friends from Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club and Silver Oaks at the Aqua Restaurant & Little Wet Bar which over looks the North end of Casey Key. It is located in front of Bellagio Harbor Village condos, which just changed their name to Osprey Harbor Village. (This was because they had a lawsuit from The Bellagio in Vegas over the name & they decided to change the name.)

You can come by car or boat (channel Marker 33) which adds a lot to the ambiance of the restaurant and the great sunsets over Casey Key are just a big plus. Wednesday is Jazz with Dinner night and the Aqua was very busy and the food was wonderful as usual.

The Herron Group, RE/MAX Alliance Group, has one of the condos listed for sale. It has long Bay views looking North over to North Casey Key & up the Inter-coastal water way from the Living room, master bedroom and large tiled terrace. From the two other bedrooms you see the boat basin, docks, and marina. This unit has been reduced to $849,000. Plus you get a dry boat slip (Casey 12).

If you would like to see this condo or any others in the Osprey Harbor Village or any of the Casey Key Real Estate properties please call or e-mail Nick Herron or Kathleen Herron, the Herron Group, RE/MAX Alliance Group at 941-350-5035.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Casey Key Incorporation - Not this Year

At the meeting on March 30, 2009 concerning the incorporation of Casey Key, there was a call for an impromptu straw vote on how many residents present had an interest in the idea of having Casey Key become incorporated.

David Macrae a Casey Key resident who had organized the meeting called for a show of hands in support of incorporation. Only five residents raised their hands. He then asked who was opposed to the incorporation. The rest of the residents present raised their hands. There were probably a little over 100 Casey Key residents in attendance. There are around 567 registered voters on Casey Key.

The straw vote outcome was a surprise to all present. The group for it is pressing on to inform the residents as to the positives of being incorporated.

At this time it looks like the House Bill 1225, which has to become, a referendum in order for the residents of Casey Key to vote on the issue may not be heard this year by the Florida House Military and Local Issues Committee. If House Bill 1225 is not heard and passed the Casey Key residents won’t be able to vote for or against incorporation this year.

If you’re interested in Casey Key, one of Sarasota’s Barrier Islands e-mail Nick Herron, the Herron Group, and RE/MAX Alliance Group or call 941.350.5035.