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Veterans Day 2017

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

The brave men and women who have served in the United States military are truly our nation's finest. It is important to remember and honor the sacrifices they have made to protect our country and the freedoms we enjoy. Help us celebrate our United States veterans this weekend for VETERANS DAY! There are numerous special events occurring throughout the Suncoast communities for us to take the necessary time to thank all of our United States veterans.

4th Annual Sarasota Kiwanis Club Veterans' Day Breakfast

Date: Friday, November 10th

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Location: Sahib Shriners (600 North Beneva Road, Sarasota)

Cost: $25 per person


Anna Maria Island Veteran's Day Parade

Date: Friday, November 10th

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: City Hall to City Pier Park (Pine Avenue, Anna Maria)

Cost: FREE


Manatee County Veteran’s Day Parade

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Manatee County Fairgrounds (1303 17th Street West, Palmetto) to Sutton Park (1036 6th Street West, Palmetto)

Cost: FREE


Sarasota Veteran’s Day Parade

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Downtown Sarasota (Main Street)

Cost: FREE


Veterans' Day Observance and Ceremony

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Patriot’s Park (Venetia Bay Boulevard, Venice)

Cost: FREE


4th LBK Annual Veterans Day Parade and Honor Program

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Longboat Key Bank of America (500 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key) to Temple Beth Israel (567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key)

Cost: FREE


Veterans Day Mass

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Sarasota National Cemetery (9810 State Road 72, Sarasota)

Cost: FREE


Flerlage Real Estate Group thanks all of our local Suncoast veterans along with those throughout our nation for their service and dedication to our country.


Family Fun Community Events This Weekend!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

As the year winds down to a close, many areas of the country see less community events occurring. That just isn't the case in the Suncoast, though! With beautiful weather year round, residents throughout the Suncoast are able to enjoy incredible family-friendly events all year round! You can never get bored in these fantastic communities with all the happenings taking place. Fill up your agenda this upcoming weekend with these fun events!



13th Annual Festival of the Skeletons

Dates: Friday, November 3rd & Saturday, November 4th

Times: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Friday) & 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Saturday)

Location: Village of the Arts (1113 12th Street West, Bradenton)

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the Village of the Arts. Enjoy delicious Mexican food, live entertainment, skeleton crafts, a memorial fence, and more.



Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Manatee Public Beach (4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach)

Help support Keep Manatee Beautiful and honor America Recycles Day during this great fun-raiser! The annual SandBlast is a day long sand sculpting competition. Enjoy family fun activities and marvel at the spectacular creations.


Wild About Nature Fall Family Festival

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Bay Preserve (400 Palmetto Avenue, Osprey)

Come to this great annual event filled with outdoor fun. There is something for the whole family with kayaking, tree climbing, boat rides, games, arts and crafts, live music, workshops, face painting, food trucks, and so much more.


Taste of Manatee

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location: Downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk)

Spend a day on the riverfront as you enjoy food from some of the area’s finest restaurants and incredible live entertainment.


Beer, Boats and Bacon Fest

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota

Satisfy your cravings with delicious bacon bites from local restaurants and samples of 60+ craft beers while enjoying live music, family activities, and more.


30th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival

Dates: Saturday, November 4th & Sunday, November 5th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (daily)

Location: Downtown Venice (West Venice Avenue)

Marvel at the incredible work of 150+ artists and find some unique pieces to decorate your Suncoast home.


Sarasota Medieval Fair

Dates: Saturday, November 4th & Sunday, November 5th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm (daily)

Location: Sarasota County Fairgrounds (3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota)

Travel back in time and enjoy medieval rides and games, live entertainment, jousting, artisan marketplace, food and libations, and so much more.


Back to School in the Suncoast!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


The first day of school is fast approaching throughout the Suncoast! School buses will be loaded, backpacks filled with supplies, and the first bell ringing through the halls. Check out the dates for the first day of school at our area school districts.


Charlotte County Public Schools | 1960 Landings Boulevard, Sarasota


First Day of School: Thursday, August 10th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar  

Sarasota County Schools | 1960 Landings Boulevard, Sarasota

First Day of School: Monday, August 14th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar


The Flerlage Real Estate Group hopes all the students in the Suncoast have a successful and fun 2017-2018 school year!!!


Both Charlotte County Public Schools and Sarasota County Schools are top rated districts in the state. They are both dedicated to academic excellence and offering a wide variety of extracurricular activities. If you are interested in Buying your dream home within one of these school districts, Search Homes for Sale. Give the Flerlage Team a call today or visit our website at!



Suncoast Communities Named Best Beach Towns in America

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


Who doesn't dream of a live on the beach? There are few things better than being able to wake up every morning and be steps away from white sand and crystal blue waters. Plus, when the beach community is filled with other incredible amenities, life doesn't get much better. Personal finance website WalletHub wanted to figure out 2017’s Best Beach Towns to Live In. They wanted to find communities that were liveable and easy on the wallet. When the results came in......Suncoast communities were found to be some of the best of the best!


To begin their search for the best beach communities, WalletHub narrowed it down to those beach towns that have 10,000 and 150,000 residents and at least one beach listed on TripAdvisor®. This left 227 American cities to compare. The website than compared the towns based on the following 6 key dimensions: Affordability, Weather, Safety, Economy, Education & Health, and Quality of Life. Within each of these dimensions were numerous metrics that help make a community more liveable, such as access to amenities and recreational facilities, quality of schools, housing market, climate, crime rates, etc. These factors were all weighted to help determine a city's overall score.



After the data was collected, Sarasota claimed the #12 spot and Venice the #28 out of 227!


#12 | Sarasota

  • Total Score: 63.02

  • Affordability Rank: 40

  • Weather Rank: 134

  • Safety Rank: 174

  • Economy Rank: 89

  • Education & Health Rank: 55

  • Quality of Life Rank: 3


#28 | Venice

  • Total Score: 60.22

  • Affordability Rank: 52

  • Weather Rank: 54

  • Safety Rank: 120

  • Economy Rank: 67

  • Education & Health Rank: 30

  • Quality of Life Rank: 55



Want to live in one of the best beach towns in America? Check out our Sarasota Homes for Sale and Venice Homes for Sale! Let us help you find your dream home on the beach today by giving the Flerlage Real Estate Group a call or visiting our website!


Sarasota Named Best Place to Live!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

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The Sarasota metropolitan area has been named one of The Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2017! U.S. News & World Report looked at the 100 most populated areas in the country and analyzed them based on value, desirability, quality of life, job market, net migration, and other key factors.


Looking for an amazing place to settle down? Look no further than Sarasota! This metropolitan area with 735,767 residents was recognized for its stunning beaches, beautiful year round weather, sizable job market, and booming arts and cultural scene. This city has experienced one of the largest net migrations of the others on the list, with a 10.7% growth between 2010 and 2015. Although cost of living compared to annual income is slightly more, the many amenities offered by Sarasota, plentiful recreational areas, excellent schools, fun community events, and more, continue to make it an attractive spot for families and retirees.





Ready to call this incredible city home? Check out the Current Homes for Sale in Sarasota. Give The Nick Flerlage Team a call today or visit our website at  



Graphic Credit: U.S. News & World Report


Ready to Retire? Venice FL is the Perfect Community for You!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


Venice is the perfect community for retirees! After decades at your career and thoughtful saving, why not move to paradise to enjoy a life of leisure and fun! Choosing where to retire to can be a difficult decision but the city of Venice makes it easy! With an unbeatable climate, access to health care, recreational facilities, and strong real estate market, Venice has it all. In fact, Venice FL is one of America's Best Cities to Retire according to destination website Escape Here!



Venice top offed the list at #2! Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Venice offers a beautiful, year round climate and stunning natural setting. Escape Here recognized the community for its thoughtfully designed layout and architecture based on the Italian Renaissance. Venice offers affordable living in a small, tight knit community. There is always something fun to do with endless recreational facilities. And for anything else that you might need, the larger city of Sarasota is only a short drive away.




If you are looking for the perfect community to retire, give Flerlage Real Estate Group a call today! We can help fill you in on everything there is to know about living in Venice and help you find perfect home to meet your lifestyle need. Whether you are looking for a life of retirement in the area's Condominiums, Golf Course Communities, Luxury Homes, or Waterfront Properties, we will help you find it quickly so you can start to enjoy your retired life!




Suncoast Has Top Ranked School Districts!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


The public school districts in Suncoast are some of the best in all of Florida!! Educational Review and Ranking website Niche recently released their list of the top public school districts in Florida! The website analyzed several key factors regarding academics, athletics, extracurriculars, resources, and more. When all the results came in..........3 school districts in the area were found to be the best of the best! Find out how the Suncoast districts ranked below!



#4 Sarasota County Schools | 1960 Landings Boulevard, Sarasota


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Sarasota County Schools was ranked the #2 Best Places to Teach, #4 Districts with the Best Teachers, and #14 Safest School District in Florida!


#15 Charlotte County Public Schools | 1445 Education Way, Port Charlotte


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Charlotte County Public Schools was ranked the #1 Safest School District, #6 Best District for Athletes, and #13 Best Districts to Teach in Florida!


#32 Manatee County School District | 215 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton


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Manatee County Schools was ranked the #11 Most Diverse School District, #13 Safest School District, and #15 Largest School District in Florida!



If you are interested in Buying a home within one of these great school districts, give the Nick Flerlage Team a call today or visit our website at



Suncoast Named as one of 2017's Hot Real Estate Markets!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


Looking to relocate in 2017? Real estate website Trulia released their list of 2017’s 10 hottest real estate markets. They looked at several key factors to determine which communities are the best potential markets for this new year. The factors examined included positive job growth, affordability, low vacancy rates, and other determinants that home buyers look for when finding a great spot to settle down.



Our great state of Florida was the most represented state with 5 metropolitan areas making the cut. One of those areas is found in our very own Suncoast! Making it in the top 10 hot real estate markets was Sarasota-North Port-Bradenton!



It is no wonder why Sarasota-North Port-Bradenton were recognized as an amazing community for home buyers in 2017. Residents enjoy beautiful weather all year round with warm temperatures and abundant sunshine! This allows for ample time enjoying the stunning natural landscapes in the area. From beaches to state parks, there is always lots of things to do outside in Sarasota-North Port-Bradenton. There is also a strong community feel. Instead of being an area with seasonal residents, the majority of the population in these cities reside here all year round! These communities have a thriving art scene and numerous cultural attractions. Families enjoy excellent school systems that are dedicated to strong academics and extracurricular offerings for all their students. The presence of institutions of higher education and universities also create a strong community and offer many interesting things to do. Trulia also recognized that this area is on the track for strong economic growth. There are many small and medium companies offering diverse job opportunities for potential and current residents.



If you want to live in one of 2017's hottest real estate markets, look no further than Sarasota-North Port-Bradenton! The Flerlage Team is here to help you every step of the way! Give us a call today or visit our website at




Happy Holidays from the Nick Flerlage Team!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage


It is Christmas time in the Suncoast! We love this time of year in Venice. We get to enjoy all the holiday festivities in the beautiful Florida sunshine!



With the holidays this upcoming weekend, the Nick Flerlage Team would like to say THANK YOU to all of our past and current clients in the Suncoast for the opportunity to help you fulfill all of their real estate goals.  



We hope that you and your family have a weekend filled with health, happiness, and good cheer in your Venice home.



If buying or selling your Venice home is part of your family's goals going into the new year, we will be happy to help you in every way that we can! We have many years experience in the Suncoast area and would love to help you with any of your housing needs. Contact us today!



The Nick Flerlage Team Wishes You a Happy Holidays and Prosperous New Year!


Home Buying on the Suncoast!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

November is the perfect time to buy your dream home in the Suncoast! Much of the Venice area is currently under a Buyer's Advantage Zone. There is a great inventory of homes out there waiting for you to view!


The Suncoast is the perfect place to call home. Communities such as Venice offer so much to their residents. Stunning beaches and coastlines, a thriving downtown area, a great school district, and a diverse range of properties that fit any budget make Venice a great spot for families looking for a home. Although throughout much of the country, the winter months tend to make moving an inconcievable feat, the beautiful weather year round in the Suncoast means that you can take advantage of the typical buyers market in the later months of the year and easily move into your new home.


With much of Venice currently in a buyers market, you will have access to more inventory and the ability to be more aggressive when negotiating the price you want for your home. Plus, many sellers with homes still on the market are anxious to sell so they can move into their new property before the holidays. This means that you could find a great deal for your dream home and be ready to move in right away before the end of the year!



Stop waiting to fulfill your dream of having a home in the Suncoast! Take advantage of the fall season to find the ultimate property for you and your family to enjoy!

If you are interested in Buying your dream home in Venice , give the Nick Flerlage Team a call today or visit our website at  

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