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Some interesting information about the area.
Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida.
The area is renowned for its cultural and environmental amenities,
beaches, resorts, connections to the Ringling family, and its 'school'
of architecture. It is south of the Tampa Bay Area and north of Fort
Myers. Its current official limits include Sarasota Bay and several
barrier islands between the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013 Sarasota had a population of 53,326. In
1986 it became designated as a certified local government. Sarasota is a
principal city of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan
Statistical Area, and is the seat of Sarasota County.It is among the
communities included in a two-county federally mandated Metropolitan
Planning Organization that includes all of Sarasota and Manatee counties
and the chairs of the three elements of that organization belong to the
eight-county regional planning organization for western central
Florida.The islands separating Sarasota Bay from the gulf near the city,
known as keys, include Lido Key and Siesta Key, which are famous
worldwide for the quality of their sandy beaches. The keys that are
included in the boundary of Sarasota are Lido Key, St. Armands Key,
Otter Key, Coon Key, Bird Key, and portions of Siesta Key. Previously,
Siesta Key was named Sarasota Key. At one time, it and all of Longboat
Key were considered part of Sarasota and confusing contemporaneous
references may be found discussing them.Longboat Key is the largest key separating the bay from the gulf, but it is now evenly divided by the new county line of 1921.
The portion of the key that parallels the Sarasota city boundary that
extends to that new county line along the bay front of the mainland was
removed from the city boundaries at the request of John Ringling in the
mid-1920s, who sought to avoid city taxation of his planned developments
at the southern tip of the key. Although they never were completed in
the quickly faltering economy, those development concessions granted by
the city never were reversed and the county has retained regulation of
those lands ever since.The city limits had expanded significantly with
the real estate rush of the early twentieth century, reaching almost 70
square miles. The wild speculation boom began to crash in 1926 and
following that, the city limits began to contract, shrinking to less
than a quarter of that area
Lakewood Ranch is located within the Manatee County region in Florida.
The area was the likely landing site for the Spanish explorer Hernando
DeSoto along with his crew of conquistadors in 1539. Other explorers
like Josiah Gates landed on the area as well, but it was later
unofficially founded in 1855. Manatee County stretches almost 900 sq mi
(2,300 km2) including waterways, which provided an exceptional source of
transportation. Railroads, bridges, and roadways were eventually added
for an easier access in and out of the area.Along with transportation
development came a rapid growth in population during the early 1920s.
Others saw the area as a vacation destination and retirement place.
Also, with the warm southern climate as an asset, baseball became a
popular sport there, along with spring training camps and professional
teams would travel down there. A few years later, after the Great
Depression in the 1930s and World War II, other industries expanded,
such as agriculture and fishing. Other developments in the industries
were retail, education, and tourism. The first neighborhood development,
Summerfield, went up in 1995. As the area expanded over the years,
along with the population, a master-planned community was created called
Lakewood Ranch.Lakewood Ranch has dedicated half of its land for parks,
trails, and recreational fun. The trails alone stretch over 150 miles
of the land.Along with parks and trails that make up most of the land,
Lakewood Ranch has also put great importance on golf and tennis. Four
notable country clubs are Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, Legacy
Golf Club, the Ritz Carlton’s Members Club, and The Concession Golf
Club. Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club provides three levels of
courses to cater the right amount of difficulty to every player. The
names of the three are King’s Dunes, Cypress Links, and Royal Lakes,
located on the east side of the Country Club. These courses are private,
along with the Ritz Carlton’s Members Club course. The Ritz Carlton is
315 acres (127 ha) of land. A non-membership course in Lakewood Ranch is
the Legacy Golf Club, which is Arnold Palmer’s signature course.
Lastly, the finest course with a very private community is the
Concession Golf Club and Residences. It is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) reserve
with 236 homes. Jack Nicklaus contributed it in association with Tony
Jacklin.The Athletic Center at Lakewood Ranch offers Tennis facilities along with 18 courts.Other
recreational activities include polo and cricket. Lakewood Ranch has
nine fields and a regulation size arena that can be played on throughout
the winter season. The polo fields are located on 35 private ranches
with over 600 horses stabled around the Club during the season.Founded
more than 25 years ago, the Sarasota International Cricket Club houses
its permanent facility at Lakewood Ranch. The fields have been
laser-leveled to improve the players’ match play and practice wickets.
Lakewood Ranch has its own Medical Center.
The area that would become Bradenton (originally spelled
"Bradentown") was first explored in 1539 by the Spanish during the
famous expedition led by Hernando De Soto. Bradenton was established in
1842. The original town of Bradentown was incorporated on May 19, 1903.
The city took the name of Dr. Joseph Braden, whose nearby fort-like
house was a refuge for early settlers during Seminole Indian attacks.
The current city of Bradenton was formed in 1943, when the Florida
legislature merged the cities of Manatee (incorporated in 1888) and
Bradenton, bray-den-ton is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United
States. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's 2012 population to
be 50,672. Bradenton is the largest principal city of the
Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which
had a 2007 estimated population of 682,833 It is the county seat.According
to the United States Census Bureau, Bradenton has a total area of 14.44
square miles (37.4 km2). 12.11 square miles (31.4 km2) of it is land
and 2.33 square miles (6.0 km2) of it (16.14%) is water.Bradenton is
located on US 41 between Tampa and Sarasota. The area is surrounded by
waterways, both fresh and saltwater. Along the Gulf of Mexico and into
Tampa Bay are over 20 miles (32 km) of Florida beaches – many which are
shaded by Australian pines. Bordered on the north by the Manatee River,
Bradenton is located on the mainland and is separated from the outer
barrier islands of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key by the
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