Anna Maria (Anna Maria, FL)
Located in west central Florida between Tampa and Sarasota, Anna Maria Island could be a tropical getaway that's simply currently being discovered! Great fishing, boating, shelling and swimming - we tend to offer it all.For the boater/fisherman: fishing piers, excursion boats, boat rentals and charter boats are available. Rent a jet ski or kayak, choose a parasail ride or scuba dive - there are so many options! Marinas are located round the island or bring your own boat - ramps are conveniently located and the fishing's great!For the beach goer: Anna Maria is seven miles long and offers peaceful, white sand beaches running the length of the island. Take a walk, notice some shells, get some sun or just relax on our beaches; they are spectacular.For the explorer: From the north end of Ann...
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By Larry Chatt
(Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc)
It's official, the state route 64 bridge that connects Anna Maria Island to the mainland is open!  More than a week early the island tonight had a buzz.  I received several text messages, a phone call, and it was announced over our public announcement system in our office, "The bridge is open, the bridge is open."  The bridge closure was a non-event.  I heard very little complaining regarding traffic.  Sure, no one was happy to take the long way to Manatee avenue but the Florida Department of Transportation did a fantastic job.  My compliments to the leadership of the project.  It's not often my expectations are exceeded and in the case of the State Route 64 Anna Maria Island Bridge repair project, my expectations as a business person were far exceeded.  The Anna Maria Island bridge the...
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By Kathleen White
(Island Real Estate)
 With all the media reporting "the sky is falling", I have decided to take advantage of the not so crazy time on Anna Maria Island. October and November are my favorite months on the island, the weather is getting cooler and it is a perfect time to walk the beach and remember why we are here. We sometimes get so busy running around showing property that we miss the real beauty of Anna Maria. I remember one day showing property at the north end of the island with another Realtor and she stated, "Wow, I have never seen this part of the island before"...OK... I know for myself it is important to take advantage of this quiet time, it will not last. It is a great time to breathe in some new energy and get ready for the season that is upon us. Everyone, do yourselves a favor and take some tim...
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