Dining & Entertainment

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Sarasota makes a great place for Boomer retirees, points out USA Today (September 9, 2013). After decades in the suburbs, Baby Boomers are moving to cities where they may safely walk to shopping, dining and events.

I encourage my clients to click on the WalkScore® feature associated with the listings shown on my website to see how friendly a neighborhood is for walkabouts. Many of my clients find that a walkable neighborhood contributes health, environmental, and economic benefits. For example, One Hundred Central in Downtown Sarasota boasts a WalkScore® of 94.

Downtown Sarasota appeals to Boomers seeking small-town ambiance yet big-city amenities. Located at the center of Florida’s cultural coast, the city center boasts excellent restaurants,

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We in Sarasota like to tell friends that we’re a small town with big city amenities. That includes more than one bakery where you can satisfy a yen for cupcakes.

And, yes, Sarasota has a contestant ready to compete in the Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. Becky Schultes of Heavenly Cupcakes created this video seeking her place in the bake-offs:

A certified CrossFit trainer, Schultes admits that she loves sweets. During the Great Recession when her job search hit a wall, she opted to become a business owner. The 2013 Best of Sarasota Finalist runs popular cupcake shops on Siesta Key and in Gulf Gate.

Small-bite cakes on a stick at The Lollicake Queen, a sweet shop in Southside Village, also take the tiny cake. Or try The Short Giraffe in

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