September 2015 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Florida's Population

20 million strong

20 million strong

By the end of 2013, Florida had passed New York as the third most populous state. And the Sunshine State's population will top 20 million this year.

The Villages: Reflecting the trends

The Villages embodies Florida's "graying" trend but not the trend toward diversity: Sumter County is the only Florida County where the share of Hispanics fell from year 2000 to 2010.

Charting Taylor County's future

Foley Timber & Land worked with Taylor County residents to craft a thoughtful master plan for development. But will the plan survive now that the landowner has decided to sell?


Up Front - Publisher's Column
Florida's strong growth

Now that Florida has passed the 20-million population mark, what are the implications?

florida Originals
Cashing in on the Fountain of Youth

"Magical" waters tied to Ponce de Leon can be found throughout Florida.

Peter Meinke

"It would be a disaster to overemphasize STEM. I'm not against STEM, but we need to teach the arts, too, maybe now more than ever."

Dining airside: Food on the fly

Long layovers can turn road warriors into frequent grumblers... Relief has arrived at some Florida airports.

Tallahassee Trend
Florida lawmakers' 'sprinkle fund'

No matter how much they're paid or how much they accomplish, many women attorneys deal with misconceptions and slights based solely on their gender

OF COUNSEL - Florida Law
Fighting words

Does the First Amendment protect anonymous online speech if it's not true?

Editor's Page
Orlando City Soccer Club behaves like a real business

"With all due respect to the U.S. women's World Cup soccer team and its world championship run, my favorite sports story this summer was a soccer story from Florida..."

Sarasota County Portrait


What makes Sarasota?

Traditionally, Sarasota and its economy have been defined by a large population of affluent retirees, highly rated beaches and a vibrant arts scene — the legacy of, among others, circus legend John Ringling and his wife, Mable.

Around the State - Real Estate

Update: Landlord Inc.

Investment groups that bought clusters of foreclosed homes as the market bottomed are staying in the rental business.

Low density attraction

Tiny Bay Harbor Islands is the hot new waterfront location.

Shrinking inventory: Builders strain to meet demand

Just two words sum up the real estate markets from Broward north to Indian River: "Very strong."

Looking up: Retired home buyers boost sales for WCI

WCI is building and marketing homes in 45 neighborhoods in 16 master-planned communities.

The hills are alive in Lake County

Plans resume for a massive housing development in Lake County.

Replenishing housing inventory in northeast Florida

Low inventory is spurring a surge in building.

Putting the squeeze on renters in northwest Florida

High sales prices are taking many homes off the rental market.

The Melting Pot dips into foreign markets

A Florida restaurant chain adapts for overseas markets.

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New art telling history of Bern’s Steakhouse
New art telling history of Bern’s Steakhouse

The second-generation owners of Tampa’s famous Bern’s Steakhouse reached out all the way to New Mexico for new artwork, reflecting the restaurant's story.

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