The other day I was reading a post in BuzzFeed where Sarasota was named #1 in the "10 Places In the U.S. You'll Want to Visit Right Now." They mentioned the diverse art scene and wide range of activities; and we beat out popular hot spots, such as San Diego, West Palm Beach, Austin, Anchorage and Martha's Vineyard, to name just a few.
For me, this was a no brainer - I love the weather, the beaches are gorgeous, and I can do outdoor activities everyday. Here is a photo recently posted to Facebook - it was taken on an evening kayak on the East Bayou. How many people can do this where they live!
Living in Sarasota gives me the opportunity to sell real estate where most people want to vacation. Most folks work their entire lives to save up for a retirement or a 2nd home here. I grew up in this city and feel very fortunate. We have theater, the arts, culture, and - did I mention - fantastic weather!
Sarasota isn't just a place to live - it's paradise.