Sarasota, FL: Top 100 Best Places to Live

For three years now, Livability has been putting together an annual "Top 100 Best Places to Live" list. In collaboration with industry professionals, economists, and advisors, they scrutinize a variety of factors that make or break a city, such as housing, sustainability, education, amenities, etc. In the end, over 40 different data points are used to rank small to mid-sized U.S. cities (populations between 20,000 to 350,000 people) and determine the best of the best in terms of livability.

For 2016, we are ecstatic to see that out of more than 2000 cities, our own Sarasota, FL ranks #31 on Livability's "Top 100 Best Places to Live"! Read on to find out why we love Sarasota so much and why, if you aren't already, you should be calling this place "home."


Beautiful Surroundings & Climate

Sarasota and its barrier islands are located along Florida's west coast, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Aside from being surrounded by breath-taking natural landscapes and stunning ocean views, Sarasota residents enjoy an idyllic climate year-round. Hot summers and warm winters means you can take advantage of Sarasota's beaches and lakes regardless of the season.

Outdoor Recreation

A true tropical paradise, Sarasota has white sand beaches that stretch for miles and easy access to the ocean and numerous bays and lakes. As such, there’s always ample opportunity for water-related activities and soaking up the sun in general. Everything from scuba diving and fishing, to para-sailing and kayaking are at your fingertips. Sarasota is also home to some of the finest golf courses in the state of Florida.

Arts & Culture

Downtown Sarasota is often referred to as Southwest Florida's "Cultural Capital" and is home to countless cultural pursuits. Theaters, art galleries, museums and many historical sites are all within walking distance. Visit the famed Ringling Museum or spend a night out at the Sarasota Opera House. Numerous markets and festivals are also held here throughout the year, including the popular Sarasota Film Festival.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Sarasota is full of quaint shops, cafes and eateries that cater to every taste. In the downtown core, you can walk along tree-lined, brick streets and find everything from antique stores and high-fashion boutiques, to casual pizza joints and award-winning international cuisine. Home to a vibrant and diverse nightlife, evenings in Sarasota can easily be spent at a craft brewery, martini bar, whiskey lounge or dance club.

Real Estate Opportunities

Sarasota real estate attracts people of all ages and stages of life, and not just for the reasons mentioned above. Sarasota homes are suitable for a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Prospective homebuyers can choose between charming secluded cottages, upscale condos with resort-like amenities, waterfront properties with private beach access, luxurious grand estates and many other options.

Regardless of your budget and the type of home you're looking for, whether you're a young family or a retiree, Sarasota has so much to offer and everything you need. When you're ready to make the move, be sure tocontact the real estate experts at team Coffey & Co.!

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Bradenton, FL


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