Sarasota More than Just Beautiful Beaches



More than Just Beautiful Beaches

Have you ever dreamed of living in a city where warm temperatures and white, sandy beaches are right outside your front door? Then, Sarasota might be the place for you! This southwest Florida city isn’t just famous for it’s beautiful Gulf beaches. It also has a vibrant art scene, affordable housing, a wide array of local cuisine, and much more. Sarasota is located about an hour from Tampa and two hours from Orlando and continues to attract new residents, each and every year.

Sarasota is described by many paradise, mixed with some hints of reality. As the population grows, the city’s planners have been focused on infrastructure needs, to help ease traffic congestion. Those who live, work or visit downtown Sarasota are seeing an influx of residents and a record-breaking number of tourists each year.

One of the reasons living in Sarasota is appealing is the city’s affordability. Compared to major cities like Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, the cost of living in Sarasota is noticeably lower. Florida does not have an income tax, thus, extending its financial appeal.

Sarasota’s metro population is 768,381, has a median age of 51.6, unemployment rate of 3.3%, average annual Salary of $42,680 and the median home price is $237,260. The city is home to several major employers and corporations, such as SMH Healthcare, Florida Resource Management, PGT Industries, Sun Hydraulics Corp., The Ritz Carlton Hotel Co., and Tervis.

Outdoor-lovers will thrive in Sarasota! There are a number of parks in downtown Sarasota, as well as a Myakka River State Park. Golf courses are everywhere! Of course, there are also the beautiful beaches. Siesta Key Beach has earned international awards for its white sand and amenities. Lido Beach, just south of St. Armands Circle, is another famous beach plenty of shoreline to enjoy. If those two beaches are crowded, some opt for Longboat Beach, Venice Beach, Bradenton Beach or the beaches of Anna Maria Island, all of which are within 30 minutes from Sarasota.

Whether you’re relocating to Sarasota or researching the best place to settle down in the city, there are a wide variety of neighborhoods throughout the area that fit any lifestyle! Laurel Park is popular with singles and young professionals for its prime location near Sarasota nightlife and restaurants. Some of the best retirement neighborhoods are located in Sarasota. You can relax in Harbor Acres, where you’ll find beautiful ocean views, unique boutiques, and delicious eateries. Another quiet community is Glen Oaks, with lots of walking trails and peaceful scenery. The Palmer Ranch area, located in southern Sarasota, is filled with beautiful, gated communities offering maintenance-free villas and condominiums to beautiful single family homes. Looking to raise kids in a good neighborhood? Alta Vista is safer than

79% of cities in Florida, making it ideal for families.

There are a combined 86 public and private schools in Sarasota with many ranking in the top 20 for both Florida and the U.S. If you’re seeking private schools for your kids, The Out-of-Door

Academy and Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School both have students with high average ACT and SAT scores. Pine View School is ranked as the best public elementary school in America and takes pride in all of their students achievements. There’s also Riverview High School, an outstanding institution that values diversity, academics, and athletics. For those thinking about furthering their education, the Sarasota area also has many colleges to choose from, including University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Ringling College of Arts & Design, and New College of Florida.

Offering an abundance of lifestyle amenities, Sarasota is more than just beaches; it’s a thriving

economy. With its enriched culture, highly ranked schools and many shipping and dining options, Sarasota is definitely worth considering.

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