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Sarasota Relocation

People are relocating to Sarasota! New roads and new homes are going up just about everywhere you look. Our booming small city, located just an hour south of Tampa of Florida's west coast, is best known for its top-rated Siesta Key Beach, its rich arts and theatrical performances as well as our connection to the famous circus-performing Ringling family. For those who relocate to Sarasota, a high quality of life with year-round outdoor activities, a strong employment market and quality healthcare from top-rated area hospitals are just a few of the amenities that persons will enjoy. The current population of Sarasota is approximately 54,000 persons (total Sarasota county population is approximately 380,000).

Experience Sarasota

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Sarasota Accolades & Awards

Sarasota commonly receives numerous awards and accolades each year for its white sand beaches, its high-quality of life as well as its top-rated healthcare services. Below is a list of recent awards.

Top 10 Reasons to Relocate to Sarasota

  1. Top-Rated Siesta Key Beach (#1 in the US)
    The beaches of Sarasota County are among the most popular and most beautiful in the state of Florida. Our top-rated Siesta Key Beach has been rated as the #1 Beach in America in recent years by popular review sites including Trip Advisor, Conde Nast Travele and Dr. Beach. Siesta’s powder-like sand stays cool to the touch, even on the very hottest of Florida's summer days. View Siesta Key Beach.
  2. An Outdoor Year-Round Playground
    With an average temperature of 73 degrees year-round and 251 sunny days each year, Sarasota is the ideal city for outdoor enthusiasts. If you enjoy a good workout outside, explore kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding through our natural mangroves to see local wild birds and sea life. If you are wanting a more relaxed outdoor activity, charter or rent a boat for a day and explore remote sand bars and our local islands.
  3. A Strong Economy & Job Market
    Sarasota's job and employment market has been very strong in recent years with an unemployment rate of 3.8%. Top industries in Sarasota include healthcare, hospitality, education, trades, retail and various professional services. The largest and biggest employers in Sarasota County include Sarasota Memorial Health Care, the Sarasota School Board, Publix, PGT Industries and County Government.
  4. Sarasota Real Estate is Affordable
    Sarasota’s real estate market offers affordability for both millennials and retirees alike. At year-end 2018, the median home price in Sarasota County was just under $256,000. Living downtown Sarasota, on a golf course or a having a water view will obviously cost you more.
  5. Lakewood Ranch - 2nd Best Selling Community in the Entire US
    Sarasota is the home of Lakewood Ranch, the 2nd best-selling, master planned community in the entire US in 2018. Situated just east of Interstate 75 at the University Parkway exit, the forty-eight square mile community of Lakewood Ranch offers its residents a high-quality of life, a centralized town center., top-rated schools and outdoor trails. Nearby shopping and dining options are within the new University Town Center Mall. View Lakewood Ranch Ranking.
  6. Endless Events to Explore
    Sarasota offers residents an active scene of events, performances and outdoor festivals to explore. There are also the many community events that take place each year including The Blues Festival, The Film Festival, The Offshore Grand Prix, The Jazz Festival, the 4th of July Fireworks Show, The Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, The Firehouse Chili Cook-Off and many more.
  7. Many Cuisine & Dining Options
    Sarasota's downtown area and surrounding keys offer a full array of casual eateries to elegant, five-star restaurants to explore. There are also lots of new, trendy craft breweries and beer gardens to check out. Many of these places are pet-friendly and offer live entertainment on a daily schedule. St Armand’s Circle and Siesta Key Village are just a couple of the popular destinations you will surely want to check out.
  8. Top-Rated Healthcare & Hospitals
    When you’re relocating to Sarasota, it's important to have quality healthcare options and for both preventative and emergency purposes. Sarasota's top-rated hospitals include Sarasota Memorial Health Care (SMHC) and Doctor’s Hospital. Both are top-rated and have received numerous awards and accolades in recent years.
  9. A Cultural City for the Arts
    Sarasota is known as Florida's "Cultural City" with its active theatrical and performing arts scene. Sarasota enjoys a connection to the renowned Ringling family as the Circus Magnate, John Ringling and his wife, Mable, built their famous Ca' d'Zan Estate Home estate home and Ringling Museum of Art when they settled in Sarasota in the 1920's. Their estate home and art museum are now both open as attractions to tour year-round.
  10. Sarasota is a Great Place to Retire
    Sarasota was ranked as the #3 Best City to Retire in the entire Country in 2018 by US News & World Report. This study was based upon several factors including the happiness of local residents, local tax rates, housing affordability as well as quality healthcare quality. Sarasota commonly receives awards such as this each year due to its high quality of life and ideal climate. View Rankings List.


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Sarasota Relocation Reviews

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