Best Places to Live in Sarasota, Florida

Resort-city complex - Central Florida Gulf Coast, starting 25 miles south of the Tampa–St. Petersburg area
Pros
-Attractive setting
-Historic interest
-Leisure activities
Cons
-Cost of living
-Tourist impact
-Crime rates

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Sarasota is an affluent resort community with an interesting history. In the late 1880’s, golf was introduced to the area from Scotland, and today, there are more than 30 golf courses near downtown. Leftover Scottish influence defines the appearance of many buildings. Led in part by the Ringling family of circus fame, the area became a top resort and real estate investment attraction in the 1920’s.


QUICK FACTS

City: Sarasota
Zip Codes: 34234 34237 34239 34236
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 11 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Sarasota is 4.40% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sarasota jobs have increased by 2.97%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sarasota's cost of living is 14.10% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Sarasota's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Sarasota's population is 55,118 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.16%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sarasota is $262,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -18.08%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Sarasota public schools spend $12,743 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14 students per teacher in Sarasota. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Sarasota

It's a good time to buy in Sarasota. Home Appreciation is up 12.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Sarasota Real Estate.

The median home price in Sarasota is $262,400. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Sarasota    92 Reviews
Great place - but expensive - 6/5/2018
I moved here in 2009 from out west. I fell in love with Sarasota when I was exploring while looking for a new place to live. I wanted beaches, great weather, and... (Read More)

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Sarasota best place to retire..?? - 2/17/2018
I grew up in the 50’s in Sarasota. I raised my family there. My two grown kidos are still there. My one son and two grandsons who live in N.J visit twice a yeast. Yes... (Read More)

Sarasota The Hidden Gem - 2/9/2018
Sarasota is in the Gulf of Mexico coast, about 68 miles south of Tampa. It is a beautiful small city that has everything, from culture, performing arts, world class... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA
34234 34237 34239 34236