US News and World Report released their list of Best Places to Live and Sarasota was the #1 City in the state of FL, with Tampa coming in at #2.

The city has been growing by leaps and bounds and dealing with its own struggles with the expansion and quick growth. Sarasota has so much to offer, with gorgeous barrier islands like Siesta Key, which was named the #1 Beach in the US on TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice as well as being named the #1 Beach by Dr. Beach. You’ll find other pristine Gulf beaches on the adjacent islands of Lido Key, Longboat Key and Casey Key. Sarasota is an incredible place for culture and the arts along with exploration of State Parks and local attractions. Real estate is a hot topic with the market surging in recent sales and home values on the rise. Local Sarasota Schools were also ranked high Report.  Sarasota encompasses 27 public elementary, middle and high schools. Sarasota also has 57 private schools. Four high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools rankings.

With a number of different criterion considered like schools, crime and the job market, Sarasota scored a 6.9 out of a possible score of 10.

  • Desirability
    8.2
  • Value
    5.1
  • Job Market
    6.1
  • Quality of Life
    7.4
  • Net Migration
    10.0

Sarasota, FL Quick Stats

METRO POPULATION 735,767
AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY $40,600
AVG HIGH/LOW TEMPS 81.7° / 64.1° 
MEDIAN AGE 50.7
MEDIAN HOME PRICE $224,613
AVG ANNUAL RAINFALL 53.0 INCHES
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.5%
AVG MONTHLY RENT $991
AVG COMMUTE TIME 23.5 MINUTES

For the complete list of Winners, see their website:
 http://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live

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