Long renowned as a coastal resort and retirement destination, Sarasota has become a sought-after first home destination as well. Florida’s low taxes, business-friendly climate and quality of life have been raising the state’s profile with out-of-state movers, and many are zeroing in on the Sarasota region, which boasts miles of waterfront, natural beauty and a thriving cultural scene. Sarasota, which is about an hour from Tampa and two hours from Orlando, continues to attract new residents with a favorable business climate, excellent schools, significant health care, exceptional sports, year-round outdoor activities, vibrant arts and culture, and high-end shopping and dining.
Sarasota has won a multitude of accolades for its places to go, play, and dine. Here are a few of the kudos Sarasota has earned in the last year:
|#1||Best Places to Retire||U.S. News|
|#1||Top 25 Beaches un the U.S.||TripAdvisor|
|#2||Best Places to Live in Florida||U.S. News|
|#2||Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business||Verizon|
|#3||Best Coastal Small Towns||USA Today|
|#5||Best Small Cities in the U.S.||Conde Nast|
|#6||Best Beach Towns to Live In||WalletHub|
|#8||The Best U.S. Islands (Longboat Key)||Conde Nast|
|#11||Best Beaches in the World||TripAdvisor|
|#16||Best Places to Live in the U.S.||U.S. News|
|#21||Best Places to Live for Quality of Life||U.S. News|
|Top 10 Places to Live on the Coast||Coastal Living|
|25 Most Desirable Places to Live in the U.S.||U.S. News|
|World’s Best Hospitals||Newsweek|
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