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Top Reasons To Live In Sarasota

Last year, at the end of 2014, Florida became the third most populated state in the union, surpassing New York. About 1,000 people move to the Sunshine State every single day, taking advantage of the wonderful weather, the lower cost of living, and all the outdoor recreational opportunities. The peninsula is also home to the oldest, continually European occupied city in the United States, and, to the vibrant community of Sarasota.

With a population of just over 53,300 residents, it's also home to some of the most widely known and world renowned beaches, like Siesta Key, which has been named the "Best Beach in America," by Dr. Beach and has also ranked 2nd on a list of top 25 worldwide beaches. It's not only known for its white sands and turquoise blue water of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, but also its arts and culture, which are among the best in the nation.

One of the biggest attractions is the shopping district located on Saint Armands Circle, situated right in the center of Saint Armands Key. Another attraction is the famous home of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Selby Gardens. There are plenty of recreation choices for residents, including fishing, golf, tennis, horseback riding, biking, camping, running, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking--the list goes on and on.

Moving to Sarasota


When you are ready to move to Sarasota, you'll be able to lighten your load because you won't need heavy winter clothing. What you will need is to transfer your driver's license to the state, register to vote, forward your mail, claim homestead exemption, and schedule utilities.
Dreams, however, are the stuff of Sarasota history. Its earliest pioneers arrived in the 1840s, tempted by water teeming with fish and prospects of cattle and citrus farming. Soon the city began enticing wealthy wintertime residents like John and Mable Ringling. The circus king of America was an avid land developer of the Sarasota Keys in the 1920s; the Ringlings were also passionate art collectors. Their bayside home, Cà d’Zan, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art remain city landmarks. --Florida Travel Life

If you are making a long distance move, plan well ahead to have ample time to settle in prior to the arrival of your possessions. Some people opt to sell, donate, and give away most of their large furniture to reduce moving costs and then purchase new furniture after their moves. To help you find the right home and plan your move to be less stressful, you ought to contact a real estate relocation specialist. You'll find that in Sarasota, there is ample choice in housing and price range.

Top Reasons to Live in Sarasota


Though the weather and beaches are the main draw, there are several reasons to live in Sarasota. Some of them might surprise you, while others are a bit more well known. Here are the top reasons to move to Sarasota, Florida:

  • It's quite affordable. Florida overall is an inexpensive place to live. This is because of the low property taxes, ability to claim homestead exemption on top of that, no state income tax, and utilities are less expensive. What's more, say goodbye to the cost of having your driveway cleared of snow. You won't pay for expensive home heating oil and there are many weeks during the year to open the windows and enjoy the breeze.

  • Your vehicles will enjoy a longer life. Unlike many other parts of the company, there's no icy roads or snow to deal with, hence, no need to treat the roads. Your vehicles won't undergo the stress of battling the freezing temperatures, the sleet, ice, and snow. Vehicles in this state have a longer lifespan because of the weather.

  • You'll enjoy a more healthy, longer life. The health care in the area is nothing short of spectacular. In addition to the quality of healthcare, the weather plays another role here, because you don't have to endure the stress of the cold, which causes your body to want to gain weight. In addition, you won't be subjected by seasonal affective disorder, or, the winter blues.

  • There are plenty of housing options. Choose from single family homes, ranches, master planned communities, townhomes, condos, and villas. There are so many choice and in a wide variety of price ranges.

  • It offers a great business climate. Florida offers different incentives to businesses and makes a welcome place for entrepreneurs. There are plenty of networking opportunities and mentoring programs, as well.

  • Its proximity to great attractions. Sarasota is only a couple of hours away from Orlando, home to the Walt Disney World theme parks, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. It's also close by other attractions, like Busch Gardens and Adventure Island in Tampa.

  • It’s a foodie's paradise. There are in excess of fourteen hundred restaurants in the Sarasota area, ranging from casual, come as you are, to white tablecloth fine dining, and everything in between.


In addition to all of these, there are many museums, art galleries, performing arts, nightlife, and entertainment. Sarasota also has some great schools, both public and private. Once you have experienced the lifestyle, you'll know this is a great place to live.