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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Historic interest
-Leisure activities

Cons

-Cost of living
-Tourist impact
-Crime rates


What Bert Has To Say About North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area


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.



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Quick Facts About Palmetto


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Palmetto is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Palmetto jobs have Increased by 3.03 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Palmetto's cost of living is 0.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Palmetto's population is 13,249 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 42.95 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Palmetto is $184,900. Home appreciation the last year has been -22.86 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Palmetto public schools spend $9,322 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in Palmetto.

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Palmetto's town keeps trying and developing.
I am a 40yr old single female who moved to Palmetto about 6 years ago. Since I have been here, I have seen the change in the town. Despite a bad economy, Palmetto... (read more)
Poor Schools
My husband and I are moving from this area because the schools are more than poor. With almost no after school activites or diverse educational choices. If you child... (read more)
Live in suburbs
Best bet for Florida living is newer bedroom communities. Closer to inland parks for canoe and kayak, but a quick drive to the shore. There's not a safe city in the... (read more)
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