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-Attractive setting
-Historic interest
-Leisure activities


-Cost of living
-Tourist impact
-Crime rates

What Bert Has To Say About North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota 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.


Quick Facts About Palmetto

    The unemployment rate in Palmetto is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Palmetto jobs have Increased by 5.19 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Palmetto's cost of living is 6.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Palmetto's population is 12,761 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.38 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Palmetto is $135,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 15.10 percent.
    Palmetto public schools spend $11,065 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17 students per teacher in Palmetto.

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