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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Historic interest
-Leisure activities

Cons

-Cost of living
-Tourist impact
-Crime rates


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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 Sarasota


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Sarasota is 4.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sarasota jobs have Increased by 2.97 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sarasota's cost of living is 14.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Sarasota's population is 55,118 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.16 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Sarasota is $262,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -18.08 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Sarasota public schools spend $12,743 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14 students per teacher in Sarasota.

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  1/7/2017
A True HELL HOLE, as in Florida

First, let me say, is the weather. Six months in a sauna, then the "season" where every half crazy and Alzheimer candidate suddenly emerges like Cousin Eddie. These... (Read More)

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  12/30/2016
Say No to Sarasota

Agree with many of the other comments about rude people. Moved here in 2012 thinking the arts scene would draw a more friendly, open-minded population. But many new... (Read More)

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  10/23/2016
Are you young? Look to relocate elsewhere!

The 2016 election has really made the ugliness of Sarasota come out. There are Tr*mp signs on every corner as well as Tr*mp shops. Anyway, this place is not good for... (Read More)

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