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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-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.


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Quick Facts About Sarasota


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Sarasota is 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sarasota jobs have Increased by 5.19 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sarasota's cost of living is 3.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Sarasota's population is 52,501 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.26 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Sarasota is $151,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 14.90 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Sarasota public schools spend $13,014 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Sarasota.

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Such an awesome article you wrote!!! Took a trip do to the area last year and loved it so much that we're gonna move there I. Next 2 months!! Love the arts and hopefully... (read more)
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