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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-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 Sarasota

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sarasota's cost of living is 14.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Sarasota's population is 55,118 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.16 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Sarasota is $262,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -18.08 percent.
    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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re: Sarasota has changed so much in the last 2 yea
You are so right, have been in the area since 1997 and the good vibes are long gone. The drivers are all about me types, disgusting. The 2nd building boom is currently... (read more)
re: Nice weather but often hostile environment - 7
Yes there is a lot of rudeness in Sarasota. It is haves and have nots. Don't see the military problem you mention though. With all the street hustle, who would notice... (read more)
re: Do Not Move To The Sarasota Bradenton Area - 2
I hear you, Sarasota is often unfriendly and mean. People are just rude and clicky. Hard to make friends because the locals are jaded regards newcomers since they come... (read more)
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