Sarasota, Florida 

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+2.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

102.9 / 100

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Comfort Index (Climate)

2.5 / 9.2

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Best Places to Live in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota, Florida is a vibrant and inviting city located on the west coast of the Sunshine State. With its beautiful beaches and palm trees, Sarasota offers plenty of opportunities to relax and soak up some sun. Visitors can explore the area's unique culture with a visit to one of its many local attractions, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a hike or bike ride through one of the many trails or parks around town. Plus, with its convenient location close to major cities like Tampa and St. Petersburg, visitors have easy access for a day trip if desired. With so much to offer, it's no wonder why Sarasota remains a popular destination year-round! Resort-city complex - Central Florida Gulf Coast, starting 25 miles south of the Tampa–St. Petersburg area.
Zip Codes: 34234 34237 34239 34236
Cost of Living: 2.9% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 11 ft above sea level

Sarasota, Fl Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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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.


The unemployment rate in Sarasota is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sarasota jobs have increased by 2.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Sarasota's cost of living is 2.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sarasota's Cost of Living

November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Sarasota, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Sarasota county remained strongly Republican, 54.7% to 44.3%. More Voting Stats

Sarasota's population is 53,786 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Sarasota is $454,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 23.4%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Sarasota

It's a good time to buy in Sarasota. Home Appreciation is up 23.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Sarasota is $454,200.
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Reviews for Sarasota   105 Reviews
Becoming your basic over crowded tourist trap - 3/24/2023
Sarasota is my home from birth but those of us who have lived here long enough to have seen the devolution of what was once an easy to navigate, clean, low crime beach... Read More

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Comparing Sarasota, our new home w/San Clemente CA - 9/5/2022
Starting to love Sarasota: Wife and I moved to Osprey- a small suburb between Sarasota and Venice. We're about 13 miles to downtown Sarasota, so not "city dwellers". ... Read More

Great place to visit but didn't like living here. - 2/11/2022
As always, anyone considering moving to anyplace new, including Sarasota, needs to come down and spend a month or two before actually moving here. The city is overrun... Read More

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