A place for older people to enjoy life!
Sarasota is an upscale city, located on shore of the Gulf of Mexico, far enough south not to get too cold winter for tropical plants to freeze out and die. it has a nice freeze off the gulf, warm, not too humid in winter time, and things to see and do. it has markets, shops, restaurants, stores, a new mall, an international airport, located along Interstate I-75 which goes from Miami to Canada! its a busy place, since new people are moving in, young people who are there to stay and work. the cost of living makes it hard for them, since the county doesn't have many middle and upper income paying jobs to offer. the average is about 10-12 dollars per hour, and the cost of living index is 114% of the national average. people who come here and live here have money, they aren't concerned about it, they come here from all over the world in all walks of life. professional people, entertainers, business people, and some not so successful people also. Sarasota has some of the best beaches in the world here, spotless clean, white, sugar fine sand, miles of it along the coast. the salt and fresh water fishing here or near by is world class! golf, flying planes, boating, fishing, tennis, spas, just down the road is the 2nd richest mineral springs in the world, its open to the public for a small fee! Amish and Mennonite come here to winter, no snow! the eating and food markets are excellent in their community of Pinecraft. It's not real expense here, but a bit on the expense side, you have to shop around if you are on a budget! the summer time, well its hurricane season in Florida, not just Sarasota, and everywhere has something, we had Irma, once in the 30 yrs I've lived here, high winds and lots of rain, luckily! I lived up north, we had a snow blizzard, take you pick !! I don't have to shovel rain!! Enjoy it !!