Many still view the city of Sarasota as a viable vacation destination that best fits retiring baby boomers and their kind.
Not anymore. Times have changed, and so do things on the ground on Sarasota, quite dramatically that the city has become a much younger, richer and definitely more stylish and hipper place, as young and middle-aged individuals and workers come here to sample the city's sights, tourists attractions, work popportunities, and large assortment of real estate options.
The Place Is Home To The Most Spectacular Homes in The State
The Sarasota area is well-known to be home to some of the most spectacular homes, and real estate developments in the state of Florida. The area has many diverse styles of homes to choose from, from waterfront estates, condominiums and townhomes, there is a wide array of property options to suit every taste and preference.
Many also view the area as a viable investment haven. With real property values on the rise, land and properties in the state quickly gaining worth, this offers a fantastic arena for investors to scoop up prime residential developments, whether you're considering owning vacation rental property or monthly rental.
The city, as well as the whole of Sarasota and Manatee counties, prides itself with having an economically and racially diverse population, that offers an abundance of diverse cultures from around the world. This healthy diversity has created a wonderful international mix of residents who still place a strong emphasis on family values and equality. As well as being a nice investment haven, the area's climate is also ideal for outdoor recreation activities like golf, boating, fishing, watersports and and a number of professional sporting venues.
How Money Magazine Included The City In 'The Best Places To Retire Young'
Prestigious Money magazine recently named Sarasota as one of the "Best Places to Retire Young." The magazine praised the city of 53,000 residents for its wonderful and diverse architecture, beaches and culture, although it took some exceptions to the city's housing prices. The city was the seventh on the list of 10.
According to Money Magazine, "While you're not going to realize a lot of housing bargains in this Gulf Coast area, you will discover some of the most splendid architecture anywhere in the Sunshine State," the Money writers noted. "It also boasts pure white sands, exotic birds and plants, boating, water skiing, opera, ballets." The city was among nine other mid-sized metropolitan areas around the nation that were praised for being a good place to hang up your work boots while you still walk without a cane, and no other city in the state made it to the list.
The other nine metropolitan areas who were among the top 10 were- Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Charlottesville, Va.; Logan, Utah; Blacksburg, Va.; Burlington, Vt.; Anacortes, Wash.; Hanover, N.H.; Manhattan, Kan.; and Ames, Iowa. The magazine also noted that the city had a population of 53,477, as well as a 15-year population growth of 2.6 percent, a median house price of $423,400, and a home price forecast for the next two years showing a 6.3 percent increase.