Living In Sarasota: One Of The Best Places To Retire Young

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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.

 

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Rainmaker
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Susie Blackmon
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Interesting... Sarasota/Siesta Key Real Estate, no photo, Miami base (??).  What??  I used to live in Sarasota and worked for the developers of Longboat Key condos... back before there were too many people around.  My sisters still live in the area and we all remember how it used to be.  While the beaches and downtown areas of Sarasota are spectacular, having a second home in Maggie Valley, NC is a no brainer... many license plates up here are from Florida, and we welcome them!  Little traffic, cooler climates, and beautiful MOUNTAINS!  Would love to know who you are so we can refer.... Have a great day!


Feb 12, 2008 09:16 PM #1
Rainer
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V Dr.
jump2top - Miami, FL
Hi there! I'm new to the network, so I'm still trying to get comfortable. I do appreciate your commenting on my article, though! Thanks so much! I travel around Florida (Sarasota included) from time to time, and am considering buying a vacation home here. I'm currently based in Miami City and find that the Sarasota atmosphere is really a great place to just kick back and relax. As you said, little traffic, cooler climate, and a spectacular mountain view! The relatively peaceful environment, I feel, is also a perfect site to do my writing. Have a great day to you, too!
Feb 16, 2008 04:30 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
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Hey V Dr., welcome to ActiveRain!

Sarasota is one of my favorite places!  I was there on tour with the Minnesota Orchestra about a decade ago and had a fabulous time there.  If I had the ability to retire, Sarasota is one of the first places I'd consider!

Feb 16, 2008 04:36 PM #3
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Susie Blackmon
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Hi again, just wanted to note that I do not think Sarasota has a peaceful environment... I was talking about the mountains of North Carolina.  Living in Sarasota in the 70's and 80's, when I did, was much different than it is now... However, it is still beautiful there -- there just aren't any mountains!  All the best in your vacation home search.  Keep me in mind if you want mountains, and cool nights and days.


Feb 17, 2008 07:48 PM #4
Rainer
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V Dr.
jump2top - Miami, FL
Ah, you're a realtor?
Feb 18, 2008 01:17 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Susie Blackmon
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Yes dear, what did you think I was?  The 2 people who have responded to you are realtors!  Active Rain is a real estate network!!  I am still trying to figure out what you want to accomplish on AR... are you a Florida PR person?  Blog on.  We are a big, diverse group here, and we try to help each other.  Welcome.


Feb 18, 2008 08:21 PM #6
Rainer
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V Dr.
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Haha, i meant that question as "are you trying to sell me something?" because I'm not enjoying this sharpness in your tone. There's no need for "Active rain is a real estate network!". Being new to this online network, I'd expect some assistance, not THAT. 
Feb 18, 2008 10:13 PM #7
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Susie Blackmon
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I'm not sure what you don't understand about my comments or "... we try to help each other.  Welcome."  I am sure, however, that you don't have to worry about hearing from me again! 
Feb 18, 2008 10:37 PM #8
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