Sarasota Named Best Place To Live In Florida By US News & World Report!
According to U.S. News & World Report's 100 Best Places to Live in the USA, the Sarasota Area ranked number 21 and came in as the top place to live in the State of Florida. That is no surprise to those of us who live here in this Gulf Coast semi-tropical paradise.
"Warm temperatures year-round, award-winning beaches and a thriving arts and cultural scene have made Sarasota a go-to place for retirees and families, not to mention a handful of celebrities," the report says.
Sarasota is known as the cultural jewel of Florida. In fact, we have been called the Number One Cultural City in America for a city of it's size. Sarasota offers an Opera Company, Ballet and Symphony Orchestra. There is a plethora of live theater featuring nationally recognized Asolo Repertory Company, the Florida Studio Theater, Players Theater, the West Coast Black Theater Troupe just to mention a few. In addition the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center brings in world-renowned performers and Broadway Touring Productions. The arts scene is thriving with many galleries and local artists and events.
Restaurants in Sarasota are world-class with every cuisine known to man. The town prides itself on locally owned and operated restaurants and some of the most innovative and boundary-breaking chefs can be found right here.
Add to this the gorgeous year-round climate, unparalleled health services, wide variety housing styles and price ranges, shopping, great schools and so much more. No wonder people everywhere are discovering our Gulf Coast paradise.