Ranked Number ONE As the Best Place to Live in Florida

What is it about Sarasota that keeps landing us at the top of BEST places to live lists? U.S. News and World Report ranks Sarasota as the #1 BEST Place to Live in the state of Florida, the #5 best place to live in the entire U.S., and #11 best place to retire. My latest video gives you a close look at the many reasons to love living in Sarasota and my own personal reasons for calling this beautiful city home.

Florida has amazing tax advantages and that's drawn a lot of new residents to our state, but it's the unique appeal of Sarasota's lifestyle that keeps earning us high ranks as the BEST place to live.

We have over 135 community parks that showcase our amazing outdoor beauty, both on the waterfront and inland. There are also incredible beaches here, including the world-renowned Siesta Key Beach that's known as the world's best beach. Our powdery white sand and clear turquoise waters are stunning.

Getting to Sarasota is easy, and that makes it a great place to live and to visit. We have a lot of direct flights to mid- and major markets, and you're never more than one connection away from SRQ. One of the reasons that we appeal to second-home purchasers who reside here seasonally is that it is easy to arrive by air or ground.

Sarasota's cultural appeal is yet another reason that our rank is so high and our population keeps growing. Throughout the year, we have an amazing array of events, openings, and artistic enterprises to explore. From the Ringling Museum to Sarasota Opera and Ballet, to the modern Sarasota Art Museum and numerous theatre companies, our vibrant and cosmopolitan scene keeps the calendar full.

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