With its world-renowned beaches, vibrant arts community, and a plethora of activities, it's no surprise that Sarasota has earned a high spot on a new list of the best places to live in the U. S. UU. According to U.
S. News & World Report, Sarasota was ranked No. 9 due to its attractiveness, quality of life, and cost of living. The rankings are determined based on several factors developed by the media company: quality of life; labor market; desirability; net migration; and value, which includes the cost of living and housing affordability.
Despite Sarasota's huge housing costs, it remained in the same place (ninth place) as last year. The city is located on the southwest side of the peninsula, where the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico are located. It is 60 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Meyers. The beaches are beautiful, including one of the best in the United States, Siesta Key.
Siesta Key consistently lands on the list of the best beaches because of its dusty white sand that stretches for miles. It's called the “Cultural Coast” thanks, in part, to the legacy of John Ringling's circus. Here you will enjoy the professional symphony, ballet, opera and the thriving art scene in the city center. With a variety of dining options and natural attractions, there is something for everyone. Sarasota was also named the second fastest growing place in the U.
And the fifth safest place to live in the U. Laurel Park is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Sarasota, very close to everything downtown has to offer. It has the kind of winding alleys and unmistakable charm of Florida that offers comparisons to that jewel of South Florida, Key West. This up-and-coming neighborhood offers walkability, green space, and relatively low housing values, although home prices have been rising steadily for years. Lakewood is a huge planned community of seven “villages” with a total of more than 17,500 acres, more than half of which is designated as open spaces and recreation areas.
This policy has led to the development of a world-class polo club as well as an acclaimed golf course. There are also biking and walking trails for those who love outdoor activities. Undoubtedly one of the most elegant neighborhoods in greater Sarasota area is Indian Beach Sapphire Shores which is located next to the incredible Ringling estate. This neighborhood features historic mansions as well as modest single-family homes, twin parks of Sapphire Shores and Indian Beach, and incredible views of Sarasota Bay. The affordability and relatively clean air in Sarasota earned it a spot as one of the top 150 places to live in the country according to U. News & World Report.
With its stunning beaches, vibrant art scene, and plethora of activities, it's no wonder why Sarasota is one of America's best places to live.