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 “Best Small City” in America by Money Magazine

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Sarasota offers its residents miles of world-class white-sand beaches, plenty of cultural and recreational activities and an excellent quality of life. Named the "Best Small City" in the U.S. and one of the best places in the nation to live and work, Sarasota offers the best of both worlds - small-town charm and big city amenities. Sarasota has been a favorite place for the rich and famous for many years.

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Sarasota Florida residents and visitors enjoy breathtaking sunsets from many beautiful beaches. View the diversity of natural beauty by canoe or kayak through South Lido's water way trail by natural bird sanctuaries and mangroves. Learn about the area history and  marine life on a bay cruise, or viewing bromeliads growing in the wild along the new Canopy Walk at Myakka River State Park. 

 

sarasota golf courseSarasota offers more than 30 golf courses sprinkled throughout the county, challenging all levels of play and budgets. Readers of Florida Golf News voted for the "Top 20 Southwest Regional Golf Courses", and 9 of those 20 are in the Sarasota area. Additionally, there are four local courses that are in the top 100 places to play in Florida. So grab your clubs and enjoy a round!

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You will never experience a dull moment! Choose from a full array of entertainment offerings in Sarasota. Enjoy operas, live theater and the community’s own ballet and symphonies in intimate settings. Cinema ranges from mainstream to independent films and festivals. There are more than thirty galleries and museums to visit. One-of-a-kind gifts are abundant on St. Armands Circle and dining experiences are as varied as you would like. Dine with the intimate glow of candles, with gauzy white drapes fluttering in the tropical breeze at night or on the Circle, where the action is!

Make it a day to stretch yourself with windsurfing lessons, parasailing, boating, or fishing for the big ones. There are plenty of great courts serving up tennis, and don't miss the opportunity for an autograph when Major League Baseball begins spring training.

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Home prices are very affordable in the Sarasota area. Condominiums and townhouses can be found beginning at $100,000 and running up to $3 million and more for large properties located in hi-rises on the coast. Single-family homes start at around $100,000 and range up to $5 million and more for estate properties with acreage located along the coast. There are many homes with gulf, bay and canal frontage as well as golf course and horse properties.

Sarasota County Population

  • Population 2000: 327,600

    • Population in cities: 83,300

    • Population in unincorporated areas: 197,500

  • Median age: 49 years

  • College graduates in county: 22%

  • Median household income: $30,662

Sarasota Taxes

  • The state of Florida has no personal income tax

  • Residents of Sarasota County benefit from a property tax millage rate that is among the lowest in the state.

  • The homestead exemption provision states that permanent residents do not pay taxes on the first $25,000 of their home's appraised value.

Cost of Living

  • In almost every category, from groceries to healthcare, the daily cost of living in Sarasota County is lower than in most metro areas.

  • County cost-of-living rank: 5th

Employment

  • Unemployment rate: 3.1%

  • Poverty level: 10.7%

  • Retail sales: 6.9 billion

  • Labor force: 135,824

Sarasota Politics

  • Voters, major parties:

  • Democrats 63,540

  • Republicans 114,491

 

We are working with properties every day: Beach and bay front homes, condos, golf course homes, maintenance-free homes, planned communities, homes with charm, family neighborhoods, the downtown art area, gated and golf communities and new homes. 

 

Our experience can make the deal happen: We know of properties that are not on the market yet, we know the differences in writing Manatee and Sarasota contracts to save you money and when negotiating a contract our experience can help you get the property that you want. Ethics counts when you want a level playing field and hard work is critical when you want the best.

We enjoy showing the area and properties to our clients. Let us know when you are coming and we will e-mail you some great places to go and things to do, as well as MLS listings of condos, houses or lots.

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Sarasota Demographics

The Sarasota area is one of the largest and affluent markets in 
Florida, offering small-town charm and big city amenities.

  • One of the best places in the nation to live and work.

  • Over 500,000 people.

  • Previous 5 years, growth 4 times faster than the national average.

  • Fastest-growing segment is middle-aged adults and children.

  • A strong base of retirement age people, about 1/3 of the population.

  • Approximately 1/4 of the population of Tampa/St. Petersburg area.

  • Per capita retail sales are almost 20% above the national average.

Cultural Activities

Theatre visits offer many choices such as The French Film Festival, the Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Island Players, Lemon Bay Playhouse, or Theatre Works, for a start.

Music interest? Check out the Florida West Coast Symphony, Key Chorale, the Jazz Club, Sara. Ballet of Florida, Sara. Blues Society. Opera Association, or the Sarasota Concert Band.

Enjoy collecting art? There are numerous galleries and art shows.

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We are working with properties every day: Beach and bay front homes, condos, golf course homes, maintenance-free homes, planned communities, homes with charm, family neighborhoods, the downtown art area, gated and golf communities and new homes. 

 

Our experience can make the deal happen: We know of properties that are not on the market yet, we know the differences in writing Manatee and Sarasota contracts to save you money and when negotiating a contract our experience can help you get the property that you want. Ethics counts when you want a level playing field and hard work is critical when you want the best.

You've got a life. We help you make it a LIFESTYLE.

Being avid boaters and realtors, we know the waters, beaches and properties  very well. Use the realtors that know the properties, neighborhoods, schools, other realtors and lenders. Experience, best work and integrity are top reasons that we are successful realtors for our customers.

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