Why I Love Sarasota

Why I Love Sarasota

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Derived from the Spanish term for “a place for dancing,” Sarasota is an apt name for this Florida Gulf Coast city just south of the Tampa Bay area. With a lively arts scene, gorgeous beaches, and a growing business center, Sarasota is a magnet for people looking to relocate.

  • Perched along the Gulf of Mexico about an hour south of Tampa, the city of Sarasota covers 26 square miles of land in Sarasota County.

  • Its population of 58,000 is part of the Sarasota-Bradenton-North Port metro area’s 837,000.

  • The median household income in Sarasota is $48,000, but Longboat Key, a lovely stretch of beaches just off the Sarasota coast, boasts a median income of nearly $115,000, second in the state only to ultra-luxe Palm Beach. 

  • Beautiful beaches, warm weather, and enviable recreational and cultural amenities earn Sarasota a spot on “best of” lists almost every year. In 2020, U.S. News and World Report honored the city as the best place to live in the U.S. for retirees, naming superb restaurants and shopping among its many attractions. And Sarasota appeals to plenty of other age groups, to be sure. The city came in second only to Naples as the best place to live for all ages in the Sunshine State.  

My focus is to best understand the goals and visions of my clients, ensuring all decisions are made with a wealth of information and the necessary tools for a successful, rewarding experience.

I have found my “Slice of Heaven” I look forward to you finding yours!



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Dated: June 17th 2021
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About Kathy: I enjoy walking the warm sandy beaches, swimming and watching the magnificent sunsets on Florida’s...

1 Response

  1. Sally Brindley

    Nice article!


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