Sarasota, Florida 

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Population

55,103

+4.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Median Income

$41,670

Median Home Price

$264,500

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Best Places to Live in Sarasota, Florida

Resort-city complex - Central Florida Gulf Coast, starting 25 miles south of the Tampa–St. Petersburg area. November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Sarasota, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Sarasota, FL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive setting
Historic interest
Leisure activities
Cons
Cost of living
Tourist impact
Crime rates

What Bert Has To Say About North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area

Sarasota is an affluent resort community with an interesting history. In the late 1880’s, golf was introduced to the area from Scotland, and today, there are more than 30 golf courses near downtown. Leftover Scottish influence defines the appearance of many buildings. Led in part by the Ringling family of circus fame, the area became a top resort and real estate investment attraction in the 1920’s.


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QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Sarasota County
Metro Area: North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Sarasota
Zip Codes: 34234 34237 34239 34236
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 11 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Sarasota is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sarasota jobs have increased by 2.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sarasota's cost of living is 2.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sarasota's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Sarasota county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Sarasota's population is 55,103 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sarasota is Real Estate: $264,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%.

SCHOOLS
Sarasota public schools spend $12,743 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14 students per teacher in Sarasota. More Education



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Housing Market in Sarasota

It's a good time to buy in Sarasota. Home Appreciation is up 5.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Sarasota is $264,500.

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Reviews for Sarasota   100 Reviews
Living in Sarasota - 10/14/2020
I've lived in Sarasota for 8 years. The snowbird population is continuously rising which is contributing to horrible traffic, unaffordable housing and over crowded... Read More

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Sarasota an illusion. - 9/17/2020
Lived here 20 years. Gulf of Mexico is destroyed and polluted by cities dumping thousands of gallons of waste water into it. Crime swept under the rug. Huge drug... Read More

Sarasota is Paradise! - 8/21/2019
Sarasota is paradise! We live in downtown Sarasota and walk almost everywhere. Within a 20 minute walking distance we access numerous delicious restaurants, 10 live... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA
34234 34237 34239 34236

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