Sarasota, Florida 

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Population

55,103

+4.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Median Income

$41,670

Median Home Price

$264,500

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.

Pros
-Attractive setting
-Historic interest
-Leisure activities
Cons
-Cost of living
-Tourist impact
-Crime rates

Local Listings in Sarasota
 $379,000 
120 Whispering Oaks Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1700 SqFt
 $370,000 
2952 Oriole Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2045 SqFt
 $405,900 
6020 Midnight Pass Rd Unit 46
Bed 1 | Bath 1 | 572 SqFt

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

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 3.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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 8.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sarasota's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Sarasota, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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 $264,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%. Check out the homes in the area

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. Browse Sarasota Real Estate

The median home price in Sarasota is $264,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Sarasota   99 Reviews
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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Why We Liked, But Left, Sunny Sarasota - 1/4/2019
With white sandy beaches, a sunny climate and more cultural appeal than many other Floridian cities, Sarasota is a popular retirement destination- and with good reason.... Read More

Pathetic place! - 11/29/2018
In a word? Creepy! It’s really rundown, a downright scary place. I just can’t see the draw to this place! Jobs are non existent. Auto insurance is doubled from where I... Read More


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34234 34237 34239 34236

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NEW LISTINGS IN SARASOTA
$379,000
120 Whispering Oaks Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$370,000
2952 Oriole Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$405,900
6020 Midnight Pass Rd Unit 46
Bed 1 | Bath 1

$1,075,000
7221 Plovers Way
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$375,000
1835 Caribbean Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$595,000
13930 Fruitville Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$315,000
3251 Tallevast Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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