Sarasota Florida Named Best Place to Retire

March 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Sarasota News

Sarasota, Florida was just named by TopRetirements.com as the top place to retire 2012. Sarasota residents already know that our city has it all!  TopRetirements.com cited a few of the reasons why Sarasota received this prestigious honor:  “The economics are very attractive: median home prices well below the national average, no income tax, low property taxes” was stated as a few of the many reasons for Sarasota receiving this honor. Also, for a small city, Sarasota’s cultural venues are incredible.  There’s the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, GWIZ Science Center, the Sarasota Opera, the Sarasota Orchestra and the Sarasota Opera.

Sarasota rated high on walkability too. The downtown Sarasota area features many condominiums where residents can walk to work, enjoy festivals, shop, dine – all just within a few blocks of home! In distinguishing the top spots, John Brady, the founder of topretirements.com looks at “the climate, health care, property taxes, and a “wow factor.” It’s easy to see why Sarasota was considered with our fabulous warm weather, our outstanding health care, low property taxes; and just take a walk on the downtown bayfront, and you’ll definitely say “WOW!”

Other considerations for the top honors include “adult education, cultural activities, job opportunities for older Americans, low housing costs and income-tax rates, low crime rate, and good walkability and livability.”

Top 10 Best Places to Retire

  1. Sarasota Florida
  2. San Antonio, TX
  3. Naples, FL
  4. Tucson, AZ
  5. Asheville, NC
  6. Beaufort, SC
  7. St. Augustine
  8. Ft. Myers, FL
  9. Venice, FL
  10. Prescott, AZ

In case you haven’t heard, Siesta Key was named the “2011 Best Beach in America” and Sarasota has also been named as the No. 1 spot for Spring Break for Families! These recognitions have resulted in a flurry of real estate activity for Sarasota Florida. The inventory of homes and condos for sale in Sarasota is shrinking and prices are beginning to edge upward.

Sarasota Florida: Enjoy the Good Life

June 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured

Are you interested in living in a tropical paradise without having to give up all of the modern amenities that you have grown accustomed to having? Do you dream of being able to sit on the beach all day while still remaining near to plenty of shopping and dining establishments? Or, perhaps you want to spend the day enjoying water sports and other water-based recreational activities while still being able to enjoy the theater or other live performances at night. If any of these sounds like you, then you might want to learn more about buying one of the homes in Sarasota Florida that are available to purchase.

Downtown Sarasota Florida

The simple truth is that Sarasota has much to offer to its residents. While the area is best known for its golf and its beaches, there is more to Sarasota than beautiful blue waters and green fairways. In fact, Sarasota is home to a number of excellent restaurants and retail establishments as well as a variety of cultural attractions, including the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, the Ringling Museum, the Asolo Theater, the Sarasota Ballet and the Sarasota Opera House. So, whether looking to spend time in the water or on land, residents of Sarasota have plenty of opportunities to select from.

In addition to having ample opportunities for recreation and fun, those who are interested in living in Sarasota have a wide variety of different types of homes to select from. Sarasota homes range from luxurious condos to simple single family homes. Whether looking for a resort-style, maintenance free condo or a single-family home that is perfect for raising a family, the variety of Sarasota homes that are available is seemingly endless.

No matter which one of the Sarasota homes one chooses to purchase, those who choose to call this Florida city home will be in the center of all of the action. Not only can residents easily enjoy all of the attractions and amenities that are available in the downtown Sarasota area, but several beautiful barrier islands are also located nearby. These include Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key, Bird Key and Lido Key. Each of these islands offers even more beaches, restaurants, shops and other attractions for residents of Sarasota to enjoy.

Simply put, those who choose to purchase one of the available Sarasota homes for sale will never be at a loss for something to do. Whether relaxing on the beach or spending time at the theater, there is a seemingly endless supply of things to do in Sarasota.