Best Places to Live

Sarasota, FL

Population: 53,583
LIV
SCORE
609

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A beautiful city with tourism as its main industry, Sarasota’s mild climate is great for year-round outdoor activities like biking, fishing, golfing, hiking, jogging, kayaking, sailing and swimming.

This city along the Gulf of Mexico ranks high in healthcare thanks to major employers Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and also rated high is education due to more than a half-dozen college campuses.

The community is attractive to senior citizens as evidenced by more than 30 percent of residents being 65 and older. No matter your age or interest, Sarasota has plenty of fun activities for all. The city's cultural scene is thriving, with community events like the annual Sarasota Film Festival drawing locals and visitors.

Find out more about what makes Sarasota a Best Place to Live.

Sarasota, FL Ranking Data

Civic
37
Demographics
70
Economy
63
Education
72
Health
61
Housing
63
Infrastructure
54