Sarasota

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Sarasota, a radiant jewel on Florida's Gulf Coast, where sun-kissed shores and a vibrant cultural scene create an enticing haven for residents and vacationers alike. Located just south of Tampa, Sarasota beckons with a rich tapestry of experiences that capture the essence of the Sunshine State.
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Embrace the city's artistic soul at the renowned Ringling Museum of Art, once the winter retreat of the Ringling Brothers Circus. This cultural haven boasts a mesmerizing collection of old masters and modern art, providing a captivating journey through the realms of creativity. Sarasota's commitment to the arts extends to theaters and opera houses, offering captivating performances that enrich the spirit.
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Sarasota's beaches are nothing short of spectacular, with each grain of sand seemingly inviting you to bask in the warmth of the Gulf Coast. Siesta Key Beach, with its powdery white sands, and Lido Beach, where azure waters gently kiss the shore, stand as testaments to paradise found. Feel the gentle sea breeze, listen to the rhythmic lull of waves, and let the worries of the world melt away.
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For those who seek the serenity of nature, Sarasota generously unfolds its outdoor treasures. Myakka Park, with its expansive landscapes and diverse wildlife, offers an immersive experience in Florida's natural beauty. Robbins Preserves beckons with winding trails and lush scenery, inviting exploration and rejuvenation amid the enchanting flora and fauna.
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Sarasota's warm weather is a constant companion, creating an ideal backdrop for a myriad of outdoor activities. Whether you're strolling along the beaches at sunset, exploring nature preserves, or engaging in water sports, the year-round pleasant climate ensures that every day is an opportunity to embrace the outdoors.
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Sarasota's culinary scene is as diverse as its cultural offerings. From waterfront seafood joints to upscale bistros, the city's restaurants are a celebration of flavors. Relish the freshest catches of the day, savor international cuisines, and indulge in a culinary journey that mirrors the city's rich tapestry.
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Sarasota's allure is not lost on those seeking a new place to call home. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the "Best Places to Live" and a top destination for retirees, the city's charm extends beyond its cultural and natural offerings. With a booming business center and an active community, Sarasota welcomes new residents with open arms.
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The city's popularity is evident in its growth rates, with Sarasota claiming the highest growth rate in Florida and the second highest in the entire United States. In 2023, it continues to shine, reaffirming its status as the top place to live in Florida, surpassing even the glamour of Naples to the south and the vibrancy of Tampa Bay to the north.
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In Sarasota, every day is an invitation to dance with the sun, embrace the arts, and savor the unparalleled beauty that defines this coastal paradise. Whether you're considering a permanent move or a vacation escape, Sarasota promises an enchanting blend of cultural richness, natural splendor, and community warmth that will leave you captivated and longing for more.

Overview for Sarasota, FL

53,786 people live in Sarasota, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $48,380. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,786

Total Population

49 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,380

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Sarasota, FL

Sarasota has 23,984 households, with an average household size of 2.1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sarasota do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,786 people call Sarasota home. The population density is 3,659.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,786

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49

Median Age

46.69 / 53.31%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
23,984

Total Households

2.1

Average Household Size

$48,380

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Sarasota, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Sarasota. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Alta Vista Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Suncoast School For Innovative Studies
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Sarasota Military Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Achievement Center Of Sarasota The
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Bay Haven School Of Basics Plus
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Sarasota School Of Arts/Sciences
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Martha Catholic Schcol
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Tuttle Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Sarasota County Acceleration Academies
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hershorin Schiff Day Schools Of Tomorrow Inc Dba G
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Agape Christian School Of Sarasota
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Brookside Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Southside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5

Around Sarasota, FL

There's plenty to do around Sarasota, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
68
Bikeable
Bike Score
47
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sunshine Canning, Double W Ribeye Wagon, and Vesuvio Wood Fired Pizza.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 1.37 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.9 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.97 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.44 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
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