Top Reasons to Move to Sarasota

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People are more mobile than ever. Technology has made moving to another city a breeze compared to a decade or two ago. Whether for work, family, health, or lifestyle reasons, many people are choosing to relocate to a city that best suits their family’s needs.

And, as it turns out, quite a few are choosing to move to Sarasota. Sarasota has seen an influx of newcomers settling here – last year alone the Sarasota-Manatee area population grew by 20,000 residents, making it the tenth fastest-growing region in the country.

Sure, Sarasota is regularly ranked one of the best places to retire. But it’s also a vibrant cultural center with some of the best beaches in the United States and a booming economy that is drawing younger demographics in large numbers than ever.

Last month, Sarasota made Southern Living’s list of “The South’s Best Cities” for 2018 and also ranked fifth for “The South’s Prettiest Cities” for 2018. In case you need any more reasons to move to Sarasota, here are our top five:

Proximity to Some of the Best Beaches in the U.S.

Living in Sarasota, you get the best of both worlds: a bustling city with a growing economy with a laid-back beach vacation spot just a few minutes away in Siesta Key.

If you plan to relocate to Sarasota, be prepared to lather on the sunscreen and hit the beaches of Siesta Key – it’s one of the area’s favorite activities for both locals and visitors alike.

The island is known for its expansive white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water, and outdoor activities. For those who prefer more of a relaxed life on the beach, it’s ideal to live on Siesta Key and commute to Sarasota for work.

Or, invest in downtown Sarasota real estate, and spend your Saturdays at the beach. Downtown Sarasota is rapidly growing with many recently developed luxury condominium complexes, offering unrivaled access to nearby employers, restaurants, incredible live music, theatre and more.

Vibrant Sarasota Arts Community

The downtown Sarasota community is full of fascinating art and theatre opportunities, from century-old museums to opera houses, long-running theatres, and independent artists.

The Ringling Museum of Art is a cultural centerpiece of Sarasota, housing 28,000 works from ancient periods to the 21st century.

The historic Sarasota Opera, currently in its 59th season, features both traditional Italian love stories sung by world-renowned artists and independent performances by young talents.

There is something for everyone in Florida’s cultural mecca, including art walks, a two-week film festival in the spring, a sand sculpting competition on Siesta Key, and a variety of theatre and performing arts shows throughout the year.

Fantastic Food

As well as being the Cultural Capital of Florida, Sarasota is also a top destination for foodies. In 2016, Condé Nast Traveler ranked Sarasota the 14th best city in the U.S. for food and the top-ranked city in Florida.

Indigenous is leading the pack of Sarasota restaurants, hailed for its farm-to-table seasonal flavors (try the wild mushroom bisque) and modern-rustic atmosphere.

Just a few of the other top-restaurants include St. Armands Circle’s Crab & Fin, a fine dining spot with seafood from around the globe, The Table, an innovative restaurant serving dishes from all corners of the world, and Oak & Stone, a modern tavern with wood-fired pizzas, high-end pub fare, and a self-serve brew wall with 56 taps.

Quality Healthcare

As needs increase, Sarasota’s health care sector has become one of the fastest growing in the region. In 2011, Sarasota Memorial Hospital made HealthGrades’ list of America’s 50 Best Hospitals, placing it in the top one percent nationwide. It also received certificates of excellence in emergency medicine, cardiac care, maternity care, and women’s health, among others.

A Rising Sarasota Real Estate Market

While many North American cities real estate markets are through the roof, the Sarasota real estate market is still accessible – for now. This warming market offers properties of all kinds, from condominiums to maintenance-free villas, custom estate homes, and sprawling gulf-front residences.

With Sarasota neighborhoods to suit all budgets and lifestyles, you’re sure to find something in this city. For luxurious condos in the heart of the city, check out our listings in downtown Sarasota.

Let Us Show You The Town

For a more family-oriented Sarasota community, the neighborhoods of Palmer Ranch and Siesta Key offer a vast selection of homes at a range of price points, from luxury condominiums to palatial estates.

Let Schemmel Property Group help you find the perfect home to enjoy all that Sarasota has to offer. From beaches to arts and culture, to incredible food, we’re sure your move to Sarasota will make everyone in your family happy – a dream property at the right price is the cherry on top. For more information, contact us today at (941) 308-6497.