Sarasota is, once again, in the national spotlight thanks to U.S News & World Report's latest rankings. The media outlet updated its list of the "Best Places To Live In The U.S." for 2023 and 2024. Researchers "analyzed the 150 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life."
The top-ranked Florida city is Sarasota at #5. What's it like to live in Sarasota? According to the U.S. News & World Report's Sarasota page:
Sarasota has a distinct vibe that’s different from Florida’s relative coastal cities, with its own vibrant arts scene, beachy atmosphere and burgeoning food culture. People who choose Sarasota as their home are generally called by its unique charm. This metro area of just over 800,000 people has a renowned opera house, a number of rooftop bars and the popular beach of Siesta Key. What makes the region special is its duality – downtown Sarasota boasts resorts and fine dining, but strolling Siesta Key Village or St. Armands Circle offers a more intimate, seaside ambience.
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