Sarasota is a beautiful FL Suncoast city south of Tampa that was once the winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Today, it hosts a number of cultural institutes, notably the Ringling Museum of Art, which showcases old masters and modern art. It’s also the gateway to miles of beaches with fine sand and shallow waters found on Lido Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key and the world famous Siesta Key, renown for being the #1 beach in all of the United States!
The city has been referred to as Florida’s “Cultural Coast” because of the many theaters, art galleries, museums and other art venues found in the city. With 10 theaters, a professional symphony, the ballet, an opera house and over 30 art galleries, Sarasota is most known for the arts and culture scene.
Sarasota is in Sarasota County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Sarasota, with a population of 56,102, offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. Sarasota, also known as SRQ to locals, has experienced a growth of luxury apartment and condominium complexes that include resort style amenities. Sarasota offers a varied selection of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees call Sarasota home. Young families find Sarasota very appealing because of our highly rated public schools.
Sarasota offers a sizeable job market for those working in health care, small business and tourism. Sarasota is about an hour from Tampa and two hours from Orlando and continues to attract new residents from around the world!