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Sarasota Named #5 Best Place to Live in the USA and #1 in Florida

Sarasota Named #5 Best Place to Live in the USA and #1 in Florida

Sarasota was Ranked #9 in USA on last year's List

Sarasota is the Best Pace to Live in Florida and the 5th Best Place to Live in the entire USA, according to a new List from U.S. News & World Report which has published its 2023-2024 Best Places to Live list.

They ranked the USA's 150 most populated metropolitan areas... Their list is based on value, desirability, job market and quality of life.

And Yes.... Sarasota comes in at # 5..... rising four spots this year, after landing at #9 in 2022 and 2021.

Sarasota was also the highest-rated area in Florida, with Naples right behind at No. 6., \

The rest of the Top 10 looks like this...

1) Green Bay, Wisconsin

2) Huntsville, Alabama

3) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina,  

4) Boulder, Colorado     

7) Portland, ME,

8) Charlotte, North Carolina

9) Colorado Springs, Colorado

10) Fayetteville, Arkansas

Sarasota has been popular with several lists like this...

Time magazine named it one of the World's 100 Greatest Places in 2021,

Siesta Beach has also been named the best beach in the U.S. twice by Stephen "Dr. Beach" Leatherman, and the USA's second best by Tripadvisor earlier this year.

This is what U.S. News & World Report, has to say about Sarasota....

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.

There was once a time when Sarasota was dismissed as a playground for retirees, but that reputation is slowly changing as more young professionals begin to make it their own. One of the city’s up-and-coming neighborhoods is the Rosemary District, where eclectic murals decorate storefronts and modern condominiums and hotels sit near casual breakfast cafes.

Check out the full list here...

Sarasota Named #5 Best Place to Live in the USA and #1 in Florida

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