Sarasota #16 ...on List of 150 Best Places to Live in the U.S.A. in 2020-21
US News & World Report just released their list of the 150 Best Places to Live in the USA, IN 2020-2021... AND Sarasota is #16...
U.S. News 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.
This is what US News & World Report says about Sarasota...
Warm temperatures year-round, award-winning beaches and a thriving arts and cultural scene have made Sarasota a go-to place for retirees and families, not to mention a handful of celebrities. This southwest Florida region, which is about an hour from Tampa and two hours from Orlando, continues to attract new residents with great restaurants and plenty of shopping options.
Living in Sarasota has elements of what many consider paradise, mixed with some hints of reality. As the population grows, the area struggles to keep up with infrastructure needs. Traffic congestion is becoming more common. Those who live, work or visit downtown Sarasota will see their share of construction cranes as the region copes with an influx of residents and a record-breaking number of tourists.
However, as the Sarasota community flourishes, so does its economy. Sarasota offers a sizeable job market for those working in health care, small business and tourism.
See it here: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/florida/sarasota
Here is the Top 8...
1) Boulder, CO
2) Denver, CO
3) Austin, TX
4) Colorado Springs, CO
5) Fort Collins, CO
6) Charlotte, NC
7) Des Moines, IA
8) Fayetteville, AR
See the full list here: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live?fbclid=IwAR2OOKwTSSQMWhmEx8RtH4aHm9fSLUqDrq1MJUCnxyaK9pWb-sWl5T2FGGo