A FEW GREAT REASONS TO MOVE TO SARASOTA
SARASOTA RANKS #1 (in 2018) as Best Place to Retire in the country by US News & World Report. This was based on a study of the happiness of its residents, affordability, health care, tax rates and quality of life.
There is NO STATE INCOME TAX! More money in your pocket. Sarasota gets its income from our tourists who vacation here for six months or less. There is a 7% sales tax and a 5% tourist tax on rental properties.
We have TOP RATED BEACHES with white powder-like sand. Siesta Key has been named #1 Beach in America by Trip Advisor, Conde Nast, and other review sites.
SIDEWALK CAFE'S, elegant dining, five star restaurants, pubs and breweries, It is all here and many are pet friendly. There is also live entertainment at some of the venues.
CULTURAL HOME FOR THE ARTS. Sarasota has an active theater scene, Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota Ballet, and all are world class. Venues include the Van Wezel Theater, Asolo Theater and many other performing art centers.
YEAR ROUND ACTIVITIES because our average temperature is around 74 degrees and we have over an average of 250 days of sun a year. Kayaking, boating, sailing, water skiing, parachute skiing, jet skiing, hiking trails are a few activities that are offered.
Sarasota is was home to John and Mabel Ringling and they built the magnificent Ca'd'Zan and Ringling Museum of Art. This is a major tourist destination and we enjoy a history rich in circus history. You will see many buildings and plaques (especially in St. Armand's Circle) that pay homage to those who were part of the circus family.