Sarasota Ranked Among Best Places To Live by U.S. News

Located on Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota maintains its spot at No. 9 from 2021.​ (Photo: Shutterstock)

Affordability and relatively clean air in Sarasota, even more than its job market, earned the city a spot as one of the nation's 150 Best Places to Live, U.S. News & World Report said with the release of the 2022-2023 ranking Tuesday.

According to the report, Sarasota maintains its spot at No. 9 from 2021. Located on Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota is the third-fastest growing metro area out of the 150 places ranked, behind only Myrtle Beach, SC, and Lakeland, FL.

From 2016 to 2021, Sarasota saw a population increase of 12.01 percent due to net migration, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

"We're pleased Sarasota once again has been aptly recognized as a top place to live in the entire nation and now number one in Florida," said Mayor Erik Arroyo. "Our world-class amenities, including the cultural arts, natural beauty, extensive public park spaces and newly extended Legacy Trail, thriving original restaurants, unique shopping, walkable downtown and recent micro-mobility options combine to create a very desirable city. We have our eye on the number one ranking in the U.S. and we're working hard every day to make Sarasota a special place to live."

Sarasota also landed on several other top-10 lists from U.S. News & World Report, ranking No. 1 among Best Places to Retire, No. 1 Best Place to Live in Florida, No. 3 among Fastest-Growing Places and No. 7 on the list of Safest Places to Live in the U.S.

"We appreciate the accolades and national recognition for Sarasota being a standout," said City Manager Marlon Brown. "Congratulations to all who strive day in and day out to make Sarasota a great place."

The complete list and more information can be viewed at U.S. News & World Report.


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