Every year, thousands of people relocate to Sarasota, Florida, the most beautiful jewel on Florida's Gulf Coast.
One reason they come is because Sarasota offers big-city amenities while retaining its small-town charm. The city is home to the Sarasota Orchestra, the Asolo Repertory Theatre, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and the world-famous Ringling College of Art and Design, as well as dozens more theaters and art galleries. Downtown Sarasota offers a wide variety of shops and boutiques, restaurants, and nightclubs. Music, arts, and film festivals are sponsored throughout the year.
Dozens of public and private golf courses offer challenges to players at every level of skill and on every budget. Tennis players here also have their choice from dozens of public and private courts. Thirty-five miles of beaches provide beach-goers and sun-worshipers with white sand and spectacular sunsets. Fishermen, divers, and boaters will find an assortment of deep-water marinas and yacht clubs. Enthusiasts can pursue any and every kind of water sport.
Sarasota residents are only two hours from Disney World Epcot Center, Universal Studio's, Busch Gardens, and the other famous Orlando and Tampa attractions, and they're only an hour away from the Tampa Bay Rays, Buccaneers, and Lightning home games. Sarasota is also home to the spring training for the Baltimore Orioles so your likely to catch a great game in off season only here in Sarasota.
A wide variety of residential properties are available in Sarasota. You'll find beautiful new high-rise condos and penthouses, waterfront homes, and golf course communities as well as lower-priced single-family homes and assisted-living retirement communities.
If you're looking for other reasons to relocate or retire to Sarasota Florida, consider this. Florida has no personal income tax, and Sarasota residents benefit from a property tax millage rate that is one of the lowest in Florida. So if you're looking to relocate your family, retire, or simply to make a smart property investment, Sarasota is the spot. With current low interest rates, and with a market where lenders are more willing than ever to work with prospective buyers, now is the time.