Sarasota is located on
West Coast of Florida,
60 miles south of212 miles northwest of
- 132 miles southwest of
Residents enjoy more than
35 miles of the most
white sand beaches in the
Eight beautiful barrier islands are
connected to the Sarasota mainl
St. Armands Key
Manasota Key Anna Maria Island
Bradenton Beach Siesta Key
The subtropical weather and coveted lifestyle
make living and working here a pleasure.
Sarasota is a thriving, exciting community attractive to young professionals
families and retirees. Residents enjoy all the hospitality of a small town
combined with the amenities and modern infrastructure of a large city.
According to the 2000 census, the population was 325,957,
and is expected to exceed 378,000 by the year 2010.
Sarasota is the state’s “cultural capital,” with its own ballet,
state museum, chamber chorus and world–class performing arts hall.
The community offers something for everyone, playing host to a
- The Ringling Center for the
- John & Mable Ringling Museum of
- Museum of the Circus
- Ca’ d ’Zan
Gulfcoast Wonder Mote Marine Aquarium
Museum of Asian Pelican Man’s
Art Bird Sanctuary
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sarasota Ballet of Florida
Florida Studio Theatre
Florida West Coast
FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts
From 60 golf courses to an abundance of water sports,
the area offers every recreational opportunity under the sun.
The average year-round temperature of 72 degrees provides plenty
opportunity for biking, canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.
Myakka River State
Sarasota has an abundance of retail and dining
opportunities that take advantage of Florida’s natural
beauty and excellent weather.
Sarasota boasts an extensive
network of health maintenance
organizations that provide quality
healthcare at costs below the
USF New College of
One of Sarasota’s greatest assets is its
system, from public schools top-ranked in the
Ringling School of Art &
Design Keiser College
Argosy University Eckerd
Sarasota is a smart business choice. No longer simply a resort
Sarasota hosts a friendly business environment that helps
- Best Place to Live & Work
- Best Small City in the United States
- 3rd Best City to Retire
- 3rd Best Metropolitan City for Business
Many British and German citizens are our
as Europeans have come to call Sarasota
Sarasota is easily accessible by air,
sea & highway.
Sarasota Style ...
from family-affordable to waterfront
Whatever your taste and wallet
you’ll probably find it here.
Looking for a waterfront
A home on the golf
Sarasota has it all!
ousing costs compare favorably to those of many
other desirable metropolitan areas.
a great place to live, work,