Why You Should Consider Moving To Sarasota in 2022

Dated: April 14 2022

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Thinking now is the time to move south to Sarasota, Florida? Had enough of long winters, crowded cities, or high taxes? You’re not alone. Now more than ever, the area attracts thousands of new residents to its sandy shores – and it’s not hard to see why. Here are 8 reasons why you should consider relocating to Sarasota. 

Reason # 1: Much of the year is warm and sunny 
 
Why are so many people moving to Sarasota? For the weather, obviously! With an average of 200+ sunshine-filled days a year, Sarasota offers exceptionally warm and sunny weather. There’s a good chance you won’t need more than a sweater in the winters, so you can finally retire that leather jacket. With so many perfect days a year, residents can spend less time cooped up indoors and more time doing activities outdoors soaking up plenty of fresh ocean air. 

Reason #2: The beaches have been rated #1 in the USA
 
Life really is a beach in Sarasota. Residents have access to some of the world’s best and most beautiful beaches right outside their doors. Including Sarasota’s Siesta Public Beach, which was named the number one beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor. Other popular area beaches include South Lido Beach and Turtle Beach.  

Reason #3 There’s no state income tax 
 
Wondering why Sarasota has been rated the #1 place to retire? Looking to reduce your monthly costs? Consider moving to Sarasota. While many U.S. states require residents to pay state income taxes, the State of Florida does not. Fortunately for Sarasota residents, this lack of income tax allows them to save more of their hard-earned money for eating at great restaurants, enjoying the plentiful array of outdoor activities, and visiting local area attractions.  

Reason #4 There’s plenty of cultural diversity 
 
There’s no other city quite like Sarasota when it comes to cultural diversity. There’s something for everyone. You’ll find people of every age, religion, and background imaginable, making it one of the greatest melting pots in the country. Many residents include snowbirds and transplants from different states who have moved for the weather, tax benefits, and job opportunities. The state’s diversity is without a doubt one of the reasons why Sarasota is such an interesting place to live.  

Reason #5 There’s an abundance to do outdoors (and indoors!) 
 
There’s no shortage of fun activities to do in Sarasota. Thanks to the great weather residents can spend much of their time outdoors doing everything from water sports to cultural experiences. Popular activities in Sarasota include walking, kayaking, swimming, boating, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and fishing. If indoors is more to your taste there are active fitness centers, yoga, dance, world-class theatre, concerts, symphony, and opera.  

Reason #6 Living in Florida is still more affordable than other areas
 
Looking to get more bang for your buck in terms of housing and day-to-day services? Move to Sarasota. Goods and services, healthcare, and housing in Florida all fall below the national average. Sarasota is rated 2022 Best Places to Retire and Best Places to Live in the United States. 

Reason #7 Fabulous food and drink with plenty of open-air options 
 
From its famous stone crabs to its locally made craft brews, Sarasota is home to an abundance of delicious dining options. Sarasota restaurants serve plenty of fresh local catch such as wild-caught Black Grouper. No matter where you are in Sarasota, you’ll be able to find a taste that fits your palette.  

Reason #8 Staycation where you live 
 
If you live in Sarasota, you’ll never “have” to travel far for vacation again. In fact, many people do just that. The area has many beaches, theme parks, and attractions, which means there are hundreds of vacation options for you – just a short drive away. From the secluded sandy beaches along the Gulf Coast to the family-friendly theme parks of Disney World, there is no shortage of fun and exciting places to visit in your own state. 

The Best Time Is Now

Convinced it is time to make Sarasota your new home? Start your search at www.ascendiagroup.com or call and speak to one of Ascendia Group's local area expert agents at (941) 941-306-4242. 

References 

https://realestate.usnews.com/places/florida/sarasota 

https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-retire 

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Beth Dilley

I have lived and worked in Sarasota for over 20 years. As a former corporate executive, I recognize the importance of accountability and a strong work ethic. In a real estate transaction, you are the ....

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