8 Reasons To Consider Relocating To Sarasota, Florida

Dated: July 8 2020

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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 are fantastic 
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 
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 is one of the reasons why Sarasota is such an interesting place to live.  

Reason #5 There’s so much 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 indoor is more your taste there’s active fitness centers, yoga, dance, world-class theatre, concerts, symphony, and opera.  

Reason #6 Living in Florida won’t break the bank 

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. US News 2020 report  Blog author image

Lisa Rigas

In 2003 I finally made the plunge to move from Chicago to Sarasota. I dreamed of living by the ocean my entire life. I will never forget the day I stepped foot on Siesta Key Beach for the first time a....

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